Website Hiawatha Valley Education District #6013
Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) provides special education services to 13 School Districts and 2 Charter Schools within five counties of southeast Minnesota: Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona. HVED also has two (2) Setting IV Behavior Programs, Students Achieving Integrated Services (SAIL), that provide programming for students in grades K-12 with challenging behaviors currently receiving special education services. The SAIL program is located in Kellogg, and the ACHIEVE program is located in Hokah. Along with these two programs, HVED provides programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (SPECTRUM). Our SPECTRUM program is located in Caledonia. HVED is committed to providing the best services to staff, students, and member districts in southeast Minnesota. Come join our team to be a part of a great organization!
HVED is seeking two professional, self-motivated Behavior Specialists to join the Mental Health Practitioner/Behavior Specialist team. These positions are trained and competent in designing and implementing positive behavioral interventions and support to member district teachers and/or HVED’s Level IV Behavior and Autism program(s). This position will serve the ACHIEVE program. District and program assignments are based on a combination of geographic location, student caseloads and district needs, as well as team and employee preferences.
The Education District requires an applicant to have one or more of the following licensure: Licensed Special Education Teacher, preferably in Emotional or Behavior Disorders (EBD). Other Special Education licensure are considered.
Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Counselor, or Board Certification Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Other degrees and licensure may be considered if the individual is skilled in behavioral analysis, functional assessment and crisis intervention.
Experience in child behavior and intervention experience strongly preferred.
Must have a valid driver’s license to travel between HVED programs and member school district(s).
Must be able to work in team decision-making situations
Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills
Must possess ability to problem-solve
Must possess ability to coordinate with others and lead teams when necessary
Knowledgeable in interpreting and supporting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs)
Familiar with PBSP (Positive Behavior Support Plan) and BIPs (Behavior Intervention plans)
Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
Provide classroom and behavioral supports for students through analyzing data to identify inappropriate behaviors, planning, implementing and tracking individual behavioral plans.
Identify barriers to successful transition and facilitate transition plans.
Assist IEP teams in problem-solving and creating plans to manage behaviors that affect a student’s learning.
Become a certified CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) Trainer and facilitate CPI initial and refresher courses for HVED employees and member district employees.
Provide a comprehensive approach to behavior management that includes evaluation, data collection, interventions and regular monitoring to produce socially significant improvement in children’s behavior.
Employment Start Date:
School Year 2020-2021
School Year 2021-2022
Travel among the HVED programs, member districts and HVED District Office required.
Office, lifting, sitting, standing, pushing, pulling, keyboarding, etc.
Competitive salary and benefits package. Based on years of experience and credentials.
FLSA Status: Exempt
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