Regional Professional Development Center, College of Education and
The Behavior Intervention Specialist will work with LEAs to develop
staff capacity with individual and classroom behavior management
strategies, data collection and interventions. The Behavior
Intervention Specialist will assist in conducting and coordinating
Functional Behavior Assessments and in developing Behavior
Intervention Plans that address students’ inappropriate behaviors
and provide a means to help the students become more academically
Assist Missouri LEAs (through training, coaching, and technical
assistance) in improving academic and social/behavioral outcomes
for all students, but especially students with disabilities, with
the development and implementation of effective behavior management
strategies, Behavior Intervention Plans and Functional Behavior
Training (Training, Technical Assistance, Coaching)
- Provide technical assistance to districts over topics such as:
defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of
behavior change (including but not limited to: reinforcement,
consequences, environmental factors); methods and approaches for
teaching appropriate replacement behaviors; implementing strategies
for weakening undesired behavior; identifying antecedents and
triggers; and maintaining consequences.
- Train teams to design Behavior Intervention Plans that address
classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills
instruction, executive function instruction, and behavior
- Train individuals or groups of teachers/district personnel on
effective behavior management practices, such as determining the
function of behaviors and developing, implementing and monitoring
behavior interventions using efficient and effective data
- Provide professional development that targets research
strategies and modeling of instructional practices to support
teachers in their implementation of positive behavior support in
their classrooms. For LEAs implementing school or district-wide
PBS, the Behavior Intervention Specialist will collaborate with the
PBS consultants and building leadership to ensure a consistent
- Train district administrators to review behavior referrals and
data reports to look for data trends.
- Train district administrators to review discipline data
including out-of-school and in-school suspensions (OSS and ISS)
reports to identify data trends and to use the data to identify
alternatives to OSS and ISS for students.
- Train staff to use individual students’ behavioral data to
identify trends and develop specific positive behavior supports to
include in IEPs.
- Train LEA staff in the theory and best practices for conducting
manifestation determination reviews.
- Work collaboratively within a School-wide Positive Behavioral
Support framework and with PBS consultants, when the district is a
PBS school district.
- Assist districts in completing Functional Behavioral
Assessments for individual students.
- Promote highly specialized, research-based interventions for
at-risk students that include behavior instruction that is
explicit, intensive, accelerated and provides ample practice.
- Develop a repertoire of assessment strategies consistent with
instructional goals, teaching methods, and individual student needs
to more accurately assess student behavior and emotional
- Participate in the development and/or revision of training
modules as requested by DESE.
- Report data and consultant activities by the 5th of
each month, using a DESE-provided system.
- Serve as a mentor for new Behavior Intervention
- Work collaboratively with Compliance Consultants and
Improvement Consultants to assist districts who have been
identified, or are at risk of being identified, as having
significant disproportionality or significant discrepancy in their
IDEA Discipline data, and districts with anomalies in their IDEA
discipline data to address systemic behavior concerns, develop
discipline self-assessments and improvement plans, and identify
alternatives to exclusionary methods of discipline.
- Work collaboratively with Compliance Consultants and
Improvement Consultants to address systemic and individual student
behavior concerns for students with disabilities as identified
through Special Education Compliance on-site compliance reviews or
- Attend professional development opportunities to maintain high
levels of skill and knowledge of current research and practices
related to behavior interventions and positive behavior
- Attend and actively participate in the annual Directors’
Academy (see master calendar).
- Attend and actively participate in statewide resource, support,
and training meetings as designated by the calendar.
Highly qualified Behavior Intervention Specialists with required
knowledge and skills will assist LEAs through the training of staff
in the application of individualized behavior supports to help
students with challenging behaviors become more academically
Behavior Intervention Specialists will:
- Assist educators in implementing effective, evidence-based
practices and behavior programs/processes designed to positively
impact graduation and dropout rates.
- Train districts to design behavior intervention plans that
address classroom organization, effective instruction, social
skills instruction, and behavior modification.
- Deliver high-quality training to LEA staff on evidence-based
practices using DESE- approved materials.
- Attend professional development opportunities applicable to
Behavior Intervention Specialists work as requested/approved by
Personnel filling these positions will have a thorough knowledge of
the content required in their position and be able to demonstrate a
high level of skills in development, presentation, meeting
facilitation, coaching and delivery of HQPD to adult learners.
Individuals in these positions are expected to have a working
knowledge of technology and be able to use it in development,
presentation, and delivery of training and technical
Personnel serving in the role of a Behavior Intervention Specialist
are required to have a thorough understanding of the scope of the
work and of the intended outcomes of this contract. Individuals are
expected to participate in developing, refining, and/or revising
training and support materials when requested by DESE. It is the
expectation that all contracted personnel will use the materials
and tools provided or approved by DESE with integrity. Individuals
providing services outlined in this contract are expected to be
ambassadors of DESE in their work with districts, schools, and
Salary Range: $50,367.29 - $91,392.16.
GGS Grade: 10
University Title: SENIOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
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Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Requires a skill base of:
- BS in Education, School Psychology, Psychology, Counseling,
Behavior Science, or related field, or a License as a Board
Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
- Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a school setting as
a teacher, counselor, or interventionist
- Training in Trauma-Informed Care, or the ability to complete
training within 6 months
Requires comprehensive knowledge of:
- Effective meeting management and knowledge of
- Coaching, collaborating, presenting, consulting, and
- Conflict resolution and problem-solving processes
- Action research and reflective practice
- Use of technology to enhance professional development
- Ability to participate in development of High-Quality
- Meeting deadlines accurately and timely preparation of reports
and progress logs
- Ability to organize and schedule time commitments to meet the
demands of the job
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to handle intense emotional situations
- Excellent stress management skills
Requires knowledge of:
- Function-based intervention planning, behavior theory and
behavior analysis for developing behavior change strategies that
focus on reducing problem behavior and increasing more appropriate
- Techniques needed to successfully complete effective Functional
Behavior Assessments (FBA), function-based interventions, Behavior
Intervention Plans (BIP) and Manifestation Determinations
- Use of assessment and assessment data to inform instruction and
- Collecting and analyzing progress monitoring and behavior data
from classroom and other educational settings
- Research-based instructional and behavior intervention
strategies and ability to implement them effectively
- SW-PBS (School-wide Positive Behavior Support)
- MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)
- Social-Emotional Learning for All
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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