Westfield Public Schools
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Special Services
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4218143 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: April 14, 2023 Starting Date: Immediately

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

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Provide direct and consultative therapeutic and evaluative services for the diagnostic, preventative and interventive purposes in the school setting.
  2. Conduct descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments. Develop/assist with individual behavior management programs for students in the classroom setting.
  3. Provide program/individual staff consultation on design/implementation of BIPs.
  4. Provide program/individual staff consultation on development/implementation of Discrete Trials curriculum.
  5. Schedule and document provision of services to students, as outlined on IEPs Maintain daily intervention notes. Provide guidance for and indirect monitoring of staff entries in daily intervention notes.
  6. Knowledge of best practices and laws governing students with disabilities; skill in communicating assessment results both orally and in writing; interpersonal communication, consultation, and skills necessary to work effectively with students, parents, teachers and administrators.
  7. Provide support and training in the area of behavioral intervention.
  8. 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 grant 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>Master’s degree in field of education, psychology, special education or related field. <li>Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) <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.
  • 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