Posted: Monday, February 5, 2018 4:59 AM
Job Description The Behavior Support Specialist at Uncommon will work with the school's Dean of Students to ensure that all students demonstrate dramatic student achievement gains and internalize the school's values. This individual will also help lead the school's efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined school culture. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The Behavior Support Specialist works closely with the Dean of Students to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative school culture The Behavior Support Specialist supports teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations The Behavior Support Specialist serves as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues The Behavior Support Specialist acts as a resource to teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture The Behavior Support Specialist assists teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans The Behavior Support Specialist leads staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and working aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance The Behavior Support Specialist may participate in summer home visits highlighting the responsibilities of parents, teachers, and students The Behavior Support Specialist is responsible for arranging efficient homework collection in the morning, and ensuring homework is delivered to staff from students appropriately and accurately The Behavior Support Specialist helps to reinforce the effective use of a school-wide behavior plan, including managing the school’s demerit and rubric systems The Behavior Support Specialist supports the Dean of Students as the point person for discipline/culture issues The Behavior Support Specialist ensures that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement The Behavior Support Specialist is responsible for being highly present and visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture The Behavior Support Specialist proactively circulates throughout classrooms and hallways during the day, to gain valuable context on student behavior and help support positive school culture monitoring behavioral pull-out and in-school suspensions The Behavior Support Specialist models the school’s values and the standard for professional behavior The Behavior Support Specialist coordinates student apologies and school culture messages at Community Meeting The Behavior Support Specialist Supervises breakfast, lunch, in-between class transitions, enrichment, and dismissal, making sure students are always where they are supposed to be and ensuring a professional school culture at these times The Behavior Support Specialist Manages afterschool detention The Behavior Support Specialist keeps accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, and phone calls for behavior The Behavior Support Specialist teaches at least one whole or small-group class The Behavior Support Specialist tracks behavior on the school bus, ensuring students are exemplary bus riders to and from school The Behavior Support Specialist ensures that behavioral expectations and school culture standards are met outside of the classroom as well as inside, including establishing and monitoring bus behavior/culture as well as cafeteria/meal time behavior and culture QUALIFICATIONS Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture Bachelor’s degree is preferred Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable Company Description About Uncommon Schools At Uncommon Schools, we believe a college degree should be within reach for every young person in this country. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to enter, succeed in, and graduate from college. Uncommon currently has 49 schools serving more than 16,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. At Uncommon, we believe education can be a powerful catalyst for change in our communities. We’re deeply committed to closing the achievement gap for our students while also preparing them for college and beyond through academics, enrichment programs, extra-curricular activities, and a positive, welcoming school culture.
• Location: Rochester
• Post ID: 35838862 rochester