Behavior Specialist

Job | Posted a month ago


Job Summary:  Provides specialized support to teachers and paraeducators of students with emotional disabilities in Behavior Support Programs (BSP) at all levels within the division.

Essential Functions:  

  • Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team whose purpose is to provide appropriate educational programs for special needs students.
  • Provides specialized support to teachers at all levels who need assistance in meeting the needs of students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
  • Provides specialized consultative support to Student Assistance Teams (SAT), Child Study Teams (CST), and Individualized Educational Plan Teams (IEP) to meet student needs in their educational settings.
  • Provides specialized training and consultation on conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) at all levels and across all school settings.
  • Provides professional development training on FBA, BIP, crisis intervention, implementation of the Guidelines for Behavior Support Programs, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), Response to Intervention (RTI), and Mandt.
  • Provides training to parents and families on behavior support, intervention, and Mandt.
  • Provides job coaching and mentorship to new teachers in BSP assignments.
  • Assists schools with transfers of students with emotional disabilities into division-wide programs.
  • Instructs Social Application courses at the division day placement program.
  • Facilitates Professional Learning Community (PLC) for teachers in Behavior Support Programs in the division.
  • Organizes and monitors all Mandt training and use of Mandt interventions for the school division.
  • Assists in screening, evaluating and recommending placements of students for the division’s special education program.
  • Complies with all special education procedures from the division-wide Special Education Handbook.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the principal or designee.

  • Knowledge of medical aspects of the special needs student and their implications for instruction.
  • Knowledge of resources and techniques needed to integrate the special needs student into the least restrictive environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of elementary, secondary and special education principles, practices and procedures;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching;
  • Thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures;
  • Ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior;
  • Ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, administration, and parents.
Education and Qualifications:
Candidate must possess a Collegiate Professional or Postgraduate Professional License with endorsement(s) in special education appropriate for working with emotional disabilities.  
Special Requirements:
  • Candidate must possess demonstrated leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, staff, administrators, and parents.
  • Candidate must possess good moral character.
Salary:  This is a 10 month position; starting salary $48,000 (bachelor's degree).  Additional compensation awarded for credits earned toward advanced degrees.  New employees to Spotsylvania County will be compensated for up to 20 years of experience. 

How to Apply: Follow all instructions to complete a Licensed application

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Spotsylvania County Public Schools

6717 Smith Station Road , Spotsylvania, VA 22553

At the following locations

To Be Determined

8020 River Stone Drive , Fredericksburg, VA 22407