BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SPECIALIST – Pulaski County
Special School District.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in Sp. Ed. or related field, AR Certificate in Sp. Ed. preferred or any K-12 AR Certificate; exp. working w/challenging
behaviors & “at risk” students; exp. & training in behavior intervention and Autism AND be able to lift 50 or more pounds. Apply online at www.pcssd.org or contact Stephanie Cole at 501-234-2436
for additional information.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field
Certification in Special Education (preferred) or any K-12 Arkansas Certification
Experience and specialized knowledge in working with challenging behaviors
Extensive background with analyzing behaviors that could facilitate Functional behavior assessments and facilitating behavior plans
Evidence of strong organization skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills to build relations and to resolve conflict
Resolution for both students and stakeholders
Experience and training in behavior intervention and Autism
Evidence of effective behavior management strategies
Experience with “at risk” students
Current trainer in crisis intervention, preferred
Be able to lift 50 or more pounds
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education
JOB GOAL: To act as a liaison between school, home, and community to provide prevention, assessment, intervention, and support services to enhance academic, social, and behavioral success of students
Ability to demonstrate effective leadership skills in group settings.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Maintain confidentiality and comply with its state and federal regulations related to student privacy laws.
Physical and emotional ability and dexterity to perform required work and move about as needed in a fast-paced, high intensive work environment.
Assist in the development and implementation of behavioral programs: conduct functional assessments, participate in the development of interim and positive behavior plans, collect and graph data on students’ target behaviors and replacement behaviors.
Participates in the evaluation and revision of behavior plans.
Participate in conferences, staff meetings, day treatment meetings, meetings for the development of behavior intervention plans, and in-service training sessions as scheduled.
Ability to work with an ethnically and educationally diverse group of students, parents and teachers.
Collaborate with teachers and model for teachers how to modify instruction for those students with behavioral needs.
Provide individualized behavior assessments.
Provide research based targeted interventions and monitor progress, to support the integration of behavior supports.
Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle emotionally charged situations.
Ability to train other staff members to apply effective behavior management techniques.
Provide training to teachers, paraprofessionals and parents in appropriate assessment, development and execution of positive behavioral intervention plans.
Assist with the development of student crisis and safety plans.
Understand special education laws, rules and regulations.
Follow building and school procedures.
Communicate regularly with the Director of Special Education.
Participate in and facilitate district-wide behavior intervention initiatives.
Provide large and small group presentations.
Provide crisis intervention training.
Perform and model appropriate safety procedures for self and others.
Serve as the liaison between the district and the day treatment facilities; process referrals & conferences; and monitor attendance and student progress in the day treatment facilities. \
Travel daily both in/out of district.
Perform lifting of heavy educational supplies and instructional equipment .
Know Board of Education policies, PCSSD Desegregation Plan, district and school guidelines and regulations and adhere to same.
Perform other duties as assigned.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Salary Range: Teacher Salary Schedule
Length of Contract: 190 contract days
Performance of this job will be evaluated with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Support Staff Personnel.
Interested and qualified applicants should submit an online application at www.pcssd.org. Personnel currently employed by the district who meet the necessary qualifications may apply by submitting an online District applica