Behavioral Technician

Los Angeles, CA
School Support – Special Education Support
Full-Time 2019-2020 School Year
The Mission

KIPP LA Public Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving students in South, Southeast, and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA’s mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in school, college, and life. Through the success of our students, KIPP LA's team and family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.

KIPP LA currently operates 17 schools and serves approximately 7,200 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.

The Opportunity

    • Reporting to School Psychology Program Manager, Behavior Technician works as a team member with school leaders, teachers, school counselors and other appropriate personnel to establish positive student contacts that develop appropriate and positive behavior modifications enabling students to succeed. They will assist KIPP LA team members under the guidance of the School Psychologist program manager and behavior specialist in developing and monitoring of comprehensive behavioral objectives, goals and plans, including a Behavior Support Plan (BSP)
    • Behavior technician, evaluates student’s needs and provides interventions to redirect behavior
    • Document appropriate data as instructed by the School Psychology Program Manager
    • Implements behavioral programs designed to make positive and appropriate changes
    • Assesses crisis situations and defuses situations using conflict resolution and crisis management techniques
    • Write clear and detailed observations
    • Reinforces appropriate behaviors and redirects negative behaviors
    • Provides values clarification including rules, expectations and consequences
    • Implements consequences for inappropriate behavior
    • With proper training, physically restrain students if necessary for safety

Communication & Consultation

    • Works with related service providers to develop an effective program of activities for changing unacceptable behavior of students
    • Provides information to parents, guardians, or other care providers concerning action of students
    • Ensures consistency of behavioral standards by coordinating with appropriate student contacts
    • Consults with teachers, support staff, and school leaders to obtain information and advice on prior behavior problems, and provides information as necessary concerning behavioral concerns

Program & Team Support

    • Assists the school site team by monitoring student behavior changes, assisting with academics, and supervising various activities during the course of the instructional day to maintain a controlled and safe environment for students and KIPP LA team members
    • Attends IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and student progress meetings as requested
    • Implements school’s emergency procedures as requested
    • Attends and provides trainings regarding safety, security, physical restraints and behavior management procedures as requested
    • Attends and participates in program/ KIPP LA team member meetings as requested

The Qualifications

    • Associate's degree is required; Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)
    • Registered Behavior Technician certificate (RBT) preferred

The Perks

    • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
    • KIPP LA life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA
    • Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
KIPP LA Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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