All Other Positions - Independence Charter School
Position: All Other Positions
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Job Title: Behavior Specialist
Job Location: Independence Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Independence Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Telephone: 215-238-8000
Job Description:

Working under the direction of the Supervisor of Special Education, in consultation with the Dean of Students, the Behavior Specialist has the following responsibilities:
Student/Family Support
  • Create and monitor student behavioral plans
  • Support Personal Care Assistants with strategies and interventions to help manage student behavior
  • Respond to urgent situations involving students with whom s/he works
  • Work with parents of the students with whom s/he works to establish proactive communication regarding student behavioral change, growth, and accountability
  • Assist Dean of Students with handling minor student conflict (implementing conflict resolution skills and de-escalation techniques) and assigning disciplinary consequences, as needed
Staff Support:
  • Consult with staff who are stymied about how to manage a particular student’s behavior
  • Work with teachers on improving their relationship, communication with, and management of students with challenging behaviors
  • Support the Dean of Students with administrative tasks, parent contact, etc., as needed
Physical Management:
  • Ability to implement and maintain student and staff safety using de-escalation strategies, which may include the use of Safety Care restraint techniques.
Other Duties, as assigned, (e.g., arrival and dismissal duties, indoor recess coverage, reflection room supervision, lunch and afterschool detention supervision)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in education, counseling, social work, counseling psychology or related field
  • Prior experience working in a school preferred
  • Professional experience in behavioral health preferred
  • Proven willingness and ability to collaborate with a diverse community of students, colleagues and parents/guardians
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current social, educational, and economic issues as they relate to urban families
  • Proven track record of effectiveness in helping students achieve positive behavioral changes and growth that lead to social, emotional, and academic success
  • Skill in human interaction and conflict management, using tact and patience.
  • Ability to be flexible, handle a variety of tasks, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Competitive salary based on experience. Independence Charter School is an EOE

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.