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Behavior Support Staff - Teach Indy

Behavior Support Staff

Sankofa School of Success

Title Behavior Support Staff 21/22 SY

Job Type Non-exempt Position


The Behavior Support Staff position will ensure that students will learn and develop cognitive, emotional, social and communicative skills. Additionally, provide a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and academic achievement beyond the classroom.


Skills are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the function of the job include analyzing data and effective listening.


Job Type Description

  • The ability to turn behavior around using a myriad of sources
  • Work daily with students on instructional lessons as it relates to behavioral and academic achievement
  • Utilize data collected through a myriad of sources to improve behavior and social interaction
  • Ensure that all work with students aligns with the school’s academic goals for student achievement as well as the individual needs of the students
  • Continually communicate with students and families regarding academic and behavior performance and progress
  • Maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues in an environment where listening, critical thought, respectful debate, and compromise is welcomed and essential
  • Assist in developing procedures and training materials for school staff involved with students with challenging behaviors for the purpose of developing skills, establishing effective relationships with behaviorally or emotionally disturbed students
  • Participate in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and adhere to or follow academic guidelines
  • Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring efficient and effective functions

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job related experience within a specialized field is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Language Ability:

Good written and verbal communication skills

Math Ability:

Above Average

Reasoning Ability:

Above Average

Certificates and Licenses:

No certification needed

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, feel or handle; reach with hands or arms; talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and lift and /or move up to 10 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
We partner with CDC and Marion County Health Guidance for our campus.