Behavior Specialist

Behavior Specialist

OUR STORY

SummerCollab specializes in empowering community-based agencies to execute high quality summer learning programs.  Through intentional interviewing, quality training and precise placement, our contractors are equipped to work with our partner sites to bring more choices and more chances to children in the state of Delaware during the summer months. Two thirds of the achievement gap is attributable to summer learning inequity. With your help, we can Make Summer Smarter.

 

YOUR ROLE

The Behavior Specialist supports and assists with the overall behavior management system at a partner site. Behavior Specialists proactively address behavior concerns, manage interruptive behavior, troubleshoot behavioral causes, and provide feedback to staff for best behavior management practices on a camper-by-camper basis. Major responsibilities of the Behavior Specialist include:

  • Determine and create appropriate interventions for camper behavior needs
  • Collect, track and analyze behavioral data to determine effectiveness of systems and interventions
  • Ensure routines and structures are in place to support a positive camp culture

 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE 

SummerCollab is seeking proactive, flexible problem-solvers with the desire and passion to help campers reach their greatest potential.  The ideal candidate for the Behavior Specialist position holds a counseling background, and experience with trauma-responsive practices. A minimum of three years of experience working with students in a school or similar setting (youth development center, etc.) is required.  Behavior Specialists must be able to address behavioral challenges quickly and effectively with emotional constancy, and be able to build and maintain proactive and effective communication strategies with both adults and campers.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

April – June (approximately 20 hours total)

  • Attend and actively participate in all relevant training sessions
  • Work with the Camp Leader and Program Coach to determine chain of response for behavior concerns onsite for the summer months
  • Support with onsite training on behavior management system and strategies for site staff members (if applicable)
  • Develop tracking system for behavior intervention supports and progress
  • Other duties as assigned

 

June – August (approximately 28 hours/week)

  • Establish and maintain a clear communication system with the Camp Leader, SummerCollab leadership and staff regarding behavioral trends and concerns
  • Create action plans for campers  based on behavioral data collected, tracking this throughout summer and analyzing progress
  • Observe site team members and provide targeted, achievable feedback on behavior management strategies
  • Circulate throughout the site to ensure appropriate behavior of campers and consistent use of the site-specific behavior system
  • Attend and actively participate in network wide Behavior Specialist meetings
  • Interact with parents and guardians regarding camper behaviors (dependent on the site’s communication policies)
  • Other duties as assigned