Description

Salary: Negotiable
Job Description: Date Posted: 4/15/19
End Date: When Filled
Status: Full-time
Salary: Negotiable

Be a superhero to families and children in need!

PLEASE ATTACH TRANSCRIPTS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION LICENSE OR ENDORSEMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW

Position is 234 working days and 12 paid Holidays; a typical work week is Monday - Friday with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Works within the Disabilities and Mental Health team in a collaborative team approach, serving as the content area expert to assist the Disabilities and Mental Health Manager and the Education and Child Development Director in planning, implementing, coordinating and monitoring services for children with special needs and/or behavioral concerns, per Head Start Performance Standards, the agency’s policies and procedures and in support of the agency school readiness plan. Coordinates the functional assessments of behavior (FBA) and the development of Behavior Intervention Plans which address students’ inappropriate behaviors and to provide a means to help children become more academically successful. The Disabilities and Behavioral Specialist also provides classroom and agency-wide behavior management strategies. Position uses independent judgment to support overall school readiness for all Head Start children, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university with a major in Behavioral Sciences, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Elementary Education or a closely related field as determined by the agency, PLUS experience working with children, preferably 3-5 years of age.
Hold a special education license or endorsement or one of the following professional licenses: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or be able to get license within 6 months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in one of the areas above.
Prior Head Start Experience
Proficient in ChildPlus
Bilingual English/Spanish

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
Must have a strong foundation in applied behavior analysis.
Must have an understanding of behavioral characteristics associated with behavior disorders, autism, intellectual disabilities, trauma and other behavior issues.
Has good communication skills, both written and verbal, particularly with parents and education professionals.
Has a basic understanding of instructional methods and education curriculums.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to handle emotionally charged situations.
Ability to train other people to apply behavior management techniques and individualized special education effectively.
Knowledge of and knows how to work with various support systems that are available in the community.
Know and understand state and federal laws and regulations associated with special education (IDEA).
Ability to follow strict federal regulatory requirements and agency established policies.
Ability to work independently and as a team to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents, staff, co-workers, community groups, Board members, and other related agencies and people.
Ability to write and speak the English language in a proficient and professional manner to meet requirements of the job.
Must be able to travel to and from classrooms in private vehicle; must provide a copy of state-required proof of insurance every six months.
Additional Information
Please apply on our website at www.mountainlandheadstart.org/jobs

If you would like a full job description, please contact the recruiter.

MOUNTAINLAND HEAD START, INC. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment actions based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic identity, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law.

MOUNTAINLAND HEAD START, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THIS JOB DESCRIPTION AT OUR DISCRETION WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE AT ANYTIME
Location: Provo

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