Are you looking for a career helping others in an organization that will help YOU achieve your career goals?
We are excited to be seeking a caring and experienced Behavior Specialist here at CEO!
CEO is a Community Action Agency driven by our dedication to innovation, respect, and teamwork. We care deeply about helping to improve the lives of people across Rensselaer County, while guaranteeing a work life balance and a collaborative culture for our team members.
Our staff enjoy:
12 plus paid holidays, a week off between Christmas and New Years, half days before holidays, and a shortened Friday workday all summer long.
A generous paid time off policy, starting with 5 front loaded vacation days, 8 front loaded sick days, tenure-based accrual, and the ability to roll over unused time annually.
Full-time 35-hour work week that includes paid professional development opportunities during work hours.
Mission driven work, and colleagues that also care about giving back to the community.
Competitive Salary Offered***($26/HR-$27/HR)
As a Behavior Specialist, You Will;
Primarily assist with the implementation of positive behavior support systems in an effort to maintain children with challenging behaviors.
Utilize positive behavior support strategies, and encourage all classroom staff members to do the same consistently. Locate resources for teachers and families relating to child behavior.
Implement child behavior plans with classroom teachers.
Demonstrate implementation of individual child behavior plans with classrooms teachers and appropriate center staff.
Maintain a schedule of site visits to assigned centers and conduct classroom observations of Head Start classrooms to ensure compliance and quality.
Provide specialized training, coaching, and support to classrooms.
Develop plans for the improvement of classroom functioning as needed.
Work with the Education Team to assist with monitoring and ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and framework, State Education requirements, and OCFS Regulations as they relate to the education content area policies and procedures.
Monitor and ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and framework, State Education requirements, and OCFS Regulations as they relate to the education content area policies and procedures.
Maintain a regular schedule of site visits to all CEO center/sites. Conduct regular classroom observations of Head Start classrooms to ensure compliance and quality. Provide specialized training, coaching, and support to classrooms. Develop plans for the improvement of classroom functioning as needed.
Participate in all Education Team meetings. Collaborate with ECS management team to ensure recommended services are implemented for children in a timely
Provide short and long-term positive management behavior support to classrooms, staff, and children. Directly model how to intervene when a child is displaying challenging behaviors for classroom staff.
Participate in the collaborative process for developing, monitoring and modifying behavior plans. Meet with classroom staff and managers to develop, monitor and modify individual child behavior plans.
Bachelor’s OR Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field (Psychology, Special Education, or Elementary Education)
Experience working with preschool children with challenging behaviors.
Valid NYS Driver’s license
Other Benefits Include:
Full Time-35 Hour Work Week Monday-Friday
Casual Dress Code
Employee Assistance Program
Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending/Dependent Care Accounts)
Cash payment of three thousand dollars for waiving health insurance (FT)
Optional 403(b) Retirement Plan
Employee sponsored pension plan
CEO Qualifies Eligible Employees for the Federal School Loan Forgiveness Program
CEO is part of the Quality Stars program and scholarship opportunities are available for staff to advance their education and deepen their qualifications as early childhood professionals.
Please note: applicants for this position will be required to complete standard background clearances, which include fingerprints, New York State Child Abuse clearances, a physical, TB Test, and a pre-employment drug screen.
Call: 518-272-6012, ext. 301
Call: 518-272-6012, ext. 301