AchieveKids is a dynamic, non-profit educational organization with more than 60-years of expertise in providing non-public special education schooling in San Jose and Palo Alto, California. We serves our communities’ most complex students, helping our students find learning and success. We strive to help students develop their skills and to transition to progressively more independent settings. AchieveKids works to create joy in learning and to enhance success beyond our doors. This is an exciting place to work, and we have a lot to offer the right candidate.
This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt, day shift position that reports to the Director of Education.
The Behavior Specialist is a member of the classroom team, helping support the skill development of each student within the classroom and on their caseload. The behavior specialist works in partnership with the credentialed classroom teacher and the supervising behavior support team member.
Be a member and partner to a classroom team serving students with complex special education needs.
Work with students to support behavioral and educational goals in accordance with Teacher’s directions.
Collect, input, and analyze data and metrics on student progress on behavior goals in student IEP’s and BIP’s.
Develop, maintain, and support positive behavioral practices to promote skill development.
Review incident reports and all behavior data on a regular basis to insure that behavior plans are actively being implemented in the classrooms and that student safety is a top priority.
Participate in debriefings of difficult or unusual incidents.
Provide training in behavior theory and approaches to AchieveKids’ staff, families, and transportation staff.
Successfully complete all aspects of Safety-Care training; be prepared to implement all techniques and maintain certification. Train other staff members in the principles of Safety-Care.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Hold a current RBT certification
Continuing coursework towards Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification (BCaBA), or Master’s degree in related field of study including Behavior Analysis is preferred
Experience supporting youth with severe behavioral, developmental, and emotional difficulties in community settings.
A valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
Criminal record clearance or formal exemption.
7 paid weeks off
Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance plan options
Retirement plan with company match
Annual tuition and professional development funds and reimbursement
Access to pathway programs to become a credentialed teacher or a BCBA through one of our supported partnership programs
Health care, dependent care, and transportation flexible spending accounts
Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
A positive, strength-based learning environment!