Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Behavioral Support Specialist - $19.20/hour

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/13/2021 11:51 AM)
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Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


The Behavioral Support Specialist will provide support to both Enrichment teachers and students in the Enrichment program. Provide day to day support to the Enrichment program, which includes: Additional support in Enrichment classrooms when needed for optimal learning and classroom management in all grade levels. Functioning as a substitute when needed. Completing administrative duties when necessary; including but not limited to attendance rosters, class rosters, surveys, lesson plans, etc. Manage individual and group behavioral strategies so the individual student may obtain social and self-regulation skills. Works collaboratively with Enrichment teachers to create a classroom environment that is conducive to various learning styles, developmental levels and interests of the students. Develop and assist in creating positive relationships with school staff, students and families. Participate in Extended Learning Time planning meetings. Report progress regularly to the Program Coordinator, Program Director and school principal. Report any emergencies or significant incidents to Program Coordinator and school administration. Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, human services, education, or related field with three (3) years relevant experience required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in educational setting with training in therapeutic crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and positive behavioral supports preferred. Interest in the Performing Arts is useful.


Skills/Abilities: Basic engagement skills; Strong classroom management and conflict resolution skills. Ability to prepare a showcase of student learning. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Enthusiasm and high level of motivation.

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at client’s homes and/or community facilities which may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals, Manual dexterity sufficient to work with children in a challenging and active environment; Mobility sufficient to address serious behaviors in children/adolescents.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, the elimination of poverty and injustice; and helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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