Job Description


The Behavior Specialist helps coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior and Behavior Intervention Plan that address students’ inappropriate behaviors and provide a means to help the students become more academically successful. Behavior Intervention Specialist also provides classroom support and school-wide behavior management


Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

- Assist staff in: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior; and identifying antecedents.

-  Facilitate team meetings with the identified student’s teachers and parents for the purpose of completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment.

-  Facilitate team meetings that: design Behavior interventions Plans; address classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills instruction, and ethical issues; School-wide Positive Behavioral Support; and factors that affect effectiveness including social validity and treatment integrity.

-  Work with individual teachers, groups of teachers and/or the entire staff on issues such as: crisis intervention, learning and collaboration issues, and factors that can affect development and implementation of interventions.

-  Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions in which “at risk” students thrive: behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated and provides ample practice.

-  Use ongoing assessments to maintain a record of student progress.

-  Model good assessment processes that assist students in assessing their own work and behavior.

-  Provide recognition of a variety of student accomplishments and positive behaviors.

-  Work cooperatively with building administrators to promote positive student behavior by providing professional development that targets research, strategies and modeling of instructional practices to support teachers in their implementation of positive behavior support in their classrooms.

-  Continually supervise students to ensure a safe, non-threatening, nurturing environment where students can thrive.

-  Engage in on-going professional development to increase knowledge and skills of positive student behavior support for all students, targeted students and students who represent sub-group populations.

-  Engage parents in the “student behavior intervention plan” process and empower parents by providing them with skills and techniques to support the positive behavior development of their child.

-  Conduct conflict resolution and peer mediation sessions.

-  Review behavior referrals and data reports.

-  Consult with school principal, counselor, and teachers.

-  Attend professional development opportunities to maintain high level of skill and knowledge of current research and practices

-  Organize and schedule time commitments to meet demands of the job.

-  Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures; report all unsafe activities to the supervisor.



-  Successful completion of a Behavior Specialist Certificate Program.

-  Experience in which the teaching of “at risk” and/or “behaviorally challenged” students was an important responsibility for the position.

-  Knowledge of function-based intervention planning for developing behavior change strategies that focuses on reducing problem behavior and increasing more appropriate behavior.

-  Knowledge of techniques needed to successfully complete effective Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function –based interventions, and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).

-  Knowledge in the use of technology to support instruction Demonstrate ability to plan and evaluate strategies for improving instruction Ascribes to the philosophy that all children can succeed and demonstrates the commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality.

-  Valid fingerprint clearance card with IVP number.

-  Ability to work with diverse populations and cultures.

-  Willingness to adapt to change.



-  Classroom teaching experience or demonstration of effective classroom instructional practices.

-  Knowledge of ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success

-  Experience in college and career readiness work including the knowledge of academic, social emotional, and college and career development.

-  Experience with use of technology in research, school counseling program development, management, and delivery.

-  Actively involved in school community



The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

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