Job Title: Behavior Assistant    

Reports to:Instructional Staff
Typical Schedule:189 days/7.5/8 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP SRP

 

FLSA:Non-Exempt
Job Code:4015
Salary Schedule:SRP S07

JOB GOAL

Responsible for assisting in the organizing and implementing of academic and behavior programs under direct supervision of a teacher or other instructional staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist with maintaining a classroom environment conducive to learning.
  2. Assist with observing, collecting, and reporting student academic and behavioral data.
  3. Assist with the implementation of a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan.
  4. Assist with the design of an academic program based on the assessed needs of students.
  5. Implement reinforcement schedules as established in the behavior intervention plan.
  6. Supervise and accompany students in all areas on the campus and buildings, including the unloading and loading of buses each day.
  7. Provide all levels of crisis intervention as necessary throughout the campus
  8. Participate in trainings to remain current on techniques and services related to crisis prevention/intervention.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to relate to student with behavior problems
  • Ability to effectively engage in the problem-solving process
  • Ability to collect behavioral data

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Trained in behavior management or agreement to complete the district approved behavior management training course within a designated timeframe
  • Trained in district approved positive behavioral strategies used to prevent or deescalate behavior or an agreement to complete the training within a designated timeframe and renew annually

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate degree
  • Experience in like position or with students with disabilities.
  • Training in approved positive behavioral strategies (e.g., CPI).
  • Satisfactory completion of American Red Cross First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) courses.
  • Demonstrated proficiency on the ParaPro Assessment Test.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Behavior Assistant     ;   EST: July 19, 2016;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 19, 2016