Behavior Specialist

POSITION: Behavior Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Comprehensive Programs
POSTING #: 23-045
TWC JOB ORDER #:  15956452
MONTHLY SALARY: Based on AISD pay scale using education and years of experience
SHIFT: Monday-Friday, 7:45am-3:45pm or 12:00pm-8:00pm
OPENING DATE: 4/25/2023
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

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Essential Job Functions

  • Assures that all procedures related to student Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are effectively implemented, in a timely manner, for each student assigned.
  • Assures that all documentation related to student PBIS, including Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, behavior strategies and update reports are current and submitted for assigned students.
  • Consults with assigned Licensed Specialists in School Psychology in completing Functional Behavior Assessments and developing Behavior Intervention Plans and behavior strategies.
  • Provides staff development training and coaching related to PBIS to staff using face to face and distance learning Formats.
  • Reviews incident reports related to behavior and intervenes promptly to reduce the frequency of problems in assigned classes.
  • Provides assistance to teams, in collaboration with assigned psychologists, in assessing students behavior and in writing behavior intervention plans and strategies.
  • Provides model teaching and coaching of teachers and residential instructors related to instruction in social skills.
  • Meets regularly with instructional teams. Provides ongoing consultation, in collaboration with assigned psychologists, to instructional and residential staff.
  • Participates in ARD Planning Meetings, ARD Committee Meetings, and other team meetings as assigned.
  • Knows and is ready to advise other staff of legal rules and regulations, as well as TSBVI policies and procedures, related to behavior.
  • Assists program by providing coverage or extra support for teachers when requested.
  • Continues professional growth and development, including participating in all assigned professional development.
  • Attend work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy.
  • Comply with all applicable security and safety rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university [Applicant selected for hire will be required to submit a copy of all college or university transcripts].
  • Must have certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
  • If a teacher, must have or be willing to obtain the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments supplemental certification within a specified period of time OR, if not a teacher, Foundations of Visual Impairment training.
  • If a teacher, must have at least three years of experience implementing Behavior Intervention Plans and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.
  • Must have experience consulting and training others in PBIS.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Mandt Trainer Certification.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain training related to PBIS and special education procedures for supporting students with behavior needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Behavioral Disorders, Positive Behavior Supports or related field.
  • Experience working with students with visual impairments, Deaf-Blindness and additional impairments.

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