Take part in creating a new vision for what special education can look like! Seneca Family of Agencies is seeking dynamic team members to support our integrated, responsive special education model that provides equitable opportunities for all students. We are seeking excited, passionate staff who are willing to work collaboratively and innovatively to do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of all students are met and to establish best practices for serving youth with disabilities.
Student Support Counselors are key members of our school teams, guiding students to achieve academic success no matter what challenges they may be facing. Seneca counselors enrich the educational experience of students through highly individualized academic and behavioral plans. Counselors provide academic instructional and behavioral support to students in Seneca’s partner schools.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.
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- Assist teachers in providing academic individual and group instruction as appropriate
- Provide direct behavioral intervention/modification for students that decreases engagement in disruptive, harmful or negative behaviors and increases engagement in positive replacement behaviors
- Provide crisis management and intervention for students, including risk assessment, crisis counseling, creation of behavioral plans, and/or physical management through Crisis Prevention Institute’s (CPI) crisis prevention model
- Lead small groups of students in activities to enhance their academic, behavioral, and interpersonal and social skills
- Assist in monitoring students' progress toward their goals through formal documentation methods
- Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that all students get the support they need to achieve academic and personal success at school
- Coordinate and collaborate with parents, classroom teachers and other providers in order to transfer skills and build capacity
- Implement broader classroom or school-wide interventions, including trauma-informed practices and aspects of the PBIS framework
- Participate in individual and group supervision with Seneca to expand skills and receive ongoing coaching and support
- Bachelor's degree or within 6 months of graduation
- Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) - a plus!
- Successful experience leading activities for youth
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Valid driver's license and insurance; insurable by Seneca's automobile policy
- Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm
- Starting at $20.25 per hour.
- Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam.
- Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year.
- Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
- 4 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays.
- We provide a 403b retirement plan.
- Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.