POSITION TITLE
Founding Behavior Interventionist
Why Atlanta Unbound Academy?

AUA will serve as a beacon of academic promise and create a community of students who are the seeds of their ancestor’s wildest dreams-authentic, engaged citizens and leaders of their community who achieve beyond expectations and fuel the advancement and glory of their people. Through rigorous, culturally relevant teaching and a creative, nurturing environment, AUA will empower students who achieve intellectually, interpret the world critically, and dream beyond measure. There are lots of ways you can make an impact and we have a team that is all in. You have the privilege to work with incredible students, and there’s always someone who’s got your back from coaching you through a challenging day to helping you grow professionally and personally. While our environment is urgent, fast-paced and ever-fluctuating, you’ll have all the support (and caffeine) you need to feel successful.

Compassion. Courage. Critical Thinking. – We are AUA.

Why You?

The time is now. There is no more urgent and pressing mission than to provide a rigorous and culturally relevant education to students from low-income communities. We hire passionate professionals determined to ensure that 100% of their students succeed. Anything less would be unacceptable. It’s fast-paced, tiring, sometimes all-consuming, yet fun and rewarding. We need passionate educators committed to raising the bar of excellence for our children. Educators, who believe in open doors, welcome feedback and aren’t afraid to ask for help. An AUA teacher is a self-starter, results-oriented, thinks critically about problems, compassionate and courageous enough to come back each day renewed, with a smile and a sense of humor.

AUA is a great fit for the person who

  • enjoys creating from scratch and is excited to create a school 
  • can take a vision and make it reality when few see it. 
  • believes in the value culturally relevant teaching
  • can remain calm in the midst of pressure, especially in difficult conversations with stakeholders 
  • has a sense of humor, humility, and urgency, with a customer service mindset
  • believes in doing whatever it takes to meet the goal 
  • has strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backwards plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail, and deliver consistent and timely results. 
  • has an unwavering commitment to AUA’s mission and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of AUA’s students, families, and staff.
THE ROLE

Reporting to the Principal, the Founding Behavior Interventionist is a senior, school-based leadership role. This person will create and oversee behavior analytic practices at AUA.  This person will be responsible for creating and maintaining school wide classroom behavior management systems, implementing behavior plans for students at risk and overseeing the implementation of behavior plans for students with IEPs. Responsibilities will also include developing professional development for teachers to ensure alignment of plans and systems, partnering with our special education personnel, co-managing the RTI system for behavior while the Special Education Coordinator manages for special education, and supporting families with challenging student behaviors at home and the school. The Behavior Interventionist serves as a key member of the School Leadership Team, acts as the expert in implementing procedures based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis within the school. 

Job Responsibilities 

Candidates must be experienced in the design, implementation, oversight and maintenance of school based and individual behavior plans based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. Candidate must have significant experience conducting FBAs (functional behavior assessments), data collection, and training on the implementation of BIPs. This candidate must demonstrate excellent leadership skills and the abilities to both supervise and motivate teachers and instructional staff to ensure plans and whole school behavior management system is utilized in a consistent manner. 

Essential job functions:

  • Oversee teachers and paraprofessionals in the implementations of all school based systems based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Leads data collection of baseline behaviors, ABC data collection, functional behavior assessment, social and play assessments, language assessments and BIPs 
  • Must be familiar with the following assessments:
    • VB-MAPP
    • MCHAT
    • ALSUP
    • APES
    • Preference Assessments
      • RAISD
      • Multiple Stimulus without Replacement (MSWO) Preference Assessments
      • Multiple Stimulus with Replacement (MSW) Preference Assessments
      • Paired Stimulus Preference Assessments
      • Single Stimulus Preference Assessments
      • Free Operant Observations
  • Guide the teacher learning process toward working with student behavior and classroom management in order to better implement and maintain BIPs/classroom management system
  • Assist and coach teachers in the implementations of AUA’s whole school behavior management system to promote a healthy class environment and ensure 100% of student learning
  • Conduct fidelity checks of the implementation of systems and procedures for classrooms by conducting classroom quick visits and providing in the moment feedback to teachers
  • Assist in training paraprofessional staff in collaborations with the Special Education Coordinator 
  • Conduct fidelity of implementation checks on all BIPs, behavior strategies, and any other individual behavioral management systems
  • Support and maintain policies and procedures for any safety protocol to include CPI or other behavioral techniques
  • Assist and model appropriate management of unexpected behaviors in a variety of educational contexts
  • Serve as the lead responder for behavior calls in assigned rooms when student exhibits behaviors that are danger to self or others 
  • Able to navigate difficult behaviors in the classroom and follow up with behaviors in a purposeful, individualized and student centered focus
  • Set up and conduct re-entry meetings on students and their families who have been suspended, and as appropriate develop intervention plans involving instruction of expected behaviors;
  • Lead the student support team (SST) meetings once a week
    • Student support team consists of the SPED coordinator, SW and Principal
    • These meetings should culminate in the development of intervention plans involving instruction of expected behaviors;
    • Lead support team in implementing tier 1 to tier 3 behavior plans for students at risk
    • Lead and support team in implementing mandated BIPs for students 
  • Set up and conduct Intervention Planning Team meetings once a week with each grade level team focusing on students of concern from SST meeting 
  • Meet with families of students at risk whose baseline behavior data warrants intervention, to prevent behaviors from escalating to where an office referral is warranted, and develop a BIP (if necessary) and/or Tier 1 behavior intervention procedures
  • Maintain effective communication with their supervisor, staff, parents, and members of the community on a consistent basis regarding issues pertaining to the student behavior, behavior plans, maintaining behavior plans at home and in-home visits (If necessary). 
  • Organize resources effectively to support student learning in the classroom, the school, and the community
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively as key part of an interdisciplinary team with the science of Applied Behavior Analysis as the overarching philosophy.
CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • Enrolled in a Master’s level program for Behavior Analysis, eligible for Board Certified Behavior Certification
  • 5 years minimum work experience, preferably in urban or low-income schools 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working with children with autism, at risk or intellectual disabilities in school setting
  • Analyst (BCBA) credential within 2 years
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • BCBA supervision will be provided
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
  • Atlanta Unbound Academy offers a competitive compensation and benefits package:
  • Salaries based on experience
  • Competitive rates for medical insurance and short-term disability insurance. Dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance are offered at no cost.
  • Contributions to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) in accordance with Georgia state law
  • Optional 403(b) retirement account
  • Robust professional development
STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

AUA is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. AUA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Employment Type
Full Time
Job Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Date posted
December 5, 2019
Valid through
March 30, 2020

Position: Founding Behavior Interventionist

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