Behavior Specialist - 11 Months

Hendry County Schools Labelle , FL 33975

Posted 8 months ago


QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Master's degree from an accredited educational institution.
2.Certified as School Psychologist and appropriate Licensure

by the State of Florida.
3.Internship in a school setting preferred.
4.Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board may

find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO: Director of Exceptional Student Education

JOB GOAL: To improve the academic achievement, behavioral/social skills, and

emotional well-being of all students through direct contact with student

or consultation with other professionals.

SUPERVISES: Assigned support personnel

1.Ability to develop detailed behavior management plans with rationale for implementation.
2.Ability to speak effectively before all members of the school community.
3.Ability to interpret statistical data in relation to behavioral scales.
4.A commitment to pursue national or state certification in Behavior Analysis, (Board Certified

Behavior Analyst (BCBS), Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCABA), Certified Behavior

Analyst-expanded privileges/Florida (CBAe/FL), Certified Behavior Analyst/Florida (CABA/F),

Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM)

must be obtained within two years of the date of hire.
5.Ability to apply common sense understanding and to communicate options and solutions when several

variables exist.
6.Chairs/co-chairs Student Support Team (SST) and assists the guidance counselors in processing

paperwork, interventions, and referrals for formal evaluation of students with disabilities.
7.Writes behavioral plans for students with disabilities and assists in the implementation of such plans.
8.Intervenes with crisis situations
9.Writes and monitors behavior plans for students and assists in and monitors the implementation of

such plans to ensure student success.
10. Intervenes with exceptional students/teachers to provide research-based and field-tested

11. Monitors and provides follow-up for recommended interventions to ensure student success.
12. Counsels exceptional students individually and in small groups when appropriate.
13. Assists in the implementation of SST, Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT), Individual Education

Plan (IEP), and meetings.
14. Coordinates the conflict resolution process with exceptional students.
15. Trains administrators and paraprofessionals regarding effective interventions, behavioral techniques

(including "Crisis Prevention Intervention" and "Techniques for Effective Aggression Management"),

and 504 regulations.
16. Consults with regular education teachers regarding the behavioral needs of exceptional students in

the mainstream.
17. Trains transportation staff regarding the use of behavioral management programs on buses.
18. Initiates referrals to family services and coordinates outside agency participation with exceptional

students and their families.
19. All other such job related duties as shall be assigned by the immediate supervisor, the Superintendent

of Schools, or the board.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that

must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee is required to stand and walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee

must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to demonstrate CPI and TEAM techniques. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and

ability to adjust focus.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Eleven months. Salary and work year to

be established by the board.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated

by the immediate supervisor.

ADOPTED: 4/26/05

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