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Behavior Support Specialist - #484

Southern Oregon Education Service District

SOESD is seeking a Behavior Support Specialist to provide mentoring and coaching to classroom staff who support students in grades Kindergarten through high school and students in special education through age 21. Applicants should be proficient in behavior support strategies, IEPs, Section 504 Plans, BIPs, FBAs, and strategies to support students with behavior challenges that impact learning and development and the staff who serve them. Behavior Support Specialists follow the school year 190-day calendar of local districts in the Jackson/Josephine/Klamath County area. They serve students in preschool through high school and potentially through age 21. SOESD offers professional development opportunities to Behavior Support Specialists to assist them in furthering their expertise in supporting students’ behavior and developmental needs. If you are a highly skilled special education teacher who would like to work with students in the school environment, please consider applying for this position with SOESD.  

Behavior Support Specialist

Position Goal:  Provide consultation, training, and interventions to address emotional, behavioral, and social disorders and to increase students' success in educational environments.

Essential Functions:
Collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team to establish a shared plan of action and coordinate instructional and intervention activities.
Evaluate performance of communication, social, behavioral, academic, vocational, and independent living skills.
Collaboratively develop IEPs to address emotional, social, and behavioral needs with parents and school personnel.
Participate in multidisciplinary, IEP, placement, intervention, and other educational decisions.
Provide individual and small group instruction related to IEP goals.
Develop and implement positive behavioral intervention strategies, classroom rules, and individual and group management programs.
Plan and direct systematic observation and recording procedures related to emotional, social, and behavioral needs.
Organize, analyze, and interpret data in relation to current student performance, behavior targets, progress toward emotional, behavioral, and social goals, and instructional/curriculum strategies.
Conduct functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and develop and participate in the implementation of behavior support plans (BSPs) and crisis intervention plans (CIPs).
Complete all required paperwork regarding use of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and restraint/seclusions procedures.
Provide behavioral consultation to classroom staff and recommend, design, and implement alternative interventions.
Communicate clearly and appropriately and make independent decisions within established policies and procedures.
Train classroom staff in targeted intervention strategies and data collection procedures.
Train, coordinate, provide modeling, coaching, observation and feedback, and gather data regarding the job performance of Educational Assistant(s).
Establish and maintain positive and cooperative relationships with ESD, local district, and community agency staff.
Participate in professional growth activities.
Comply with local district and ESD rules and policies.
Perform physical requirements unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation.
Perform job-related tasks as designated by supervisor.

TSPC licensure (Oregon Handicapped Learner, Severely Handicapped Learner, Speech/ Language Pathology, School Psychology endorsed license, or related field) or ODE authorization.
Master's degree in special education, school psychology, counseling, or social work from an accredited college or university.
Knowledge and experience with children with disabilities who have challenging behaviors and applicable intervention strategies.
Demonstrated competence regarding use of computers and other technology devices and systems for communication, data recording and reporting, and student instruction and support.
Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification.
Ability to obtain Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certification.
The equivalent combination of experience, training, certification, education or degree that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be used as an alternative to prerequisites
SOESD Benefits: (For .50 FTE and Over)
Southern Oregon ESD contributes payments for health, dental and vision insurance premiums for qualified employees. Employer-paid PERS, 9 paid holidays, a generous sick, vacation and discretionary (personal) leave packet is also provided to qualified employees.
Health Insurance:
Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
Southern Oregon ESD contributes up to $1815.00 per month (family coverage)
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts – medical, day-care expenses Optional Coverage for Additional Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability Insurance through Aflac or American Fidelity403(b) through Carruth Compliance Consulting
American Fidelity
Mercy Flights Membership
PERS - Public Employee Retirement System
Southern Oregon ESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee
The Southern Oregon Education Service District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

LENGTH OF POSITION:       190 Day School Year / .50 FTE
SALARY RANGE:                  $44,800 - $62,997 (2020-2021 School Year)
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Program Administrator

Southern Oregon ESD is located in the Rogue Valley, the cultural and economic heart of southern Oregon, home to legendary snow-skiing, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, fishing, as well as numerous cultural venues and events such as art galleries, the Britt Music Festivals, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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