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School Support Specialist

Job ID 19176 Las Vegas, Nevada

POSITION SUMMARY:

The School Support Specialist provides administrative intervention for students with behavioral problems and facilitates use of educational system opportunities and resources.

As a school support specialist, your schedule will closely mirror school hours throughout the year.

This will also include you be entitled to additional time off that schools participate in, i.e.: Summer Break, Winter Break, etc., while still being paid for this time!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:

  • Provides administrative intervention for students utilizing a behavioral approach to promote learning; provides assistance to students and families in accessing education and community services.
    • Receives students from classrooms or office whenever necessary to address behavioral or attendance problems and de-escalates inappropriate behavior utilizing prescribed administrative intervention procedures.
    • Works with students, families, and schools to encourage resolution of problems.
    • Confers with school administrators, faculty, counselors, and other student support workers regarding student needs and behaviors.
    • Communicates with other professionals regarding individual student needs and progress; provides information to BT staff, parents or guardians, and school staff regarding student behavior and consequences.
    • Conducts informational meetings and classroom observations.
    • Establishes and maintains informational records and files; collects data for tracking purposes and analyzes and reports on data as needed.
    • Interacts with students and families to provide information and assistance about attendance and academic expectations and requirements, available resources, educational opportunities, and behavioral expectations.
    • Supports students and families by providing guidance on how to identify, access, and fully utilize district, school, and community resources.
    • Makes referrals to outside agencies and BT programs.
    • Maintains assigned cases, making home visits as necessary.
  • Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.
    • Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
    • Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
    • Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
    • Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
    • Supports other members of the management team and their work

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to successfully teach and present behavior skills and material to students.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to build relationships with school personnel, youth, and families.
  • Knowledge of the Boys Town Model.
  • Ability to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent is preferred.
  • Previous experience including experience with learning disabled or behaviorally impaired learners. Previous experience in a classroom or school is preferred.

About Boys Town Nevada:

Boys Town Nevada opened its doors in 1991, bringing an innovative approach to child and family care to those in need in the Las Vegas area. The site's Continuum of services includes family-based services, such as In-Home Family ServicesSM and Common Sense Parenting® classes, prevent disruption in the home and facilitate reunification by ensuring that families have the supports and skills they need to create and maintain a safe, stable environment for their children. Boys Town Nevada is headquartered in Las Vegas and directly serves more than 6,600 children each year.

About Boys Town Nebraska:

A National Historic Landmark since 1985, the Village of Boys Town is now the only National Historic Landmark District in Nebraska. At any given time, about 400 boys and girls live in the Village, receiving care and guidance for a wide range of behavioral, emotional and academic issues. When Father Edward J. Flanagan purchased the Overlook Farm in 1921, it became the new, permanent site of Boys Town. Over the decades that followed, schools, churches and homes were built, and tens of thousands of young lives were transformed.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Date Posted: June 22, 2022

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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