San Mateo County Office of Education

Behavior Intervention Specialist (19876376)

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Behavioral Health
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San Francisco/Peninsula
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Full-Time
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7/19/2019 at 5pm or until 100 applicants
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$45.82-$55.69 Hourly
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Location

1290 Commodore Drive- West San Bruno, 94066

Description

Date Posted:            June 20, 2019

 

Classification:          BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
      
                             Open recruitment

 

Work Schedule:       7.5 hours per day (8:00AM – 3:30PM);
                                      5 days per week (Monday – Friday);
                                    10 months per year

 

Salary Range:            Step A            Step B            Step C            Step D            Step E
(hourly)                    starting            6 mos           18 mos           30 mos          42 mos
                                   $45.82           $48.11            $50.52            $53.04           $55.69

 

Benefits:  Total Compensation Package:  Placement on salary schedule.  If a medical plan is selected, the employee will receive a contribution of $1,025.00/month toward the selected medical plan (through CalPERS), Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  The employee pays the balance of their health premiums from their gross earnings on a pre-tax basis.  If a medical plan is not selected, employees will receive a contribution of $275.00/month toward single coverage for Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  A vision plan (VSP) is also available.  Employees pay the worker contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

 

Current Vacancy:     Student Services Division; Special Education Department; K-12 Services;
                                    1290 Commodore Drive West; San Bruno, CA  94066

 

Application Deadline:          Friday, July 19, 2019     (application and supplemental application must be received online, or in the Personnel Office by 5:00PM)

 

Job Summary:  Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, collaborate with classroom teachers and support staff to conduct behavioral assessments; design, implement and evaluate effectiveness of evidence based behavior support plans, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, when appropriate, for identified students with autism and other behavioral challenges; provide training, support and assistance to staff and parents; create and implement staff development activities; consult with teachers, support staff and parents concerning each child’s behavioral strengths, needs, and progress.

 

Essential Job Functions:              

  • Provide training, support and assistance to educational team and families to enhance understanding of student behavior, evidence based behavior support strategies, progress monitoring strategies, and ABA services; develop and implement professional development opportunities to enhance the behavior intervention skills of staff; assist in assuring that behavioral strategies, including ABA services when appropriate, follow established best practices, guidelines, standards, requirements, laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Provide direct behavioral intervention to students; provide consultation and training in behavioral strategies including ABA practices; monitor student response to interventions and adapt intervention strategies as needed; conduct student observations as needed
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and support staff to conduct behavioral assessments; design, implement and evaluate effectiveness of evidence-based behavior support plans, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, when appropriate, for identified students with autism and other behavioral challenges
  • Train and provide guidance to assigned classified personnel to support implementation of student behavior plans; provide modeling, consultation, and coaching to para-professionals to promote fidelity of implementation of behavior plans
  • Conduct functional behavioral assessments and utilize assessment data to support development of behavior intervention plans
  • Communicate and confer with administrators, staff and parents to coordinate intervention activities, exchange information and resolve behavioral issues interfering with student success in the school setting
  • Consult with teachers regarding the modification of classroom environments as needed
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of comprehensive reports, records and files related to assigned activities; compile, prepare, and analyze statistical data
  • Attend and conduct a variety of meetings and conferences related to assigned students and activities; participate in IFSP/IEP meetings, mediations and fair hearings; collaborate on IFSP/IEP goals
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned activities
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software; drive a vehicle to various sites to conduct work

 

Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience providing the job knowledge, skills, and ability for successful job performance will be considered for positions in this classification.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

EDUCATION:  Master's Degree in Education, Psychology, Behavioral Studies, Sociology or a related field

EXPERIENCE:  Two (2) years of experience designing and implementing positive behavioral intervention plans for students diagnosed with autism or other behavioral challenges desired

LICENSES:    > Board Certified Behavior Analyst (B.C.B.A.) certification
                      > Possession of/or ability to attain a valid California Driver’s License

 

Specialized Skills and Knowledge:     

  • Knowledge of theory and techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ability to design, write, and support implementation of effective behavior support plans, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programming, utilizing data collection, service development, monitoring, and report writing
  • Knowledge of current methodologies, communication systems and intensive data driven programs related to students with autism
  • Ability to understand and relate to children with special needs
  • Knowledge of positive behavioral intervention techniques
  • Knowledge of trauma informed instructional practices
  • Ability to share and demonstrate knowledge of behavioral analysis, trauma informed practice, positive discipline
  • Knowledge of functional behavior assessment
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive behavior assessments, including Functional Behavior Assessments, techniques, and evidence based behavior strategies, when appropriate
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate educational goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs)
  • Ability to provide training and consultation to staff and parents
  • Ability to plan and implement quality in-service programs for classroom teachers and staff
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Knowledge of oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of operation of a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of comprehensive reports, records and files
  • Ability to plan and organize work
  • Ability to meet schedules and timelines
  • Ability to work independently with little direction

 

Physical Requirements:  Applicants must possess the physical abilities outlined below with or without accommodation.  San Mateo County Office of Education will consider reasonable accommodation requests.

  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Strength to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching to assist students
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard

 

Examination Process:  The examination process for this classification will consist of:

  1.  A scored rating by a screening panel of application materials, including supplemental questionnaire, for education, training, experience, completeness, and accuracy
  2.  An oral board examination (anticipated date- July 30, 2019)

 

Only the highest qualified candidates will be invited to attend the examinations.
Applicants will be notified of screening and examination results by e-mail or letter.

 

 

Personnel Commission

101 Twin Dolphin Drive

Redwood City, CA  94065

650-802-5300

classifiedjobs@smcoe.org

http://www.smcoe.org/employees-and-employment/personnel-commission

 

Proof of citizenship or legal status will be required upon offer of employment.

San Mateo County Office of Education provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons.  The recruitment, testing, and hiring of all personnel will be without regard to race, ancestry, national origin, age, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marriage status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, or veteran status.

Ideal Candidate

Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience providing the job knowledge, skills, and ability for successful job performance will be considered for positions in this classification.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

EDUCATION:  Master's Degree in Education, Psychology, Behavioral Studies, Sociology or a related field

EXPERIENCE:  Two (2) years of experience designing and implementing positive behavioral intervention plans for students diagnosed with autism or other behavioral challenges desired

LICENSES:    > Board Certified Behavior Analyst (B.C.B.A.) certification
                      > Possession of/or ability to attain a valid California Driver’s License

 

Specialized Skills and Knowledge:     

  • Knowledge of theory and techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ability to design, write, and support implementation of effective behavior support plans, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programming, utilizing data collection, service development, monitoring, and report writing
  • Knowledge of current methodologies, communication systems and intensive data driven programs related to students with autism
  • Ability to understand and relate to children with special needs
  • Knowledge of positive behavioral intervention techniques
  • Knowledge of trauma informed instructional practices
  • Ability to share and demonstrate knowledge of behavioral analysis, trauma informed practice, positive discipline
  • Knowledge of functional behavior assessment
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive behavior assessments, including Functional Behavior Assessments, techniques, and evidence based behavior strategies, when appropriate
  • Knowledge of instructional methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate educational goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs)
  • Ability to provide training and consultation to staff and parents
  • Ability to plan and implement quality in-service programs for classroom teachers and staff
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Knowledge of oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of operation of a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of comprehensive reports, records and files
  • Ability to plan and organize work
  • Ability to meet schedules and timelines
  • Ability to work independently with little direction

 

Physical Requirements:  Applicants must possess the physical abilities outlined below with or without accommodation.  San Mateo County Office of Education will consider reasonable accommodation requests.

  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Strength to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching to assist students
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard

Benefits

Total Compensation Package:  Placement on salary schedule.  If a medical plan is selected, the employee will receive a contribution of $1,025.00/month toward the selected medical plan (through CalPERS), Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  The employee pays the balance of their health premiums from their gross earnings on a pre-tax basis.  If a medical plan is not selected, employees will receive a contribution of $275.00/month toward single coverage for Delta Dental, and Life Insurance.  A vision plan (VSP) is also available.  Employees pay the worker contribution to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)802-5300
Contact email: