Social Worker/Behavior Specialist-2217 Phoenix

Job | Posted 24 days ago
Position Areas
Pupil Services


Location: Phoenix
Employee Status: Permanent   
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Calendar: 10-Month
Pay Rate:  $31,875 - $61,020
Number of Positions Available: 1
Other: Advanced ASL required
The Behavior Specialist is responsible for developing a plan and support for behavioral management in collaboration with school staff.
The Behavioral Specialist will identify and meet with high risk students to determine intervention plans based on their needs and continue to monitoring such as intensive academic intervention, goal setting, grades review, student reports and discipline referrals. The Behavioral Specialist will provide support for teachers in implementing instructional strategies and routines to create a positive classroom environment that increases student success. The Behavioral Specialist will coordinate the development and implementation of appropriate behavior management techniques based on individual student behavior intervention plans. In addition to this, the Behavioral Specialist provides technical assistance and staff development to administrators , teachers, and support staff regarding effective interventions and positive behavioral support and techniques. The Behavioral Specialist also will handle discipline incidents with the support of administrators. The Behavioral Specialist consults with transportation staff regarding the use of behavioral management programs on buses. The Behavioral Specialist will conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and will develop the Behavior Intervention Plan. The Behavioral Specialist will provide in service training for teachers and support staff on how to handle students, classroom management, Crisis Prevention Intervention, Behavior management and intervention techniques etc.
Position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
  • Instructional coaching or special education crisis
  • Prevention Intervention training Classroom Management
  • Experience working with handicapped children
  • Must be able to pass FBI and State background check
  • Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Education
  • State of Arizona Department of Education Teaching Certificate
  • AZ IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • The development and evaluation of academic and behavioral interventions
  • Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
  • Principles and practices of administration and management
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Principles, methods, and procedures for therapy and  counseling
  • Curriculum and training design
  • Behavior management and intervention techniques
  • Child development
  • Federal, State, and Agency policies
  • Apply knowledge and skills in areas such as mentoring, classroom management, alignment of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and peer coaching
  • Manage behavior problems
  • Communicate effectively; both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and communicate detailed behavior management plans with rationale for implementation based on a functional behavior assessment.
  • Ability to speak effectively before all members of the school community
Benefit eligible employees have a variety of choices for medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance.  Offered plans provide exceptional value to our employees and their eligible dependents.   Employees have a 31-day period from effective date of hire to elected coverage.  Elected benefits could start as early as 2 weeks after hire. 
Benefit eligible employees are automatically covered for basic life, non-smokers, accidental death and dismemberment and seat belt insurance
Benefit eligible employees are automatically enrolled in the State’s retirement plan and long-term disability (LTD) program.  Enrollment is mandatory and is subject to a 26-week waiting period before initial enrollment.  Employees may also choose to participate in a deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.  Benefit Options also offer Employee Self-Service, Wellness, Tuition Discount, Travel Reduction, Auto & Home Insurance and Purchase Discount Programs.  
For more information contact the Recruiter at:
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Recruiter. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.



Posted By

AZ State School for the Deaf and Blind

PO Box 88510 , Tucson, AZ 85754

At the following locations

School for the Deaf-Phoenix

7654 North 19th Avenue , Phoenix, AZ 85021