Springfield Public Schools MA

Behavior Specialist (2019-2020) (3548)

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TitleBehavior Specialist (2019-2020)
Posting ID3548



1. Works under the directions of the Bureau of Pupil Services in collaboration with the special education supervisors.
2. Provides technical assistance and coaching in the area of effective behavior management techniques including school and district implementation of PBIS.
3. Designs and helps to implement programs to promote pro-social behavior based on systematic analysis of the variables that cause and maintain behavior.
4. Consults with staff to modify instructional programs based on frequent systematic evaluation of direct observational data.
5. Develops and implements intervention strategies and activities to assist teachers in implementing behavioral plans.
6. Assists in the development of social/emotional/behavioral curriculum to be used with students in special education classes in compliance with the requirements of Massachusetts Common Core Curriculum.
7. Works as an internal coach providing supports and consultation to students with challenging behaviors in the general and Special Education classrooms.  




1.   Master’s degree.
2.   Appropriate content/program area educator license (Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, and/or Guidance Counselor, and/or School Adjustment Counselor, and/or Board Certified Behavioral Analyst {BCBA}) in accordance to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 
3.   Familiarization with PBIS preferred.
4.   Experience and/or training in providing social-emotional-behavioral support for students with social-emotional challenges and mental health issues.
5.   Successful teaching experience in special education and/or early childhood preferred. 
6.   Familiar with 603 CMR regulations and policies.
7.   Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
8.   Goal oriented and data driven with a focus on problem solving.
9. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others.


Nondiscrimination Statement

The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.


Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination

Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100,  ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX.  Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.


Shift TypeFT - School Year
Salary RangeBased on collective bargaining unit salary schedule
LocationCentral Office - Special Education and Related Services

Applications Accepted

Start Date02/10/2020
End Date02/21/2020

Job Contact

NameMelissa O'NeillTitleSupervisor of Clinical and Behavioral Services
Emailoneillm@springfieldpublicschools.comPhone413-787-7100 Ext. 55625