Summary

Support Staff (District Wide) | Behavior Analyst | District Wide | Available: August 2024 | Closing: Until Filled

Description

PURPOSE
The Behavior Analyst provides behavior analytic assessments, behavior intervention plans, instruction and coaching for staff, and direct services for special education students throughout the district.  This position will support implementation of district processes to ensure students are receiving services in their least restrictive environment. This Behavior Analyst also provides consultation to district staff in behavior management techniques for prevention, early intervention, and crisis management of behavioral challenges and is under the direction of the Special Education Coordinator and Director. The Behavior Analyst conducts assessments and develops plans that conform to Minnesota Department of Education statutes and rules. The person in this position will also monitor and collect data on the use of restrictive procedures throughout the district and will facilitate meetings of the district’s Restrictive Procedures Oversight Committee. 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Utilize principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to provide assessments and direct intervention services to students who exhibit inappropriate behaviors.
  2. Consult with school site administrators, special and general education teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, paraprofessionals, and parents/guardians to implement, monitor, and collect data on:
    1. Functional analyses and functional behavior assessments
    2. Behavior intervention plans
    3. Appropriate behavior management strategies
    4. Positive behavior interventions and supports
  3. Provide training for school site administrators, special and general education teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, and paraprofessionals in topics such as:
    1. Behavioral assessment and intervention
    2. Managing inappropriate behavior
    3. Principles of positive behavioral intervention and other research-based behavior management methods
    4. Crisis management techniques
  4. Participate as a member of IEP team meetings as required.
  5. Prepare evaluations, assessments, and/or reports to document student behavior.
  6. Attend job-related meetings and activities as specified by the Director.
  7. Perform related duties as assigned.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:

  • Principles and methods of Applied Behavior Analytic assessment, intervention, and services.
  • Special education rights, laws, and regulations.
  • Theory and techniques in consultation, training, and supervision.
  • School district organizational structure, operations, policies, and objectives.
  • Student and staff health and safety regulations.
  • Technical report writing and effective record keeping methods.

 
Ability to:

  • Identify and analyze behavioral and socialization needs of students.
  • Develop and implement behavior intervention and behavior management plans.
  • Apply appropriate behavior intervention and management plans for students at various ages (pre-Kindergarten through age 21), with various disabilities (ASD, DCD, EBD), and with idiosyncratic needs.
  • Provide consultation for behavior intervention and management in various settings (e.g., school, home).
  • Instruct and train staff in behavior analytic principles and methods.
  • Provide ongoing technical guidance to personnel working with students with various behavioral and socialization needs.
  • Organize, plan, and schedule work efficiently and effectively.
  • Adhere to rules and regulations regarding client confidentiality.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Work cooperatively and professionally within a multidisciplinary team.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have certification by the National Behavior Analyst Certification Board or obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Experience working with children with emotional and behavioral disorders preferred.
  • Experience providing development training preferred.

Application Procedure:
Apply online

Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

Equity is one of ISD728’s core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first to ensure college and career readiness. A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students. ISD728 will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.