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Classroom Behavior Assistant

Classroom Behavior Assistant

Type: Full-Time

Department: Thrive to Five

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster County is seeking a dedicated and energetic full-time Classroom Behavior Assistant to provide classroom support when there is a need due to challenging behaviors or special needs. CAP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow schedules/daily routines and lesson plans of each classroom where assigned
  • Follows all safety and health procedures and systems, i.e. child count system
  • Uses positive guidance techniques for children by implementing the Responsive Scale of Discipline
  • Makes visual supports for individual classrooms and at the center level
  • Works in assigned classrooms to support classroom staff and children with high needs
  • Assist the Early Childhood Behavior Specialists in entering BIRs into BIR database
  • Models and coaches Universal and or Teacher Support Plans as appropriate
  • Makes visual supports for individual children at the targeted and tertiary level
  • Implements their assigned role in Teacher Support Plans and/or Behavior Support Plans
  • Models and coaches Universal and or Teacher Support Plans as appropriate
  • Collect data on the challenging behavior and targeted replacement behavior as outlined in the Teacher Support Plan
  • Models and coaches the Teacher Support Plan and/or Behavior Support Plans to transition over to classroom staff
  • Assist the Early Childhood Behavior Specialist in implementing the Positive Solutions workshop
  • Observes CAP Values in working with children, families, staff, and community partners
  • When appropriate, participates in the multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • When appropriate, attends Home Visits with the Early Childhood Behavior Specialists
  • Maintains parent/staff rapport, mutual confidence and trust with classroom team
  • Participates in program pre-service, mandates and ongoing professional development identified by assessment, interest and needs
  • Works with all staff to resolve interpersonal problems affecting program operations
  • Observe CAP and Head Start confidentiality policies

Education/Certification, Skills and Knowledge

  • High school diploma or GED, Child Development Associate Credential or will receive credential not later than 2 years after beginning employment in this position
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with at-risk pre-school children
  • Effective communication skills in English, both orally and written
  • Positive recommendation from previous employer/supervisor regarding work performance
  • Act 33 and 34 certifiable. FBI Clearance. Ability to work flexible hours
  • Respect and sensitivity towards cultural differences
  • Ability to be flexible with being assigned to different centers and classrooms

Community Action Program of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information.


All job applicants must submit a completed CAP Employment Application form in addition to any other materials requested (resume, transcripts, etc.). Please email to

CAP employees are required to have three background clearances (Child Abuse, Criminal and FBI).