Utah Community Action of Salt Lake City, UT is seeking to hire a Behavior Specialist. This is a full time, year-round, benefit eligible position.
Come work for the agency that has been awarded Best of State 2022 for Best Public Preschool and Best Charitable Service Organization.
The Behavior Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing behavior support plans in collaboration with the mental health and special needs teams. Will provide ongoing training to staff and families to ensure the success of the child. Collaborate with local school districts, staff and parents to determine if further evaluation for special education is needed. Support teaching staff in developing and implementing intervention plans and the implementation of IFSP and IEP goals.
This Behavior Specialist position earns a competitive salary of $51,000/salary. We also offer generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), a healthcare spending account (HSA) with up to a $2,500 match, a 401k plan with 5% match, short and long-term disability, accident insurance, life insurance, 11 paid holidays, paid time off between Christmas and New Year's, paid time off (PTO) of up to 192 hours a year, and an hour of paid time on Fridays for self-care. Potential for FCDL student loan forgiveness after 120 eligible payments. Typical work scheduled 8-5 Mon-Fri. We have 2 positions available!
ABOUT UTAH COMMUNITY ACTION
Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is a nationally recognized nonprofit provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Our six core programs, Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization, address barriers to self-sufficiency in order to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. We are committed to ending poverty and improving the lives of those living in our community.
Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Special Education, speech language pathology, and/or related field required.
Two years of experience with behavioral support evaluation and services for children birth to five years of age.
Master's degree in psychology, behavioral analysis, education, special education or related field.
Head Start experience.
Knowledge and understanding of behavior interventions and behavior support plans.
OTHER JOB DUTIES
Show knowledge and understanding of the Disabilities Head Start Program Performance Standards, and the IFSP / IEP process.
Assist in monitoring/tracking children eligible for special education, produces monthly reports and data as required, and maintains records to ensure compliance with Individual Education Plans
Support teaching staff with developing intervention and behavior plans, and implementing IFSP/ IEP goals.
Monitor 45-day screenings and ensures appropriate follow-up is made for assigned caseload.
Assist in speech and language/developmental screenings throughout the school year.
Provide direct monitoring, assessment, intervention, and training including: behavioral supports, proactive strategies, triggering events, staff interventions, replacement behaviors, etc.
Maintain system for collecting objective data regarding target and replacement behaviors of individuals served.
Maintain system for collecting staff fidelity data of Support Plan strategies.
Assist in crisis response strategies of individuals demonstrating harmful behaviors.
Makes referrals to appropriate agencies and follows up.
Provides ongoing staff training on a variety of behavior topics.
Collaborates with staff in supporting students with behavior concerns.
Assist staff in identifying children with suspected delays.
Collaborates with local school districts and other community agencies.
READY TO JOIN OUR NONPROFIT TEAM?
We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this entry-level job in social services, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
Utah Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is one of the largest nonprofit agencies dedicated to fighting poverty and its root causes in Utah. Today, we serve over 60,000 people annually through six core programs–Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Head Start preschool, HEAT utility assistance, Nutrition, and Weatherization for homes.