Behavior Support Advocate - School-based
Pay Grade: 4564 (17)
Position Control: 4131
Accountable To: Principal
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Creation/Revision Date: February 27, 2018
Under general direction, incumbent(s) handles the implementation of the school discipline, truancy, and tardiness programs. 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.
- Handles the implementation of the school-wide behavior management, bullying, truancy, and tardiness 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 school expectations. Investigates discipline referrals. Completes paperwork and data entry requirements.
- Implements disciplinary action according to District and school policies and procedures.
- Models and facilitates school-wide programs that promote positive self-esteem, decision-making skills, conflict resolution, and peer mediation.
- Supports interventions for teachers 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 and attendance data to support the TAP process.
- Communicates with staff, parents, and students regarding discipline, truancy, and tardiness. Communicates with parents, under direction of the principal, regarding student progress and concerns including improvements in specific academic areas and behavioral problems.
- Assists the principal 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 classrooms, hallways and recess areas for student behaviors.
- Attends and participates in staff meetings, professional development seminars and other student support related meetings.
- Maintain visibility and accessibility on the school campus and at school-related activities and events during work day.
- Recognize indicators of disruption of the orderly conduct of the school and implement strategies.
- Participation in school 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 teachers in the implementation of discipline policies and school safety, with training provided as needed.
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
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 classroom environment;
- Being a positive influence with children;
- Demonstrating appropriate techniques and procedures;
- Facilitating group activities in a learning environment;
- Applying school 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.
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.
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.
Job Contact Information
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)