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Openings as of 8/9/2020
02 - Professional: Schools

  • Behavior Specialist (3 Positions) JobID: 30952
  • Position Type:
      02 - Professional: Schools/Behavior Specialist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      Special Education

  • Date Available:

  • District:
      Austin Independent School District

    Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.  Three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience in the area of Special Education and Behavior Disorders is preferred. Certification as required by the State of Texas. BCBA Certification is preferred.  Incumbent must read, write and converse fluently in English.
    This position requires the ability to apply knowledge of current education and instructional theories, methodologies, techniques, and principles, knowledge of subject matter, and knowledge of State, local and Federal laws and regulations affecting the lives and education of students with disabilities. This position requires the ability to work with diverse student populations and develop options and strategies to assist students with disabilities and teachers throughout the district. Incumbent must be able to quickly gather information and identify problems and goals. Incumbent must have the ability to communicate effectively using a variety of media, work with others as a team, organize and maintain records; manage time and resources effectively and efficiently. Incumbent must be able to guide and lead other professionals. Incumbent must be able to apply BCBA principles to daily school support.
    Employees in this position must be able to read, write, and speak/communicate in English/Spanish in order to receive and to provide work-related information in a timely manner to other employees, supervisors, principals, school personnel, volunteers and where appropriate, visitors and students.

    Incumbent is responsible for assisting schools in managing the behavior of students receiving special education services, supporting campus staff in crisis situations, and providing in-home and/or parent training.


    • Work directly with students with significant behavior issues and provides modeling and coaching to build capacity of permanent campus staff. 
    • Understand diverse populations and develop best practices and strategies to assist students and campuses. 
    • Understand and know the purpose and use of data, as well as the variety of data collection methods. 
    • Provide professional development, coaching and consultation to staff. 
    • Serve as participant of the IEP team regarding behavior goals and objectives. 
    • Collaborate with special education team and campus staff. 
    • Maintain accurate and appropriate case records and documentation. 
    • Build capacity of campus staff to manage a variety of special education student behaviors. 
    • Assist the school staff in developing and implementing Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans. 
    • Work with parents in coordinating home and school action plans. 
    • Use district and campus data to identify trends and to determine priorities and strategies to support campus staff.

    Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

    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 will be made if necessary.
    This position may require driving to specific campuses on his/her caseload, assisting in SAMA containments, and modeling intervention strategies. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position.
    This position will report to the Assistant Director for Special Education to support instructional needs of students and teachers on the campus. Incumbent will have regular contact with campus administrators, teachers, students and parents.

    Duty Days: 187
    Pay Grade: P7B
    Salary Schedule
    Social Security
    Teacher Retirement
    Comprehensive Benefits Package
    Employee Discount Program

    Closing Date:  Until Filled

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

Postings current as of 8/9/2020 1:31:08 AM CST.

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