Waller ISD - Behavioral Specialist

Job Details

Region: 4
School District/Employer: Waller ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office
Position: Specialist
Assignment Level: Level
  • Alternative School
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Special Education
Job Title: Behavioral Specialist
School: Special Education Department
Campus Description: Special Education Department
Date Posted: 7/21/2021
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Special Education Department
Funding Source: ARP ESSER III Grant


● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
● Valid Texas teacher certification, with required endorsement of Special Education
● Master’s degree preferred

Qualifications: Experience:
● At least three years of successful teaching in special education, preferably in both elementary and secondary schools
● Experience with coaching classroom behavioral interventions and support
● Implementation of district wide systems to support behavior and social emotional learning preferred
● Strong foundation in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills:
● Knowledge of positive behavioral supports and intervention strategies (PBIS)
● Knowledge of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) & Response to Intervention (RTI) in the areas of behavior, mental health, and social emotional services
● Proficiency in disaggregating data to determine trends in behavior, etc.
● Ability to support the design and implementation of effective proactive and preventative interventions through the RTI process
● Knowledge of technology for use in presentations, data charts/graphs, and trainings
● Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
● Knowledge of state and federal 504 and special education laws
● Ability to collaborate with teachers, campus administrators, district administrators, LSSPs and community organizations to implement a full continuum of behavioral supports for all students
● Collaborate to support district-wide wrap-around supports associated with social and emotional learning (SEL) and MTSS
● Assist in coordinating and implementing extended day/school programs
● Provide on-going technical assistance in the development of programming and evaluation of RESET/ISET services.
● In collaboration with LSSPs, coordinate and provide district/campus training including MANDT and/or Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training.
● Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, classroom data, and legal documents
● Ability to respond to common inquires or concerns from district and campus administrators, families, and campus instructional staff
● Extensive knowledge of special education processes and procedures and the ability to effectively support teachers in the design and implementation (e.g., Standards-based IEP, FBAs, MDRs, BIPs, progress monitoring, developing classroom data collection systems, LRE, etc.)
● Serve as primary contact and resource to campuses by modeling effective instructional strategies, developing appropriate IEPs, and attending staffings and ARD meetings as appropriate.
● Demonstrate knowledge of program requirements and research based best practices in areas of specialization
● Ability to effectively design and deliver professional development to district and campus, administration, campus instructional staff, and families
● Apply the principles of ABA to development of individualized behavior support systems
● Understands and promotes restorative practices
● Strong foundation in evidenced based classroom management practices to model and provide feedback
● Understands and promotes the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
● Understands the Student Code of Conduct
● Understands and demonstrates the importance of pro-social alternatives to suspension
● Maintains strong procedural knowledge of the manifestation determination review (MDR) process and referrals to the district alternative education program (DAEP), to prevent the over representation of students with disabilities, students that are homeless, or students in the foster care system.
● Possesses a basic understanding of educational curriculum and instructional methods

Salary Range: WISD Admin PG 2; work schedule is for 202 days annually

How To Apply: Apply online (https://wallerisd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx )

Contact Person:

Name: Mike Brooks
Email: mbrooks@wallerisd.net
Address: 2214 Waller Street
City: Waller
State: TX
Zip: 77484-8461
Phone: (936) 931-0308
Fax: (936) 372-5576