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Job Title:

Behavior Support Specialist



Certified Rate + local salary supplement


Full benefits


Bachelor's degree/Licensure in Special Education or related educational field; minimum of three years experience working with students with behavior/ social emotional needs and/or students in a variety of instructional settings who exhibit educational, daily functioning, communication deficits.  Preferred experience or knowledge of de-escalation methods, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), BCBA or BCaBA, evidence based behavior therapies or other alternatives to the above qualifications.

Reports To:

Lead Autism and Behavior Specialist in collaboration with Director of Exceptional Children Services 

Job Goal:

To provide support for staff working with students identified with behavioral/ social emotional needs.  Provide support and/or coaching for implementation of evidence based practices to students with educational, behavioral, social and emotional needs.  This individual will collaborate with a variety of school and district staff to promote a positive school climate and a successful learning environment for students.  The employee works with a high level of independence and professional discretion under general supervision.

Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direct and consultative support to students and school teams that require Social Emotional support and management of behavioral needs across several schools in the district to include students in General or Adapted Curriculum such as Future Ready Core. 

  2. Provide support to school teams with the implementation of a structured environment that includes the use of evidence-based strategies for the support of students with behavior/social emotional needs. The support will include observation, consultation, modeling and/or faded direct student support. 

  3. Provides coaching and professional development to staff around data collection, completion of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function-based interventions and the development and implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). 

  4. Provides support for the development of Individualized Educational Plans in collaboration with school teams and district colleagues, to include Transition Plans, goal development and accommodations. 

  5. Works as a member of school and district teams to assess student needs, determine appropriate interventions, set up appropriate progress monitoring plans, analyze student data.

  6. Provide training and coaching to staff in instructional strategies consistent with social/emotional needs, to include social skill and executive functioning skill development. 

  7. Keep accurate records to inform school and district administration of student progress and required support as required by local and state policies. 

  8. Provides crisis response and management for students who are experiencing significant educational challenges aligned with social/emotional needs in accordance with the individual student crisis plan or behavioral intervention plan. 

  9. Stays abreast of district and state policies pertaining to the content area and communicates this information to the EC leadership or other impacted district staff

  10. Serves on varying district level educational support teams for strategic planning of student success outcomes.

  11. Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and through self-selected professional growth activities.

  12. Required to follow Board policies and stay abreast of updates and changes.  Performs other duties as assigned.

  13. Completes special projects and/or tasks as assigned



  1. Demonstrate knowledge of current special education program state and federal regulations.

  2. Demonstrate ability to relate in a positive way to include sensitivity to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual/gender identity, class, socioeconomics, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cognitive/physical ability, diverse language fluency, religion, status as an English Language Learner, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, or other characteristics protected by federal law for the diversity of students, staff, parents and community. 

  3. Ability to work cooperatively with staff, administrators and support personnel in a team approach to solving individual student needs.

  4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with clarity. 

  5. Demonstrate ability to use conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.   

  6. Demonstrate ability to plan, organize, facilitate and implement meaningful professional development activities.  

  7. Ability to maintain high ethical standards and confidentiality throughout all duties.  

  8. Must model and maintain exemplary punctuality and attendance. 

Terms of Employment:

Ten-month position; salary in accordance with certification and placement on the adopted schedule 


Performance will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Chapel Hill Carrboro City School Board of Education policy on evaluation and North Carolina Department of Instruction evaluation procedures for certified personnel. 

Date Updated:



  • Job Category : Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
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