Staunton City Schools Seek Behavior Specialist

Date Posted

June 16, 2023


Staunton City Schools


Behavioral Specialist


Staunton, VA




Primary Function:

This position will support all students and staff in providing interventions and services that are designed to successfully address student’s mental health, emotional and behavioral issues that create a barrier to learning.

Essential Functions:

The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following functions/tasks:

Directly implements and supports school staff in the development and implementation of behavior support plans and interventions for special education students, and general education students as necessary;
Assists the BCBA in the development of behavior plans and supports teachers and staff members in the implementation of those plans;
Assists the BCBA and teachers in the development and implementation of evidence-based behavior support strategies in the classroom;
Collaborates with school staff to promote an educational climate that facilitates inclusion, social/emotional learning, student success and academic achievement;
Works directly with students who are in need of behavior support, and provides support for teachers and staff members who work with such students;
Assists BCBA in conducting assessments, collecting, and analyzing data in a timely, efficient and accurate manner;
Conducts preference assessments directly with students;
Works with teachers and other staff members to model effective behavioral and instructional programming and;
Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred in the area of psychology, education, social work, counseling, mental health or related fields. Other educational attainment levels will be considered depending on experience and other relevant training.
BCBA or BCaBA credential preferred.
Minimum of two years experience in direct student behavior support and/or supporting educational teams preferred
Requires the ability to demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of general child behavior support and intervention techniques.
Demonstrate the leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, administrators, and parents.