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Behavior Specialist

Who We Are
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 23 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 10,000 students and supporting 6,800 alumni to and through college and beyond.
What We Believe
KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.
What We Do
At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it’s not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.

What You’ll Do

  • The Behavior Specialist provides consultation, coaching, one-to-one and group presentations, and classroom support, instructional and behavioral strategies for general education teachers, special education teachers, site personnel, and others providing instructional services to elementary and middle school students in a general education and special education setting
  • Conduct comprehensive Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), writes legally defensible effective behavioral analysis reports, and develops Behavior Support Plans (BSP) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • Develop consultation relationships with school special and general education service providers. Trains, directs, and monitors behavior interventions of teachers and classified KIPP SoCal team members assigned to work with students with behavioral challenges
  • Provide interventions and trains KIPP SoCal team members and administrators in behavioral interventions for special education students
  • Analyze behavior from a functional perspective and develops daily positive interventions
  • Participate as part of a multidisciplinary team and supports all school sites and activities as directed
  • Collaborate with a variety of service providers and agencies, as needed and as directed by School Psychology Program Manager
  • Research interventions, treatment techniques, and assessment tool resources and methods
  • Conduct positive behavior support presentations, training and professional development as needed
  • Participate in meetings, including Individual Educational Plans (IEPs), 504 meetings, and Student Study Teams
  • Assist the School Leaders, Program Managers or assigned teacher of behaviorally-based programs for individuals with special needs
  • Train staff and monitors data and data collection, lesson development, and implementation of Behavior Support Plans (BSP) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • Communicate with parents regarding behavior needs of students as needed under the direction or instruction of School Psychology Program Manager
  • Perform related duties as required.

What We’re Looking For

  • Experience providing services to special education students; assessing students; developing and implementing behavioral interventions for special education students; assessing student functional capabilities; conducting presentations; and performing research.
  • Skill developing and presenting training activities; establishing and maintaining professional working relationships with individuals, groups, public, and private agency personnel; developing consultation relationships with special and general education service providers
  • Knowledge of appropriate curriculum and instructional strategies for students with disabilities; current state and federal special education regulations; special education curriculum resources and materials; behavior intervention methodology/techniques including positive behavior intervention strategies and regulations; individual and classroom management techniques; principles and practices of instruction, curriculum, professional development, and assessment in a special education setting; student assessment methods; research basis underlying best practices in special education; diagnostic instruments and their interpretation and application; applied behavior analysis
  • Ability to present complex information on behavior, behavioral assessment, and implementation of behavior plans to KIPP SoCal team members; work independently; communicate orally and in writing; establish and maintain professional relationships; establish priorities and meet deadlines; travel to various locations; manage various assignments simultaneously; work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Physical Abilities include sitting for extended periods, reaching, lifting and carrying

You’ll Be Qualified If You Have

  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university  
  • Two (2) years successful experience working with behavioral services
  • The capability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working towards a certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • A valid California Teaching Credential authorizing K-12 service in core subject area, or Specialist Credential or Pupil Personnel Services Credential (highly preferred)
  • Experience working with students with emotional disturbance 
  • Experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Experience working with students with mental health issues and needs.

Joining KIPP SoCal Means the Following

  • Working at an organization committed to the hard work necessary to ensure education is for liberation 
  • Spending time with students and families in the best communities of LA, Compton, and San Diego
  • Support and care from fellow regional team members
  • Ongoing professional development and coaching from manager 

Working with Us Means the Following Perks

  • Very competitive and transparent  compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package (follow link and refer to slides 8/9 for salary scale. This role is in Group SS3). Salary is based on years of experience at KIPP SoCal only so all team members will come in at Year 1.
  • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
  • Employer paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
  • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
  • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
  • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippsocal.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.

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