CC909 Behavioral Specialist
Tuba City Elementary School
Your education and skills will provide counseling, intervention activities, case management and develop behavior plans for all students.
Essential functions, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is illustrative only, and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this job class.
- Consults with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to determine causes of problems and effect solutions and inform parents of progress.
- Leads group counseling sessions to enhance social development of individual members and provide peer support in areas such as grief, stress, or chemical dependency.
- Observes and monitors control of student’s behavior in the classroom, playground, field-trips, lunchroom, library, school buses and other areas.
- Consults with regular education teachers to utilize and implement classroom management techniques to maintain organization, orderliness and student safety, and a productive learning environment. Utilizes positive reinforcement to maximize desired behavior and educational outcomes.
- Consults with regular education teachers to plans instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum and implement instructional techniques to encourage and motivate students.
- Evaluates the performance of students regarding IEP goals and makes necessary provisions to meet learning needs. Ensures parents and students are informed of methods of evaluation utilizes in the classroom.
- Notifies site administrator of a special needs student who displays characteristics which vary from the norm. Collaborates with specialists to assist students.
- Attends IEP meetings and develop goals and objectives for students.
- Provides direct services to students regarding behavior.
- Consults with teachers regarding student behavior.
- May monitor the activities of paraprofessionals, staff or teachers in relation to students.
Supervise and train support staff regarding student needs. This position will also supervise students.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Special Education, Psychology or a related field.
- Experience working with student with severe behavioral and emotional issues.
- Any equivalent combination of training or education with a minimum of 3+ yrs. of applicable experience will be accepted.
Desired: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Special Education, Psychology or a related field.
Certificates, Licences, Registrations Desired:
- Arizona Special Education K-12 ED teaching certificate OR Arizona Special Education K-12 Cross Categorical Certificate LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret educational documents such as IEP’s, reports, behavior plans and progress notes. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to employees of the organization.
- Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be skilled in behavior intervention, be certified in “restraint training” or be willing to attend training. Behavior Specialist Job Description Updated 3/8/06 Page 3 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel and type; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Administrative Personnel.
How To Apply:
The completed and signed Employment Application and all required documents must be submitted to the Human Resource Office by the close of business (5:00 PM) on or before the closing date specified on the Vacancy Announcement. All applications submitted by following methods must be signed to be acceptable. Unsigned applications will be deemed incomplete and will not be accepted. Submitting a signed application to replace the unsigned application at a later date is also not acceptable.
Employment applications can be delivered to the TCUSD Human Resource office by one of the following methods:
- Hand delivered to TCUSD Human Resource, 67 Maple Street, TCUSD District Office Tuba City, AZ 86045.
- Mailed via postal service and must be received by HR at close of business on or before closing date. Mail to: TCUSD Resource Box 67, Tuba City AZ 86045
- Faxed to HR (928) 283-1202 and must be received by HR at close of business on or before closing date.
- Email to email@example.com and must be received by HR at close of business on or before closing date.