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Behavior Support Specialist

The Dawson Education Service Cooperative is now accepting applications for a K-12 Behavior Support Specialist (BSS) for the 2020-2021 school year. The Behavior Support Specialist assists school districts in Arkansas with the training, coaching, implementation and alignment of evidence-based behavioral practices.

Required Qualifications:

  1. The BSS must have a Master’s degree (or above) in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, School Psychology, Speech Language Pathology or related field.
  2. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as verified through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board is preferred. If not currently enrolled in a BCBA verified course sequence, candidate must be willing to enroll in a program within the first year of employment and complete all requirements necessary for the BCBA certification within four years of employment.
  3. Experience in a K-12 school environment training and coaching educators using adult learning principles is preferred.
  4. Expert knowledge and experience completing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function-based intervention planning and development of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
  5. Significant experience working with students with problem behaviors and autism is preferred.
  6. Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and other special education laws, regulations and procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

Please contact Billie Garlin at billieg@dawsonesc.com for a listing of Behavior Support Specialist specific job responsibilities.

Terms of Employment:

Salary based on a 200-day contract. Placement on the salary scale is based upon experience/education and competitive within Education Service Cooperative guidelines.

The position will be based at the Dawson Education Service Cooperative and is available July 1, 2020. Travel to participating districts and cooperatives across the state should be anticipated. This position reports directly to the Director of Dawson ESC and the Behavior Support Specialist Coordinator.

The following application material is requested:

  1. A current vitae/resume with educational background, work experience, and other relevant work information;
  2. A statement detailing the individual’s professional experience, knowledge, and skills that are related/relevant to the position;
  3. A copy of a redacted Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) written by the candidate.
  4. A salary history; and
  5. Three professional references (with contact emails and phone numbers).

Provide application material to Dawson Education Cooperative, ATTN: Darin Beckwith, Director, 711 Clinton Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 or Billie Garlin at billieg@dawsonesc.com.

Behavior Support Specialist Job Responsibilities:

The Behavior Support Specialist will:

  1. Provide professional development on evidence-based behavioral practices at the Educational Service Cooperative (ESC), individual districts or other ESC as needed;
  2. Train and coach districts participating in the BX3 project, a state-wide initiative designed to build the local capacity of districts in working effectively with students with problem behaviors;
  3. Consult with districts to assist with Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) and the development of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) if needed for individual students through the CIRCUIT referral process;
  4. Provide modeling and coaching around the implementation of evidence-based behavioral practices;
  5. Assist districts with the completion of Autism identification through the CIRCUIT referral process;
  6. Collaborate with other BSS to develop professional development on evidence-based practices;
  7. Establish and maintain effective consultative working relationships with colleagues, district administrators, district staff, and other consultant groups;
  8. Adhere to predetermined timelines, multi-task between projects and respond to work requests based upon priority and complexity;
  9. Access current technology relative to communication, data collection and analysis, and reporting;
  10. Understand state and federal regulations relative to behavioral requirements and students with disabilities;
  11. Familiarize self with most recent research/practice in applied behavior analysis, evidence-based practices and high leverage practices;
  12. Maintain accurate records and files, and prepare documents and reports;
  13. Complete all reports required by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Educational Service Cooperative (ESC) and BSS Coordinator;
  14. Work collaboratively with BSSs in other ESCs to meet the goals set forth in the grant application;
  15. Travel outside of the ESC area to attend all monthly BSS meetings, train and coach BX3 teams, provide professional development, assist with CIRCUIT cases and other duties as set forth by the BSS Coordinator and/or DESE-Special Education Unit.
  16. Attend (in-state/out-of-state) professional development to receive CEUs related to BCBA in order to maintain certification. 



ABC Preschool Paraprofessional Position

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CDA or AA in early childhood

Please send resumes or questions to Shasta Pentecost at shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com   



ABC Preschool Teacher Position

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Bachelor’s degree or higher with a P-4 Teaching License or B-K Teaching license required.

Please send resume or questions to Shasta Pentecost at shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com



ABC Preschool Teacher Position

Jessieville Area

Bachelor’s degree or higher with a P-4 Teaching License or B-K Teaching license required.

Please send resume or questions to Shasta Pentecost at shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com



ABC Preschool Paraprofessional Position

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CDA or AA in early childhood or higher with experience in early childhood.

Please send resumes or questions to Shasta Pentecost at shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com



ABC Preschool Paraprofessional Position

Benton Area

CDA or AA in early childhood or higher with experience in early childhood.

Please send resumes or questions to Shasta Pentecost at shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com



ABC Preschool Teacher Position

Malvern Area

Bachelor’s degree or higher with a P-4 Teaching License or B-K Teaching license required.

Please send resume or questions to Shasta Pentecost at shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com



ABC Preschool Teacher Position

Hot Springs Area

Bachelor’s degree or higher with a P-4 Teaching License or B-K Teaching license required.

Please send resume or questions to Shasta Pentecost at shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com




ABC Preschool Paraprofessional Position

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CDA or AA in early childhood or higher with experience in early childhood.

Please send resumes or questions to Shasta Pentecost at shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com



SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

The Dawson Education Cooperative Early Childhood Special Education Program is accepting resumes for the position of Speech Language Pathologist.  This is a 190 day salary position running concurrent with the public school year calendar.  The application process is open until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Shannon Leathers,

Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, shannon.leathers@dawsonesc.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer      


HIPPY Home-Based Educator Position – Clark County Area

Dawson Education Cooperative is now accepting resumes for a HIPPY Home-Based Educator for the Clark County area. The Home-Based Educator must be comfortable visiting in family homes of the community of all social-economic backgrounds.

  • The required qualifications are:
  • Must have dependable transportation.
  • Must be organized, have time management skills and be willing to work independently.
  • Have good oral communication, reading and writing skills.
  • Computer skills are needed to perform basic data entry for mileage reimbursement, documentation of home visits, and more duties that may be assigned by the Coordinator.
  • Assist with program requirements and other duties as assigned by the Coordinator.

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent, CDA-Child Development, A.A. in Early Childhood is helpful.

Please send resumes or questions to Jordan.Phillips@dawsonesc.com


RISE REGIONAL LITERACY SPECIALIST POSITION

The Dawson Education Cooperative is taking applications for the position of RISE Regional Literacy Specialist. This person will be housed at the Arkansas Department of Education in Little Rock. Minimum qualifications include three or more years of classroom experience in teaching reading; knowledge of current research and effective practices in standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment and completion of RISE training.

Note: Applicants will be asked to do a 5 to 8 minute presentation on any current topic in the area of literacy to demonstrate presentation skills.

Send a resume to Dawson Education Cooperative, ATTN: Darin Beckwith, 711 Clinton Street Arkadelphia, AR 71923 or Billie Garlin at billieg@dawsonesc.com. This position is open until filled.

Dawson Co-op is an EOC employer.