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Special Education Behavior Specialist

Summary Information:
Employer: Bismarck Public Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Special Education (Behavioral)
School / Org: Bismarck Public Schools
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN
Posting Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 23 July 2018

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Bismarck Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Special Education Behavior Specialist

Location: District Wide

Purpose Statement:
The successful candidate for the Special Education Behavior Specialist position will work directly with teachers and paraprofessionals providing classroom-based modeling, coaching, and student-specific interventions; will facilitate teacher inquiry and related professional development; will work intensively with students who have significant challenges in their current educational setting and will immediately deal with individual student behavioral/emotional needs.

This job reports to the Special Education Director/Special Education Coordinator.

Essential Functions:
- Conduct a variety of assessments related to behavioral programming.
- Facilitate team process of functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan development.
- Assist in the implementation of behavioral, instructional support plans, and crisis plans; monitor and report student behavior and performance; provide support and assistance to classroom staff; and perform a variety of clerical duties as assigned.
- Perform a variety of activities in support of instructional programs for students who struggle maintaining self-regulation; assists teachers and staff in development and implementation of program and materials to enhance the studentís learning experience in a school setting. Implements individualized instructional programs within school settings for individuals who have behavior concerns. Prepares appropriate materials; supports children as they transition into general education settings; collects progress data and consults with studentís team.
- Complete and maintain Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification. Assist in developing and administering educational programs for behaviorally/emotionally and/or academically challenged students.
- Working as a collaborative team member with building staff, parents, outside agencies, and district personnel.
- Demonstrate experience and excellence in addressing behavior antecedents, consequences, triggers, and positive behavioral supports.
- Excellence in applying research based instructional practices related to behavior management.
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- Skills in collecting and using data to inform instructional decision.
- Ability to communicate (written and verbal) effectively with parents and professionals.
- Possesses excellent interpersonal and teaming skills.
- Possesses excellent organization skills, self-motivation, and follow through.
- Ability to handle emotionally charged situations and intervene in crisis situations.
- Ability to train others to apply effective behavior management techniques.
- Consult with Special Education staff and administration on:
* Individual student behavior issues.
* Positive behavior supports and interventions.
* Data collection.
* Direct observation of students.
* Fidelity checks.
* Follow up with building staff on suggested strategies and interventions.

Other Functions:
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements:
- Current ND License and Masterís Degree in at least one of the following: special education teacher, school psychologist, or Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
- Preference will be given to those who are a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Experience working with students with social emotional/behavioral needs.
- Experience teaching/coaching adults in writing and implementing behavior plans preferred.

This position is step PM on the Professional Support Staff salary schedule.

Salary Range: $59,750.00 - $71,404.00 / Per Year

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