Behavior Support Specialist (Rochester)

Behavior Support Specialist

Uncommon Schools Rochester Prep is changing history for students in Rochester. Be a part of our movement as a Behavior Support Specialist and you'll join a team committed to closing the achievement gap and setting students up for success in college and beyond. #ChangeHistory with us. 

The Behavior Support Specialist at Uncommon will work with the school's Dean of Students to ensure that all students demonstrate dramatic student achievement gains and internalize the school's values. This individual will also help lead the school's efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined school culture.

The Behavior Support Specialist's responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Dean of Students to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and school culture, including:
    • Taking daily attendance and maintaining logs for all students assigned to the Dean's Office;
    • Monitoring the Dean's Office and supporting students with their reflections;
    • Supporting the development of students' character by holding them to the highest expectations and teaching them skills they need to be successful.
  • Assisting teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
  • Providing instructional assistance based on student needs, including:
    • Monitoring all assignments;
    • Providing encouragement, instructional assistance, and feedback to students,
    • Proctoring assessments.
  • Completing ancillary duties to support the successful running of the school, including:
    • Monitoring arrival and dismissal to ensure students securely enter and exit the school;
    • Facilitating and arranging the delivery of student lunches when necessary;
    • Ensuring that behavioral expectations and school culture standards are met outside of the classroom as well as inside, including establishing and monitoring bus behavior/culture as well as cafeteria/meal time behavior and culture.

  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred; minimum degree required is Associate's degree
  • Belief in and alignment with Uncommon's core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable

We offer a generous compensation package which includes base salary and comprehensive health benefits. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability .

Please note that your application  will not be saved  until you click "submit" at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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