Job Description

Openings as of 5/22/2018
Student Support

  • Behavior Support Advocate (in Transportation) JobID: 5510
  • Position Type:
    Student Support/Student Services (behavior management)

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Administrative Services

  • Closing Date:

  •   Pay Grade: 4564 (17)
    Position Control: 4132
    Department: Transportation
    Accountable To: Director or Supervisor
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

    Creation/Revision Date: March 13, 2018


    Under general direction, incumbent(s) handles the implementation of the Transportation discipline. In addition, incumbent(s) recommends appropriate level of disciplinary action for students, investigates referrals, documents and maintains proper paperwork, while supporting a positive and productive climate and culture.

    Essential Functions:
    • Handles the implementation of the Transportation behavior management, bullying, programs by working with administration and the School Discipline Committee, school staff, and the District office.
    • Recommends appropriate level of disciplinary action for students who violate Transportation expectations. Investigates discipline referrals. Completes paperwork and data entry requirements.
    • Implements disciplinary action according to District and school policies and procedures.
    • Models and facilitates Transportation-wide programs that promote positive self-esteem, decision-making skills, conflict resolution, and peer mediation.
    • Supports interventions for drivers, assistants and parents prior to Team Approach Process (TAP) referrals, including participating in child study teams, monitoring functional behavioral assessments and student behavior intervention plans. Supplies pertinent discipline data to support the TAP process.
    • Communicates with staff, parents, and students regarding discipline. Communicates with parents, under direction of the supervisor, regarding student progress and concerns including improvements in specific academic areas and behavioral problems.
    • Assists the supervisor and school team in conducting threat assessments using District guidelines.
    • Reports student conduct to applicable law enforcement agencies. Collaborates with resource officers and local law enforcement agencies regarding prevention plans.
    • Monitoring and observing school bus videos for student behaviors.
    • Attends and participates in staff meetings, professional development seminars and other student support related meetings.
    • Maintain visibility and accessibility in transportation during the work day.
    • Recognize indicators of disruption of the orderly conduct for transportation and implement strategies.
    • Participation in Transportation wide climate and culture team to evaluate data, discuss strategies and implementing new ideas for continuing positive behavior between students, staff and community.
    • Provide guidance to and instruction for drivers and assistants in the implementation of discipline policies and school safety, with training provided as needed. Sits on bus runs and provides coaching to bus drivers and assistants.
    • Maintains continuous communication with school administration.
    Required Qualifications:

    To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. Verification of these required qualifications is necessary.
    • Two years of work experience with students;
    • High school diploma.
    Preferred Qualifications:

    It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.
    • Experience in a public education system;
    • Two years of student services related experience;
    • Possession of a valid CPI Certification Card.
    Knowledge and Skills Required:

    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
    • Demonstrating instructional skills;
    • Applying facilitation skills;
    • Knowing child abuse reporting requirements;
    • Applying school discipline procedures and intervention procedures;
    • Knowing special education laws and regulations;
    • Utilizing WESD Board policies including truancy, discipline, tardiness, etc.
    • Demonstrating child development theories;
    • Knowing basic mathematical concepts;
    • Using typical activities within a school bus environment;
    • Being a positive influence with children;
    • Demonstrating appropriate techniques and procedures;
    • Facilitating group activities in a learning environment;
    • Applying bus rules, policies and procedures;
    • Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information;
    • Knowledge of organizational practices;
    • Skill in organizing and prioritizing work activities;
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
    • Skill in both verbal and written communication;
    • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software.
    Physical Requirements:

    The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Working Conditions:

    The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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