Lynn Public Schools

Lynn, MA

Job Details

Job Description


James Leo McGuinness Administration Building

100 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905

Tel. (781) 593-1680 ~ Fax. (781) 477-7312



Position: Behavior Specialist

School: Itinerant – District Placed


About LPS
Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston’s north shore.  The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation.  Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative Jr/Sr high school. We are a linguistically-rich community with 60% of our students speaking two or more languages.


LPS Vision and Core Values
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all of our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world. 

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values:



Shared Responsibility

Collaborative Relationships

High Expectations

Inspiring Life-Long Learning


General Qualifications

  • Hold a valid certification as a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
  • Hold a valid license as a LABA (Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst) from Massachusetts Allied Mental Health Division of Professional Licensure.
  • Master's degree
  • Safety-Care Certified or willing to be trained
  • Urban experience preferred

We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above.  The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world.  We are committed to hiring educators that represent diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.


Job Details


The purpose of this position is to provide behavioral consultation and to collaborate with school staff in developing classroom organization, scheduling, and behavior management. To provide training in the use of basic ABA principles (i.e.; discrete trials, positive reinforcement, data collection etc.).  Complete assessments (FBA, VB-MAPP etc.)  to assist in the development of behavioral intervention plans, materials, behavioral objectives, data collection procedures, and monitor data collection.


Skills and Responsibilities

  • Collaboration and consultation with staff/ administration
  • Consultation for IEP goals/objectives
  • Training of 1:1’s, paraprofessionals, teachers, and specialists on behavior plans/ recommendations, de-escalation skills, and understanding behaviors.
  • DTT training as needed.
  • Program book development
  • Behavior plan / Recommendation write ups
  • Collect, graph, and analyze data
  • Creating Visuals (Token boards etc.)
  • Direct observations of students and write up observation
  • FBA’s,VB-MAPP Assessments, ABLLS Assessments, SISS, Preference Assessments -
  • consent require
  • Provide crisis management techniques when a student’s behavior becomes unsafe to themselves or others
  • Participate in clinical and team meetings to discuss priority students and responsibilities of each team member
  • Attending IEP meetings, team meetings, and clinical meetings
  • Provide direct service or consult when a student has behavior specialist support on their IEP grid
  • Assisting with the setting up of PBIS data systems (depending on the school)
  • Creating communication systems for school-home communication.
  • Environmental modifications to classrooms as needed.
  • Remaining up to date with Safety-Care certification/procedures

Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, home status or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its program and activities in compliance with Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and M.G.L., Ch.76. Sec.5, M.G.L., Ch. 151B, and M.G.L., Ch.151C.


Please submit an application, a cover letter, a current resume, references, and documentation of licensure and education. 


Contact Information
Lynn Public Schools - Human Resources
100 Bennett Street
Lynn, MA 01905

  • Job Category : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
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