Behavioral Specialist (Special Education) - 12 Months

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Behavior Specialist (Special Education)
Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Education, this job was established for the purposes of effecting positive behavioral change in students with disabilities; observing, modeling,  monitoring and providing support through administration of Functional Behavior Assessments and development of Behavioral Intervention Plans in compliance with Federal, State, City and District policies, regulations and/or procedures.
Essential Functions
  • Facilitate and coach school teams through the development and implementation of functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans;
  • Implement and coach school personnel on research based methods of classroom management and behavioral strategies;
  • Assist school staff in providing a safe and effective educational environment for students with challenging behaviors;
  • Provide social skills instruction to students utilizing research based interventions;
  • Collaborate with colleagues and parents in order to share information and expertise to plan and implement effective student programs;
  • Develop procedures and training materials for district staff involved with students with challenging behaviors for the purpose of enhancing programs for students;
  • Conduct workshop, trainings, in-service presentations on classroom management, behavioral supports and strategies, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development, data collection, and other topics for the purpose of developing skills and establishing effective relationships with students;
  • Effectively communicate with teachers, administrators, and parents;
  • Ensure all services are performed in accordance with state laws and regulations;
  • Perform other duties /responsibilities required and within the scope of licensure and/or certification.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Special Education
Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
Qualifications and Experience Profile
  • BCBA Preferred
  • Professional license issued by the State of Virginia
  • 3+ years of successful special education teaching experience
  • Ability to use and model research based classroom management and individualized behavior interventions
  • Experience with strategic planning
  • Trained in applied behavior analysis or other strategies used to prevent or de-escalate behavior
  • Ability to collaborate with educational professionals and parents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Terms of Employment:
  • Salary Range:   $51,786 to $80,396 (NEEDS UPDATE) ($2,944 Masters Stipend)
  • Contract:           12 Months
  • Benefits:            Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Personal and Sick Leave
FLSA Status:       Exempt

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

School Administrative Offices

100 North Main Street , Suffolk, VA 23434