Westfield Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

BEHAVIORIST


Special Services
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4039090 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 16, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools seeks qualified applicants for the following anticipated vacancy:

REQUIREMENTS:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Counsel, assess and assist in developing programmatic modifications and interventions for students with serious adjustment problems.
  2. Work collaboratively with all staff related to the programming for identified students
  3. Inform and communicate with all members of the team including parents.
  4. Be involved in developing behavioral objectives for IEP’s.
  5. Attendance at case conferences on students may be required.
  6. Maintain pertinent records on all referred students.
  7. Have periodic meetings with teachers to follow up on program recommendations.
  8. Work on potential referrals for pre-referral process when needed.
  9. Train and implement with staff Applied Behavior Analysis techniques, Functional Analysis, Data Collection techniques, Task Analysis and classroom modifications.
  10. Implement and oversee Functional Behavioral Assessments and write Behavior Intervention plans.
  11. Work directly with students including crisis management.
  12. Provide support and training in the area of behavioral intervention.
  13. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.
REPORTS TO: Special Education Supervisor and Administrator of Special Education and Student Support Services.

Terms of employment and salary will be established through individual employment agreement.

Performance on this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position subject to funding.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
<b>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> <ul><li>Bachelor’s degree in field of education, psychology, special education or related field. <li>Master’s degree in one of the above fields is highly desirable <li>Knowledge of Applied Behavioral Analysis required. <li>Experience using consultant/interventionist models, behavior management, therapeutic intervention, and working with social agencies. <li>Experience working with children with developmental disabilities.</ul> <b>ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:</b> Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment.
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be outstanding when working in student support services.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you address a wide range of issues in your groups?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    James O'Neilll
    94 North Elm Street
    Suite 101
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6550
    Email: james.oneill@schoolsofwestfield.org