Assistant - Behavioral - Student Advocate - Glen Burnie High
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Performs school-based duties supporting the goal of maintaining a safe and orderly environment. Assists the administration, guidance, and teaching staff with student-teacher and student-student conflicts. Work involves engaging students outside classrooms and being alert to the climate and tenor of the school in order to serve as an early signal to school administration regarding student discipline and school safety. Monitors student activities and intervenes as appropriate to deescalate student disruptions.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
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1. Monitors all areas outside the classroom where students tend to congregate, including hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria (breakfasts and lunches), parking lots, and outside areas.
2. Monitors entrances and exits, as directed.
3. Assists teachers and the administration in maintaining the flow of traffic in the building.
4. Participates in behavior modification activities for students, as directed.
5. Monitors peer mediations, as directed.
6. Communicates with student families through conferences and phone calls, as directed.
7. Monitors improvements in student performance and provides positive feedback.
8. Supports students in adhering to the Code of Student Conduct, including the dress code, athletic events, cell phone policy, and anti-bullying/harassment policies.
9. Escorts students to and from classrooms, as directed.
10. Assists the administration in gathering information for investigations.
11. Supports a safe school environment by monitoring hot spots in the community.
12. Participates in planning activities with other staff.
13. Assists students to regain their self-control and helps them to transition from classrooms to office and back as necessary.
14. Assistants the administration when responding to teachers requesting assistance with students in need.
15. Serves as contact for student and parent referrals.
16. Liaison between parents and the community and school.
17. Ensures that all required forms and procedures are completed and that adequate records are maintained on students.
18. Conduct after school administrative detentions, Saturday School, and other alternative to suspension programs, as requested.
19. Uses Intervention techniques to help students deescalate, including non-violent crisis intervention.
20. Seeks assistance, when necessary, if student behavior becomes violent or disruptive.
21. Assists at athletic events, as assigned hours.
22. Monitors students during school via cameras and computers, as directed.
23. Supports the school attendance goals by calling identified students when absent and assisting students when tardy.
24. Supports the schools Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) programs by knowing and enforcing the rules of behaviors outside the classroom and providing positive rewards when students behave appropriately.
25. Mentors a caseload of students and monitors grades and attendance of identified students, as directed.
26. Services on the County Crisis Team in order to assist other schools that might have a student crisis/disruption, as directed.
27. Participates in on-going professional development and training.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School Diploma or Equivalency Certificate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to develop rapport with young people.
- Skill in deescalating aggressive behaviors.
- Ability to exercise considerable patience, courtesy, tack, and good judgment in working with students, teachers, administrators, fellow employees and parents.
- Prefer training and/or experience working with youth.
- Successful completion of all required tests.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.
- Demonstrated proficiency with business software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, Outlook and/or PowerPoint preferred). For new permanent secretarial/clerical/technician hires, a minimum score on a pre-employment assessment is required.
Career Ladder Requirements
Eligibility for Advancement from Grade 7 to Grade 8 requires
- Two (2) years continuous successful experience in the position at the grade 7 level.
- Mastery of all responsibilities and duties of the position.
- Demonstrated increased level of relevant knowledge and skills
- Successful completion of any relevant training courses as requested by supervisor
- Consistent compliance with general office procedures such as standards contained in the AACPS Employee Handbook; demonstration of discretion and excellent customer service; regular and punctual attendance; and building dress code, including wearing AACPS ID badge.
- Above Satisfactory overall job performance for two most recent consecutive years.
- Recommendation of the supervisor.
Physical ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time to monitor students in the hallways in the school building, and on school grounds.
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