Behavior Consultant

Geary County USD 475 • www.usd475.org

Geary County USD 475
Job Description
 
Classification:                         Licensed
Division/Department:              Special Education
Job Category:                          Teacher/Social Worker
FLSA:                                     Exempt
 
Title:                                       Behavior Consultant
 
Qualifications:                         
*Highly qualified teacher or social worker with full state of Kansas certification
*Minimum of five years successful teaching experience in which the teaching of “at risk” and/or “behaviorally challenged” students was an important responsibility for the position.
*Expert knowledge of function-based intervention planning for developing behavior change strategies that focuses on reducing problem behavior and increasing more appropriate behavior.
*Expert knowledge of techniques needed to successfully complete effective Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function-based interventions, and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
*Exceptional knowledge in the use of assessments and assessment data to inform instruction and prescribe work plans for individual students.
*Expert knowledge in research based instructional strategies and ability to implement them effectively.
*Exceptional knowledge in the use of technology to support instruction.
*Demonstrate ability to plan and evaluate strategies for improving instruction.
*Ascribes to the philosophy that all children can succeed and demonstrates the commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality.
*Demonstrates exceptional skill in the roles of a teacher leader: collaborator, action researcher, reflective practitioner, and learner advocate.
 
 
Reports to:                              Executive Director of Special Education
 
 
BASIC FUNCTION/PURPOSE:
The Behavior Consultant will provide continuous support to the overall educational environment by utilizing positive behavior support strategies in order to address student behaviors.  The Behavior Consultant helps coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior and Behavior Intervention Plans that address students’ inappropriate behaviors and provide a means to help the students become more academically successful.  The Behavior Consultant also provides classroom and school-wide behavior management strategies.
 
 
SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Behavior Intervention Consultant will:

  • Assist staff in: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principals of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior; and identifying antecedents.
  • Facilitate team meetings with the identified student’s teachers and parents for the purpose of completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment.
  • Facilitate team meetings that: design Behavior Intervention Plans; address classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills instruction, and ethical issues; School-wide Positive Behavioral Support; and factors that affect effectiveness including social validity and treatment integrity.
  • Work with individual teachers, groups of teachers and/or the entire staff on issues such as: crisis intervention, learning and collaboration issues, and factors that can affect development and implementation of interventions.
  • Work cooperatively with building administrators to promote positive student behavior by providing professional development that targets research, strategies, and modeling of instructional practices to support teachers in their implantation of positive behavior support in their classrooms.
  • Engage in and provide on-going professional development to increase knowledge and skills of positive student behavior support for all students, targeted students and students who represent sub-group populations.
  • Conduct conflict resolution and peer mediation sessions.
  • Participate in building level MTSS team and/or grade level meetings, as appropriate.
  • Attend professional development opportunities to maintain high level of skill and knowledge of current research and practices.
  • Organize and schedule time commitments to meet demands of the job.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Work closely with staff to coordinate, manage, assess needs, determine student assignment and work systems in regards to special education autism/life skills programs.
  • Trains, models, and coaches staff in appropriate use of structured teaching, visual supports, and environmental modifications to meet the educational/vocational needs of students with disabilities.
  • Assist in the implementation of the TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP), helping create transition plans to ensure that students develop skills necessary for successful vocational transitions into adult life.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Special Education.

 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
            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.          
 
                The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach.  The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds.  The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people.  The employee is responsible for the work output of others.  The employee occasionally works extended hours.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
 
CRITICAL SKILLS

  1. Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
  2. Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  3. Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  4. Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  5. Ability to access, input, and retrieves information from a computer.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.

                                  
 
Term of Employment:             Teachers Contract
 
Salary Range:                          Placement on teacher salary schedule                                                                              
 
Evaluation Frequency:           Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with state                              
                                                regulations and the terms established in the negotiated      
                                                agreement  
           
Updated 1/31/2019
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Human Resources, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Exceptional Student Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000
Geary County USD 475

Benefits Information

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KS, Delta Dental, Group Employee Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee & Dependent Term Life Insurance, Group Short Term Disability, Group Vision Insurance, Individual Cancer Plan, Medical Reimbursement Spending Account, Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Tax Sheltered Annuities, KPERS Retirement, 10 days leave, Professional Development moves you up on pay schedule.

Salary Information

Per negotiated agreement

Employer Information

Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 12 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies, an 8th Grade Magnet Program, and early childhood programs.   We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events. 

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000

 

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Job Contact Information

123 North Eisenhower Dr.
Junction City, KS 66441

Job Start Date

August-1-2022

Applications Due By

July-31-2022

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