TITLE: Behavior Specialist
REPORTS TO: School Administrator
SUMMARY: The Behavior
Specialist is responsible for generating and implementing
programs to remediate behavioral and social problems for students; they are
also available for consultation to school personnel, parents and students.
- Design programs for students that are consistent with the total
educational philosophy and goals of the District.
- Maintain professional growth through educational meetings, visiting
related facilities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas
among the staff.
- Work in coordination with teachers and administration in planning
and developing the programs to remediate behavioral and social problems
- Participate as a team member in the identification of
- Design, implement, and follow-up on behavioral management programs
for students to remediate behavioral and social problems.
- Participate in the development of individual educational programs
- Participate as a team member in the evaluation of student progress.
- Provide individual and group counseling to students on a regular
basis to include socialization activities.
- Develop and maintain psychosocial and behavioral data on
- Assist teachers and other professionals with student crisis
- Plan and confer with the classroom teacher as requested concerning
any behavioral, social, or personal problems affecting students.
- Develop and conduct in-service activities regarding techniques for
re-mediating the behavioral, social or personal problems of students.
- Provide training for paraprofessionals in the areas of behavior
management skills and effective education.
- Coordinate and conduct individual parent education and counseling
- Assist parents in locating and obtaining community resources which
are available to students and their families.
- Update and maintain information concerning parent training.
- Assist students in developing and maintaining home-school relations
in crisis situations.
- Assist in the development and implementation of reporting systems
- Complete reports for appropriate local and state educational
- Participate as a team member in referring students who require
further evaluation or follow-up services to the appropriate school
personnel or community agencies.
- Assist with the development and maintenance of program evaluation
- Assist with case management and team problem-solving with other
behavioral specialists, district personnel, and other appropriate
professionals on a regular basis.
23. Perform other duties as assigned
degree in psychology, counseling or other related field is required
degree is preferred.
or Certification in psychology, counseling or a related field; or
valid Arizona Teacher Certificate.
(1) year in a related field working with families and children is preferred.
of community resources.
to work effectively with District and school site administrators, teachers,
support staff, parents and community agencies.
alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate
WORKING CONDTIONS: The working environment is the normal classroom setting.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Nine (9) month year, Salary Schedule YTBD, employee benefits in accordance with
to be evaluated in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of certified