Elementary Behavior Specialist/LSW
POSITION TITLE: BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST
REPORTS TO: Principal/Director
Consults with Principal/Director to provide clinical expertise regarding students. Member of IAT/ETR/IEP teams, and provides component assessments for the Evaluation Team Report. Develops IEP goals, as well as provides direct services for students with counseling listed on their IEP. Reports progress for counseling goals on IEP. Provides crisis intervention services for students as needed. Provides consultation regarding building-wide, classroom-wide, and individual behavior plans. Provides professional development to staff pertaining to behavior and the management thereof.
EMPLOYMENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
· Bachelor’s/Master’s degree and Ohio licensure in social work or clinical counseling
· Working knowledge of mental and emotional disorders
· Familiarity with the referral and determination of eligibility process under the IDEA and Ohio Revised Code
· Strong oral and written expression skills
· Experience developing individualized goals and behavior plans
· Experience leading psycho-educational groups
· Experience working with child/adolescent population (ADHD/Asperger’s preferred)
· Ability to interact in a professional manner with students
· Ability to interact in a professional manner with staff and to effectively work with them in a collaborative manner
· Must be able to maintain confidentiality of student records and school business
· Appropriate criminal records check by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal
Identification and Investigation and/or Federal Bureau of Investigation
· Meets all health requirements as mandated by law
· Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all employees
· Participates as member of enrollment team to provide clinical expertise regarding prospective students.
· As a member of the IAT, ETR and IEP team, participates in team process to refer, identify and implement appropriate services, modifications and accommodations for students with disabilities.
· Completes assessments for the Evaluation Team Report, including: Background Information (which may include autism assessments), Classroom Observation, Behavior Report, Adaptive Behavior Report and Transition/Vocational Report.
· Develops Behavior (Emotional) and Adaptive Behavior goals for IEP, consults with school staff to implement and monitor progress toward goals, and gathers data to track student progress toward counseling goals
· Develops, implements and monitors individualized behavior intervention plans for students based on needs identified in the Functional Behavioral Assessment.
· Develops and leads direct service counseling groups and/or individual sessions with students as identified in the IEP.
· Provides crisis intervention services for students, as needed, and consults with Principal/Director regarding clinical concerns.
· Consults with Principal/Director regarding discipline of students with disabilities.
· As a member of the Building Leadership Team, attends all building administrative meetings and participates in development of school-wide systemic interventions.
· Completes paperwork necessary for Medicaid billing at minimum monthly.
· Liaison between local school and local community agencies serving students, including mental health providers, physicians, social service agencies, juvenile justice centers, etc.
· All other duties as assigned by the Summit Academy Management or building director
· Those with the supervisory endorsement on their license may be asked to provide clinical supervision to dependently licensed individuals.
All other responsibilities as set forth by the Chief Executive Officer.