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Behavior Support Liaison

Nature of Work

This position will involve working collaboratively with district Behavior Specialists and as part of a team to address behavior and mental health needs of students. The Behavior Support Liaison will provide supervision and support to the school-based programs designed to provide appropriate behavioral strategies for students experiencing behavioral challenges. The Behavior Support Liaison will provide support and training for school personnel throughout the district in behavioral supports and interventions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate referrals and transitions for placement process for incoming students.
Attend School Support Team, intake, IEP, Child/Family Team, and other school or agency meetings as necessary or directed by the supervisor.
Facilitate team-based problem solving processes and meetings.
Observing students in the classroom to develop a better understanding of their needs.
Ability to provide coaching, skills training, and other supports to teachers and staff working with students with behavioral concerns.
Demonstrate working knowledge of relationship between district, school-wide, classroom, and individual student core behavioral strategies.
Provide behavioral consultation to school staff on individual students and classroom management.
Assess the need for Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan including the development of effective data collection systems.
Respond to behavioral emergency situations in schools throughout the district.
Coordinating with other Behavior Support Liaisons as students move between counties.
Participate in district and community behavioral and mental health committees.
Provide related professional development activities to all school personnel.
Participate in professional development opportunities as related to job description.
Maintain confidentiality and comply with all pertinent federal, state, and district regulations and policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Understanding of behavior management techniques and methods.
Extensive knowledge of positive behavior interventions and supports.
Ability to establish positive, flexible, and cooperative relationships with administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the community.
Willingness to be trained, to accept supervision from multiple sources, and to self-initiate.
Ability to work both independently and collegially.
Ability to communicate clearly in verbal and written formats.
Effective written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
Excellent time and material management skills.
Achieve and maintain certification in district-approved behavior intervention training program that requires the demonstration of proper physical and verbal de-escalation techniques used during a potential crisis situation.
Demonstrate an understanding of behavior intervention programs for students with severe behavioral challenges by implementing individualized programs.
Keep and maintain reliable and valid data on behavioral programs and interventions.
Demonstrate an understanding of research based instructional strategies for students with severe behavioral challenges.

Training and Experience

Bachelor degree in special education or related mental health field.
2 years experience in education or related mental health field.
Training and experience working with students who exhibit challenging behaviors which interfere with their learning of the learning of others.
Training and experience in developing and implementing positive behavior interventions and strategies.
Reports to:  Director of Exceptional Children
FSLA Status:  Exempt
Disclaimer:  The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.