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Behavioral Specialist (NE Region)

Recruitment #181012-UNCX-376

Introduction

BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST
Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

Please Note: This is a field-based position serving the Northeast Region of Oklahoma.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision and in accordance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, serve as an Oklahoma School Climate Transformation grant Behavioral Specialist. The primary focus of this position is to provide professional development and technical assistance to schools throughout the state in the areas of Positive Behavior Supports and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

Please Note: The Behavioral Specialist positions are funded through the School Climate Transformation grant.  The current grant will expire on September 30, 2023.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in special education, or school psychology, or closely related field [transcript(s) required upon hire];
• Experience working directly with children with behavioral challenges;
• Possession of a valid Oklahoma special education certificate and/or elementary education or early childhood or school psychologist.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
• Considerable knowledge of proactive behavioral interventions and positive behavioral supports, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS);
• Knowledge of current federal regulations and PBIS processes for behavior, discipline, and seclusion and restraint;
• Extensive knowledge of functional behavioral assessments, behavioral intervention plans, and the processes involved;
• This position requires travel to districts throughout the state which would require overnight stays;
• This individual must be a self-starter and work in a cooperative and professional manner with all those in the Oklahoma Department of Education;
• Adequate skills in utilizing technology, especially when performing various projects that require use of computers, lap-tops, Smart boards, etc; ability to create appropriate forms addressing requirements of projects performed;
• This position requires the skill of presenting to large audiences and knowledge of effective distribution of information to schools through such avenues as creating and implementing video conference workshops, webinars, one-on-one district service trainings, and professional development.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
• Plan, develop, and implement coordinated activities to support state efforts in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and the Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support (OTISS);
• Assist in the collaboration of the Oklahoma School Climate Transformation grant in developing and aligning professional development and support to schools in proactive behavioral interventions and positive behavioral supports;
• Facilitate the development, implementation, review, and evaluation of coordinated activities to improve behavioral interventions for all students, including those with disabilities;
• Provide appropriate and timely information to district constituents through the following methods: phone calls, emails, listserv items, memorandums, professionally written letters, and teacher professional development;
• Other duties as assigned.

ANNUAL SALARY: $55,000
BENEFITS: https://www.ebd.ok.gov
RETIREMENT: https://www.ok.gov/trs

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.



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