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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I, Behavioral Specialist

Behavioral Specialist

Recruitment #14-005055-002

GRADE

State Salary Grade 21 Annual Salary Range:  $59,355-$86,690

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as a Behavior Program Specialist in the delivery of training and technical assistance to local school systems (LSS) and individual schools to improve conditions for learning for students with disabilities.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides information, training and technical assistance to local schools systems, schools and service providers in the areas of school climate, classroom management, student behavior and discipline for students with disabilities birth to 21; provides technical assistance to MSDE, local school systems, individual schools and service providers in the development, implementation, and evaluation of PBIS, SEFEL and other Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) or promising practices; assists LSS in implementing the IDEA regulations related to behavior including discipline and suspension and performing other duties; collects data and provides analysis for general program development activities will be required to sustain existing SEFEL/PBIS infrastructures; builds new systems of support to improve behavioral supports and services, school climate, classroom management and behavior for students with diverse disabilities including    children on the autism spectrum.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  A Masters Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Special Education, Education, Health, Educational Administration/Supervision, or a related field. EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of professional administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with special education or interagency functions.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred: Knowledge of State and federal laws, regulations, policies, and issues governing education programs for students with disabilities; skill in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating. Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations governing special education programs ability to research and analyze data and make decisions; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Position# 040204  JOB APPS #14-005055-002. The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position. 

Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or faxed to 410-333-8950. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045, visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/ jobseekers/ pages/jobseekershome.aspx. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

AFFIRMING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE