Behavioral Consultant, District CR00438

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                                                                                                                                Behavioral Consultant

                                                                                                                                      Job Description


Purpose:  The Behavioral Consultant assists with the provision of an optimum learning environment for students with special needs.  The Behavioral Consultant is available to assist special education staff at all grade levels with professional development, resources, and academic and behavioral recommendations related to meeting the needs of student on the autism spectrum. 

Responsible to:  Director of Special Services

Payment Rate:  Salary and benefits determined by the Negotiated Agreement (plus 3 supplemental days)


  1. Bachelors degree, preferably Masters Degree, from an accredited college or university in a special education area, i.e. Social Work, School Psychology, Behavioral Disorders
  2. Valid Kansas Teacher License in at least one area of special education or Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board license on file in the Human Resources Office. 
  3. Experience working with youth with autism or related behaviors.
  4. Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Human Resources Office (after employment letter is made).
  5. Desire to continue career improvement by enhancing skills and job performance.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist with the provision of services to provide students with optimum level of personal and social adjustment.
  2. Establish a positive learning environment and respond to the individual educational and emotional needs of students.
  3. Provide professional leadership to collaboratively problem-solve the effective delivery of research based practices.
  4. Ensure all activities conform to Federal, State, and District regulations and/or guidelines.
  5. Communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with members of the school district and community organizations and agencies to promote a positive, instructively effective school and district climate.
  6. Advocate with staff and administration to provide legally appropriate best practices to meet the needs of individual students.
  7. Operate all equipment appropriately if needed to perform duties.
  8. React to change and frequent interruptions in a productive manner, meeting deadlines as assigned.
  9. Implement the vision and mission of the district.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  1. Must occasionally work in noisy and crowded environments, with numerous interruptions.
  2. Have ability to travel in personal or school district vehicle.
  3. Be flexible regarding scheduling, working conditions, and locations.
  4. May require some physical exertion.

General Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with administrative staff, general and special education teachers, related service providers, and para-educators in the planning and implementation of strategies and interventions for students with special needs.
  2. Provide professional development in a variety of formats including individual, small and large groups, and interest/study groups related to serving students with special needs.
  3. Provide instructional support through observation, planning, modeling, co-teaching and reflection to facilitate the positive personal, social, and cognitive development of students with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), to ensure that the legal educational rights of special education students are met, to maintain high expectations for student achievement, and to promote when possible the integration of students into the general education classroom.   
  4. Observe student response to instruction, providing constructive feedback and direct instruction to professional and paraeducator staff and, as needed, model effective, innovative instructional strategies and/or behavioral interventions for use with students with special needs.
  5. Assist as team member during Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings with the development and presentation of research-based behavior interventions, standards-based academic interventions, and the collection, analysis and presentation of data for students with special needs.   
  6. Participate as team member in the comprehensive evaluation, review, and reevaluation process for students with special needs.
  7. Participate as IEP team member in making state and local assessment decisions and model, when needed, appropriate record-keeping and analysis of data.  
  8. Recommend, develop if appropriate, and illustrate use of student supports such as visual schedules and social stories and curricular materials for students with ASD.
  9. Assist in early recognition and prevention of student concerns by acting as a resource member of the SIT team process when student referred has ASD diagnosis or related behaviors.    
  10. Keep current on educational developments related to Special Education by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals, and other publications to obtain current knowledge of research-based interventions, resources and strategies.
  11. Provide clinical services and/or individual or group social skill instruction to students with special needs for the purpose of promote self-sufficiency, appropriate peer relationships and community life skills and monitor and provide written progress notes following the provision of such services.    
  12. Encourage and model the use of assistive technology to support student learning. 
  13. Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with students, staff, parents, and the community and respond to information requests in a courteous and timely manner.   
  14. Provide supportive assistance with case-management for students with special needs by providing professional development, demonstrating skills or procedure, and monitoring success of interventions.  
  15. Assist with advocacy and public awareness leading to increased understanding of students with special needs.
  16. Maintain appropriate confidential records and provide documented information in a cooperative, confidential, and timely manner. 
  17. Obtain approval from Director of Special Services for all activities and expenditures related to provision of special need services in an effort to provide a comprehensive program of services.
  18. Observe all district and school policies while participating in building and system-wide planning and assist with the identification and evaluation of program outcomes especially those related to Special Education.
  19. Attend staff development in order to implement and follow all Federal, State, and District special education regulations and guidelines, health and safety procedures and policies, and employee obligations, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
  20. Perform other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Special Services and according to the Negotiated Agreement.

Terms of Employment:  Academic year and supplemental days if needed to perform job duties.

Evaluation:  Performance effectiveness will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Kansas Statues and Board of Education policy.

Approved:  3/29/11

Revised:  8/2/11

Turner USD 202
Competitive salary and benefits
Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: August-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Deb Ayers-Geist - - 913-288-4181

Employer Information

Turner USD 202

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Employer Address: 800 South 55th Street Kansas City, Kansas

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