The Behavior Supports Coordinator trains, and directly supervises Behavioral Specialists and provides oversight for the other behavioral support staff. The Behavior Supports Coordinator will assist the Laraway School Director in the design, coordination, and implementation of programs to support student learning and growth, and support students, staff, and the leadership team in area of behavior management, behavioral supports, and behavior interventions. The position ensures appropriate procedures are utilized and that communication, paperwork, and debriefs occur.
Behavior Support Coordination:
- Under the director of the Laraway School Director, works in collaboration with the other members of the School Leadership team to develop, facilitate, and implement program initiatives, requirements, and strategic goals.
- Provide ongoing support and supervision for Behavior Team, including direct supervision of Behavior Specialists.
- Assist with the recruitment and onboarding process for new staff, in areas of responsibility.
- Handle with Care Certified Trainer; providing ongoing training for staff and facilitate HWC debriefs. Complete Rule 4500 documentation and notification requirements.
- Point person for Bullying and Harassment reports, investigations, documentation, and training staff on the identification of, prevention of and response to harassment and bullying complaints.
- Meet regularly with behavior support team to keep them informed, facilitate sharing, help them solve problems and let them know the importance of their efforts.
- Assists in implementing behavioral services and support, providing appropriate behavioral strategies and materials to meet the needs of students with at-risk behaviors and/or behavioral needs.
- Plan, implement and supervise employees who implement behavioral intervention plans in collaboration with school leadership teams. Monitors the implementation of behavior intervention and supports to assure consistency across program, and compliance with laws and regulations.
- Keeps current with research related to effective behavioral interventions and strategies that support students at risk and students with disability who have social/emotional/behavioral needs.
- Maintains and assists others with the collection and maintenance of appropriate data regarding students served, needs of students, interventions, and behaviors.
- Model, communicate, and train using best practices for areas of expertise.
- Participate in ongoing screening, selection, and orientation of new staff.
- Model collaborative team planning and problem solving
Education and Training Requirements:
- Master’s degree in special education, psychology, social work, or related field preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in special education, psychology, or related field will be considered, with a minimum of three (3) years successful experience providing services to at risk youth.
- At least one year of demonstrated successful supervisory experience.
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues, and community members. Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to relate well to students, parents, and colleagues.
- Capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.