Behavior Intervention Specialist

Sycamore Community Schools

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Behavior Intervention Specialist has knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals, teams
and systems through the application of positive behavior supports. The Behavior Intervention
Specialist helps coordinate Functional Behavior Assessments of Behavior and Behavior
Intervention Plans that address students’ interfering behaviors and provide a means to help the
student become more academically successful. Behavior Intervention Specialist will also provide
classroom and school-wide behavior management strategies as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ?include the following. Other duties may be
assigned.
Facilitate and coach teams through the development and implementation of functional
behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, and crisis plans for students.
Assist staff in: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of
reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for decreasing behavior;
and identifying antecedents.
Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions in which “at risk” students
thrive: behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated and provides ample
practice.
Work cooperatively with building administrators, as a consultant, to implement Positive
Behavioral Interventions and Supports building-wide.
Promote positive student behavior by providing professional development to district
personnel that targets research, strategies and modeling of instructional practices to support
teachers in their implementation of positive behavior support in their classrooms.
Consult and/or coach school personnel on research based methods of classroom
management and behavioral strategies.
Complete all documentation and reporting requirements as mandated by the district, state
federal, and educational agencies (i.e. restraint and seclusion, assessments, behavioral data).
 Participate as needed in the development of Individualized Educationl Programs for
students.
 Assist staff with the collecting, analyzing, and summarizing behavioral data and
recommend appropriate instructional modifications to develop appropriate interventions
related to student behaviors that are interfering with learning.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Student Services, and/or the district Special
Education Supervisor to facilitate district-wide PBIS Committee.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Student Services, and/or the district Special
Education Supervisor to analyze district behavior data and develop a plan to address areas
of need based on behavior data through professional development or direct support.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration. Ability to read
and interpret documents such as reference manuals, Board policies and procedures manuals. Ability to read
and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple
correspondence. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies,
teachers or members of the school community. Ability to effectively present information to administration,
staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential and/or trained in applied behavior analysis or
agreement to complete the district approved training within a designated timeframe OR any equivalent
combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to
perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory based on school objectives. Ability to establish
and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community. Ability to speak
clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Ability to use computers where applicable. Ability
to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger,
handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand
and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.)
and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the
individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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