Behavior Interventionalist (Immediate Start SY 21-22)

  • Troy, NY, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (SY 21-22)

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Job Description

The Behavior Interventionalist will work with the school’s dean’s team to ensure that all students demonstrate dramatic student achievement gains and develop their character and social-emotional skills. This individual will also help lead the school’s efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined school culture.

In addition to the duties set forth below, the Employee agrees that s/he will perform all the other duties that are assigned by his/her supervisors, the school’s Principal and the Principal’s designees, and/or the Board of Trustees, including, but not limited to:

Goals for the Behavior Interventionalist include but are not limited to:

●      Model high expectations for student behavior and interactions.

●      Support efforts of every student to succeed academically and behaviorally and graduate from college.

●      Enforce expectations from the Code of Conduct

●      Maintain a focused, serious, and efficient environment for the In-School Suspension program.

●      Create and support systems that prevent misbehavior, as well as intervene and correct misbehaviors as they arise to prevent escalation.

●      Collaborate with the DOS to develop plans for students with repeated struggles to meet expectations.

●      Refer students to the Social Worker (via email and CC DOS) if/when reports are made that require SW intervention.

●      Motivate and coach students to meet expectations by leveraging personal relationships while also maintaining strong professional boundaries and a clear line between adult and student.

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

●      Manage the In-School Suspension classroom daily, including communicating with teachers, accepting and processing send-outs, addressing misconduct and communicating with families.

●      Distribute and monitor work that students are completing during In-School Suspension.

●      Collecting work for students with Out of School Suspensions and manage the pick-up/delivery with students.

●      Manage Lunch Detention.

●      Manage Early-Release Program for Detention based on Kickboard.

●      Manage Extended Detention Notifications.

●      Assist DOS when no students are in ISS.

●      Meet weekly with DOS for feedback, goal-setting, coaching/practice, collaboration and problem-solving of discipline issues and concerns.

●      Utilize Kickboard and Microsoft Excel to manage behavioral data of students.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.  A background in education is not required, though candidates should show a demonstrated passion for working with K-12 students.

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.