Board Certified Behavior Analyst - 12 months (2020-2021 SY)

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2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYST (BCBA)
DISTRICTWIDE


JOB SUMMARY:

The BCBA will provide behavior analysis services and develop behavior intervention plans for special education students.  In addition, this person provides support and professional learning to school staff, paraprofessionals, and parents/guardians, with respect to behavior intervention techniques, conducting assessments, and developing behavior intervention plans.


 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The following identifies the primary and essential functions of the position; it is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of all duties. 
  • Acts as liaison with the public and mental health community for the purpose of supporting individual student development goals;
  • Administers programs and services for behaviorally or emotionally disturbed students for the purpose of improved functioning and ensuring program eligibility and compliance with established guidelines;
  • Assists with student crisis intervention;
  • Assists in developing interventions, functional behavior assessments and behavior plans for the purpose of providing a safe and effective educational environment for students with challenging behaviors;
  • Assists in developing procedures and training materials for District staff involved with students with challenging behaviors for the purpose of enhancing programs for students and ensuring that program operations are in compliance with established guidelines;
  • Collaborates with school personnel, agencies, and families in coordinating individualized ESE services for students;
  • Collects and summarizes behavioral data;
  • Completes all reporting requirements as mandated by the District, state, federal, and educational agencies (i.e. restraint and seclusion, assessments, behavioral data);
  • Conducts workshops, training, in-service presentations, etc. in classroom management techniques and other topics for the purpose of developing skills and establishing effective relationships with behaviorally or emotionally challenged students;
  • Coordinates handling of child abuse and neglect cases through contact with school staff and outside agency personnel for the purpose of complying with mandated requirements;
  • Facilitates and coaches teams through the development and implementation of functional behavior assessments/behavior interventions plans and crisis plans for identified students;
  • Implements and coaches school personnel on research based methods of classroom management and behavioral strategies;
  • Participates in the development of Individualized Educational Programs for students;
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines;
  • Provides social skills instruction to students utilizing research based methodologies and approved District curricula;
  • Performs related duties as required.


 
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
 
  • Experience working with young children
  • Public school experience with students displaying social/emotional/behavioral needs
  • Experience in behavior management (development and program implementation)
  • Collaborative working style
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Organizational and problem solving skills



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Possession of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification (BCBA)
  • Master’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of school-based experience working with students with autism and other behavior challenges
  • Experience in supervising ABA therapists preferred 



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Experience in supervising ABA therapists
 

Days:                     Monday – Friday (37.5 hours weekly/schedule determined by Administrator)
Salary:                   In-line with NFEP Contract
Bargaining Unit:    NFEP
Work year:            July - June  (12 Months/52 weeks)
Benefits:                Medical, Dental, Vision



 
Apply at
www.norwalkpublicschools.org
Click “Employment”
 
NORWALK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender; gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.
 

3/24/2021

Posted By

Norwalk Public Schools

125 East Avenue P.O. Box 6001, Norwalk, CT 06852
 

At the following locations

Specialized Learning and Student Services

125 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851, USA , Norwalk, CT 06851