Perform functional assessments in behavior management for students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems. Assess the needs of students referred to special education services. Have the skills needed to provide supportive interventions to educators, students and families.
Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignments
Knowledge of prevention and intervention strategies, including behavior management interventions
Knowledge of psycho-social development
Strong consultation skills for conferencing with teachers, parents, and students
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Two years experience in an educational setting
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Select and administer assessments and observations to evaluate the behavioral functioning of referred students and to determine student needs and intervention.
- Administer and interpret functional behavioral assessments.
- Assist with the development and implementation of behavioral intervention plans.
- Conduct or participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with appropriate placement and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures.
- May serve as case manager and implement the special education process for students on assigned campuses.
- Serve as consultant on mental health topics for instructors in the school health program.
- Consult with school staff regarding implementation of behavior intervention plans and in managing behaviorally disruptive students.
- Provide staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel with understanding students with emotional, social, and behavioral disturbances.
- Meet with parents to discuss pertinent background information and test results.
- Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
- Consult with psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, and community agencies concerning intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning of students as needed.
- Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students and parents.
- Assist in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
- Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including case records, test results, statistical data, and test inventories.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the areas of psychological services, assessment, placement, and planning for special education services.
- Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
- Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment.
- Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors.
- Effectively communicate with colleagues, students, and parents.
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Regular districtwide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; moderate lifting and carrying. May be required to lift and transfer students to and from wheelchair or assist with positioning students with physical disabilities. Ability to assist as part of a CPI team to de-escalate student behavior or assist in restraint as needed.