Champlain Valley Head Start


Behavior Support Specialist

Reference ID: 3164
Location: Colchester, VT
Category: Education/Training
Job Type: Full Time
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Description

Summary


Promote the program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children; conduct child and classroom observations and assess teaching practices; support, mentor, coach and consult with teachers and teaching teams to assess and improve general classroom management and child behavior support practices; promote family engagement and involvement around classroom and home-based behavioral supports for children; maintain program compliance with regulations and perform other administrative duties as assigned. 


Full time (40 hours/week) during the school year and 20 hours/week for 9 weeks during the summer.

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with three work references


Duties


1.   Promote the Program-Wide Implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Early MTSS/PBiS)

2.   Conduct Observations & Assess Practices

3.   Support, Mentor, Coach, & Consult

4.   Promote Family Engagement & Involvement

5.   Maintain Compliance & Perform Other Administrative Duties


Requirements


Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, human services, or related field. Experience working in early childhood education environments, using a team-based approach to supporting children and their families. Knowledge of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (or Early MTSS/PBIS) and ability to support program-wide implementation of recommended practices. Demonstrated knowledge of positive discipline and behavior support techniques, and trauma-informed care principles.


Successful applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills – bilingual abilities are a plus; skills in documentation and record-keeping; proficiency in MS Word, e-mail and internet; exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Must be energetic, positive, mature, professional, diplomatic, motivated, and have a can-do, extra-mile attitude. A commitment to social justice and to working with families with limited financial resources is necessary. Clean driving record and access to reliable transportation required. Must demonstrate physical ability to carry out required tasks. 


Nice To Haves


Previous experience as a mentor or practice-based coach is a plus.


Benefits


Heath plan and excellent benefits.



Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Type: Full Time
Category: Education/Training
Location: Colchester, VT