Anticipated Behavior Specialist
119 SOUTH AVENUE, WEBSTER, NY 14580
(585) 216-0010 website: www.websterschools.org
Position Title: Anticipated Behavior Specialist
Location: District Wide
Starting Date: September 3, 2019
- CAS or PsyD/PhD in School Psychology
- Behavior Support and Intervention; Psycho-Educational Evaluation
- An individual filling this position must hold NYS Certification as a School Psychologist, Social Worker or Special Education Teacher
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst, or equivalent, preferred
Application Procedure: Please apply by May 30, 2019
Correspond With: Mrs. Colleen Armstrong
Executive Director of Special Education
Webster Central School District
1028 Ridge Road, Suite 112
Webster, NY 14580
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The Webster Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.
WEBSTER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Behavior Specialist is a data-based decision maker who works within multi-tiered systems to support the success of students academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally by:
Collaborating and consulting with educational team members, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
Collaborating with educational team members, parents, and other professionals to identify environmental factors impacting learning, to address those environmental factors, and to provide targeted interventions to teach social, emotional, and/or behavioral skills.
Evaluating students to determine current functioning, strengths, and needs in order to inform the implementation of appropriate interventions and supports to meet student needs.
Assisting in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs to meet identified needs within the student population.
An individual filling the position must hold New York State certification as a School Psychologist, Social Worker or Special Education Teacher. Certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst preferred.
Support the development, implementation, and monitoring of multi-tiered systems to address academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students and to promote the development of Essential Skills and mindfulness for all students.
Participate as a member of the district’s and/or a program’s multi-disciplinary problem solving team to address academic, social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs of individual students. Individually through consultation and/or within the team process, in consideration of the needs:
Gather data, as appropriate, through record review, interview, observation, and/or assessment to assist in the identification of student functioning, strengths, and needs, as well as possible barriers to learning.
Identify evidence-based interventions to address identified needs.
Provide initial and on-going training, modeling, and coaching for team members to support the implementation of identified interventions targeting social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs.
Develop systems for monitoring and evaluating student progress and response to the identified interventions.
Review and interpret progress monitoring data to guide decision-making.
Consult on evaluations to gather information about student functioning, strengths, and needs in order to inform the implementation of appropriate interventions and supports to meet student needs.
Facilitate the function-based problem solving process and collaborate with educational teams to inform the development, implementation, and monitoring of behavior supports.
Review and update behavior support plans, on a regular schedule, in collaboration with the educational team.
Conduct or consult with teams on Functional Behavioral Assessments to inform the development, implementation, and monitoring of Behavior Intervention Plans.
Review and update Behavior Intervention Plans, on a regular schedule, in collaboration with the educational team.
Provide consult services to students and families to address social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs which may include:
Consultation to teams on teaching skills in the social, emotional, and behavioral domains.
Consult on using evidence-based interventions to address identified skill-based needs for students to make progress in the educational setting through counseling services. Collaborate to monitor student progress in response to the interventions and make changes, as necessary, to promote student growth.
Communicate with parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding direct services to promote home-school collaboration in support of student growth across settings. Share resources with parent(s)/guardian(s), as appropriate.
Collaborate with community-based service providers to promote alignment of goals and interventions.
Participate as a member of the Committee on Special Education.
Gather data, as appropriate, through record review, interview, observation, and/or assessment to assist in the identification of student functioning, strengths, and needs.
Work collaboratively to synthesize information, prepare meeting materials, and make recommendations regarding special education programs, services, and supports within the student’s Individualized Education Program.
Maintain communication with parent(s)/guardian(s) and provide information and assistance, as needed, to promote parental involvement and understanding within evaluation and program development, implementation, and review processes.
Maintain current knowledge and skills related to behavior, educational disabilities, trauma, illness, and grief. Provide crisis intervention for students and/or staff members, as needed and as appropriate to the situation.
Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the district administration.