Behaviorist

Sacramento, CA
Hazel Mahone College Prep /
HR 12 (Hourly Fulltime 12 month calendar FULL Benefits) /
On-site
About the Employer
Rex and Margaret Fortune School of Education is a comprehensive education system including, non-profit preschools, a network of tuition-free, public charter schools (TK-12th), and a school of education with a masters programs and educator preparations programs accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. in Sacramento/San Bernardino County. We prepare students for college starting in preschool Transitional Kindergarten in San Bernardino and Sacramento Counties and are focused on closing the African American achievement gap.

Our Mission:
To graduate high achieving students of good character prepared for college and citizenship in a democratic society.

Our Vision:
To prepare teachers for service in public schools with competence and sensitivity that will enable them to develop students to their fullest potential.

Our Approach:
At Fortune School our education philosophy is The Five Pillars--1) High Expectations, 2) Choice and Commitment, 3) More Time, 4) Focus on Results, 5) Citizenship. We follow this philosophy in all our academic programs in service to the wide range of people we serve from preschool to masters.

Job Summary: The Behaviorist is responsible for participating in the Social Emotional Learning programs on campus; supporting teachers in developing Behavior Plans for Student Study Teams (SST); participating in SST meetings with parents/guardians and teacher; providing behavior support services across the organization, lead student citizenship and social emotional clubs; assist in the training of the behavior team across the organization; provide excellent customer service to scholars, parents/guardians and school personnel; consistently follows routine Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) procedures and maintains a high standard of order and safety to ensure the safety and well-being of scholars and staff. Knowledge and use of restorative practices is a significant component of this role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites:

    • Organize and support administrator in coordinating the social emotional learning (SEL) program on campus.
    • Create and monitor the implementation of Behavior Plans for scholars to ensure the plan is followed to fidelity.
    • Assist administrators and teachers by providing suggestions for improving behavior for scholars through the SST process.
    • Meet with administrators/teachers to discuss the implementation of the Behavior Plan.
    • Support the administrator in training the behavior team by 1.) Assisting and supporting the behavior team in teaching scholars social emotional learning (SEL) strategies. 2.) Assisting and supporting behavior team in leading character discussions with scholars on: Responsibility, Respect, Citizenship, Fairness, Caring, Trustworthiness.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

    • De-escalation strategies, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) procedures, restorative practices; writing and implementation of Behavior Contracts; implementation of replacement behaviors to demonstrate scholar growth.

Skills and Abilities to:

    • Create a safe, friendly and collaborative environment. Communicate, articulate and carry out instructions. Inform supervisor of any needs and concerns; carry out oral and written instructions; communicate with diverse groups; work as part of a team; be punctual and present. Learn and enforce school rules in areas of responsibility; maintain positive relationship with scholars, families and staff; deal tactfully and effectively with scholars, families and staff; work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines; keep records and maintain reports adhere to safety practices; be proactive.

Education and Experience:

    • B.A. in Applied Behavioral Science, Sociology, Social Services, Psychology
    • 3-5 years experience as a Behaviorist, Behavior Specialist or Behavior Technician
    • CPR and First Aid preferred
    • Experience working in a public school setting
    • Experience in youth-related activities (coaching, camp counselor, community youth groups)

Working Environment:

    • Hearing and speaking to conduct group training, exchange information in person electronically and over the telephone.
    • Ability to read printed material and computer screens. Ability to understand speech at normal levels.
    • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.
    • Kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies.
    • Ability to climb stairs, bend, reach, walk, sit and stand for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to lift and carry 10 pounds.
    • Accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
$52,000 - $58,000 a year

Fortune School of Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant.