ESY Behavior Support Specialist

Posted a month ago
Position Areas


  Position Type

 Temporary, Summer 
  Work Schedule
July 6, 2021 to August 6, 2021
Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 3:30PM
    Position Summary
Are you passionate about working with students with special needs? We would love to meet you! We are hiring Behavior Support Specialists for The Vanguard School’s Extended School Year (ESY) program, a 5 week summer school program designed to help students with special needs maintain academic skills, behavioral goals, and have a little summer fun, too. The Behavior Support Specialist is responsible for communicating with Vanguard School staff during the process of maintaining the Vanguard School’s Positive Behavior Support Program.  She or he is a positive role model for students and works with the educational team in providing incentives and rewards for students’ demonstration of positive behaviors. The Behavior Support Specialist supports staff and students by providing a consistent presence in classrooms and common areas during transition, lunch, recess and bus arrival and dismissal. Responds to crises in a timely manner, supports the Positive Behavior Support Program, implements strategies identified in students’ Positive Behavior Support Plans.
  Position Requirements
  • Training in Special Education, Psychology or a related field; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in behavioral health field preferred.
  • PA teacher certification in special education and/or secondary guidance counseling preferred.
  • Familiarity with applied behavior analysis (ABA) and positive behavior support; formal training in Safety Care™ or other crisis prevention techniques preferred.
  • Two years’ experience working in behavioral health field providing direct services to students on the autistic spectrum and/or with emotional disorders.
  • Ability to engage intellectually and physically with students in need of crisis intervention.
  Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Contributes to and supports school-wide incentive programs to encourage students to achieve behavioral goals.
  2. Provides crisis intervention and other assistance needed by staff members to maintain safety.
    • Includes, but is not limited to implementing UkeruTM blocking techniques and the following Safety CareTM techniques: incident prevention and minimization, physical safety, and physical management for students in behavioral and emotional crises.
  3. Successfully completes valid Safety Care™ Trainer training 
  4. Conducts initial and recertification trainings for staff members throughout the year as needed including trainings that are scheduled on non-work days and after work hours.
  5. In conjunction with administration and staff members, develops and implements consistent prescriptive discipline procedures appropriate to the individual needs of each student as outlined in the IEP.
  6. Regularly meets with staff members to collaborate on classroom management, student-specific behaviors and safety care procedures.
  7. Assists the educational staff by supporting teachers in carrying out students’ behavior plans. Schedules time within classrooms to support behavior plan implementation and school-wide positive behavior support protocols.
  8. Collects, maintains, and organizes student behavior data and uses this data to evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral interventions.
  9. Provides input to the team on possible causes of students’ behavioral problems, and suggests methods of intervention.


Posted By

Valley Forge Educational Services

1777 N. Valley Road PO Box 730, Paoli, PA 19301

At the following locations

The Vanguard School

1777 N Valley Rd , Malvern, PA 19355