Behavior Technician

Washington, DC
School Support – Special Education Support /
Full-time /
At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Rocketship DC is looking for a dynamic, committed and Behavior Technician (BT) to become part of a vibrant school community. The Rocketship DC BT will do whatever it takes to support student achievement, both academically and behaviorally, and ensure that students are progressing toward their individual goals.

This position  at Rocketship DC will help students learn the skills that they need to solve problems and conflicts, build positive relationships with other students and adults, and successfully navigate the school environment so that they can reach their potentials in the classroom.

Essential Functions - Key Responsibilities

    • Evaluate student’s needs and provides interventions to redirect behavior
    • Document appropriate data as instructed by the School Wellness Team.
    • Implements behavioral programs and interventions 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 logical consequences for inappropriate behavior
    • With proper training, physically restrain students if necessary for safety

Essential Functions - Communication and Consultation

    • Works with the School Wellness team, School Leaders, and teachers to develop an effective program of interventions 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, operations team, and school leaders to obtain information and advice on prior behavior problems, and provides information as necessary concerning behavioral concerns

Essential Functions - Programs and Team Support

    • Assists the school 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 staff
    • Attends IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and student progress meetings as requested
    • Implements school’s emergency procedures as requested
    • Attends trainings regarding safety, security, physical restraints and behavior management procedures as requested


    • Associate's degree is required; Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)
    • Registered Behavior Technician certificate (RBT) preferred
Rocketship is committed to the health and safety of our Rocketeers and complies with federal and state vaccine guidelines. For this reason, Rocketship is requiring employees in most regions, including National, California, District of Columbia, and Wisconsin employees, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Tennessee and Texas regions are not included in this requirement. Under this requirement, applicable employees are subject to vaccination as a condition of employment or subject to religious or medical exemptions.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools’ employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy.  For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Kenzie Kilb. Email: Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.