Social-Emotional Behavior Consultant
Division/Department: Special Education
Job Category: Teacher/Social Worker/Counselor
Title: Social/Emotional Intervention Consultant
Reports to: Director of Exceptional Student Services
- Highly qualified teacher, counselor, or social worker with full state of Kansas certification
- Minimum of five years successful teaching experience in which the teaching of “at risk” and/or “behaviorally challenged” students was an important responsibility for the position.
- Expert knowledge of function-based intervention planning for developing behavior change strategies that focuses on reducing problem behavior and increasing more appropriate behavior.
- Expert knowledge of techniques needed to successfully complete effective Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function-based interventions, and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
- Exceptional knowledge in the use of assessments and assessment data to inform instruction and prescribe work plans for individual students.
- Expert knowledge in research based instructional strategies and ability to implement them effectively.
- Exceptional knowledge in the use of technology to support instruction.
- Demonstrate ability to plan and evaluate strategies for improving instruction.
- Ascribes to the philosophy that all children can succeed and demonstrates the commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality.
- Demonstrates exceptional skill in the roles of a teacher leader: collaborator, action researcher, reflective practitioner, and learner advocate.
Reports To: Director of Special Education
Social/Emotional Consultant seek to be change agents in the schools they work by partnering with administrators, staff, and students around the areas of mental health, behavior, and social/emotional functioning. The Social/Emotional Consultant will provide continuous support to the overall educational environment by utilizing Positive Behavior support strategies in order to address student behaviors. The Consultant helps coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior and Behavior Intervention Plans that address students’ inappropriate behaviors and provide a means to help the students become more academically successful. They are also a liaison with Project Stay regarding most intense needs.
- Assist staff in: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principals of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior; and identifying antecedents.
- Facilitate team meetings with the identified student’s teachers and parents for the purpose of completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment.
- Work with Project Stay to help determine needed observations, team collaboration meetings, and support to most intense situations.
- Facilitate team meetings that: design Behavior Intervention Plans; address classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills instruction, and ethical issues; School-wide Positive Behavioral Support; and factors that affect effectiveness including social validity and treatment integrity.
- Work with individual teachers, groups of teachers and/or the entire staff on issues such as: crisis intervention, learning and collaboration issues, and factors that can affect development and implementation of interventions.
- Work cooperatively with building administrators to promote positive student behavior by providing professional development that targets research, strategies, and modeling of instructional practices to support teachers in their implantation of positive behavior support in their classrooms.
- Engage in on-going professional development to increase knowledge and skills of positive student behavior support for all students, targeted students and students who represent sub-group populations.
- Conduct conflict resolution and peer mediation sessions.
- Participate in building level MTSS team and/or grade level meetings, as appropriate.
- Attend professional development opportunities to maintain high level of skill and knowledge of current research and practices.
- Organize and schedule time commitments to meet demands of the job.
- Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
- Completes all necessary paperwork including, but not limited to: IEP and supporting documents, data collection, Medicaid and regular logs, assessment summaries
· Write a social/emotional goal for the IEP if providing social work services
· Attend all IEP meetings for the students on your caseload.
· Update all social/emotional goals every 9 weeks.
· Engage students, through discussion, that are having behavioral difficulties as they occur.
· Provide resources and information regarding mental health and behaviors to teachers and paraprofessionals that is specific to individual students in the program.
· Social work services can be provided in individual meetings or group sessions.
· Each service should be individualized to address current student needs and the IEP goal as a whole.
- Monitors progress systematically, and adjusts interventions based on data showing effectiveness/ineffectiveness of interventions with families
- Maintain continuous communication with parents through home visits, phone calls, e-mail, parent meetings, etc.
- Work collaboratively with area agencies.
- Review progress toward IEP outcomes, re-evaluate and summarize progress, and revise IEP’s within required timelines
- Demonstrate skills for accessing technology for communication and completion of job-related tasks
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Term of Employment: Teacher contract
Salary Range: Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule
Evaluation Frequency: Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
USD 333 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 333 Director of Human Resources, 219 W. 7th, Concordia, KS 66901.
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Job Contact Information
Alicia Fraley - email@example.com - 785-243-3518
Concordia USD 333 www.usd333.com
Concordia Public Schools, located in North Central Kansas, provide services for more than 1,100 students in Preschool through the 12th grade . Grade configuration includes: Concordia Elementary School - Grades Pre-K-4; Concordia Middle School- Grades 5-6 and Concordia Jr./Sr. High School-Grades 7-12. USD 333 is also the host district for the Learning Cooperative of North Central Kansas, which provides special education services for area school districts. Services include high quality educational opportunities, as well as a wide variety of extra curricular offerings. The schools offer more than 30 clubs, organizations and sports for student participation, and has produced 31 National Merit Finalists.
USD 333 is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that ensures engaged learning, effective teaching, and trusting relationshipsso that all members of the school community reach their highest level of academic achievement.
The district is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate in its employment practices and policies with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to Superintendent, 217 W 7th St, Concordia, KS 66901-2803, (785) 243-3518 or to:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission OR Kansas Human Rights Commission
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