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Behavior Intervention Specialist

Company: EducationPlus
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Behavior Intervention Specialist (BIS)PurposeThe Behavior Intervention Specialist will work with LEAs to develop staff capacity with individual and classroom behavior management strategies, data collection and interventions. The Behavior Intervention Specialist will assist in conducting and coordinating Functional Behavior Assessments and in developing Behavior Intervention Plans that address students' inappropriate behaviors and provide a means to help the students become more academically successful.Reports to: John Waters () St. Louis RPDC Classification: 12 Month, Full-time, ProfessionalLocation: St. Louis Start Date: 7/1/2022 or Sooner If AvailableBeginning Salary: $59,280 plus Benefits and PTOCredentials/Qualifications/ExperienceRequiredBS in Education, School Psychology, Psychology, Counseling, Behavior Science, or related field, or a License as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a school setting as a teacher, counselor, or interventionistTraining in Trauma-Informed Care, or the ability to complete training within 6 monthsExpected OutcomesAssist Missouri LEAs (through training, coaching, and technical assistance) in improving academic and social/behavioral outcomes for all students, but especially students with disabilities, with the development and implementation of effective behavior management strategies, Behavior Intervention Plans and Functional Behavior Assessments.Training (Training, Technical Assistance, Coaching)Provide technical assistance to districts over topics such as: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of behavior change (including but not limited to: reinforcement, consequences, environmental factors); methods and approaches for teaching appropriate replacement behaviors; implementing strategies for weakening undesired behavior; identifying antecedents and triggers; and maintaining consequences.Train teams to design Behavior Intervention Plans that address classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills instruction, executive function instruction, and behavior modification.Train individuals or groups of teachers/district personnel on effective behavior management practices, such as determining the function of behaviors and developing, implementing and monitoring behavior interventions using efficient and effective data collection methods.Provide professional development that targets research strategies and modeling of instructional practices to support teachers in their implementation of positive behavior support in their classrooms. For LEAs implementing school or district-wide PBS, the Behavior Intervention Specialist will collaborate with the PBS consultants and building leadership to ensure a consistent approach.Train district administrators to review behavior referrals and data reports to look for data trends.Train district administrators to review discipline data including out-of-school and in-school suspensions (OSS and ISS) reports to identify data trends and to use the data to identify alternatives to OSS and ISS for students.Train staff to use individual students' behavioral data to identify trends and develop specific positive behavior supports to include in IEPs.Train LEA staff in the theory and best practices for conducting manifestation determination reviews.Event Type: Planning/Communication/CollaborationWork collaboratively within a School-wide Positive Behavioral Support framework and with PBS consultants, when the district is a PBS school district.Assist districts in completing Functional Behavioral Assessments for individual students.Promote highly specialized, research-based interventions for at-risk students that include behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated and provides ample practice.Develop a repertoire of assessment strategies consistent with instructional goals, teaching methods, and individual student needs to more accurately assess student behavior and emotional competency.Participate in the development and/or revision of training modules as requested by DESE.Report data and consultant activities by the 5th of each month, using a DESE-provided system.Serve as a mentor for new Behavior Intervention Specialists.Work collaboratively with Special Education Compliance Consultants and special Education Improvement Consultants to assist districts who have been identified, or are at risk of being identified, as having significant disproportionality or significant discrepancy in their IDEA Discipline data, and districts with anomalies in their IDEA discipline data to address systemic behavior concerns, develop discipline self-assessments and improvement plans, and identify alternatives to exclusionary methods of discipline.Work collaboratively with Special Education Compliance Consultants and Special Education Improvement Consultants to address systemic and individual student behavior concerns for students with disabilities as identified through Special Education Compliance on-site compliance reviews or child complaints.Event Type: Meetings/ConferencesAttend professional development opportunities to maintain high levels of skill and knowledge of current research and practices related to behavior interventions and positive behavior supports.Attend and actively participate in the annual Directors' Academy (see master calendar).Attend and actively participate in statewide resource, support, and training meetings as designated by the calendar.Preferred Skills and Knowledge for Special Education Behavior Intervention SpecialistsQualifications for personnel employed to provide services specified in this description are identified below. Deviations from these expectations must be approved by DESE technical contact for this description.Primary Roles/ExpectationsHighly qualified Behavior Intervention Specialists with required knowledge and skills will assist LEAs through the training of staff in the application of individualized behavior supports to help students with challenging behaviors become more academically successful.Behavior Intervention Specialists will:Assist educators in implementing effective, evidence-based practices and behavior programs/processes designed to positively impact graduation and dropout rates.Train districts to design behavior intervention plans that address classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills instruction, and behavior modification.Deliver high-quality training to LEA staff on evidence-based practices using DESE- approved materials.Attend professional development opportunities applicable to Behavior Intervention Specialists work as requested/approved by DESE.Personnel filling these positions will have a thorough knowledge of the content required in their position and be able to demonstrate a high level of skills in development, presentation, meeting facilitation, coaching and delivery of HQPD to adult learners. Individuals in these positions are expected to have a working knowledge of technology and be able to use it in development, presentation, and delivery of training and technical assistance.Personnel serving in the role of a Behavior Intervention Specialist are required to have a thorough understanding of the scope of the work and of the intended outcomes of this contract. Individuals are expected to participate in developing, refining, and/or revising training and support materials when requested by DESE. It is the expectation that all contracted personnel will use the materials and tools provided or approved by DESE with integrity. Individuals providing services outlined in this contract are expected to be ambassadors of DESE in their work with districts, schools, and communities.Skills/KnowledgeRequires a skill base of:Effective meeting management and knowledge of processes/protocolsCoaching, collaborating, presenting, consulting, and facilitatingConflict resolution and problem-solving processesLeadershipAction research and reflective practiceUse of technology to enhance professional developmentAbility to participate in development of High-Quality Professional DevelopmentMeeting deadlines accurately and timely preparation of reports and progress logsAbility to organize and schedule time commitments to meet the demands of the jobExcellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong interpersonal skillsAbility to handle intense emotional situationsExcellent stress management skillsRequires comprehensive knowledge of:Function-based intervention planning, behavior theory and behavior analysis for developing behavior change strategies that focus on reducing problem behavior and increasing more appropriate behaviorTechniques needed to successfully complete effective Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function-based interventions, Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) and Manifestation DeterminationsUse of assessment and assessment data to inform instruction and interventionsCollecting and analyzing progress monitoring and behavior data from classroom and other educational settingsResearch-based instructional and behavior intervention strategies and ability to implement them effectivelyRequires knowledge of:SW-PBS (School-wide Positive Behavior Support)MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)Social-Emotional Learning for All

Keywords: EducationPlus, St. Louis , Behavior Intervention Specialist, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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