Behavior Specialist

Behavior Specialist

OUR STORY

SummerCollab is a nationally recognized program that transforms educational outcomes for low-income children. By equipping community-based institutions and schools with the curricular, academic, and organizational resources, community agencies execute extraordinary summer learning programs. We employ and train top teachers, high school and college students to help them do it. In 2017, SummerCollab received the National Summer Learning Association’s Excellence Award for its innovative and impactful approach to making summer smarter.

SummerCollab focuses intensively on summer learning because leading education researchers today point to the summer opportunity gap as a key cause of the achievement gap. To be precise, two thirds of the achievement gap is attributable to summer learning inequity. To solve this problem, SummerCollab specializes in empowering community based agencies to execute high quality summer learning programs.

Last year, SummerCollab helped nearly 2,000 kids reverse learning loss in reading comprehension, phonics and word recognition. This year, we will aim higher. Through our alliances with nearly 40 community partners, cultural institutions and schools, we will engage Delaware’s highest need youth in dynamic, effective learning institutions that meet precise literacy deficits, grow critical thinking skills, and deepen sense of self. With your help, Delaware’s highest-needs kids will explore, learn, and grow during the summertime.

 

YOUR ROLE

SummerCollab strives to support its partner sites with the tools to build behavior management systems based on positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). It is imperative to SummerCollab’s mission that participating youth feel supported and safe throughout their summer experience. Along with trauma-informed care, PBIS stands as a key component to ensuring that this is true for all 2,700 children SummerCollab serves this summer.

The Behavior Specialist works with campsites during the summertime to support camper behavior throughout the program day. The Behavior Specialist will primarily work with Tier III behaviors (behaviors that do not align with the camp’s code of conduct and impact learning). By facilitating individual and small group interventions for these behaviors, the Behavior Specialist will provide campers with the coping strategies necessary to maneuver the program day successfully. The Behavior Specialist will work closely with the Behavior Dean and Program Dean to ensure that behavior interventions are effective. The Behavior Specialist is responsible for tracking the progress of students in the intervention program, and making data-based decisions about appropriate next steps for students.

 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE 

SummerCollab is seeking a proactive, flexible problem solvers with the desire and passion to help students reach their greatest potential. The ideal candidate loves working with children and possesses expertise in behavior intervention strategies, as well as the ability to address behavioral concerns effectively with emotional constancy. Candidates should have three years of experience working with students in a school setting or similar background. He/she should  possess the critical thinking skills necessary to develop supports for students with a variety of behavioral needs, and review these strategies with team members. A counseling or therapeutic background is preferred, as well as experience providing trauma informed care or instruction with children from kindergarten to fifth grade.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

● Attend and actively participate in all Behavior Specialist training sessions
● Develop a data tracking system for Tier III behaviors
● Determine appropriate research-based behavior intervention strategies based on individual student needs
● Facilitate individual and small group behavior intervention and social skills sessions
● Develop a tracking system for behavior intervention progress
● Assess student progress in regards to behavior intervention and communicate progress to team
● Establish a clear communication system with the Camp Leader & Behavior Dean
● Maintain a positive attitude, addressing student issues in an appropriate, professional manner
● Work closely with the behavior dean to provide the necessary interventions to improve Tier III behavior

For more information, contact jobs@summercollab.com