This staff member works in coordination with classroom, Mental
Health/Clinical, and Related Services staff to provide Behavioral
Services to students. Under the supervision of the Manager of
Behavioral Services, Dean of Students, Director of Psychological
and Behavioral Services, the Behavior Specialist will serve as case
manager for the behavioral programming of individual students. A
primary responsibility is the development and implementation of
Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP). The Behavior Specialist will
facilitate and document the development of the BIP as well as
conduct and document Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and
provide staff training. This staff member will also monitor the
efficacy of the BIP through data collection and graphing.
Additional responsibilities include the development and
implementation of crisis management procedures and the provision of
behavioral support in the classroom.
1. Conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA). This
includes the collection of data through interview, logs, and direct
observation. Act as Behavior Resource Case Manager to coordinate
team input on FBA. Write FBA reports and present at teams,
including IEP meetings.
2. Develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) for students on
caseload. Update BIPs as needed to ensure compliance with all
regulations and school procedures.
3. Initiate and monitor data collection systems related to
student behavior. Summarize, graph, and analyze data. Share data
with classroom teams.
4. Train classroom staff in the implementation of BIPs and data
collection systems. Monitor fidelity of implementation.
5. Provide ongoing monitoring of progress on behavioral goals.
Produce quarterly progress reports, annual summaries, aide
justifications/fade plans, FBA reports and BIPs. Attend and present
at IEP meetings.
6. Coordinate and implement responses to behavioral crises as
part of school-wide crisis management procedures.
7. Facilitate and implement the school-wide positive behavioral
interventions and supports system.
8. As required by school procedures, complete all necessary
documentation of contacts with parents, transportation providers,
and other agencies.
9. Conduct in-services as needed. When certified, conduct PCM
10. Where appropriate, provide consultation to LSS
transportation staff regarding behavior management on the bus.
+ A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in a related field
(i.e., psychology, behavior analysis, or special education).
+ A minimum of two years of previous experience with disabled
populations is required; experience with individuals with autism or
related behavioral challenges is preferred.
**Vacancy ID** _5997_
**Pos. Category** _Special Education_
**Job Location : Street** _13313 Old Columbia Pike_
**# of Hours** _40.00_
**Job Locations** _US-MD-Silver Spring_
**Pos. Type** _Regular Full Time_
Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer