Behavior Support Specialist, Special Ed
St. Cloud Area School District 742 - Saint Cloud, MN

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February 8, 2013

Behavior Support Specialist (Special Education)

City Life 742

Monday-Friday, 6.5 hrs/day, hours to be determined

Long Call Substitute, approximate dates:
April 24 - June 6, 2013

Hours may vary based on building/program needs

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree or higher

Knowledge of behavioral management and techniques used with special needs populations

Experience working with students with social, emotional and/or behavioral needs

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Education, Psychology , or related field

Knowledge of positive intervention supports, behavior management, crisis response, de-escalation, and physical restraint

Two years experience working with children in an organized setting

One year experience observing and collecting student behavioral charting data

Under the direction of licensed special education staff, the Behavior Support Specialist serves in a modified teaching capacity to provide intervention for students with significant social, emotional and/or behavioral needs.

Primary duties include implementing individual behavior plans, working in partnership with the teacher to provide support to the specialized instruction, skill instruction, and behavioral data collection.

All Employees

of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and model and to promote a welcoming working and learning environment.

Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.

Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work.

$12.44/hr - $16.44/hr (Salary is subject to negotiated agreement)

February 14, 2013, or until filled

Please complete the on-line application found on the District's employment page.

Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application.

Training Required:
Training in emergency procedures, confidentiality, vulnerability, reporting obligations, discipline policies, roles and responsibilities, and a building orientation must be completed during probationary period (first 60 days of employment)

Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification must be completed during probationary period

(first 60 days of employment) and renewed every two years

Assist in providing instruction to behaviorally challenged individuals or small groups of students; tutor individuals or small groups of students, reinforcing instruction as directed by the teacher

Assist in the implementation of behavior management, de-escalation, and crisis intervention

Consistently support and employ classroom management, individual management, school rules, and crisis management systems

Monitor, observe, and report behavior of students according to approved procedures; report progress regarding student performance and behavior; collect/document data for the purpose of ongoing behavior intervention service planning and review

Monitor and assist special education students in prescribed learning activities

Assist students by modeling appropriate skills and behaviors; exhibit a friendly attitude and

provide emotional support and general guidance; assist in maintaining an emotional climate that fosters a sense of belonging and connection to school

Confer with classroom teachers, as needed, regarding programs and materials to meet student needs

Assist in the implementation of prescriptive accommodations and/or modifications as directed

Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and regulations

Assist students in learning self management, self monitoring, and self-control skills

Assist in the delivery of individual programming; monitor and implement individual behavior plans based on individual needs of the child

Communicate with special education teams regarding information pertaining to students' progress, both orally and in writing; provide input regarding students' needs

Direct group activities of students as assigned

Perform proactive, effective discipline with meaningful consequences

Monitor students in academic and unstructured non-academic opportunities

Exhibit emotional control, patience and persistence in extremely stressful situations

Teach and model socially acceptable replacement behaviors by redirecting student behaviors in positive and pro-social ways

Participate in prescribed in-service training

Perform other comparable duties of a like or similar nature as assigned

walking, standing, bending, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing

lifting, physical restraints

It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.

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