Administration and Professionals
Location: Administration or As Assigned
Position Title Behavior Services Manager
Location: Central Office/As assigned
Function: Special Education
FSLA Status: Exempt
Salary Band: 14
Reports to (title): Director of Intervention Services
The Behavior Services Manager is responsible for assisting school teams in developing and monitoring structured and individualized interventions utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and discrete trial programs, for the purposes of behavior reduction and skill acquisition.
CMSD serves 38,000 scholars, their families, and our communities across the Cleveland Metropolitan area. Just like our city, the Department of Special Education and Intervention Services is a diverse team, united by a fierce commitment to helping all of our educators achieve their goals for students at CMSD. We work to support talented teachers and school leaders who can create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
What You’ll Do
The Behavior Services Manager will report to the Director of Behavior Services. The mission of the Department of Special Education and Intervention Services is to ensure the provision of the right services and supports to all children with special needs and their families, in every school, so that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and fulfilling independent lives. The Behavior Services Manager is responsible for assisting school teams in developing and monitoring structured and individualized interventions utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and discrete trial programs, for the purposes of behavior reduction and skill acquisition. The Behavior Services Manager will work as a member of a collaborative team to ensure the delivery of high-quality behavior intervention across educational environments.
The Behavior Services Manager will partner with school teams to ensure that all students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education in a CMSD school of their choice. This person will also provide professional development and non¬evaluative coaching to intervention specialists, paraprofessionals, and other stakeholders with the goal of improving academic and behavioral outcomes for students with disabilities. The Behavior Services Manager role is a versatile position that provides the employee with the opportunity to advance his/her leadership in the field of special education while serving as a key contributor to the success of the Cleveland Transformation Plan.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develop, monitor and supervise the implementation of structured and individualized intervention programs (behavior reduction and skill acquisition) at the school and classroom level, with a focus on the principles of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Work with school teams to analyze student behavior and design behavior intervention strategies.
Work with Community Partners to maximize services for our scholars
Work as a team member to ensure delivery of high-quality intervention across environments; model best practices for School Teams and other stakeholders to ensure continuity of intervention delivery.
Attend training opportunities, as assigned by Director of Behavior Services and Executive Director of Intervention Services. Maintain the privacy of all student-specific information (as required by HIPAA/FERPA)
Plan and deliver professional development that will lead to documented improvements in special education service delivery at the school/teacher level.
Collaborate with school and District teams to ensure that behavior interventions complement the District’s social-emotional learning initiatives.
Manage and complete projects and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Director of Behavior Services.
What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are data-driven, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to continuously improve. Special Education in CMSD is led by highly dedicated and responsive Directors, Program Managers, and support staff who are passionate about the success of the 9,000 scholars with exceptional needs, their families, AND the schools and people that serve them. If you believe that serving students with disabilities is a matter of social justice, this is the place for you to be.
Bachelors degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, Education, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field
At least two (2) years’ experience developing and implementing Behavior Intervention Plans in an educational setting.
Experience in the development of Behavior Support Plans, Behavior Intervention Plans and individualized curriculum plans related to applied behavior analysis (DTT, task analysis, incidental teaching strategies, etc.)
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in completing Individual Educational Plans (IEP), Functional Behavior Assessments, data collection and report writing
Effective written and oral communication skills with students, families, teachers, and administrators
Demonstrated growth toward cultural competence
A strong commitment to the students in CMSD and a personal sense of accountability around the ultimate success of the CMSD transformation
Deep knowledge of the issues and dynamics of inequity in education and passion for CMSD’s mission
Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of Intervention Specialists who work with specific populations
Ability to provide objective feedback on special education programming, compliance, and implementation
Knowledge of laws relevant to special education (IDEIA, Ohio Operating Standards, FERPA/HIPAA)
Proven experience working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
Results-driven, with excellent planning and organizing skills
Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
Successful with overcoming significant barriers to meet goals in a fast-paced and changeable environment
Able to critically assess challenges and identify flexible, effective solutions
Ability to perform multifaceted tasks with minimum supervision
Regular travel to schools required; must have reliable transportation
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Expected moving, walking and standing consistent with an office environment and occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms
The employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a normal office environment
Local travel may be required for training/meetings
Please submit your resume and application using our online Workday system.
It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check and drug screen.
At CMSD, we believe that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. CMSD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.
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