Purpose and Scope
The essential function of the position within the organization
is to assist in the prevention and intervention of disruptive and
at-risk behavior of students by facilitating behavioral services to
students, families and educational staff. The position is
responsible for coordinating diagnostic, education and therapeutic
services; assisting teachers with classroom management skills;
providing on-going and crisis counseling and assistance;
maintaining records and reports as required, and performing related
professional and administrative work as assigned. The position
works independently, reporting major activities through periodic
Essential Job Functions
Plans for the diagnostic, educational and therapeutic service
needs of students with emotional/behavior disabilities.
Design, implement, monitor and follows up on behavioral
Identifies and maintains cooperative working relationships with
resources and agencies providing services and treatment for
children with behavioral/mental health issues.
Provides professional development and assistance to teachers of
students with emotional/behavioral disabilities in order to
strengthen classroom management ability, including but not limited
to teaching positive behavior support and verbal de-escalation
skills, providing education in mental health issues and medical
management issues; collaborates with specialists in other areas to
provide comprehensive assistance to teachers and staff members.
Observes and reports on classroom management style of teachers
and appropriateness of activities provided to ensure provision of a
safe and emotionally supportive environment.
Facilitates planning meetings of involved teachers, social
workers and clinicians as needed.
Observes students within the parameters of the classroom/school
environment that have been referred because of disruptive or
unusual behavior; suggests environmental changes for teachers to
institute and implements interventions for students as needed.
Responds to crisis situations in a safe and caring manner.
Gathers information/data to support periodic and special reports
documenting activities for areas of responsibility.
Performs clerical/administrative tasks such as preparing reports
and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, sending
and receiving faxes, answering the telephone.
Attends or conducts staff or other professional meetings to
exchange information; attends professional classes, workshops or
conferences to improve professional skills and maintain
certifications as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned or directed.
Requires education or training equivalent to a bachelor's degree
in school psychology, psychology, social work or other related
field. Also requires two years of experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: Requires a
valid state driver's license.
Degree Equivalency Formula:
Bachelor's Degree= 4 years plus required years of
Master's Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience.
Where Master's degrees are required, years for Bachelor's degrees
must be included.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- DATA RESPONSIBILITY: Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data
or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or
interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies
based on findings.
- PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: Persuades or influences others in favor
of a service, course of action, or point of view.
- ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: Requires minimum responsibility for only
small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities
for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.
- MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: Uses practical application of
fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or
logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and
equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.
- COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Reads professional publications;
composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to groups
outside the organization.
- COMPLEXITY OF WORK: Performs coordinating work involving
guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires
continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent
exposure to unusual pressure.
- IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Makes decisions with moderately serious
impact that could affect work unit as well as other units or
- EQUIPMENT USAGE: Handles equipment or work aids involving some
latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in
selecting appropriate items.
- SAFETY OF OTHERS: Requires responsibility for the safety and
health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and
standards of public health and safety.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment
Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or
walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a
regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment;
must be able to use hands and fingers
Unavoidable Hazards: The position is exposed to no unusual
Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual
acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE
SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCS provides reasonable
accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective
and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations