About Us

Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves 1,800 students from Mott Haven, University Heights, and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network is growing from its current four elementary and two middle schools to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx and Paterson, NJ. The Charter Management Organization (CMO) for Brilla Schools Network is Seton Education Partners, an organization inspired by the Catholic educational tradition, that also manages the Seton Teaching Fellows missionary program and El Camino, an optional after-school Catholic faith formation program. At the heart of the Seton educational mission is our dedication to help students become young men and women of good character and spirit who are prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. 

Brilla combines a Classical approach to education – an emphasis on a content-rich curriculum, inquiry-driven instruction, and virtue formation that fosters an appreciation of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness – with individualized instructional support. We approach the formation of our students holistically and maintain high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, our staff members, and the families we serve.

Position Overview

The Behavior Specialist is responsible for supporting the social-emotional, mental and behavioral health of all students. Supervised by the Assistant Principal of Student Services, the Behavior Specialist provides day-to-day behavior support to classroom teachers through tiered interventions, development and implementation of Behavior Plans, and works in collaboration with stakeholders to ensure that students meet their individual behavior goals. Behavior Specialists assists school administrators in the planning and execution of Professional Developments that address school-wide social-emotional needs and are designed in response to campus behavior data trends.

Core Competencies & Responsibilities

  • Provides staff support and modeling for behavior intervention strategies
  • Assists in creating functional behavioral assessments (FBA) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs)
  • Monitors student progress, makes referrals, and collaborates with external agencies as needed
  • Conducts counseling sessions for at-risk or mandated students
  • Guides students in conflict resolution, accountability, and empathy
  • Supports the school's mission and goals in alignment with the professional evaluation rubric
  • Offers Professional Development to enhance teachers' classroom management skills
  • Models best practices and provides actionable feedback for improved student and teacher outcomes
  • Works closely with school leadership to ensure effective behavioral and academic processes
  • Collaborates with instructional staff to identify Tier 2 & 3 behavior support structures
  • Coordinates workshops on de-escalation, behavior interventions, and student support for staff and families
  • Attends various meetings and contributes to school culture through consistent participation
  • Maintains appropriate, accurate student data records 
  • Regularly communicates with families during and after school hours to support/report behavioral management questions or concerns
  • Possesses strong instructional knowledge for Elementary School (K - 4th Grade) or Middle School (5th-8th Grade) Character Formation subjects
  • Perform Other Duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Restorative Practitioner and/or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification or licensure (preferred)
  • Degree in Special Education, related human services field, or significant qualitative experience with behavioral management in a school setting (willingness to pursue additional certification/degree);
  • An unwavering, confident, and enthusiastic commitment to the educational mission of the Brilla Schools Network in service to the school community
  • A relentless dedication to providing all students with an academically robust, inspiring, and joyful learning experience
  • Strong competence in behavior management, instructional skills, oral and written communication, organizational skills, and interpersonal relations.
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification (preferred).  
  • High Energy Level and a Caring and Engaging Personality
  • Demonstrated proficiency leading students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Ability to build, monitor, and maintain systems that improve organizational efficiency.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; flexible, able to work independently as well as taking direction as needed.
  • Appreciation for Classical liberal arts educational tradition (preferred).
  • Spanish and/or French language proficiency (preferred). 

 

The base pay range for this position is $79,000 - $95,000 per year in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Pay may vary within the stated range, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

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