Position Title:  Behavioral Health Coordinator -South Academy Program

Department:    Student Services

Reports To:     Director of Student Services

Prepared By:   AWB                           Date: 4/2019

Approved By:  CSR                            Date:  4/2019

SUMMARY:  To use leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to provide sound educational programs for students who require special education services.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned

  • Implements and oversees SWPBS (training/data entry/data analysis)
  • Conducts student specific teaming/behavioral autopsies
  • Collaborates with social worker to develop individualized social emotional learning paths
  • Oversees and/or conducts completion of or revision to FBA/BIP
  • Responsible for orientation and professional development of behavioral health workers
  • Responsible for oversight of delivery of social emotional curriculum by social worker and behavioral health workers
  • Responsible for supervision and evaluation of social worker and behavioral health workers
  • Participates in interview/selection process of behavioral health workers with third party staffing agency
  • Functions as liaison with psychiatrist/outside agencies
  • Provides initial and/or re-certification for Academy staff as QBS trainer
  • Functions as LEA for all IEP team meetings
  • Develops program recommendations and serves as a liaison between the IU and its   constituent districts
  • Ongoing evaluation of the Special Education curriculum, procedures, and individual students’ needs and progress.
  • Supervises and coordinates special education classroom programs.
  • Responsible for compiling and maintaining all reports, records, IEP’s etc. that are legally  required and useful to program management.
  • Interprets the objectives and programs of the Spec. Ed. services to the Board, staff and the public.
  • Assist in the referral evaluation, placement, assignment, and re-evaluation of students with regard to Special Education programs.
  • Consults with parents of students enrolled in the program.
  • Implements procedures for purchasing special education equipment and supplies.
  • Supervises preparation of attendance reports and similar data necessary for reimbursement of funds, collecting of tuition for out-of-district students, and similar fiscal matters.
  • Periodically observes teachers under their supervision. Evaluates both professional and paraprofessional staff under their supervision.
  • Keeps informed of all legal requirements governing Special Education.
  • Assists with the professional development of teachers.
  • Assists in the adaptation of school procedures to assist special education students’ needs.
  • Attends special events held to recognize student achievement, and school sponsored activities.
  • Schedules staff assignments.
  • Supervises and coordinates home instruction for special students.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student conduct and assists in student discipline   as necessary.
  • Cooperates with college and university officials regarding teacher training and preparation.
  • Attends interagency meetings when appropriate.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervise assigned staff in the Department of Student Services. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of professionals in their charge. Also directly supervises paraprofessional employee and behavioral health workers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Master’s degree in special education or related field required with advanced behavioral analysis training preferred. Experience in special education and administrative experience preferred.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Valid Teaching Certificate and certification as a Special Education supervisor or Administrative Certification. Training and/or experience in behavioral analysis and/or trauma informed care preferred.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Must be able to transport between school buildings, districts and IU offices.  Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires meeting deadlines with severe time constraints, interacting with the public and staff, irregular or extended work hours.  The employee is responsible for safety, well-being, and work output of others. The supervisor must be able to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, administration, parents teachers and others. They must be able to effectively meet demands from several people.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  The noise level in this position varies.  When visiting a building the noise level will be loud, in the office, quiet and at meetings, moderate.