Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca (CAP)
  • Auburn, NY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The mission of Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca (CAP) is to cultivate a community where all people are respectfully supported and empowered to embrace opportunities for learning, growth and economic security.

CAP is seeking a Behavioral Support Specialist in our Early Childhood Program. The Behavioral Support Specialist (BSS) is responsible for working with children (ages 2-5) enrolled in the Head Start program that exhibit challenging behaviors and would benefit from additional 1:1 support. The BSS will work with classroom staff and in conjunction with the Mental Health Manager to develop and implement developmentally appropriate behavior support plans which promote healthy social-emotional development.

Bachelor's degree in special education, behavioral science, or mental health field, or Associates' degree in early childhood development with at least 2 years experience working with children ages 2-5 with behavior challenges in a group setting. Ability to take a strength-based approach to children's needs. Knowledge and understanding of the person-centered philosophy. Must have reliable transportation and a valid NYS driver's license. Must be fully vaccinated per Federal Head Start Performance Standards.

This is a full-time, 10-month exempt position. The pay rate is $20.12/hr, 35 hrs/wk, 43 wks/yr.

CAP offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, paid leave time (PTO, sick, holidays, birthday, academic breaks), 401K retirement, FSA, HRA, qualifying education assistance, and other employee development benefits.

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