• Behavioral Support Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/17/2019 4:24 PM)
    Job ID
    Direct Care
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Seneca Family of Agencies strives to provide a continuum of care to support youth and families through the most difficult times of their lives. We provide a range of school-related, community-centered, and residentially-based services to support the diverse needs of our clients. Within our public school partnership programs, Seneca seamlessly interweaves special education services with rich therapeutic and behavioral supports to intervene quickly and efficiently for students presenting higher needs. Many students with academic deficits have experienced years of school failure--it is our goal to provide an enriching school environment where students’ strengths are celebrated and their needs addressed with a variety of targeted interventions.


    The role of the Behavior Support Specialist is to lead multidisciplinary behavioral teams at partner schools in the design, implementation, and monitoring of behavioral plans for students exhibiting the most challenging behaviors. Rather than provide services directly, the Specialist will support implementation of team-designed behavior plans through staff coaching, consultation, and professional development, with the goal of modifying students’ behaviors so they can better access their education and remain in the lowest level of school placement possible.


    Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!


    • Effectively lead multidisciplinary behavior teams to plan, manage, and supervise student behavioral plans
    • Lead weekly behavior problem-solving team meetings
    • Support and monitor the implementation of team-designed plans through observation, coaching, and intervention modeling
    • Provide structured professional development opportunities to general and special educators and student support staff
    • Develop consultation relationships with school staff, including general and special educators and school leadership
    • Engage families in the treatment planning process
    • Sustain a high standard of professional behavior at all times
    • Perform all other duties as necessary for the good of the agency as instructed by supervisor


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 2 years of experience providing direct service in school settings
    • Ability and willingness to work independently in the office, at school sites, and at times in the community
    • Strong written and verbal skills, communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support a diverse population of clients
    • Valid California driver's license with a clean driving record. Must be insurable under Seneca’s insurance policy
    • Clearance of TB test, physical exam, fingerprinting and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements


    • Full-time, Monday - Friday


    • Competitive salary.
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents.
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
    • 4 weeks of flexible paid time off.
    • We provide a 403b retirement plan.
    • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities.
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