CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST

Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative ( learn more )

Lewistown, Montana ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3699225
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 30, 2022
  • Starting Date: August 15, 2022

Job Description

Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative
Job Description

Position Title: CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST
Revision Date: October, 2021
FTE: 1.0

PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THE POSITION:
The Certified Behavior Specialist will travel to assist, assess, educate, and support students, staff, and community members with disregulatory and disruptive behaviors by students attending a school within the Cooperative in the educational setting, and implement plans to improve behavior. This analyst will consult with school staff working with students with behavioral needs on behavior management techniques and information on specific student needs. He/she will provide consultation and intervention regarding behavior management, effective education and assessment of behavioral needs of students with and without disabilities. He/she will also train parents, teachers, and other professionals on how to implement support plans for challenging behavior.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
? Provides technical assistance and staff development to administrators, teachers and support staff regarding effective interventions and positive behavioral supports and techniques.
? Serves as team support to School Psychologist for initial Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) recommendations, implementation and updates.
? Contributes to writing annual behavior intervention plans and monitors their implementation
and effectiveness for students. Assists in and monitors the collection of data and implementation of such plans to ensure student success.
? Develops and maintains behavioral data for progress monitoring for students.
? Provides professional development to assist staff with understanding positive reinforcement-based classroom management systems.
? Assists staff to implement positive reinforcement-based classroom management systems.
? Consults with transportation staff regarding the use of behavioral management programs on buses dependent on member school district policy.
? Provides direct support to teachers and specialists to enhance student engagement and learning.
? Assists in the development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
? Attends and participates in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, IEP meetings, and other meetings as required.
? Provide continuity and consistency in the implementation of best practices across the Park County rural schools.
? Complies with Board policies, rules, regulations, and directives within each District and the Park Cooperative.
? Reports cases of suspected child abuse or neglect according to state law.
? Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, professional training seminars, and workshops.
? Assists special education teachers with the development of social/emotional behavioral goals.
? Acts as a community educator and liaison for behavioral, mental, and emotional access and supports across Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative schools.
? Work collaboratively with the Director.
? Communicate clearly and appropriately with school staff, administrators, and colleagues via email and face to face interaction, always maintaining student and staff confidentiality according to federal law, including but not limited to FERPA.
? Other duties as assigned by the employer to include but not limited to effective interpersonal communications with various clients, staff, and supervisors.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
? Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
? Knowledge to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
? Ability to follow oral or written work orders from supervisor, and to coordinate work with
others.
? Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
? Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances.
? Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups and utilize specific, job-related
equipment.
? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the public, and
staff members.
? Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of
work.
? Ability to manage time and responsibilities, adapt to changing work priorities, communicate
with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meeting deadlines and schedules.
? Ability to set priorities, work as part of a team and work with and manage frequent
interruptions.
? Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters.
? Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff.
? Ability to perform duties with awareness of member school district requirements and board policies.
? Ability to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events, gather, collate, and/or classify data and use job-related equipment.
? Skill in adhering to safety practices.
? Skill in preparing and maintaining accurate records and using pertinent software applications (as required).
? Consultation with teachers, administrators, parents, and other school personnel regarding appropriate learning objectives and development of programs and curriculum for students.
? Knowledge of IDEA and state special education rules and regulations.
? Knowledge of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
? Effective time management
? Computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND LICENSURE (S)
? Required Qualifications
? Valid Montana Educator License with proper endorsement.
? Certification in the district approved crisis intervention techniques or ability to become certified within three months of employment.
? Montana Driver’s license or the ability to obtain license.
? Preferred Qualifications
? Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification.
? Successful experience working with students with behavioral needs
? Successful experience working in the school setting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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 may be met to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position requires travel outside of the Cooperative office 80% to 100% of the work schedule (roughly 4 days a week). The work environment will primarily be a school in one of the Cooperative member districts, with some work in the Cooperative office.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in this position varies. When working in school buildings the noise level will be loud, in the office, quiet, and at meetings, moderate.





  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
  • Employer Description

    ABOUT Central Montana Learning Resource Center Cooperative:
    CMLRCC is located in a quaint town nestled among several mountain ranges in Central Montana. The Cooperative consists of 29 schools in the surrounding 6 counties. We serve approximately 440 special education students who are part of the total enrollment of 3,052 students.
    ABOUT Lewistown, MT:

    1) Affordable housing
    2) Safe, family friendly communities with many affordable activities
    3) A growing downtown with historic storefronts housing family-owned businesses
    4) Short commutes with minimal traffic
    5) Affordable child care
    6) A variety of outdoor activities (e.g. boating, hiking, hunting, fishing) within 20 minutes of Lewistown, MT.
    7) Pristine environment and air quality Learn more about us...

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    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Chelsey Rogers , Director
    • 215 7th Ave S
    • Lewistown, Montana 59457

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