Must hold a license issued by any agency.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Early Intervention Specialist, Functional Behavioral Specialist.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program. Expired certifications will be considered.
BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK: The Behavior Specialist shall be responsible for providing direct support to instructional staff in Positive Behavior Intervention strategies in regular education and special education settings. The Behavior Specialist will assist the Administrative Coordinator for Behavior Intervention in providing staff development in “Best Practices” positive support strategies for improving individual behavior, classroom management, and school-wide behavior support strategies. The Behavior Specialist will assist the Administrative Coordinator for Behavior Intervention in establishing, developing and facilitating Behavior Strategy Teams at schools sites.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK: 1. Work collaboratively with all stake holders in providing a world-class education 2. Provide direct support to instructional staff in identifying, planning and implementing 3. Positive Behavior Intervention strategies. 4. Provide consultation to school staff in the effective use of the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) process. 5. Provide consultation to school staff in effective planning, implementation and measurement of results in Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). 6. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with school staff, parents, special education staff and other PWCS personnel to identify and implement positive behavioral supports for students with disabilities. 7. Assist Administrative Coordinator for Behavior Interventions in establishing, developing and facilitating collaborative teams which provide proactive, problem-solving on-site support for instructional and administrative staff as they develop effective behavior intervention strategies. 8. Provide staff development inservices and presentations in “Best Practices” Positive Behavior Intervention and Support strategies. 9. Assist Administrative Coordinator for Behavior Interventions in responding to the FBA/BIP reporting system in order to promote appropriate use, and track effective implementation of FBA/BIP. 10. Support staff training in use of physical restraint, quiet rooms and crisis intervention models. 11. Respond to immediate or crisis situations on a day-to-day basis to resolve the issues in a professional manner that models best practices strategies. 12. Respond to referrals from school personnel by providing problem-solving consultation and support in a professional manner. 13. Actively support the special education department in all areas of responsibility. 14. Complete other duties as assigned. Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) does not discriminate in employment or in its educational programs and activities against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. PWCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual(s) will handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, including Section 504 and Title IX: Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Prince William County Public Schools P.O. Box 389 Manassas, VA 20108