Oct 20, 2023

Special Populations Behavior Specialist (Immediate)

  • KIPP Texas
  • Houston, TX
Full-time Special Education Support

Job Description

Company Description
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose -college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .

Job Description
The Opportunity
The Special Populations Behavior Specialist supports campus needs through development of and consultation with special education and MTSS stakeholders, implementation of student interventions, coordination of ABA practices, data collection, and data review. The specialist will be responsible for assisting campuses with development of behavior support plans and monitoring student progress through data. The ideal candidate will have a passion for and experience with supporting students with complex behavioral needs. The candidate will work under the direct supervision of the regional director of special populations.
Key Responsibilities
  • Complete student observations and maintain accurate records
  • Support campus teams in data reviews to assist teams in intervention decisions
  • Support campus teams in data collection and record-keeping
  • Create and train on data systems and tools to measure the effectiveness of behavior support
  • Provide real-time coaching by modeling specific intervention strategies to special education stakeholders
  • Assist with completion of functional behavior assessments (FBAs), including training campus staff
  • Provide campus-based trainings as requested
  • Develop and maintain a calendar to ensure timely data analysis and student support.
  • Secure and share resources necessary to assist campus teams in Behavior Intervention Plan development and intervention implementation.
  • Alongside with state leadership team, collaborate with campus and district Special Education teams as needed for student support
  • Attend problem-solving meetings as needed
  • Complete Critical Consults and Thought-Partner referrals with campuses
  • Help shape and develop a district-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • In-person campus support 80%, virtual support 20%

Required Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field
  • At least 3 years working with students with complex behavior needs, including students with Autism or Emotional Disabilities
Preferred Education and/or Experience:
  • Master's degree in relevant field
  • Experience teaching underserved students (preferred)
  • Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles
  • Fundamental knowledge of IDEA and special education policies
  • Strong ability to:
    • collect and analyze data
    • coach and model evidence-based strategies, sometimes during moments of escalation
    • create and support behavior intervention plans
    • create Functional Behavior Assessments
    • create and support campus crisis plans
Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst
  • Registered Behavior Technician
  • Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
  • CPI certified
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift/lower 30-40 lbs
  • Ability to perform CPI or SAMA holds as necessary
  • Ability to travel between campuses daily
Work Environment:
  • PK3-18+
  • Schools
Travel Requirements:
  • Intra-region

Additional Information
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise.
As a full-time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas' benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices with competitive rates, including medical, dental, and vision options, life insurance, and disability plans.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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