ASD Behavior Specialist 21-22 School Year – Western Nebraska Region
ASD Behavior Specialist Job Description
It is the policy of ESU 13 to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs. Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the ESU 13 Administrator. * This Job Description is in addition to and supplements the Master Special Education Job Description*
Job Title: ASD Behavior Specialist
Department: Special Education
Education Level and Certification: Master’s degree in Special Education or related field. Appropriate certification or licensure to work directly with students with ASD (BCBA Preferred). Three years or more of professional and/or public school work with children and youth with ASD and/or behavior disorders. No history of child abuse or negligence.
Reports To: ASD State Coordinator and ESU 13 Director of Special Education
Terms of Employment: 185-190 Days
General Responsibilities: The ASD Behavior Specialist will provide consultative services to school districts to support students on the autism spectrum who have severe behavior needs. Consultative services include conducting a functional behavior assessment, development and implementation of specific teaching procedures and effective programming, as well as data collection and analysis for target students. Additionally, provision of training and coaching to team members so that all programming can be implemented with a high degree of fidelity will be required. The ASD Behavior Specialist will collaborate with the Metro Region Coordinator, and the ASD Network State Coordinator on referrals and training needs.
- Provide leadership and consultation to school districts to implement diverse, empirically supported programming for students with ASD and severe behavior needs
- Provide training, coaching and follow up support on a wide variety of interventions for students with ASD
- Collaborate with ASD Network State and Regional Coordinators on referral, ASD training needs and statewide ASD Network activities
- Conduct functional behavior assessments, collect/analyze data and develop appropriate intervention plans for students with ASD and/or severe behavior needs
- Facilitate collaboration and meetings between educational personnel, community providers and family members
- Recommend supports and best practices in interventions for students with ASD
- Demonstrate professional conduct, maintain confidentiality and pursue professional growth.
- Understand and comply with the ESU #13 Board of Education Personnel Policies and Employee Handbook.
- Maintain dependable and reliable attendance.
- Support health related activities and activities of daily living, as appropriate
- Perform other duties as assigned
FLSA Status: Exempt. Professional exemption: The employee has a primary duty of performing work requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study or has a primary duty of teaching, tutoring, instructing, or lecturing in the activity of imparting knowledge and is employed and engaged in this activity as a teacher.
Essential Functions: The essential functions of the ASD Behavior Specialist include: (1) regular, dependable in-person attendance on the job; (2) the ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills, and abilities and to perform the identified work activities; and, (3) the ability to perform the following identified physical requirements.
Competitive salary and benefit package