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BEHAVIOR SUPPORT ASSISTANT

at Rowland Unified School District

Pay: $17.26 to $21.05/hour
Salary : $17.26 - $21.05 Hourly
Posted: 12/27/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2617360
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:BEHAVIOR SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 11/01/19 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$17.26 - $21.05 Hourly
Job Type:Regular Part-time
Location:Rowland Heights (Los Angeles County), California
Department:Personnel / Default
 
POSITION
There are several vacant positions available at this time. Typical hours for these jobs are five and a half (5.5) hours per day, five (5) days per week, nine and a half (9.5) months a year. Eligibility lists are being established in all positions to fill future vacancies and hire substitutes.
 
If you wish to be considered for the BILINGUAL SPANISH position, please indicate that in the supplemental questions you will be asked at the end of the application process. You will be tested for your ability to speak and read in the second language as part of the testing process.

The hourly salary for the job classifications are as follows:
  • Behavior Support Assistant - $17.26 - $21.05
  • Behavior Support Assistant - Bilingual (Spanish) - $17.70 - $21.57

FILING PERIOD:
Applications for this position will be accepted online and will be screened as they are received. This recruitment may close at any time, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Log on to www.rowlandschools.org, Departments>Personnel Commission>Classified Job Openings. 

For those without computer access, computer terminals are available in the Personnel Commission Office at the District Office, 1830 S. Nogales Street, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
 
APPLICANTS WILL BE SENT NOTIFICATIONS BY E-MAIL ONLY*

SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Under the direction of a designated administrator assists a certificated teacher in providing support to behaviorally challenged individuals or small groups of students; monitors, redirects, and modifies student progress regarding inappropriate behaviors and performance, makes presentations and develops activities to assist students in improving academic performance, self-esteem, social skills and positive behaviors; provides training and supervision to students involved in school programs such as Cross-Age or Peer Tutoring, SARB etc., and performs other related duties as required.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Behavior Support Assistant class is distinguished from other instructional support classifications in that incumbents independently provide guidance services to assist students in improving their personal, social and other non-academic skills.  They receive technical work direction from the psychologist, principal and members of the Student Study Team.  Most of the students served by the guidance program have physical/learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral problems, or come from dysfunctional families with problems such as substance abuse, divorce, and child abuse.  Behavior Support Assistants work with the parents as well as the students and school staff when attempting to improve the students' attendance and academic performance through improvement of the students' personal and social skills.

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Behavior Support Assistant - Range 17
Behavior Support Assistant - Bilingual (Spanish) - Range 17.5
 
 EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATIONGraduation from high school or its equivalency is required.  Course work in child development, psychology, behavior management or child education is desirable.
 
EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience working with "at-risk" or special needs students in an educational setting is required. One year of experience may be waived for candidates who have obtained a bachelor's degree in social work, liberal studies, child development or related field.
 
Applicants must provide a copy of the following documents at the time of application (you may upload the documents to your profile):

Proof of education:
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent); or
  • College Transcripts on letterhead or AA/BA/MA Diploma;
  • A valid and current Basic/Standard First Aid Certificate; AND
  • A valid and current CPR Certificate (Child and Adult).

Documents may also be walked in, emailed to cvahimarae@rowlandschools.org, or faxed with a cover sheet to 626-935-8456.  Applications without the supporting documents will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified.  Transcripts/Diplomas from foreign countries must be certified to meet the US equivalent to be considered.

LICENSE/LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTSA valid, Class C, California Driver License, a good driving record and use of a private automobile may be required and if so, must be maintained during employment. 
 
Positions in the specialized language classes require individuals who can speak and read (bilingual) or speak, read and write (bilingual/biliterate) a second language as specified.
 
A valid First Aid Certificate, comparable to the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate and a Child and Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate is required for all positions.
 
Successful completion of up to 12 hours of Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training and Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) training is required during the probationary period and will be provided at the District's expense.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSEmployees in this classification need to have the strength to perform average lifting up to 20 pounds and occasionally restrain students in crises situations; good speaking and hearing abilities, ability to bend, stoop and reach; stamina to stand and walk for long periods of time; manual dexterity to handle controls and/or operate computers and educational technology equipment; visual acuity to work on computer terminals, use a telephone, and operate a vehicle. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Employees in this classification work both inside and outside, may be exposed to airborne pathogens, blood or other bodily fluids and germs, drive a personal vehicle to conduct work, and have direct contact with students, District personnel, and the public, and in the absence of direct supervision.
 
HAZARDS:  Exposure to aggressive behavior of students and emergency situations.
 
 EXAMINATION:
OPEN / PROMOTIONAL WITH DUAL CERTIFICATION

The examination may consist of the following:
  • Job Related Written Exam
  • Technical Project / Structured Interview
JOB RELATED WRITTEN EXAMINATION TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, 12/12/19.
 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
LOCATIONS TO OBTAIN YOUR FIRST AID / CPR CARDS
This position requires a a valid First Aid Certificate, comparable to the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate and a Child and Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate. Please be sure you select the correct option or sign up for both courses. 

OPTION 1:  A-B-CPR-Online Training
http://www.a-b-cpr-onlinetraining.com/

OPTION 2:  NATIONAL CPR FOUNDATION 
http://www.nationalcprfoundation.com/

OPTION 3: AMERICAN RED CROSS
http://www.redcross.org/ux/take-a-class
 
OPTION 4: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/CPR_UCM_001118_SubHomePage.jsp
 

PROOF OF EDUCATION:
If you received your education outside of the United States, you MUST have your degree/transcripts evaluated by an approved agency transcript evaluation service that certifies that your degree meets the United States equivalent for it to be considered.  For more information about organizations who offer this service, please access the following:
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.  RUSD will only accept evaluations from agencies listed within the document.

ADVANCED SALARY STEP PLACEMENT
New employees are normally placed at Step A of the appropriate salary range for this classification.  If the hiring authority requests advanced salary step placement to the Personnel Director, the new employee's eligibility will be determined in accordance with Personnel Commission Rule and Regulation 17.2.1. The Personnel Commission shall have final approval on any advanced salary step placement requests.  Contact the Personnel Commission office for further information if you are hired. Advanced salary placement is only available to employees upon their initial hire.

APPOINTMENT
Candidates who pass all hurdles of the testing process will be placed on an eligibility list in rank order based on final scores including any veteran's / seniority credit.  The top three ranks of eligibles who are ready and willing to accept the position shall be referred to the hiring administrator for interview.  The eligibility list will be established for six (6) months.  All new employees are subject to passing a physical examination, tuberculosis test, background review and must provide satisfactory evidence of authorization to work in the United States.  Employment start date is contingent upon fingerprinting and criminal background clearance. 
In accordance with Education Code 45301, an employee appointed to this class must serve a probationary period of six (6) months or 130 working days of paid service, whichever is longer. No employee shall attain permanent status in the classified service until s/he has completed a probationary period in a class. An employee may be released at a time during the probationary period.

PROCESSING FEE
New employees will be charged a processing fee (approximately $64) for the cost of fingerprinting.  This fee must be paid at the time of processing appointment, with a MONEY ORDER ONLY, payable to RUSD.

VETERANS CREDIT
For entry level classes, veterans with thirty (30) days or more of active service (during a time of war or national emergency) who obtain a passing score shall be allowed an additional credit of five (5) points and disabled veterans receive ten (10) additional points.  Entry-level positions are defined as all positions within the classified service when the eligible is first employed by the District, except for positions designated management or senior management. Veterans must supply a copy of their Form DD214 along with their application in order to receive such credit. Veterans credit can only be applied once, upon initial hire.