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Positive Behavior Support Specialist

Company: Calhoun Intermediate School District
Location: Marshall
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Harrington Elementary


School Year Calendar




35 hr/week

NATURE OF POSITION: The Positive Behavior Support Specialist will help students with behavior, learning and/or physical challenges take responsibility for their actions, motivating and preparing them to return to the classroom setting where they will engage appropriately.


  • Minimum of an Associate's Degree; Bachelor's Degree with education background preferred
  • Experience working with elementary school aged students in a school or similar setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others and facilitate groups to reach consensus
  • Strong ability to redirect, motivate and engage students that exhibit angry, aggressive, withdrawn or other correctable behaviors while at school
  • Proficient use of technology, specifically but not limited, to behavior assistance
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written and listening) and interpersonal relations skills with a broad range of audiences
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance
  • Experience/training in behavior management, preferred


The nature of the responsibilities listed are a reflection of the job and are not intended to be all-inclusive

  • Create positive behavior strategies for students while promoting positive reinforcement
  • Assist students with academic assignments 1-1 or in small groups, as needed
  • Assist students with how to manage their own behaviors while teaching them new and useful skills and replacement behaviors in order to increase their independence
  • Model research-based classroom management techniques
  • Redirect students so they can return to class where they are expected to engage appropriately
  • Monitor students before, during and/or after school including but not limited to hallways, cafeteria and bus transitions
  • Maintain ethnic and cultural sensitivity and implement trauma-informed practices consistent with the development stages of all students
  • Use technology to collect and monitor effectiveness of data such as interventions, attendance, positive behavior plans, contracts, incident reports, etc.
  • Model appropriate intervention techniques in conflict situations
  • Collaborate and communicate proactively with all staff and students and contribute to a positive school climate
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor


  • External Applicants must complete an online application accompanied by a resume, cover letter and evidence to show minimum qualification requirements have been met (i.e. copy of transcripts, diplomas, certificates, etc.); paper copies will not be accepted. To access and start an application for employment, visit www.marshallpublicschools.org; click on Employment Opportunities under District area. All materials must be submitted with application for consideration.

Keywords: Calhoun Intermediate School District, Kalamazoo , Positive Behavior Support Specialist, Other , Marshall, Michigan

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