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Behavior Support Specialist

Albany Herald


March 25, 2022

POSITION: Behavior Support Specialist

LOCATION: Exceptional Students Program (Albany High Complex)


The behavior Support Specialist is responsible for providing training, support, and coordination of activities to assist school personnel with the behavioral needs of students.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Behavior, Counseling, Psychology: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT) preferred; A minimum of three (3) years experience with assessment, planning, training, and execution of various behavioral/mental health interventions involving students in an instructional/school environment; Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to communicate effectively with youth and adults (written and oral); Ability to apply critical thinking skills and recommendations in rendering solutions to address behavioral needs; Ability to develop and maintain positive, professional working relationships with all students, staff, administrators, and community partners.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Consults with administrators and teachers regarding behavior needs and recommendations; Interprets functional behavior analysis and multi-faceted behaviors; Develops, monitors, and evaluates data collection; Conducts classroom observations and provides suggestions for interventions; Effectively utilizes available technology for the development of professional learning activities; Provides opportunities to model interventions and strategies for school personnel; Provides job-embedded professional learning, technical assistance, and support for school personnel to address Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), and classroom management; Serves as a member of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or Response to Intervention (RTI) team as needed; Reviews special education paperwork to monitor behavior plans; Provides referral services for the mental needs of students and families; Participates in the state, district, and other professional learning opportunities to strengthen skillsets needed to assist district departments and schools; Perform other duties as determined by the Supervisor.

REPORTS TO: Director of the Exceptional Students Program

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin on April 7, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
Dougherty County School System uses the Applitrack system from Frontline to manage employment applications online.

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The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle, and 3 high schools), five learning centers, and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by Cognia The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River, and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University, and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interest include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

Important Note
This document provides descriptive information about the above Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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