TYPE OF POSITION:M-F, 8.0 hrs/day, specific hours to be determinedHours may vary based on program needs REPORTS TO:Building Principals SUPERVISION:None QUALIFICATIONS: RequiredBachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Behavior Analysis, or related fieldExperience working with students with challenging emotional/behavioral needs and at risk students with academic, social and behavioral concerns PreferredMaster’s Degree in EBD, Mental Health or Social Work field POSITION SUMMARY:Under the direction of administration, the Behavior Resource Specialist serves in a modified teaching capacity to provide proactive behavior interventions for students with significant emotional/behavior, academic and social concerns. Serves as a resource for instructional staff, parents and the school community to effectively support the positive behavior support program system of the school.SALARY: $24.62/hr-$31.60/hr (dependent on qualifications and experience) APPLICATION PROCESS:Online application, www.isd742.org; attach documentation supporting required degree SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:Ability to work with students with challenging emotional/behavioral needs and academic and social concernsAbility to understand the developmental and psychological links to the emotional and behavioral needs of studentsAbility to form strong and positive relationships with students and staff to support students in the development of self-regulation skills and in their overall social, emotional and academic growthAbility to foster independence, self-esteem and self-confidence in studentsKnowledge of behavior management and de-escalation techniquesAbility to communicate concisely, both orally and in writingAbility to exhibit emotional control, patience and persistence in extremely stressful situationsSkill at maintaining acceptable tolerance levels for appropriate student behaviorsAbility to observe, chart and specifically describe student behaviorsAbility to work collaboratively as a team member and school resource ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Manages and coordinates the behavior resource room and assigned support staff to provide positive behavioral/emotional interventions and supports for studentsDevelops, coordinates and implements all positive interventions for identified students including daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and yearly goals and activitiesTeaches social skills and affective curriculum within the resource room and classroom settings and provides individual behavior therapy to students as requiredAssists administrators with parent communication as requested and provides parent information and education relating to the positive behavior support program of the schoolWorks with building and district administration in the development and implementation of a robust program of positive and proactive behavior strategies and supports for the school communityServes as a consultant to instructional staff to increase academic success for students with challenging behaviors and to decrease challenging student behavior in classroomsConducts classroom observations, behavior analysis and interventions with identified students as requested by the building administrator or instructional staffServes as a member of the school PBIS teamAttends and participates in education staffings and in the development and implementation of behavior supports for students on IEPs as neededAssists in classrooms to meet individual and group needs as requested by instructional staffCollects, reports and summarizes behavioral dataOther duties as assigned PHYSICAL FACTORS:Frequent: walking, standing, bending, sitting, hearing, talking, and seeing All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment. Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement. Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work. It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.
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