Behavior Support Technician (BST) - Special Education

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Granite School District
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Brandy Moon, Associate Director, at (385)-646-4647 or email

Hours per week: 29

Job Title  Behavior Support Technician (BST) 
Department  Special Education
Supervisor  Associate Director
Salary Schedule  Classified
Lane Placement  Lane G
Contract Length  Hourly
FLSA Classification  Non-exempt
Last Review Date  June 2020

Job Summary
The Behavior Support Technician (BST) is a district-level hourly classified position that will involve supporting students with the most severe behavior challenges in the district. BSTs will work under the immediate direction of special education behavior specialists and general education behavior specialists and report to Special Education administrators as their formal supervisors. BSTs will be required to intervene directly with students with severe behavior challenges, collect, manage, and interpret data on student behavior, draft behavior interventions/plans including environmental engineering, and train school-based paraeducators to replicate duties after students are maintaining stable behavior. BSTs will be required to participate in regular professional development and demonstrate competence in learned technical skills. Professional learning will include participation in on-line behavior management modules, explicit training with specialists and cooperating university personnel, and ongoing embedded training experiences, including regular fidelity probes. Attendance and physical presence are required and is an essential function of this position.
Essential Functions

  • Implement behavior strategies and/or provide one-to-one or small group instruction to students with challenging behaviors (i.e., physical aggression, self-harm, elopement, destruction of property, other dangerous behavior)
  • Deliver direct instruction to students in the special education and general education settings
  • Collect data on behavior and/or academic target(s)
  • Train and support school-based paraeducators in the schools
  • Provide emergency support to students in crisis
  • Participate in regular professional development and embedded training including MANDT training
  • Required to attend regularly scheduled training sessions held by district supervisors (several trainings monthly)
  • Must implement and monitor academic and behavior interventions as directed for application in all educational settings
  • Must be able to work flexible hours based on student needs
  • May be required to ride the school bus to and from school with student(s)
  • Must have transportation to travel independently to various schools

Non-Essential Functions
  • Other duties as assigned*
*This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee assigned to this position.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of education, knowledge, and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 
Required Education and Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent
Valid driver’s license
Independent transportation to travel to various schools
Required Prior Experience
Previous work with students with behavior challenges preferred.

Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Must currently hold or will acquire a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification accredited by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCBA) within 6 months of hire (or notification of this requirement for current BSTs)
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Adhere to RBT credential requirements in addition to district directed Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Must be able to learn, describe and apply a variety of learned behavior support and management techniques based on applied behavior analysis (proactive behavior, de-escalation strategies, physical interventions)
  • Must be able to apply acquired knowledge and skills consistently and with fidelity
  • Must be able to follow directives from specialists/administrators
  • Must demonstrate regular positive interactions with students and school staff under all circumstances
  • Must implement and monitor academic and behavior interventions as directed for application in all educational setting
Assigned Decision Making
Makes decisions concerning the best way to accomplish assigned tasks. Must take directions well and be able to work within specific guidelines.  Makes suggestions but must be willing to follow directions. Concerns for safety of self and others.
Interactions with Others
Positive interaction of students, special education teachers, teachers, administrators, support staff and supervisors.
Supervisory Responsibility
Supervision of students if required to ride the bus with students.
Working Environment
Work setting is mainly in the classroom setting.  May be asked to work inside and outside the building to accomplish assigned tasks. Working conditions can be in hot and cold weather. May experience stress from disruptive students and/or groups of students.
Physical Requirements – Not limited to the following:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to speak and/or hear.  Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.  Occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

Note:  The list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.

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Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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