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School Support SpecialistJob ID 17085 Las Vegas, Nevada
LIFT Together with Boys Town is a community-based partnership that addresses the complex underlying familial issues that prevent children from succeeding, and provides preventative services in order to generate community-wide impact. The partnership works closely with teachers and administrators in the Las Vegas-area schools to identify those children in need of helpas soon as possible.
*This position is anticipated to start training in July 2021.
In a career as a School Support Specialist, you will provide administrative intervention for students utilizing a behavioral approach to promote learning, while providing 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.
- 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.
- Ability to successfully teach and present behavior skills and material to students.
- 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.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development 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.
May 4, 2021
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, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.