Board Certified Behavior Analyst (22/23SY)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), is a school professional designated to work with school teams for behavioral and instructional support to maximize student achievement and social emotional growth. The role of the behavior specialist is to affect behavior change and provide systemic training, support and oversight in the implementation of behaviors strategies and interventions plans
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
• Conducts informal observation and data collection to facilitate the development of behavioral interventions.
• Consults with administration, teachers, and staff on comprehensive campuses to develop targeted interventions for students when the school teams need to explore alternative strategies.
• Provides follow up support to school based staff on the training, implementation, and evaluation of positive behavior intervention plans.
• Provides leadership and supervision to assigned behavior lead assistants.
• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of a variety of assessment methods and tools and the ability to apply the data to improve curriculum and instruction in the assigned program area.
• Models direct, explicit systematic instruction including effective teaching techniques and strategies.
• Provides on-site consultation regarding students identified with behavioral concerns.
• Monitors students in general and special education classrooms and consults with teachers regarding student progress.
• Assists teams in conducting Functional Behavior Analyses (FBA) to identify functions of student behaviors. Recommends and applies positive behavior interventions and supports.
• Assists teams with the development and implementation with fidelity of Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP).
• Develops materials and behavioral management strategies to support safe and healthy learning environments.
• Participates in Multi-disciplinary Conferences, IEP meetings and parent conferences as appropriate.
• Consults with parents, staff and outside agencies as appropriate or necessary.
• Attends required department and campus meetings.
• Monitors students in inclusive and special school settings. Consults with general and special education teachers regarding student progress and management.
• Recommends ways to integrate behavioral goals and objectives into daily classroom and home activities.
• Exhibit professional attitude, appearance, and demeanor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
• Working with students with behavioral needs;
• Knowing planning and organizational techniques;
• Preparing and providing presentations;
• Understanding the principles of applied behavior analysis including the development of functional behavior assessments and positive behavior intervention plans;
• Understanding IEP implementation and ability to interpret them to general education teachers and staff;
• Developing and delivering professional development for administration, teachers, and staff;
• Working knowledge of district, state, and federal special education rules, regulations, and procedures;
• Working knowledge of Arizona standards and skills in adapting curriculum for students with disabilities;
• Developing and maintaining cooperative and effective professional relationships with teachers, administrators, parents, students;
• Using computer software related programs;
• Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, parents, students, etc. to exchange information.
Work is performed in an indoor environment. Work requires frequent sitting, repetitive motion, vision to monitor and lifting up to 15 pounds.
To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. Verification of these required qualifications is necessary.
• Possession of valid Arizona teaching certificate;
• Completion of a BCBA approved course sequence in applied behavior analysis;
• Five years successful classroom teaching experience;
• Two years working with students with behavioral needs.
It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.
• Possession of valid Arizona special education teaching certificate;
• Master’s degree in Psychology, Special Education or other related field;
• Teaching experience in general education and special education classrooms;
• Two years of experience as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment.
Salary: Refer to PNT Salary Schedule Hours per Day: 8 Days in Contract: 211 Start Date: 2022/2023 School Year