Behavioral Support Specialist - BCBA ABA

2.8 Rocketship Public Schools – Washington, DC 9 days ago
$35k-$63k(Glassdoor Est.)

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$49,000/ year

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Vacancy Name Behavioral Support Specialist - BCBA ABA
Job Location Washington, DC
Position summary The Behavioral Support Specialist will collaborate with a variety of school-based staff to design high-quality resources and programming for students with significant behavioral needs and to provide ongoing support related to the implementation these resources. Behavioral Support Specialists work under the direction and supervision of the Director of Integrated Special Education. This role is an exempt, school-based position in the D.C. region.
Key Responsibilities Conduct functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and developing behavior intervention plans (BIPs) for individual students
Facilitate staff and family team meetings to present data collection and assessment findings as well as individualized plan recommendations and
Consult with Special Education teachers and school psychologist on IEP recommendations for appropriate goals, services and descriptions of present levels related to adaptive behavior
Participate in IEP meetings as a member of the IEP team
Provide staff with consultation, coaching and/or modeling to support the implementation of individualized BIPs at school sites
Conduct ongoing follow-up assessments, evaluations and observations on the progress of BIPs, reporting new information to staff and families
Collaborate with school leaders to create a school-wide vision of excellence on behavioral supports for students with intensive behavioral needs
Provide ongoing consultation to school leaders and and other staff in order to propel the evolution of Rocketship’s model for supporting students with intensive behavioral needs
Design and implement professional development related to behavioral management strategies and/or implementation of BIPs for teams within schools
Provide direct support to individual students in accordance with BIPs as needed
Assist in coordinating, communicating and seeking consultation with external community agencies
Participate as a member of school site problem-solving teams (for example: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) leadership team, Student Study Team (SST) and the School Crisis Team (SCT))
Collaborate with Special Education case managers and school psychologists to create comprehensive evaluation reports and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with behavioral services; support in maintenance of compliant records of these IEPs
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
Advanced training in applied behavioral analysis and support (BCBA strongly preferred)
3+ years experience working in an educational or therapeutic setting
Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program development, behavior reduction and skill acquisition procedures, data collection
Strong commitment to ensuring equity and inclusion for students with intensive behavioral needs
Thorough understanding of best practices for supporting students with intensive behavioral needs and commitment to working with students with severe, challenging behaviors
Excellent analytical and data-based decision making skills; proven ability to interpret multiple metrics and use data to inform action plans for students and schools
Experience working in an elementary school environment (strongly preferred)
Experience working in Response to Intervention (RtI) models (strongly preferred)
Experience supervising ABA programs and a team of providers (strongly preferred)
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, with a demonstrated ability and desire to flexibly shift responsibilities over time as the role and department evolve
Strong customer-service orientation in approach to work with teachers and school leaders
Team player with extraordinary written and oral communication skills
Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations, investment in culturally responsive family engagement
Deep commitment to Rocketship’s mission to eliminate the achievement gap within our lifetimes
Employment Classification Regular
Full time or Part time Full time
If temporary or consultant, duration of
Travel Required No
Benefits Our comprehensive benefits package includes excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), cell phone reimbursement and paid time off.
Salary or Hourly Position Salary
Compensation Package Commensurate with qualifications and experience
# of Positions 1
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