Behavior Support Specialist - Level 1
Company: Calhoun Intermediate School District
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Position Title: Behavior Support Specialist - Level 1
Location: Battle Creek Central High School
Social Emotional Learning support is an intentional method of
intervention in the district as a second and/or third tier response
to student achievement data trends identified in each building's
comprehensive needs assessment. The primary responsibility of the
School Interventionist is to provide direct social emotional
learning services for a pre-identified caseload of students whose
scholastic performance is not meeting standards - demonstrably due
to non-academic considerations and issues. This position is neither
an adjunct to nor a substitute for school social workers employed
to serve students with disabilities.
The School Interventionist serves a flexible criterion-based
caseload of students identified by the instructional staff and the
building principal as being furthest away from the academic
performance standards of the district. In support of classroom
teachers, the School Interventionist provides structured casework,
group work, and other appropriate intervention and outreach
services for pre-identified students in order to remove obstacles
that prevent them from meeting the district's standards for
attendance, behavior and academic achievement in the four core
content areas. A key goal of explicit Social Emotional Learning
interventions in our District is to improve the linkage between
students' families and the school, working with parents, guardians,
teachers, and other school officials to ensure that each student
reaches their academic and personal potential.
Required Professional Preparation, Credentials, and
B.A. in Social Work, Family Counseling or related field that
educates and trains on providing social-emotional support to
individuals and small groups.
Experience in the K-12 setting.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage small groups of
Expertise in providing effective social work services for K-12
students whose personal or social circumstances are a direct cause
of him/her underachieving in core content areas.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills with
students, teachers, and parents.
Knowledge of available support resources for students in the
district and in the community.
Demonstrated experience working effectively as a member of the
Has completed or is willing to complete training on effective
Has completed or is willing to complete training on Restorative
Practices and Restorative Conferences
- Is willing to complete any other requirements pertaining to
certification and credentials
Complete and monitor Trauma Informed Functional Behavior
Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) for
identified students in the building.
Support and participate in the building's Student Success team
Provide the full range of casework services to students
previously identified as not meeting the district's achievement
standards as a result of problems such as misbehavior, domestic
difficulties, truancy, interpersonal issues, teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, or other psychosocial matters.
Provide structured group interventions for underachieving
students who have issues in common. Including but not limited to:
The need for anger management training, deficient impulse control,
inability to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence, poor
study habits, etc.
Participate as needed in conferences or discussions between
parents and teachers or administrators regarding student's
Advise teachers on how to work effectively with students having
personal difficulties that affect their academic performance
Refer students and families to appropriate community resources
for intervention services that require a type, magnitude, duration,
or frequency of intervention that is beyond the scope or intent of
the role of the social worker.
Provide supplemental support and case management services to
students/families referred for outside intervention.
Communicate regularly and effectively with parents, teachers,
and the principal regarding students' needs, the intervention plans
being used, and barriers to progress.
Assist family members in understanding the student's needs and
assist the student and family in developing realistic goals and
activities that will result in academic proficiency.
Understand and participate in the implementation of Positive
Behavior Support initiatives in the building
Ensure the successful reintegration of students who are
returning to school following suspension or other disciplinary
Participate fully in program evaluation activities, including
collection of data, contributing to the evaluation design, and
assisting in interpretation and presentation of program data.
- Maintain effective written records for each student receiving
Specific data illuminating the academic deficiencies the student
Evidence and rationale supporting the student's need for social
work services in order to overcome barriers to academic success
The proposed elements of and schedule for intervention;
How, when, and with what tools the social worker will evaluate
or assess the student's academic and/or behavioral progress;
Identification of criteria for determining when intervention has
succeeded or when it should be modified.
- Work collaboratively in building and district initiatives which
supports continuous improvement for all students.
Work Agreement: 188 Day Calendar
Salary Range: BCEA Salary Schedule
Reports To: Building principal
Internal and External candidates who are qualified and wish to
be considered for this position must submit the EXTERNAL online
application. Candidate should also include the following with
his/her on-line application (all credentials must be submitted via
the on-line application process)
- Letter of Application
- Current resume
- Credentials (including three current letters of reference)
- Other information demonstrating knowledge and successful
SCHOOL SAFETY CLEARANCE: The successful candidate will be
subject to a fingerprint and background check as a condition of
employment. All fees required for this check (estimated $73.00)
will be the responsibility of an applicant.
The Battle Creek Public School District is an equal opportunity
employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
handicap, sex, age, religion, national origin, weight, height, or
marital status in its employment practices.
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