Full-time and Part-time Behavior Intervention Aide
Location(s) Oakland, CA
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 18-Dec-2018
Job Description

Full-time and Part-time Behavior Intervention Aide


About Yu Ming Charter School

Yu Ming Charter School is an Oakland based charter public school committed to providing an academically rigorous, innovative and comprehensive Mandarin-English bilingual education to students from many racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  Our K-7 students live in nearly every zip code of Alameda County.  We have been fully enrolled with a long waitlist since opening in Fall 2011, and will grow one grade level each year until we are at full-size (450 students, grades K-8).  Yu Ming is committed to fostering diversity and developing youth with curiosity, compassion, strong moral character and responsibility to the community and the environment.  Yu Ming is the only stand-alone immersion charter school in Alameda County, and the only stand-alone Mandarin immersion public school in the East Bay.  To learn more about our school visit our website  www.yumingschool.org.


Position Summary

The Behavior Intervention Aide reports to the Yu Ming Charter School Director of Student Services and provides behavior and academic support services to identified students in the general education classroom.

The aide assists students to eliminate or replace disruptive, harmful, or negative behaviors with positive actions.  The role of the Behavior aide is to improve students’ success in the classroom by supporting the student in reaching goals for behavior changes, monitoring the student, assessing progress, and modifying behavioral plans if necessary.


Behavior intervention draws on multiple disciplines, including psychology, education, community health, social work, and counseling.  Because behavior intervention is aimed at modifying negative behaviors through treatment plans, the specialist will work closely with families, the school, and other support systems to assist with monitoring, implementation, and adjustment.  


The Behavior Intervention Aide will work at the Yu Ming Middle school site and will be responsible for following through on treatment or behavior plans for Yu Ming students who require special education services as outlined in their IEPs.  The Behavior Intervention Aide will work under the supervision of a certificated Education Specialist who will provide weekly oversight, training and direction.



  • Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Use appropriate applied behavior teaching, communication, and reinforcement techniques consistently.
  • Document student progress/activities/outcomes and provide regular feedback to classroom teachers, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. Accurately complete all required documentation and data collection daily.
  • Work with the student to reinforce learning of material or skills as described in the IEP.
  • Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of the individual student's needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Assist the student throughout the school environment as necessary.
  • Supervise testing and make up work as assigned by the teacher.
  • Alert the classroom teacher to any problem or special information about the individual student in the classroom
  • Supervise, observe and assist the assigned student at all designated times, including escorting the student during all transitions as prescribed in the student’s IEP.
  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about the student as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
  • Create a variety of documents and materials (e.g. games, schedules, visual supports, observation and success logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and promoting student growth and development.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Participate in various meetings as needed (IEP, SST, Parent Conferences, In Service Training, Staff Meetings etc.)
  • Other duties as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Experience working with students with Autism strongly preferred
  • Experience/knowledge of ABA practices strongly preferred
  • Coursework in Education/Special Education/Related field preferred
  • Desire and commitment to working with students with special needs required
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to, and competence in working with families from various culturally and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude



$16-19/hr commensurate with experience

Applicants interested in both Full-time and Part-time should apply. Comprehensive benefits package available for employee and dependents.



Interested candidates should apply through http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your educational career, and your long-term goals

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.  


Yu Ming Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.


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