Behavior Specialist - Copper Canyon HS (2012-13 SY)
Closes: until filled
Copper Canyon HS
Hourly salary range: $14.22 to $15.95
Contract months: 9
Salary Grade: 21
Hours per day:8
- Bachelor’s degree (Preferred) in psychology or a related field including six to nine units in the Applied Behavior Sciences, specialized training in managing aggressive and noncompliant behavior.
- Demonstrated understanding of federal and state special education laws.
- Demonstrated understanding of inclusive education and differentiated instruction.
- Demonstrated understanding of behavior management techniques and methods.
- Minimum of three years work experience in education and/or mental health.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.
Under administrative direction of the Principal, performs work of assisting in the instruction of individual or small groups of students in a variety of subject areas; assisting in the implementation of a behavior modification program; monitoring and reporting student behavior and performance; and performing a variety of clerical duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others, demonstrate self-discipline and initiative, follow state and district guidelines.
- Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials, under the direction of the teacher, for the purpose of providing an opportunity for all special education students to participate in classroom activities.
- Administers physical restraint and first aid as needed for the purpose of maintaining a safe and effective educational environment.
- Administers tests, homework, make-up work, etc. for the purpose of assisting teacher in evaluating students' progress and/or recognizing the individual needs of the student.
- Implements behavioral plans designed by IEP team for students with behavior disorders or other conditions for the purpose of assisting in meeting special education students' needs and providing a consistent environment.
- Maintains students' files, records, confidential data, etc. for the purpose of documenting activities and/or providing reliable information.
- Monitors students’ performance in a variety of locations according to program guidelines for the purpose of identifying areas requiring additional training on techniques and methods for maintaining solid work habits.
- Participates in meetings, program special events, training and/or workshops (e.g. community sponsored events, on behalf of students, trains staff, award ceremonies, career events, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or conveying information.
- Prepares documentation (e.g. reports, instructions, memos, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information.
- Promotes the program to the business community, students, participants, teachers, parents, etc. for the purpose of defining the program objectives and opportunities for participation.
- Responds to inquiries for the purpose of solving problems, providing information and/or referral.
- Transports students as needed and/or assigned for the purpose of assisting them in preparing for testing, interviews, and obtaining proper documentation to meet program objectives.
- Tutors students in vocational skills for the purpose of enhancing their readiness for employment.
- Performs other tasks as may be assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Positive behavioral intervention techniques.
- Current methodologies, communication systems and intensive data driven programs related to students with behavior problems.
- Problems and concerns of students with special needs.
- Theory and techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis.
- Instructional methods and techniques.
- Curriculum, goals and objectives of the department.
- Operation of a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
- Report writing techniques.
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
- Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Principles of training and providing work direction.
- Develop and implement effective Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP’S) including data collection and program development.
- Assess student skill areas and behavioral challenges.
- Understand and relate to children with special needs.
- Implement various communication systems and appropriate methodologies.
- Provide staff training and lesson progression consultation.
- Develop transition plans to facilitate independent functioning in the classroom.
- Monitor lesson progression of students.
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Prepare reports related to assigned activities.
- Interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
- Train and provide work direction to others.
- Meet schedules and timelines.
Certificates and Licenses: Valid CPR and First Aid Certification