• School Support Specialist

    Posted: 06/26/2022

    PRIMARY PURPOSE:
    The job of Behavior Intervention Specialist was established for the purpose/s of effecting positive behavioral change in students; providing positive behavioral interventions to address student’s inappropriate behaviors; provides classroom and school-wide behavior management strategies to help students become more academically successful.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education/Certification:

    • The Behavior Intervention Specialist shall hold at least State Board Education Certification (SBEC) as a teacher.
    • A mid-management or principal certification from the state of Texas is preferred.

    Qualifications:
    The Behavior Intervention Specialist shall have had at least three (3) years of successful experience, i.e., teaching, or experiences related to the certified field.
    The Behavior Intervention Specialist shall have experience in working with students to include intervention strategies for behavior management.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
    Instructional Management:

    1. Communicates effectively with students, staff, parents, and community.
    2. Demonstrates a clear sense of the campus and district’s mission by providing students with a safe and secure environment.
    3. Assists in improving the instructional environment through classroom observation and teacher/student visitation. 4. Assists teachers with lesson modeling, classroom management, and behavior management.
    5. Provides teacher consultation regarding student disruptive behavior problems and/or learning problems. including implementation of the campus and district cultural and behavior initiative foundations.
    6. Assists school administrators in implementing research-based behavior programs and/or research-based interventions, including the implementation of the campus and district cultural and behavior initiative foundations.

    School Climate
    7. Demonstrates ability to work with others in a positive, productive way 
    8. Initiates and supports programs and actions that facilitate a positive, caring climate for learning and a safe and orderly environment.

    School Improvement:
    9. Works in coordination with teachers and administrators in planning and developing the programs to remediate behavioral and discipline problems.

    Personnel Management
    10. Works cooperatively with the staff to provide a continuous flow of information concerning student needs.
    11. Is prompt, reliable, and follows the weekly schedule.

    Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management
    12. Is knowledgeable of and complies with district policies, as well as state and federal guidelines.
    13. Is effective in scheduling activities and the use of resources needed to accomplish determined goals.

    Student Management:
    14. Develops and maintains effective behavioral management and intervention techniques with individual and/or groups of students and provides assistance in meeting educational, occupational, and personal needs.
    15. Provides individual and small group activities designed to improve interpersonal relationships and social skills for students attending an alternative education program (AEP).
    16. Participates in the Response to Intervention (RTI) process and early intervention team.
    17. Compiles and submits statistical data concerning students served.

    School/Community Relations.
    18. Effectively conferences with parents, administrators and teachers concerning school and student issues.
    19. Conducts home visits, as needed.
    20. Develops and conducts professional development (campus and/or district level) on classroom/behavior management and behavioral interventions.

    Professional Growth and Development.
    21. Participates in professional development and workshops for professional growth.
    22. Use information provided through assessment instruments, the district appraisal process, and evaluative feedback from supervisors to improve performance.
    23. Utilizes information and insights gained in professional development programs for self improvement.
    24. Is prompt and thorough in completing assignments and attending to details accurately and efficiently.
    25. Maintains a professional, ethical manner in accordance with generally accepted standards, complies with TEA codes.

    Other:
    26. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Campus Administrators or Superintendent of Schools.

    Evaluation: The Behavior Intervention Specialist’s evaluation will be evaluated by the campus principal. An evaluation shall be completed in writing at least once during the course of the school year.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    Mental Demands
    Maintain emotional control under stress Work with frequent interruptions
    Physical Demands:
    Light lifting and carrying, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, repetitive hand motions; frequent bending and stooping
    Prolonged use of computer
    Environmental Demands
    Normal office environment
    May work prolonged or irregular hours
    Exposure to childhood communicable diseases; good general health and stamina needed

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