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Position Title
Behavior Specialist
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Salary/Pay Scale
Per SFT Contract
Job Description

District-Wide Behavior Specialist Role

This position reports to the Pupil Services Division in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital Region of New York. The District-Wide Behavior Specialist will work with district and building leaders; as well as faculty and staff to improve the implementation and fidelity of District Multi-Tiered Supports and Systems (MTSS), as well as demonstrate knowledge of Culturally Responsive Social Emotional Learning Practices, Anti-racist policies and Trauma Sensitive Practices. The District-Wide Behavior Specialist must be adept at supporting and implementing data-informed practices, all through a lens of anti-racism and equity. They must be able to build both relationships and systems with a variety of different stakeholders, positively impacting school culture and climate.

Collaboration and Consultation Services

  •    Obtain administrator/teacher/paraprofessional input regarding professional development needs.
  •    Develop professional development to build capacity within building PPS faculty around effective, preventative, best practice emotional and     behavioral supports that can be turn-keyed within individual buildings by PPS faculty.
  •    Develop and distribute district-wide communications to share best practice information, address specific skills/techniques for preventing         and responding to emotional behavioral meetings, discuss relevant issues, and highlight equitable, effective strategies used by SCSD’s             teachers.
  •    Increase accessibility of effective behavior/classroom management and social-emotional resources for teachers (via shared network drive)       and parents (via district website).
  •    Attends, as requested, professional development and district-level MTSS meetings.
  •    Models skillful use of data to inform decision making to identify Tier 1 solutions.
  •    Models skillful use of data to inform intervention plans (FBA/BIPS) for special education supports as necessary.
  •    Establishes and Maintains collaborative working relationships with parents, staff, and other district personnel.
  •    Maintains effective and timely written and oral communication with parents, staff and other school personnel.
  •    Serves, as requested on district committees to support MTSS and other district initiatives.
  •    Develops and maintains a positive and supportive rapport with families and staff.
  •    Assist schools in understanding procedures and processes for screening, diagnostic and progress monitoring data for the purpose of identification of           struggling learners, instruction/intervention design, and students’ response to interventions, respectively.
  •    Assist district and school administrators in the implementation of multi-tier systems of support using balanced culturally responsive assessments to inform     behavior.
  •    Collaborate with building administrators and faculty to implement integrated social emotional learning curriculum through an anti-racist, equity lens.


Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • NYS certification as a School Psychologist is required; preference given to candidates who are BCBA certified.
  • CSE experience preferred; 
  • Experience working in schools and with children preferred. 
Application Procedure

About Schenectady City Schools

With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

Job Category
PPS Staff
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