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Supervisor Behavioral Support Services

MSD School Administrator

Recruitment #22-009016-0004


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.


MSD 0002


MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

Under the direct supervision of MSD’s Frederick Campus Principal, this position oversees the development and implementation of evidence-based behavior practices to facilitate optimal student engagement and learning. This position manages and directs the Frederick campus Student Support Specialists, and coordinates information, resources and communications between administrators, teachers, staff, parents and outside agencies to assure smooth and efficient program activities. This position is also responsible for training, supervising, and evaluating the performance of assigned personnel.


   Provides ongoing training, support and consultation to Student Support Specialists to facilitate proper development and implementation of evidence-based practices and educational plans such as Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) for students.

    Oversees the progress monitoring and evaluation of student behavior programs towards educational goals and objectives; provides recommendations for procedural changes to enhance program effectiveness.

 Conducts, assigns and oversees Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA); supports the development of BIPs and informal behavior programs; analyzes data and evaluates student progress towards behavior goals.

  Supervises the implementation of related behavior goals and services with the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) for students; oversees the implementation of approved strategies for behavior management.

Supports the development and implementation of school / department-wide universal preventative programs such as Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). 

Collaborates with school personnel, parents, and outside agencies to meet the behavioral needs of identified students.

Provides professional development to teachers, aides, and specialists regarding best practices for classroom management.

Prepares and maintains a variety of reports, records and files related to students’ IEPs.

   Attends and participates in a variety of meetings, conferences and professional development training as assigned.

Develops and provides behavior related training and presentations to staff and families.

Observes and evaluates the Student Support Specialists.



Master’s degree in Education, Psychology or related field and three years’ experience implementing evidence-based strategies to manage student behavior.

A Master's with BCBA or working towards BCBA is desirable but not required.


Superior interpersonal and active listening skills required.

Attentive to details with good planning and organization skills.

 Skilled in identifying problems and brainstorming potential solutions, and able to work both independently and collaboratively.


Must be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and written English. 

Experience working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, and knowledge of Deaf community is required.

Must be able to conceptualize and assess complex behavioral issues/cases and clearly communicate findings and recommendations with staff and families.

Knowledge of IEPs, FBAs and BIPs.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560 – 5-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If unable to apply online, or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time. Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.


Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following: 


Maryland School for the Deaf 

Recruitment Department

101 Clarke Place 

Frederick, MD 21705 



Phone: 301-360-2008, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Fax: 410-696-3084 


Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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