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Provide students with a high-quality behavior education program to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop social and emotional competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned
Demonstrated competency in behavioral theory, classroom management, and positive behavior interventions and supports.
Knowledge of research-based behavior programs, social skills curriculum, and interventions
Experience in developing and implementing effective behavior intervention plans:
- Functional behavior assessment
- Observational and interviewing skills
- Research-based models and programs
- Social-emotional skills curriculum
- Experience in the Positive Approach to Student Success (PASS) model preferred
- General knowledge of academic curriculum and instruction
- Ability to effectively instruct students in social-emotional skills and manage their behavior
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
At least one year of student teaching or approved internship
Preferred: One year of experience working with children in a Positive Approach to Student Success (PASS) program or behavior unit.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide a program of individualized behavior instruction and management for assigned students with very challenging behaviors (Tier III) using the PASS model:
- Collaborate with Student Assistance Team and classroom teachers to determine goals, objectives, and methods.
- Document student Behavior Support Plans and PASS Portfolios in the district’s MTSS system.
- Evaluate student progress based on behavior data collection, making adjustments as needed.
- Establish frequent communication with students’ families.
- Oversee campus-wide behavior intervention programs and social-emotional instruction for Tier II and III students using research-based interventions and curriculum.
- Supervise daily schedule and duties of assigned behavior paraprofessional(s).
- Ensure that general education teachers have knowledge of classroom behavior interventions, campus behavior supports, and PASS.
- Serve as a member of the campus Behavior Leadership Team to provide expertise and assistance in implementation of the district’s MTSS-Behavior process.
- Assist the campus Student Assistance Team with development and implementation of classroom and campus behavior interventions to fulfill the requirements of the district’s MTSS-Behavior process.
- For Tier II students, recommend classroom and campus interventions to help address behavior problems.
- For Tier III students, prepare the initial draft of the student Behavior Support Plan with observations, teacher/parent interviews, functional behavior assessment, and possible interventions.
- For students returning from disciplinary placement, review the student’s transition plan for recommendations and communicate with alternative placement staff if needed.
- Maintain confidential records of assigned students and complete end-of year reports and other evaluations.
- Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
- Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Present subject matter according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
- Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook. Attend and implement CPI training, with de-escalation techniques a priority in
unsafe situations. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
- Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
- Be a positive role model for students, support the mission of the school district.
- Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
- Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
- Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
- Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
- Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Alternative methods of performing duties.
Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pullin
and pushing. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other
Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.
Non Discrimination Statement
The Connally Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or genetic information in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.
For information or complaints regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title IX, contact Connally ISD Chief Human Resources Officer at 254-296-6417. For information or complaints regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII, as amended, contact Connally ISD Executive Director of Human Resources at 254-755-9473. For information or complaints regarding compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, contact Connally ISD Section 504 Coordinator for employees at 254-296-6417 or; 200 Cadet Way, Waco, TX, 76705.