Description We are seeking an educational consultant for the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project, a project funded by the Tennessee Department of Education to provide technical assistance to Middle Tennessee schools in developing, implementing, and evaluating multi-tiered systems of support for students with and at risk for behavioral concerns. These school-wide and individual supports are designed to address individual student needs by changing schools at the systemic levels (e.g., school-wide systems to proactively identify risk, support students at the earliest signs of need, and support teachers in using evidence-based practices). The consultant will train and support professional teachers, administrators, and other stakeholder groups to implement these models. For more information, please visit our website at tennesseebsp.org. Experience and Skills: Experience training schools or school teams on school-wide and individual levels for students with behavioral concerns. Experience in conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and developing Behavior Intervention Plans in school settings. Experience providing direct services to children, youth, and/or young adults with disabilities and behavioral challenges Knowledge of the educational needs of school-age children and youth with disabilities (grades K-12) Excellent oral and written communication skills and competence with computer software applications (e.g., word-processing, online survey systems, email, Internet, spreadsheets, PowerPoint) Rigorous attention to detail and personal organization Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment Ability to work effectively with multiple people on a team Training and Technical Assistance: Plan, prepare, and conduct in-service training activities for school personnel (e.g., district and school administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, related service providers, parents as members of school teams) who work with children with high- and low-incidence disabilities Consult with school leadership teams and classroom teachers to help them develop appropriate goals and activities for school-wide systems to support behavioral progress, secondary level interventions for students demonstrating additional need, and tertiary level supports to intervene with individual children Manage teacher- and administrator-completed data in a secure, web-based application Work with the Training Director to develop innovative technical assistance supports (e.g., online, video, etc.) Provide recommendations to schools and teachers regarding individualized supports for students with behavioral difficulties Collaboration and Facilitation: Develop and maintain effective relationships with schools and districts Participate in regular team planning meetings Support the work of research assistants in data collection activities at assigned schools Attend and facilitate meetings with community and school staff Research, Publication and Dissemination: Contribute to dissemination activities through conference presentations, web-based seminars, evidence-based practice briefs, strategy and tool guides, and manuscripts for dissemination in peer-reviewed journals, and preparation of project reports Assist with project evaluation activities Other Duties as Assigned: Assist with other related duties as assigned Additional Information: This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with a flexible start date. Hours are typically Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; however, the candidate selected for this position will need to be available for travel to various conferences around the region, which may require overnight or after-hours travel. Access to reliable transportation throughout all of Middle Tennessee is required. . Preferred Skills and Experiences: At least two years of teaching experience, with demonstrated knowledge of applied behavior analysis and academic and behavioral interventions and supports St
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