School Behavior Associate
JOB DESCRIPTION : Under the general direction of the school Principal, or designee, with direct supervision from the school's Psychology Associate (PA), serves as support to behavioral and classroom staff in all facets of the management of behavior, including the implementation and monitoring of specific Behavior Intervention Plans as well as the School-Wide Behavior Program. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in development of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) with input from student's IEP team members, designed to decrease challenging behaviors and increase socially acceptable behaviors and adaptive skills. Provides supervision, guidance, and/or tutoring of students who require exclusion and/or seclusion. Collects and monitors required documentation regarding behavioral incidents, interventions, BIPs, and specific fade plans. Assist in behavioral training of classroom staff, support staff, and transportation personnel facilitating least restrictive approaches to behavioral programming. Monitors the use of behavioral intervention strategies. Obtains and maintains training in Behavioral Intervention & Supports (BPS) certification. Participates in school based meetings including Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), Therapeutic Behavioral Support (TBS) and Team Share Meetings. Assist in maintaining Code of Maryland State Department of Education regulations (COMAR). Assist in monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing behavioral data in order to suggest creative strategies with the goal of fading additional adult support and behavior intervention plans supporting least restrictive measures. 10. Assist in developing individual data forms. 11. Meets regularly with BCBA and PA to assure continuity and smooth operation of behavioral services. 12. Promotes inter and intra Agency communications by supporting students transitioning to Adult Services. 13. Uses approved crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations when individuals served are in danger of injuring themselves or others, or when stated in the student's Behavior Intervention Plan. 14. Attends and participates in in-service training, staff meetings and other activities to facilitate professional development. 15. Assumes other duties, responsibilities and special projects as needed.EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology or related behavioral health sciences, plus demonstrated ability to carry out approved behavioral intervention plans including the use of positive behavioral approaches and crisis management. EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years' experience working with special needs populations including students with intellectual limitations, Autism, and emotional mental health challenges or co-existing disorders. Experience using applied behavioral analysis and verbal behavioral training is a plus. Must have an acceptable driving record as determined by criteria established by the Agency's insurance carrier and by Agency policy.