Elementary Behavior Support Specialist

Gainesville FL
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Description:

Specific responsibilities and expectations for an elementary behavior support specialist at P.K. Yonge are as follows:

  • Responsible for collaborating with teachers, school counselor, school psychologist, parents, and administrators to support positive student behaviors and monitoring learning progress for all students in the elementary program
  • Collaborate to design, implement, coordinate, and evaluate behavior support interventions
  • Assist in defining and measuring student behavior; apply principles of positive support and reinforcement; teach new behavior; and implement strategies for weakening inappropriate behavior
  • Facilitate meetings for designing behavior intervention plans to include teachers, students, and parents
  • Provide social skills instruction as needed
  • Provide behavior intervention instruction that is explicit, and intensive with ample practice and feedback as needed
  • Work cooperatively with elementary faculty to promote positive and caring student behaviors
  • Assist in providing supervision to ensure a safe, non-threatening, nurturing environment where students can thrive
  • Empower parents to provide parallel behavior support for their child
  • Conduct conflict resolution and peer mediation sessions as needed
  • Participate in elementary grade level student success team meetings
  • Engage in daily coordination, planning, and communication with colleagues in the elementary program
  • Participate in collaborative inquiry to support continuous program improvement
  • Commit to continuous professional learning and regular reflection on effectiveness of practice and implemented curriculum for all students
Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience Minimum Requirements:

(1) a degree in elementary education (graduate degree preferred); (2) Florida elementary teaching certification;  (3) 3+ years of elementary teaching experience (preferred); (4) excellent oral and written communication skills; and (5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

(1) A cover letter or letter of application

(2) A complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references

(3) Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No