Teacher Expert: Social Emotional Behavior K-12
Bargaining Unit: AEA
Work Year: 182 Days per year
The Teacher Expert, Behavior K-12 provides ongoing staff development, program oversight, and curricular guidance under the direct supervision of a school principal.
This position requires a valid Alaska educator certificate. The number of work days is based upon the AEA negotiated pay scale. Information on the pay scale can be found online on our Labor Relations Department website. Positions that are 0.50 FTE to 1.0 FTE are associated with the Alaska Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), positions that are 0.40 to 0.49 FTE are associated with the Alaska Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Positions that are 0.39 FTE or less are not eligible for state retirement benefits.
The following are required:
- Valid Alaska initial, professional, or master teaching certificate or type C counselor certificate.
- Evidence of content knowledge shown by:
- a posted degree in the content area of this position; or
- a posted minor in the content area of this position; or
- passing Praxis Subject Assessments scores (formerly Praxis II) in the content area of this position; or
- an endorsement in the content area of this position
The following are preferred:
- A minimum of three years of teaching or related experience in behavior management.
- Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with administrators, teachers, parents, and community groups.
- Evidence of strong written, verbal, presentation, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to self-direct and manage time, and ability to adjust work day and/or hours to accommodate department needs.
Essential Job Functions
- Assists the implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Support in the area of behavior and social-emotional learning (SEL).
- Collaborates with staff to develop and implement a school-wide positive behavior support system, using district supported programs and curriculum such as CHAMPS, Respected & Connected and Second Step to address the needs of all children.
- Collaboratively creates site-based systems to support Tier 1 practices for both school and district initiatives.
- Provides comprehensive coaching for classroom teachers on classroom management, CHAMPS implementation, and differentiated behavior support.
- Provides instructional support to teachers for SEL curriculum including model or team-teaching.
- Collaboratively organizes and facilitates school-wide positive behavior incentive programs.
- Collects, organizes, and analyzes school-wide data including behavioral screening data and Tier 1 implementation data.
- Actively participates on the Foundations Team and Student Support Team.
- Organizes and facilitates professional development and training for staff and other stakeholders on positive behavior supports.
- Assists and supports teachers in collecting baseline and progress monitoring data collection for students needing additional behavioral support.
- Collaboratively organizes, facilitates, and implements district-elected Tier 2 behavior interventions.
- Supports teachers in problem-solving for students with challenging behaviors and providing differentiated behavior support.
- Consistently models a positive, strengths-based approach towards children.
Physical /Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
Anchorage School District (ASD) employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. For certificated positions, this is in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).
This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit the government REAL ID website for additional information.
The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.