PBIS at DJJ: Elbert Shaw RYDC Employee of the Month Brittany Ross

December 4, 2017
Elbert Shaw RYDC Employee of the Month Brittany Ross

Photo and information provided by Lt. Kristen Nix 

Recently, the Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center (Elbert Shaw RYDC) announced that Nurse Brittany Ross of the medical department was named the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Employee of the Month for the facility. The PBIS Employee of the Month award is open to all in fields of Safety & Security, Medical, Counselors, Mental Health, Education, Food Service, Maintenance, Business, Personnel, Support Staff and Administration.

To become the PBIS Employee of the Month at the Elbert Shaw RYDC, employees must:

  • Possess a positive attitude towards work responsibilities, co-workers, youth and be willing to serve as a role model for others.
  • Show a willingness to exercise servant-leadership, take initiative and accept and carry out additional responsibilities beyond the regular job assignments for the good of DJJ.
  • Be consistent, dependable and punctual in reporting for duty.

According to her co-workers and supervisors, Nurse Ross is "constantly and consistently on-time for duty, has impeccable integrity and always does what she believes to be right at all times. She is dependable and always lends a helping hand to whomever needs support. She is courteous to all staff and students and has an approachable demeanor.  Nurse Ross is an outstanding member of the Elbert Shaw RYDC team and deserves recognition."

PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 23,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student  behavior, will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve the school climate for all students. 

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