Certified - Special Education - Behavior Specialist
Job Type Description
Works in school settings with students with Emotional Disabilities for the majority of the day, supporting staff and students. Works with the entire school staff to provide assistance in the implementation of school wide positive behavioral intervention supports.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
B.S. Degree in Special Education and valid Special Ed license OR M.S. Degree in Social Work and valid School Social Worker license.
Minimum of five years of experience working with students with challenging behaviors.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Works with students whose behavior, school progress, and social skills indicates a need for assistance.
Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems and effect solutions.
Provides behavior support and suggestions for classroom management.
Assists teachers in writing and facilitating Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans/Committee for Academic and Behavioral Supports.
Assists teachers in developing accommodations and modifications to meet student academic and behavioral needs.
Maintains and analyzes accurate student behavioral data to assist committees in making informed decisions.
Serves as consultant to school personnel regarding students or situations which are not referred for direct service.
Meets regularly with building administrators to provide information regarding school wide behavioral trends and concerns.
Participate as a Crisis Team member after being trained in the program for non-violent crisis intervention.
Assists teachers and classroom assistants in self-contained classroom for students with Emotional Disabilities(ED) with classroom management, implementation of behavioral plans and community related activities.
Provides support for ED students who move from self-contained to inclusionary settings.
Develops and facilitates social skills groups for students.
Serves as a resource for staff for social skills curriculum.
Possesses a working knowledge about community agencies and resources.
Facilitates staff development sessions and parent focus groups.
Understands and models positive behavioral intervention supports.
Possesses knowledge of procedures, policies and laws pertaining to special education.