Behavior Support Specialist, Colchester

Responsibilities include: Promote the program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children; conduct child and classroom observations and assess teaching practices; support, mentor, coach and consult with teachers and teaching teams to assess and improve general classroom management and child behavior support practices; promote family engagement and involvement around classroom and home-based behavioral supports for children; maintain program compliance with regulations and perform other administrative duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, human services, or related field. Experience working in early childhood education environments, using a team-based approach to supporting children and their families. Knowledge of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (or Early MTSS/PBIS) and ability to support program-wide implementation of recommended practices. Demonstrated knowledge of positive discipline and behavior support techniques, and trauma-informed care principles. Previous experience as a mentor or practice-based coach is a plus. Full time (40 hours/week) during the school year and 20 hours/week for 9 weeks during the summer. Heath plan and excellent benefits.
Successful applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills – bilingual abilities are a plus; skills in documentation and record-keeping; proficiency in MS Word, e-mail and internet; exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.  Must be energetic, positive, mature, professional, diplomatic, motivated, and have a can-do, extra-mile attitude.  A commitment to social justice and to working with families with limited financial resources is necessary.  Clean driving record and access to reliable transportation required.  Must demonstrate physical ability to carry out required tasks.  Please submit resume and cover letter with three work references via email to: [email protected]No phone calls, please.