Behavior Support Assistant - (Pcds)

Folsom Cordova Unified School District Rancho Cordova , CA 95742

Posted 2 months ago

Behavior Support Assistant - (PCDS)

Employer:

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date Posted:
3/15/2019

Contact:

Ellen Zenobia

Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1

Length of Work Year:

Nine and One Half Months

Employment Type:

Part Time

Application Deadline:

Until Filled

Salary:

Range 17 - $17.29 - $21.03 per hour

Date Posted: 3/15/2019 Application Deadline: Until Filled Employment Type:

Part Time Length of Work Year: Nine and One Half Months Salary: Range 17 - $17.29 - $21.03 per hour Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1 Contact: Ellen Zenobia Email: ezenobia@fcusd.org Phone:

Posting #:
19-691

Location:

Prospect Community Day School

  • Rancho Cordova

Hours/Months:
5.75 hours daily/9.5 months

PCN #:
217681

Anticipated Start Date:

August 12, 2019 (beginning of 2019/2020 school year)

Posting #: 19-691

Location: Prospect Community Day School

  • Rancho Cordova

Hours/Months: 5.75 hours daily/9.5 months

PCN #: 217681

Anticipated Start Date: August 12, 2019 (beginning of 2019/2020 school year)

Job Description / Essential Elements: Print

Folsom Cordova Unified School District Class Specification: Classified BEHAVIOR SUPPORT ASSISTANT - SEVERELY HANDICAPPED DEFINITION The special educational behavior instructional assistant assists the teacher or behavior analyst or specialist in improving the behavior, adaptive functioning, quality of educational opportunities, supervision of students, and instructional tasks which, in the judgment of the teacher or behaviorist may be performed by a non-credentialed employee.

The work need not be performed in the presence of the teacher/behaviorist, but the teacher/behaviorist retains responsibility for instruction and supervision. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Positions are less than 8 hours. These positions are authorized only in connection with established special education classes which are labeled SED or SH and where students have autism and/or behavioral difficulties, physical impairments, language impairments, or learning disabilities. (Note:

These positions are also authorized for students with autism who are fully-included in regular education classes.) Assistants may spend a substantial portion of their time providing intervention to students who exhibit maladaptive behaviors including repetitive, disruptive, aggressive, depressive, and/or self-injurious behaviors associated with ASD or ED. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Under the supervision of the teacher or behavior analyst/specialist the behavior instructional assistant: Provides direct instruction to students.

Implements positive behavior supports. Collects and reports on data to teachers and behaviorists. Assists individuals or small groups with assignments.

Prepares and modify instructional materials as indicated by staff. Participates in classroom discipline and behavior management programs. Assists with a variety of record keeping activities, such as attendance, lunch count, daily charts, data collection/recording student behavior, and other records as needed or required.

Assists teacher with crisis intervention and physical restraints (as needed). Participates in crisis management and physical intervention training provided by the District. Supervises students during mainstreaming and inclusion activities, including lunch and social activities as required. Models appropriate social interaction with students and peers.

Assists in contacting outside agencies. Assists with toileting and diapering as needed. Supervises students during assigned disciplinary actions, i.e., in-house suspension, social isolation.

QUALIFICATIONS Training in autism spectrum disorder and/or applied behavior analysis. Training in discrete trial training, positive behavior supports, behavior data collection. Successful completion of the District Instructional Assistant Proficiency Test.

Prefer experience in the care of children with autism, physical and/or learning disabilities and/or emotional disturbances. Must obtain and maintain First Aid/CPR Certificate. Willingness to complete training and use non-violent behavior intervention, emergency interventions and physical restraint techiniques.

Willingness to be trained in District supported interventions including applied behavior analysis (ABA), pivotal response training, discrete trial training, floortime, visual comminucation systems and/or Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge and awareness of children with ASD, ED, LD, at-risk children, and developmental differences in children. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Ability to follow a schedule that may change, in part, hour to hour and day to day. Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring tact, judgment, stability, and poise. Training, Education, and Experience:

High school diploma. Willingness to complete such training courses, in-service, or otherwise, as may be required after being hired. Courses and/or in-service in psychology, behavior modification, and other related fields desirable.

Training in crisis intervention applied behavior analysis (ABA), pivotal response training, discrete trial training, Floortime Assesment, visual comminucation systems and/or Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) highly desireable. Must complete Pro-Act Training within 6 months of hire. OTHER CHARACTERISTICS Assist in autism and ED programs with children ranging from age 0-22 either in small groups or individually.

Many of the children also have learning disabilities; processing difficulties, conduct problems, and aggressive behaviors (verbal and physical). Assistant must be prepared to manage whole class in crisis situations. Assist with students who require constant supervision. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and physically restrain and control a student up to 150 pounds with assistance.

Work Schedule and Calendar: Range 17, 9.5 months, Classified Board Approved:

Requirements for Applying

Please Attach: Resume Letter of Interest Two Professional Letters of Recommendation Candidate should have a good understanding of Behavior Support and some experience working with at-risk youth.

Upon Employment: - Department of Justice Criminal Background Check

  • TB Test (Valid for 4 years) - First Aid/CPR Certificate

  • 48 units/AA Degree or Successful Completion of District Proficiency Exam

  • Pre-Employment Physical Evaluation - ability to lift up to 50lbs and physically restrain and control a student up to 150 pounds with assistance.

  • Basic IA Training

  • Complete Pro-Act Training within 6 months of hire. Prospect Community Day School serves 7-12th graders from FCUSD.

    Students are usually placed at Prospect as an alternative to expulsion. The campus is small (approximately 50 students) and shares a campus with Kinney Continuation High School. The role of the BSA is to support teachers and redirect students.

    The BSA's are thoroughly supported by administration. Experience working with at risk youth and knowledge of de-escalation strategies are preferred. The goal is to help students return to their school of choice.

Requirements for Applying

Please Attach: Resume Letter of Interest Two Professional Letters of Recommendation Candidate should have a good understanding of Behavior Support and some experience working with at-risk youth.

Upon Employment: - Department of Justice Criminal Background Check

  • TB Test (Valid for 4 years) - First Aid/CPR Certificate

  • 48 units/AA Degree or Successful Completion of District Proficiency Exam

  • Pre-Employment Physical Evaluation - ability to lift up to 50lbs and physically restrain and control a student up to 150 pounds with assistance.

  • Basic IA Training

  • Complete Pro-Act Training within 6 months of hire. Prospect Community Day School serves 7-12th graders from FCUSD.

    Students are usually placed at Prospect as an alternative to expulsion. The campus is small (approximately 50 students) and shares a campus with Kinney Continuation High School. The role of the BSA is to support teachers and redirect students.

    The BSA's are thoroughly supported by administration. Experience working with at risk youth and knowledge of de-escalation strategies are preferred. The goal is to help students return to their school of choice.

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of district employees or job applicants based on any legally protected characteristics, actual or perceived, including, but not limited to: race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression or association with any of the aforementioned protected group statuses. Title IX Compliance Officer:

Donald Ogden, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, 1965 Birkmont Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, 916-294-9000 Having trouble or need assistance with your application? Please go to www.edjoin.org and click on "Help Center" for information such as how to attach documents to your application, or how to update your profile. You may also contact the EDJOIN help desk by calling 888-900-8945 or by emailing edjoinhelpdesk@sjcoe.net

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Behavior Support Assistant - (Pcds)

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