School Behaviorist Position

Position Description

Title: School Behaviorist 

Reports To: Principal

Job Family: School

Department: School Staff

Supervises: N/A

Last Updated: August 2022

Salary:  $62,000-$65,000 w/ sign on bonus

Key Function/Purpose of Position:

The Behaviorist shall be responsible for providing ongoing support and guidance to teachers regarding behavioral interventions for students enrolled in Special Education programs. The Behaviorist shall work collaboratively with teachers to establish and uphold a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Additionally, the Behaviorist will lead and direct 1:1 and group therapy sessions and will ensure consultation and direct service notes and files are appropriately retained.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support teachers with the implementation of behavioral implementation plans
  • Participate in IEP meetings, document goals, and behavioral intervention plans
  • Collaborate with educators to better serve students with IEPs and legacy students
  • Evaluate practices and procedures and provide targeted feedback for improvements
  • Develop behavioral assessments and plans to uphold a safe and effective classroom environment

Essential Skills & Qualities:

  • Self-directed and collaborative work ethic
  • Interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Above-average verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships  

Core Competencies:

  • Coaching and training 
  • Behavioral management 
  • Behavior assessments and reporting 
  • De-escalation and crisis management

Technical Competencies:

  • Special education
  • Behavior intervention plans 
  • Individualized Learning Plans (IEPs)
  • File and/or document confidentiality requirements 

Salary/Status:

  • Exempt- Sign on Bonus

Experience: 

  • Children with special needs 

Requirements:

  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • LCSW, MFT, or School Psychologist Certification

Physical Requirements:

  • Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs. (occasionally)
  • Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time 
  • School room environment with desk or computer terminal
  • Clear background check, pre-employment drug screening, and TB test 
  • COVID-19 vaccination and booster or verified medical/religious exemption

Ready to Apply?

Send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@hannacenter.org