Hoosac Valley Regional School District
Employment Opportunities


Hoosac Valley Regional School District
Cheshire, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3496221 Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
Posted: April 15, 2021 Starting Date: August 28, 2021

Job Description
To assist students with behavioral and/or social problems that interfere with their adjustment to school and their capacity to access the full benefits of the educational setting/services. This is done through consultation with faculty, staff, families, and administrators as well as direct service to students. In addition, at times a clinical component will be required to address the social and emotional needs of the students.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Counsel, evaluate, and assist in developing programmatic alternatives primarily for students who are in specialized district programs. At times consultation may be necessary for students with specialized needs who are in the general population.
Be involved in developing behavior, social, and emotional goals for IEPs as requested as part of special education teams;
Provide direct and/or consultative services to address the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students on IEPs in the district programs and provide progress reports for students receiving services; Attend case conferences on students if required; Maintain pertinent records on all referred students and students on caseload; Member of schools’ triage/mental health teams as requested; Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building Principal, Director and Associate Directors of Student Services, or the Superintendent of Schools; Other responsibilities are included under “Other Essential Functions” listed below.

Essential Functions:
Conduct assessments and interviews related to special education evaluations.
Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and develop Behavior Intervention Plans.

Coordination and Communication of Agency Services, Referrals
o Serve as a referral agent to obtain outside assistance when needed.
o Assist parents/guardians with the referral process for community-based services in collaboration with the district School Adjustment Counselors.
o Establish positive relationships with the home.
o Communicate regularly with family members and outside care providers to address behavioral, social, and emotional issues that interfere with the students’ education.

o Supervise and/or conduct individual and/or small group skill development sessions in areas such as self-regulation, social skills, and executive functioning.
o Provide ongoing coaching throughout the milieu to students and faculty and/or staff in order to help the students generalize skills.
o Provide crisis intervention services to students as requested.

Coordination, Communication, Consultation/Coaching
Work cooperatively with all staff related to the programs/services for identified students.
Consult regularly with staff, faculty, and administration regarding students.
Train and coach staff in effective behavioral and/or training practices with students

Skills and Abilities:
Interpersonal and communication skills when working with parents and staff and for meeting facilitation; Frequent and ongoing notetaking and observation of student classroom performance and behavior; Data collection and analyses; Ability to use data to make informed instructional decisions; Advocacy for student needs and resources; Modeling for staff and students the cooperative process and focus on student strengths, learning style, peers as role models and positive student achievement at individual ability levels; Recognition of an outside-the-box level of thinking and initiative when working with all students; Daily flexibility and quick-thinking skills; Organization and time management skills; Demonstrate knowledge of basic computer skills

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Job Requirements
Qualifications: Active licensure as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA); · Master’s degree in education, Applied Behavior Analysis, or related field (preferred). 3-years of experience working in a public or private school system (preferred); Department of Elementary and Secondary Education License in School Social Work/School Adjustment Counseling/Special Education or a similar field (preferred); Acceptable C.O.R.I. and fingerprinting report as determined by the Superintendent; Practices in accordance with federal, state and local laws that relate to students and families i.e., child protection, special education and 504, attendance and confidentiality;· Responsible for maintaining professional license(s) Physical Requirements: Ability to move effectively throughout the entirety of the school building with students present. Ability to physically interact with students PK-12th grade to model training, behavioral interventions, and classroom/individual student instruction. Must be able to travel between school buildings.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Lisa Bresett, Senior Administrative Assistant
    191 Church Street
    Cheshire, Massachusetts 01225
    Phone: 413-743-2939 x1104
    Email: lbresett@hoosacvalley.org