Sep 02, 2020

Behavior Intervention Specialist

  • TrulyHired
  • Somerset, Franklin Township, NJ 08873, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Behavior Intervention Specialist

Position Summary:Highly qualified Behavior Intervention Specialist with knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals, groups and systems through the application of positive behavior supports. The Behavior Specialist helps coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior and Behavior Intervention Plan that address students' inappropriate behaviors and provide a means to help the students become socially, emotionally, and academically successful. Behavior Intervention Specialist also provides classroom and school-wide behavior management strategies.


Currently holds one of the New Jersey Education Specialist Certification;
Minimum of five years successful experience working with "at risk" and/or "behaviorally challenged" students preferred;
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 assessment 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;
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;
Experience and understanding with the Intervention and Referral Service process;
Provide training, both initial and ongoing, to staff on the implementation of the Behavior Model.
Guide the teacher learning process toward working with student behavior and classroom management in order to better implement the personal learning plans of students;
Train students and staff to be well-versed in the Code of Conduct;
Assist teachers to develop class-wide systems of reinforcement to promote a healthy class environment and effective planning, organization and implementation of strategies for optimum behavior management;
Coach staff on the implementation of the behavior model and general classroom management strategies;
Qualified in HIB policies, procedures, and investigations.
Scope of the Position:

The Elementary Behavior Intervention Specialist provides leadership and direction at the school level, working to design, implement, coordinate and evaluate a comprehensive behavior support program. In addition, the Elementary Behavior Specialist works directly and aggressively with identified students to adopt behaviors that substantially increase their academic performance. These students are the lowest achieving elementary students who have been identified in Child Study as requiring substantial supplemental behavior intervention and support. Under the supervision of the building principal and district representative, the Behavior Intervention Specialist will provide diversified strategies and activities specifically designed for targeted students.

Professional Responsibilities:

Assist staff in defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles 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;
Facilitate team meetings that: design Behavior interventions 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;
Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions in which "at risk" students thrive: behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated and provides ample practice;
Use ongoing assessments to maintain a record of student progress;
Develop a repertoire of assessment strategies consistent with instructional goals, teaching methods, and individual student needs to more accurately assess student behavior skills and understandings;
Regard assessment as a joint venture through which both student and teacher understanding is enhanced;
Create fair and equitable assessments to assess higher-order thinking and problem solving as well as individual skills, knowledge, and understandings;
Model good assessment processes that assist students in assessing their own work and behavior;
Provide recognition of a variety of student accomplishments and positive behaviors;
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 implementation of positive behavior support in their classrooms;
Continually supervise students to ensure a safe, non-threatening, nurturing environment where students can thrive;
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;
Engage parents in the "student behavior intervention plan" process and empower parents by providing them with skills and techniques to support the positive behavior development of their child;
Conduct conflict resolution and peer mediation sessions;
Review behavior referrals and discipline data reports;
Participate in building level PBIS team and/or grade level meetings, as appropriate;
Consult with school social worker, school counselor, and teachers;
Attend professional development opportunities to maintain high level of skill and knowledge of current research and practices;
Serve as a consultant to administrators, teachers, and parents;
Organize and schedule time commitments to meet demands of the job;
Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures; report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources;
Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.

Job Type: Full-time

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School ("CJCP") is a K-12 Public Charter School located in Somerset, NJ. The mission of CJCP is to provide academic and social challenges and opportunities for students to attain the skills necessary for success in post-secondary education. CJCP serves its mission by offering rigorous academic programs, college and career counseling, and extracurricular enrichment activities.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: Up to $45,000 Per Year
Job Categories: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
Student Services > Social Worker
Location Description
Central Jersey College Prep Charter School ("CJCP") is a K-4, 6-12 Public Charter School located in Somerset, NJ. The mission of CJCP is to provide academic and social challenges and opportunities for students to attain the skills necessary for success in post-secondary education. CJCP serves its mission by offering rigorous academic programs, college and career counseling, and extracurricular enrichment activities. Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
Central Jersey College Prep Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Tasha Mosconi
  • 101 Mettlers Road
  • Somerset, New Jersey 08873

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