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Springfield Public Schools SY24-25 Empowerment Zone Behavior Spec in Springfield, Massachusetts

SY24-25 Empowerment Zone Behavior Specialist SEZP Behavior Specialist Grade Levels: 6-12 Start Date: August 2024 (Specific Date TBD) Essential Responsibilities Works under the direction of the SEZP Chief of Student Support and Services in collaboration with the Senior Administrators of Special Education Provides technical assistance and coaching in the area of effective behavior management techniques including school and SEZP implementation of Culturally Responsive SEL and Trauma Informed Practices Designs and helps to implement programs to promote prosocial behavior based on systematic analysis of the variables that cause and maintain behavior Consults with staff to modify instructional programs based on frequent systematic evaluation of direct observational data Develops and implements intervention strategies and activities to assist teachers in implementing behavioral plans Assists in the development of social/emotional/behavioral curriculum to be used with students in special education classes in compliance with the requirements of Massachusetts Common Core Curriculum Works as an internal coach providing support and consultation to students with challenging behaviors in the general and Special Education classrooms Qualifications: Bachelor\'s Degree required; Master\'s degree preferred Appropriate content/ program area educator license (e.g., Teacher of Students with Moderate/ Severe Disabilities, Guidance or School Adjustment counselor, School Psychologist, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst [BCBA]) in accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Familiarization with trauma informed practices/ restorative practices preferred Experience and/or training in providing social-emotional-behavioral support for students with social-emotional challenges and mental health issues Successful teaching experience in special education and/or early childhood preferred At least 5 years experience in pre-K to 12 school setting, at least 3 years of which should be in an urban setting Familiar with 603 CMR regulations and policies Strong organizational and interpersonal skills Goal oriented and data driven with a focus on problem solving Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others If you meet some of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply or to reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups - including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ - are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. We encourage you to reach out to if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply! Primary Location Empowerment Zone Salary Range \$51,038.00 - \$82,792.00 / Based on collective bargaining unit salary schedule Shift Type FT - School Year Job Contact Information Name Kisha Morgan Title Chief of Student Supports and Services Phone Email