Summary

Student Support Services | Behavior Specialist | HVED District Office | Available: 22-23 SY | Closing: Open until filled

Description

Hiawatha Valley Education District provides special education services to 13 School Districts and 3 Charter Schools within five counties of southeast Minnesota: Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. Hiawatha Valley Education District also has a Setting IV Behavior Program, located in Kellogg, MN that provides programming for grades K-12 students with challenging behaviors currently receiving special education services. Hiawatha Valley Education District provides programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder located in Hokah, MN. HVED offers an Alternative Learning Center housed in MN College SE located in Winona, MN.  Hiawatha Valley Education District is committed to providing the best special education services to staff, students, and member districts in southeast Minnesota.  Come join our team to be a part of a great organization! 

Position Overview:         
The Behavior Technician provides classroom and behavioral supports for students through analyzing data to identify inappropriate behaviors; planning; implementing and tracking individual behavioral plan; identifying barriers to successful transition; and, facilitating transition plans. Their role is to help IEP teams create plans to manage behaviors that affect a student’s learning. They work with the team to provide a comprehensive approach to behavior management that includes evaluation, data collection, interventions and regular monitoring.
 
Qualifications:            

  • The Education District¬†requires an applicant to have:¬†
    • Have an associate‚Äôs degree in a social services discipline; or
    • Have two years of supervised experience working with individuals who exhibit challenging behaviors as well as co-occuring mental disorders or neurocognitive disorder.
  • In addition, a Behavior Technician must:
    • Have received a minimum of four hours of training in functional assessment;
    • Have received 20 hours of instruction in the understanding of the function of behavior;
    • Have received ten hours of instruction on design of positive practices behavioral support strategies;
    • Be determined by a behavior professional to have the training and prerequisite skills required to provide positive practices strategies as well as behavior reduction approved intervention to the person who receives behavioral support; and
    • Be under the direct supervision of a behavior professional.
  • Experience in child¬†behavior and intervention experience strongly preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver‚Äôs license to travel between HVED programs and member school district(s).¬†

Competencies:

  • Must be able to work in team decision-making situations
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must possess ability to problem-solve
  • Must possess ability to coordinate with others and lead teams when necessary
  • Knowledgeable in interpreting and supporting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) ¬†
  • Familiar with PBSP (Positive Behavior Support Plan)¬†and BIPs (Behavior Intervention plans)¬†

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Provide classroom and behavioral supports for students through analyzing data to identify inappropriate behaviors, implementing and tracking individual behavioral plans.
  • Identify barriers to successful transition and facilitate transition plans.
  • Assist IEP teams in problem-solving and creating plans to manage behaviors that affect a student‚Äôs learning.
  • Provide a comprehensive approach to behavior management that includes evaluation, data collection, interventions and regular monitoring to produce socially significant improvement in children‚Äôs behavior.¬†

Employment Start Date: 

  • School Year 2022-2023

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel among the HVED programs, member districts and HVED District Office required.

Working Conditions:  

  • Office, lifting, sitting, standing, pushing, pulling, keyboarding, etc.¬†
     

Salary/Benefits:  

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.¬† Based on years of experience and credentials.

 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt