Positive Behavior Support Coach - Leidal Education Center

West Fargo Public Schools   West Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on April 20, 2022
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TERM: 188-day contract for the 2022-2023 school year
This position is funded through the allocated Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) and can be utilized for up to two years. Applicants hired under this grant will be non-renewed at the end of each school year and may be rehired under the grant for the following years of eligibility.

SUMMARY: The Positive Behavior Support Coach provides behavioral expertise through consultation, coaching, presentations, classroom support related to instructional and behavioral interventions/strategies for school staff implementing services to students who display complex needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned)
Planning and Preparation:
Supports district in building capacity in serving students with complex needs
Conduct positive behavior support presentations, training, and professional development within the district
Remain up to date on behavioral research and disseminate to staff as appropriate to facilitate the utilization of evidenced-based practices
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

Instruction

Assist staff in defining and measuring target behavior, determining the function of behavior, teaching replacement behavior, understanding principles of reinforcement, and implementing strategies for decreasing problem behavior, documenting this process through the completion of functional behavior assessments and positive behavior support plans.
Ability to set-up appropriate program of reinforcement with the student regardless of his/her level of achievement using long-range objectives and short-term objectives.
Use of behavioral data collection system such as frequency, duration, time sampling, daily behavior rating, etc.
Graphing and analysis of behavioral data to make informed decisions.
Provide modeling, coaching, feedback, and fidelity checks with school teams/specific staff in relation to student's positive behavior support plan.
Support monitoring fidelity of student plans through collaboration with the school team.
Collaborate with school psychologists in order to support evaluations and student programming.
Facilitate school-based team meetings throughout the process of designing and implementation of positive behavior support plans.
Knowledge of the process of district research based behavioral programming and supporting documents.
Support the collaboration between agencies and school teams to ensure alignment of programming and student's individualized education plans implemented in the classroom.
Use of discrete trial training, natural environment teaching, incidental teaching, prompting/fading, functional communication training, social skills instruction, behavior skills training, and reinforcement.
Establish knowledge about district curriculum and interventions to coach and model the balance between learning and behavior plans.

Professional Responsibilities:
Follow Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) procedures.
Meets and instructs in the assigned location and at the time designated.
Maintains complete and accurate records in the form of data required by special education leadership.
Evaluates student/program progress on designated basis
Implements, by instruction and action, the district's philosophy of educational goals and objectives.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Attends and participates in department meetings and district wide Professional Learning Communities.
Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administration regulations, and board policy. Implements, by instruction and action, the district's philosophy of educational goals and objectives.
Assists the administration in implementing all district and state policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct and, for the classrooms, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum:
Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: elementary or secondary education, applied behavior analysis, special education, psychology, and/or social work or related field
Valid ND Teaching certificate with special education endorsement (or ability to obtain)
Strong background in positive behavioral supports
High interest in serving students with complex behaviors
Experience working with special education students
Effective communication skills both expressive and receptive

Preferred:
Candidates who are Board Certified Behavior Analysts or in the process of obtaining the credential
Experience working with diverse populations
Experience working with individuals who display challenging behaviors
Coursework in psychology, social work, or applied behavior analysis

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education level, the position has a minimum starting salary of $38,423-$61,775 following the 2022-2023 Teachers' Salary Schedule
West Fargo Public Schools offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. The annual salary listed for this position is the base cash salary and excludes retirement contributions. For all professional/licensed staff, the district funds both the employee contribution (11.75%) and the employer contribution (12.75%) to the teachers' fund for retirement (TFFR).

DEADLINE: Until filled

The West Fargo Public School District is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law. External applicants are eligible for ND Veteran's Preference: North Dakota veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a form DD214, and if claiming disabled veteran's status, a current letter of disability. West Fargo Public Schools is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all hiring and employment practices. Applicants who incorporate a holistic perspective and a commitment to inclusion are encouraged to apply.