Vicksburg-Warren School District

Vicksburg , MS

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TITLE:                     Behavior Specialists

REPORTS TO:            School Principal




Develop and implement programs to remediate behavioral and social problems for students eligible for emotional/behavioral disturbed, intellectually disabled, and autism spectrum disorders program. Serve as a consultant to school personnel and parents of these students. Emotionally-behaviorally disabled and intellectually disabled students with severe disruptive behaviors in less restrictive settings are also eligible for these services. Assist in the development and implementation of behavior intervention plans for general education students, as part of a team.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                   Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assess an individual child's needs, limitations, and potential, using      observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and      school personnel.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, or professional meetings to remain      informed of new developments in school psychology.
  • Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in      learning and adjustment.
  • Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to      learning and behavior.
  • Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others      on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
  • Collaborate with other educational professionals to develop teaching      strategies and school programs.
  • Compile and interpret students' test results, along with information      from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions, and to help assess      eligibility for special services.
  • Interpret test results and prepare psychological reports for teachers,      administrators, and parents.
  • Develop individualized educational plans in collaboration with      teachers and other staff members.
  • Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies      for medical, vocational, or social services.
  • Serve as a resource to help families and schools deal with crises,      such as separation and loss.
  • Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic      programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems.
  • Provide educational programs on topics such as classroom management,      teaching strategies, or parenting skills.
  • Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of      child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
  • Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential      records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
  • Select, administer, and score psychological tests.
  • Initiate and direct efforts to foster tolerance, understanding, and      appreciation of diversity in school communities.
  • Conduct research to generate new knowledge that can be used to address      learning and behavior issues.
  • Design classes and programs to meet the needs of special students.



Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling Psychology; Experience in counseling required; Training and experience in positive behavior management required;  Training and experience in conducting functional behavioral assessments required.

A Positive Behavior Specialist is a licensed professional with training and experience in behavior management and positive behavioral interventions in the educational setting.  Individuals who may satisfy these requirements include licensed school psychologists, social workers, and counselors. 


EMPLOYMENT:        205 days

Salary commensurate with degree and experience, based on Teacher Salary scale




  • Job Category: Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
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