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Behavior Specialist

DAYS PER YEAR: 185 CALENDAR HOURS PER DAY: 7.5
COMMENTS: This is a 1.0 FTE continuing position. Preference may be given to those applicants who are eligible and willing to hold a continuing contract.
JOB SUMMARY:
Works with a variety of district and building teams to assist with the development and implementation of behavior interventions. The behavior specialist will also provide professional development and coaching to District staff related to positive behavior supports and tiered systems of intervention. Works directly with teachers and paraprofessionals in a school setting providing classroom-based modeling, coaching, and student-specific interventions; facilitates teacher inquiry and related professional development.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates as a team member with responsibility for coordinating research based behavioral interventions.
Modifies instructional programs to meet individual student needs.
Participates with other staff to cooperatively plan, develop, and implement a course of instruction designed to achieve school readiness.
Participates with other staff to cooperatively develop effective, positive techniques for improving student behavior.
Assists in the development of procedures and training materials for the purpose of providing a safe and effective educational environment for students with challenging behavior.
Provides positive assistance and guidance to a diverse population.
Provides guidance on special education compliance.
Facilitates department collaboration.
Participates in placement discussions to provide appropriate programs for the developmental level of each student.
Participates in staff meetings, planning events, and department/unit meetings.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate or Education Staff Associate Certificate (ESA) preferred with experience and certification in special education. BCBA Preferred
3-5 years of experience in developing and implementing behavior plans and/or teacher behavior strategies and/or working in-depth with families, agencies and schools.
Demonstrated ability to provide training for district administrators, teachers, and classified staff.
Must be flexible, exhibit a commitment to accomplishment, possess outstanding communication and conceptual skills, demonstrate appropriate and positive student relationships, possess a strong professional orientation, and be willing to actively participate in a team environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of research based intervention in a multi-tiered system of support, or other positive behavioral support program.
Demonstrated knowledge of an integrated curriculum and a commitment to broaden knowledge in behavioral methods by participating in classes, workshops, in-services, peer coaching, reading, etc.
Demonstrated ability to lead teams and provide effective professional development.
Demonstrated compatibility with staff, program, and school goals.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive attitude with students, self, and others
Demonstrated ability to plan, work, and contribute as a member of a team.
Working knowledge of the state essential learnings and state assessment program preferred.
Evidence of course preparation or professional development in current educational methodology, with an emphasis on behavioral strategies to meet the individual needs of students with a wide range of abilities.
Ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate an educational program for each student.
Leadership skills in working with peers and students.
Ability to clearly communicate, orally and in writing, with students, parents, and staff.
Role model as a life-long learner preferred.
Demonstrated ability to perform each assigned duty and responsibility consistent with state regulations, district policies and procedures, and building practices as required by the principal.
Other Requirements:
Completed online application (with supporting documents)
Application Procedure: Complete the online application at www.skschools.org and apply to the position(s) to which you are qualified within your online application.
Submitting and completing your online application and applying to open positions ensures immediate availability of your data to our hiring administrators.
PRINCIPALS AND HIRING ADMINISTRATORS CONSIDER ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WITH COMPLETE AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS.
Positions close at 4:00 p.m. on the final day of posting. Your online application, all supporting documents, and required District Testing (if applicable-see job posting when applying) must be submitted by the closing date for an applicant to be considered for a position.
If you need assistance with this process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 874-7074 or email skjobs@skschools.org.
The South Kitsap School District #402 complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any employment, programs, or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guides or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Title IX Coordinator
Jerry Holsten
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 874-7006
holsten@skschools.org
Section 504 Coordinator
Kimberly Shipp
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 443-3648
shipp@skschools.org
Jerry Holsten
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 874-7006
holsten@skschools.org
South Kitsap School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services, and activities. For information regarding translational bilingual education programs, contact the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at (360) 874-7050.
All Employees are required to furnish proof of identity and employment authorization status.
The South Kitsap School District is committed to providing a drug-free, tobacco-free environment for all persons-students, community and staff.
Any offer of employment with the South Kitsap School District is on a conditional basis pending the successful completion of an FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

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