Behavior Support Specialist

Kimball Public Schools has an opening for a Behavior Support Specialist for the 2024-2025 school year. The successful candidate will be the case manager for the behavior plans in the district. The ideal candidate will have (or be working towards) an endorsement in special education. This is a 1.0 FTE/ 162-day contract for the Behavior Support Specialist position and it will begin on or around August 15, 2024. Kimball Public Schools is a 1:1 chromebook school that operates on a four-day week with mostly Fridays off throughout the school year for staff and students. One day a month is utilized for staff professional development activities. Extra duty assignments may be available with this position.

The job description for the position is as follows:

  • Observes, models, trains, and coaches staff on the implementation of all Behavior Intervention Plans serving individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities

  • Provides consultation to classroom teachers, parents, and principals

  • Conducts Functional Behavior Assessment/analysis 

  • Collects assessment data and uses it effectively to plan academic and behavioral programming

  • Monitors for implementation fidelity

  • Manages/Conducts Debriefing of behavioral incidents

  • Enable students who are behaviorally disabled to derive the best possible educational experience from school through appropriate remediation, curriculum modification, direct special education instruction, and behavioral and social skill development

  • Maintain a dual role of working with individual or small groups of students and collaborating with the classroom teacher to provide a coordinated program that best fits the individual needs of each student.

  • Coordinates with other building personnel to ensure that adequate communication is maintained with each student’s parents/guardians to keep them informed

  • Review IEPs to ensure compliance per Rule 51.

  • Active member on the MDT team

  • Teach and reinforce academic and behavioral skills to foster success in the regular classroom

  • Lead sessions to enhance social development 

  • Observe and monitor control of students’ behavior in the classroom, playground, field trips, lunchroom, library, school buses, and other areas

  • Knowledge of use a behavior  management system

  • Knowledge in Special Education and practice with autism, emotional disturbance, moderate/severe disabilities, as well as general education and special education settings

  • Build strong, positive professional relationships through clear communication and follow-through

  • Ability to respond fully to quickly escalating behavioral situations

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Leadership skills and ability to work independently

Zone 1

Additional Information

Base Salary – $38,600 (4 x 5 Salary Schedule)

Sign on, Renewal, and Relocation Bonuses are available with this position.

Contract will start on or around August 15, 2024

Kimball Public Schools is located in Kimball, NE in the southern Panhandle where Nebraska meets Colorado and Wyoming. The district has a stable enrollment of approximately 400 PreK-12 students and is fully accredited by the state of Nebraska. Kimball boasts an 18-hole golf course, Oliver Reservoir, a movie theater, and multiple restaurants and downtown businesses among its many amenities. Located along Interstate 80, Kimball residents can be in the Front Range of Colorado in less than two hours and are less than an hours drive to the regional hubs of Cheyenne, WY and Scottsbluff. Kimball Public Schools is an EOE.

Contact Information

Kimball Public Schools
901 South Nadine Street
Kimball, Nebraska 69145
https://www.kpslonghorns.org

Trevor Anderson
(p) (308) 235-2188

How to Apply

Applicants can send their cover letter, resume, and three (3) letters of reference to Special Education Director Amanda Culek via email at: aculek@kpslonghorns.org or via mail at: Kimball Public Schools Attn: Special Education Director, 1000 East 6th St, Kimball, NE, 69145.

This position will remain open until filled.