Behavior Specialist/School Psychologist @ District, open until filled
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under supervision of the Special Education Director, the Behavior Specialist will provide quality behavior supports to students with struggling with emotional and or behavioral challenges, birth to 22 through a commitment to team participation in planning and implementation of student programs. Opportunities exist to develop and experiment with adaptive technology; implement best practices, and integrate with typical peer populations and general education populations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include, but are not limited to: 1. Prepare student behavior intervention plans in consultation with parents and IEP team members. 2. Record progress of students. 3. Act to ensure appropriate IEP implementation in area of service, direct work of instructional assistants and support members of the IEP team. 4. Monitor delivery and frequency of positive behavioral supports. 5. Maintain appropriate student data and other records and submit reports as required. 6. Develop functional communication plans when necessary and appropriate. 7. Develop learning systems for use in community and campus settings. 8. Articulate curriculum between and among student levels. 9. Perform other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees in this position must have the ability to: 1. Sit and stand for extended periods of time. 2. Exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer, and to perform classroom tasks using both hands. 3. See and read printed matter with or without vision aids. 4. Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone. 5. Speak so that others may understand at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone. 6. Stand, walk, and bend over, reach overhead, grasp, push, pull and move, lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds to waist height.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Employees in this position will be required to work indoors in a standard classroom environment and outdoors as instruction requires. Comes in direct contact with students, WCSD and district office staff, and the public.