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Behavior Specialist (22-23 School Year)

Company: Libertas Academy Charter School
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Behavior Specialist Libertas Academy Mission Through rigorous academics, character development, and strong supports for every learner, Libertas Academy Charter School prepares all sixth through twelfth grade students to succeed within the college of their choice and to be positive, engaged members of their communities. Organizational Overview Libertas Academy Charter School is a high expectations, high achieving school that replicates the successful models of other high performing charter schools in Massachusetts and across the country. Within an achievement-oriented culture in which expectations are clear and routines are consistent, and in which the joy of learning, the power of intellectual curiosity, and the development of life-building values are at the center of our seamless 6-12 school, all learners build the skills, knowledge, and character required for college and professional success and a life of positive community engagement. Qualities SoughtAll staff members at Libertas Academy Charter School have a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the mission and vision of our school. Therefore, we seek individuals who believe in our mission and vision; will maintain high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally; will model our school values of Focus, Integrity, Selfless Service, Respect, and Tenacity; and will reinforce our school-wide expectations. We seek individuals who will do whatever it takes to ensure that the mission of Libertas Academy is fulfilled. The role of a Behavior Specialist at Libertas Academy: The Behavior Specialist is a full-time position responsible for creating behavior systems, protocols and consequences in conjunction with the dean of school culture and the principal. He or she will develop a strong rapport with students and maintain behavior systems created to support students struggling with behavior. In addition, the behavior specialist will provide critical support to teachers and administrators during breakfast, lunch and dismissal. *Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a behavior system that supports students who have been temporarily removed from their classes due to poor behavior, following protocols established by the school's leadership team (e.g., bringing students to a quiet room or space and monitoring student as he/she works; calling the parent; documenting the behavior; removing and escorting student back to class, etc.)
    • Create and maintain growth plans and tracking charts for individual students who need special attention, in partnership with the principal
      • Build rapport with students who need behavioral support, checking in with students daily and writing notes to parents providing them with updates
        • Provide administrative support at critical times of the day, such as breakfast, lunch and dismissal.
          • Attend all professional development sessions and staff meetings
            • Assist dean of school culture with related work as required
              • Invest parents and families in their children's academic success through regular communication of success and challenges
                • Reflect on successes and areas of growth around all areas of teaching; seek to improve performance; receive feedback eagerly
                  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure a rigorous, joyful, and safe environment
                    • Assume responsibility for every single scholar's success by holding all students accountable during transitions, meals, trips, etc.Skills and Characteristics
                      • Strong classroom management skills
                        • Unyielding commitment to students, self and school's constant learning and development
                          • Relentlessness - doing whatever it takes to ensure success
                            • Team player
                              • Excellent communication skills
                                • Belief in Libertas Academy's mission, educational model, and FIRST Values
                                  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and "roll-up-my-sleeves" attitudeEducational Background and Work Experience
                                    • Experience working with children or adolescents
                                      • A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.**Salary & BenefitsLibertas Academy Charter School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits.**Commitment to DiversityAs an equal opportunity employer, Libertas Academy hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.*Job Type: Full-timePay: From $36,000.00 per hourBenefits:
                                        • 401(k)
                                        • Dental insurance
                                        • Health insurance
                                        • Life insurance
                                        • Paid time off
                                        • Retirement plan
                                        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
                                          • 8 hour shift
                                          • Monday to FridayEducation:
                                            • High school or equivalent (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Libertas Academy Charter School, Springfield , Behavior Specialist (22-23 School Year), Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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