ESS Behavior Technician (Immediate Openings - Fulltime & District Benefit Package)

District Wide, Maricopa, Arizona

Date PostedMay 31, 2018
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Maricopa UnifiedSchool District#20

Human Resources
44150 West Maricopa/Casa Grande Highway
Maricopa, Arizona 85138
520.568.5100 - main number
520.568.5151 - fax number

Position Description: Behavior Technician - ESS

Classification: Non-Exempt Level 11 on the Classified Support Staff Salary Schedule Range up to 40 Hours/Week with District’s Benefit Plan

PurposeStatement: The Behavior Technician provides support to the classroom teacher and is responsible for providing academic and behavioral support to students by keeping students on-task and following the behavior plan established by the IEP team. The Behavioral Technician will assist in the implementation of a written positive behavior support plans as directed by the ED-P certificated staff. This will include one-on-one behavioral interventions and skill development activities. Services will be provided to children with challenging behaviors ages 5 through 21 in the classroom and/or on school transportation as needed.


  • Ensure students get from school transportation to the classroom and back in the afternoon.
  • Assist teacher in implementing classroom management and social skill training, including one-on-one student assistance as needed
  • Provide academic and behavioral support to students providing a positive reinforcement across all environments.
  • Develop student's self-responsibility for behavior at school and at home.
  • Maintain accurate reports on students and their behavioral needs to assess each student's improvement.
  • Assist with developing lesson plans and activities to meet student's needs to teach academic skills such as reading comprehension, math, and spelling.
  • Prepare charts and graphs as needed, complete and maintain data sheets daily.
  • Periodically report teacher/student progress or concerns to the ED-P counselors.
  • Work with staff members to enhance and ensure students are receiving quality educational support
  • Maintains knowledge of individuals, their health/medical needs, and their service plans.
  • Provides support as scheduled and as outlined in each Individual Education Plan and assists the individual in achieving their goals.
  • Maintains an accurate record of services delivered for MIPS billing.
  • Documents data and notes to adequately show individual's progress toward goals on IEP goals.
  • Ensures that the certificated staff is informed of events impacting individuals receiving support and services.
  • Completes a minimum of 45 hours of training every 3 years in continuing education related to children with developmental disabilities and challenging behavior.
  • Other duties as directed

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 frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see and use repetitive motions, While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands and interact with the public and other staff.

Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma/GED and meets the State and Federal guidelines for a highly-qualified paraprofessional (PRAXIS or Work Keys test accepted, or Associate’s degree, or, 60 college credits.) Bilingual preferred.


The Maricopa Unified School District 20 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. The Maricopa Unified School District 20 is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972 and Sec. 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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