Washoe County School District
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Behavior Analyst - Sped
at Washoe County School District
Job Number 2600019963
BEHAVIOR ANALYST – SPECIAL EDUCATION
Under the general supervision of the Special Education Instructional Coordinator, the Behavior Analyst provides management and supervision of training, and specialized consultative services in the area of behavior analysis and positive behavioral supports. Also provides direct and indirect service to special needs students who have been diagnosed with severe behavioral disabilities.
Develops and implements district-wide, ongoing training for appropriate staff in the area of positive behavioral supports and behavior analysis; provides training to special education teachers, general education teachers, and paraprofessionals regarding specialized instructional methods and best practices from a recognized research base; works to build skills and abilities at school sites to functionally assess, collect and graph behavioral data, and write effective behavior plans; provides in-service opportunities for parents regarding effective behavioral management in specialized cases; creates and/or assists in functional behavior assessments as well as behavior intervention plans; develops specialized instructional methods with teachers; assists teachers and paraprofessionals in providing instruction to students using specialized instructional methods; observes students in a general education setting and special education setting and provides feedback to staff in all school settings in their efforts to functionally assess and write effective behavior plans, maintain records, materials, equipment and other supplies; remains current with approaches, methodology and research in the field to foster professional growth and educationally related practices; coordinates student case staffing weekly, assists Special Education Instructional Coordinator with oversight and management of behavior assistants’ assignments in order to provide effective and timely behavioral consultation and support at school sites; assist with the supervision and evaluation of behavior assistants assigned to the program; and effectively balances the role of district-wide training in behavior analysis and positive behavioral supports with the provision of more specialized consultation on a case-by-case basis.
Education/Experience: Any combination of education/experience that could likely provide the required knowledge in qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
- Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. preferred.
- A PhD degree, which includes graduate work in special education, behavior analysis, and closely related fields and equivalent training and/or experience and behavior management and educational interventions; consultation and program development experience; workshop design and presentation skills; and school site experience desired.
Knowledge of: Basic behavior analytic principles and application; functional behavior analysis and implementation of behavior plans; knowledge of the varied characteristics of at-risk students, and assessments used to diagnose students with behavioral concerns; files and records management, office procedures, and basic computer literacy.
Skill at: Communicating effectively both orally and in writing; working collaboratively with certified and classified personnel at various locations; implementing specialized instructional methods; developing goals and objectives for students with behavioral concerns; implementing individual structured activities; effectively managing, supervising, and assigning staff and or resources within the department; maintaining accurate and complete records, files, and reports, and interacting effectively with all individuals contacted during the course of work; matching teacher style and student style to the management program in conjunction with home programs; using counseling techniques to defuse potentially stressful/explosive situation with students, staff and/or parents.
Licenses/Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Nevada driver's license with a driving record acceptable to the District. PhD, specifics listed above preferred. Certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. desired.
Additional Information: Must demonstrate a willingness to travel between schools, and work a flexible schedule.
THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.
The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.
Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. New employees hired by the Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position.
Interested applicants may apply online at http://www.washoeschools.net/domain/257 by completing an Administrative application and attaching a resume and letter of interest to your online Administrative application, or by updating an existing Administrative application by the closing date of the posting (applications must be linked to the job posting to be considered).
The Washoe County School District pays an additional legislatively-designated amount to the Public Employees Retirement System on behalf of the employee for retirement benefits. No retirement contribution is made by the employee.
New employees will have $55.00 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting.
Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits. Benefits are paid by employees at a prorated percent for those working less than full time.
Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact the Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.