Assistant - Behavioral - Support - Elementary - Tyler Heights Elementary

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annapolis , MD 21401

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Special Education




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Position Summary

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Responsible for the delivery of intervention strategies, behavioral protocols, social skills instruction and techniques for students exhibiting a variety of disruptive, challenging, and/or aggressive behaviors within the elementary schools setting, who are referred to the Learning Labs for these supports. The nature of the work involves implementing and using behavioral intervention techniques to de-escalate, monitor, and control disruptive behaviors, utilizing behavior management techniques, and teaching social skills replacement behaviors in order to assist students to perform successfully in school. Work assignments are performed within the Learning Lab when students are not able to remain in the classroom and/or non-classroom settings due to disruptive behavior; the goal is to return students to their classrooms once the behavior has been addressed and manageable again.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


1.Works directly with students in small groups and individually to implement instructional programs, plans and activities for students who are disruptive to the educational environment.

2.Teaches social skills for replacement behaviors that contribute to disruptive, challenging behaviors.

3.Monitors students' behaviors as they return to the classroom through follow up with the referring teachers to provide feedback and suggestions for successful functioning in school/classroom.

4.Participates in training of school staff on supporting Behavioral Intervention Plans for students that access the Learning Lab.

5.Responsible for developing /scheduling student groups daily.

6.Implements Skill streaming: The Elementary Student, and Second Step in the Learning Labs.

7.Keeps daily records and logs for students in the Learning Labs.

8.Completes daily data collection and uses the data for decision making for students referred to the Learning Lab.

9.Assists students with development of classroom reentry plans following time spent in the Learning Lab for de-escalation.

  1. If student is having difficulty settling down, uses verbal intervention techniques to help the student de-escalate, and if necessary and as a last resort uses non-violent physical crisis intervention (CPI).

  2. Assists in the re-establishment of relations between the students and referring teacher, mediating, and resolving issues or difficulties to create a cohesive learning environment in which every student participates and feels comfortable.

  3. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Associate of Arts Degree (AA) or 48 college credit hours including course work in human development, child psychology, counseling, special education, or related fields or successful completion of specific training (Technician Support -Behavior Support Technician Certificate) related to emotional disturbance as deemed appropriate by the Division of Special Education; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable patience and ability to work with students with challenging behaviors

  • Willingness to learn and implement instructional methods, strategies, and techniques to assist students.

  • Ability to exercise patience, courtesy, tact and good judgment in dealing with difficult students.

  • Ability to establish effective and cooperative working relations with professional and support staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with business software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, Outlook and/or PowerPoint preferred). For new permanent secretarial/clerical/technician hires, a minimum score on a pre-employment assessment is required.

  • Successful completion of all required tests.


  • N/A

Career Ladder Requirements

Eligibility for Advancement from Grade 9 to Grade 10 requires:

  • Two (2) years of experience at the Grade 9 level in this position

  • Mastery of process and procedures of the position

  • Demonstrated increased level of relevant knowledge and skills

  • Successful completion of any relevant training courses as requested by supervisor

  • Consistent maintenance of an effective and orderly work environment

  • Consistent compliance with general office procedures such as standards contained in the AACPS Employee Handbook; demonstration of discretion and excellent customer service; regular and punctual attendance; and building dress code, including wearing AACPS ID badge.

  • Above Satisfactory overall job performance for two most recent consecutive years

  • Recommendation of the supervisor

Physical Requirements

  • As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.

Established: 10/1/2006

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