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Program Specialist - Behavior Support and Attendance/Reengagement

Northwest Educational Service District 189
Northwest Educational Service District 189
Job Functions:
Administration, People & HR
Locations:
Anacortes, WA, USA
Compensation:
91,291 – 102,814 USD per year
Posted on:
06/22/2022

The NWESD aspires to be a racially and culturally inclusive staff that reflects the diversity of those we serve. We believe this strengthens our organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches staff engagement.

Summary:

The Program Specialist II provides support and direction in the design, implementation, and coordination of behavior support systems, building the capacity of individual teachers and level teams to support students who exhibit non‐prosocial behavior. This position is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of the Attendance and Reengagement grants and programs across the NWESD region.

Salary:

Schedule III, Range 9 - Current range $91,291.20-$102,814.40 - (Effective 9/1/2022 new range $96,304.00-$108,430.40)

Qualifications:

WA State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or equivalent preferred. Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree is preferred. Successful K-12 education experience supporting “at-risk” and/or “behaviorally challenged” students is required. Valid first aid and CPR card. Valid Washington State driver’s license and proof of liability insurance required. WSP/FBI criminal history background clearance required.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide training support and supervision to staff serving buildings and individual students in collaboration with School Counselors, Special Education teachers, School Psychologists, and Building Administration to increase fidelity and effectiveness of supports.
  • Assist district Staff with students who exhibit inappropriate and challenging behaviors and provide support and professional learning for staff who work with students who exhibit these behaviors.
  • Assist district staff with the development and implementation of functional behavior assessments, behavior plans, and programs for students with disabilities that present behavior/learning challenges.
  • Assist district staff with data collection, review, and program modification according to data.
  • Confer with members of the IEP team and district staff and other related team members, to exchange, discuss, and evaluate student information for planning, modifying, and coordinating educational programs.
  • Under the direction of the Special Programs and Services Director, provide diversified professional development activities designed for targeted audiences: General Education teachers, Special Education teachers, Related Services Professionals, Paraprofessionals, Administrators, and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with building administrators and teaching staff to promote positive student behavior by providing professional development and coaching to implement and maintain evidenced‐ based, positive behavior support systems and positive learning environments at the classroom and building wide level (trauma‐ informed practices, evidenced‐ based intervention strategies, interpersonal skills, problem solving, group process and mediation skills).
  • Use collaborative and evidenced‐ based approaches to promote the reintegration of students to the classroom and building community.
  • Respond to inquiries from a variety of sources for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
  • Promote the effective use of specialized positive behavior interventions in which “at risk” students thrive behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated, and provides ample practice.
  • Collaborate with teacher(s) to develop assessment strategies consistent with instructional goals, teaching methods, and individual student needs to assess student behavior skills and understandings more accurately.
  • Monitor the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans as developed by IEP teams. Develop staff capacity for data‐based decision making with regard to prosocial student behavior skill development.
  • Consult with districts or schools in developing and planning appropriate communication and possible training for parents and community.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.
  • Function as a Right Response Certified Trainer (certified training will be provided).
  • Train staff on student attendance, reengagement, and truancy activities.
  • Provide training and consultation across the state on best-practice truancy programs, reengagement, and juvenile court partnerships.
  • Lead the implementation of Parent Project parenting classes.
  • Provide training and support services to regional districts receiving OSPI Attendance grants.
  • Partner with NWESD programs to integrate equity, school improvement, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and other related topics into the Attendance and Reengagement work.
  • Participate in state level coordination teams as organized by OSPI, representing the NWESD.
  • Maintain accurate records of student progress, attendance, and other required documentation.
  • May provide direction and oversight to program volunteers.
  • Performs related duties as assigned. Related duties may not specifically be listed but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of professional development/training practices appropriate to an adult audience.
  • Knowledge of issues regarding equity for marginalized and family groups including ability, identification, race, ethnicity, and gender orientation.
  • Knowledge of best practices and laws governing behavioral supports for students with disabilities.
  • Desire and aptitude to work with children and/or young adults with special needs and those with emotional/behavioral disabilities.
  • Ability to use technology for communication, presentations, trainings, and student learning.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community.
  • Skill working with Multi-Tiered Support Systems and Positive Behavior Intervention System.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collaborate and work within teams at school, district, region, and state level.
  • Ability to work flexibly with diverse individuals and/or groups in a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to analyze issues, problem solve, and create action plans independently or with a team.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines, with flexibility working occasional evenings or weekends.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, with awareness of all NWESD requirements and Board policies.
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team situation.
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse student population in a culturally responsive manner.
  • Organizational skills and flexibility to respond to changing student needs.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with staff, supervisors, and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively monitor and manage student behavior.
  • Must be able to function in a calm, efficient, courteous manner under stress and to exercise careful judgment, confidentiality, and tact in the performance of duties.
  • Excellent listening and organizational skills are required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a professional relationship with students.

WA State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or equivalent preferred. Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree is preferred. Successful K-12 education experience supporting “at-risk” and/or “behaviorally challenged” students is required. Valid first aid and CPR card. Valid Washington State driver’s license and proof of liability insurance required. WSP/FBI criminal history background clearance required.

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