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Behavior Intervention Specialist 

Category Social Services  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Behavior Specialist works alongside education and health services to support children who have challenging behaviors. This includes an individual case management approach and the development of support plans for children receiving special needs and social emotional services. Support plans will be developed in collaboration with mental health and disabilities services. The Behavior Specialist is responsible for supporting children with behavioral concerns by completing an assessment, collecting data on the child, working with teachers, center staff and parents to create a plan for each individual child and evaluating the effectiveness of the plan. The plans will be developed as a component of the child’s Social Emotional Support Plan (mental health) and/or the child’s Individual Classroom Plan (disabilities). The Behavior Specialist will also provide regular training on supporting children with challenging behaviors.

• Works closely with the Child Development Services Manager, the Social Emotional Services Manager, the Education Manager, the Child Development Specialist, the Social Emotional Specialist, and the Early Learning Specialist.
• Compiles and interprets assessment results to better understand the child’s condition and provides needed supports.
• Determines behavior strategies needed to support the child’s function in the program and in the home.
• Designs behavioral interventions for children.
• Implements support plans.
• Coordinates between teachers, specialists, support staff, and parents to implement behavioral interventions.
• Measures goals and objectives of support plans to ensure goals are being met.
• Communicates with parents, teachers and center staff, and support staff regarding child’s progress.
• Analyzes the behavioral interventions to determine their success.
• Support child in developing self-regulation and develop better behavior choices.
• Designs staff and parent trainings, programs and special curriculum to meet the individual needs of children.
• Assists teachers and parents in facilitating behavioral interventions.
• Monitors and adjusts support plans designed for each child.
• Maintains records of services provided and behavioral data.
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)

• This position reports directly to the Director of Health Services.

Position Requirements

• Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, or related field and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification required.
• Experience working with children with special needs and challenging behaviors along with experience in Early Childhood Education required.

• Must have an understanding of behavioral characteristics associated with early childhood behavior disorders, autism, intellectual disabilities, trauma exposure, and other behavior issues.
• Must have a strong understanding of Early Childhood Education.
• Must have a foundation in applied behavior analysis.
• Has an understanding of instructional methods and early childhood education curriculum.
• Must be comfortable providing individual, small group and larger group trainings.
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to handle emotionally charged situations.
• Has the ability to train other people to apply behavior management techniques effectively.
• Has knowledge of and knows how to work with various support systems that are available in a community.
• Must know and understand state and federal laws and regulations associated with special education.

• Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile coverage
• Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)
• Complete 15 hours of in-service / professional development training hours each fiscal year (July-June)

• Time will be spent working in centers, classrooms, in children’s homes, and office.
• Must be able to travel to different locations usually within a city, county or state.
• Must be able to travel to homes to meet with parents or other caregivers.
• Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment.

• Typical Physical & Mental Demands: Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching, and eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment.
• Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with clients and staff.
(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Tags ECE, social services, behavioral support technician  
Salary Range $22.53-26.44 hourly commensurate upon credentials  
Travel Requirements 75% travel  
Position Behavior Intervention Specialist  
Close Date  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Raelyn Durham  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number SOC-20-00017  
Open Date 6/18/2020  
Location ECS Region II (Ocala, Fl)  
About the Organization Episcopal Children's Services is a recognized leader in early childhood education serving more than 50,000 children and their families in seven counties in Northeast Florida - Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St John's. In addition, ECS recently became the new Head Start/Early Head Start grantee in Marion, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lake, Levy, Citrus, and Alachua Counties. As a result, we now serve another 2,500 children and their families in these areas. Our talented, dedicated teachers and staff work proactively with children from birth to age five and their families to build a strong educational foundation.

Episcopal Children's Services (ECS) requires those hired into this position to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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