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Behavior Specialist

Ombudsman Educational Services Berea, OH
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Work. With Purpose

Ombudsman, a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking an individual to join our family.

This individual will join an award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction.

If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with a social mission, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor – and a stellar work ethic – we should talk.

The Behavior Specialist - Directs, guides and assists with the school-wide/classroom implementation of the Positive Behavior Support program to increase positive student behaviors. Always focuses first on proactive strategies when working with challenging behaviors. Is immediately available to respond to crisis situations and able to de-escalate students using CPI training strategies, behavioral contracts, and interventions documents in the student's Behavioral Intervention Plan. This Specialist also plays an integral role in communicating with district partners and upholding positive district relations for the campus in which they oversee. The Behavior Specialist may participate in IEP meetings for students on their campus, supervise/coach the Behavior Interventionists and Lead Behavior Interventionists on campus and many other roles.

Position Details:

  • Demonstrates active leadership role in the implementation of school-wide/classroom Positive Behavior/PBS program. Assists in overall program development, including proactive strategies, modeling behavioral interventions for staff and conducting behavioral training for employees.
  • Is an integral part of the team and supports in overall program development as a whole.
  • Assists classroom teacher, on the development and implementation of behavioral strategies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the behavioral data process for the campus.
  • Demonstrates competent problem-solving and behavioral management skills. Assists with individual behavioral crisis intervention with a focus on proactive interventions and deescalation strategies.
  • Participates in group counseling for students in the area of conflict resolution, anger management, and other topics related to student needs.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of Behavior Support Plans.
  • Performs casework functions for students. Casework functions include consultation with parents/agencies: Behavioral progress, assisting in goal setting and monitoring, assisting in resource development to meet student needs creating referrals and efforts will be made to develop a consistent behavioral program between home and school.
  • Create and maintains behavioral files for students on their caseload, which includes the Behavioral Support Plan, progress notes, behavioral data, and parent contacts.
  • Accurately completes and submits required documentation with prescribed time frames (e.g. Incident Reports, Behavior Emergency Reports, etc.)
  • Effectively communicates with and maintains good working relations with parents, guardians, and care providers of students. Maintains list of community referrals for student/family needs.
  • Interacts in a positive and professional manner with all co-workers, outside agencies, school district personnel, mental health and probation department representatives.
  • Successfully completes and maintains crisis intervention certification (e.g. CPI).
  • Assist in maintaining a safe campus environment, including knowledge of campus work safety programs.
  • Maintain professional behavior including exhibiting positive and optimistic attitude.
  • Meets with supervisor on a regularly scheduled basis to discuss issues related to the delivery of behavioral services.
  • Demonstrate consistent attendance, punctuality, and dependability.
  • Assumes additional duties as assigned.

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Why Work Here?

We value collaboration, a positive culture among students, staff and administration, and the support to ensure students and teachers succeed

Ombudsman Educational Services is a ChanceLight company. ChanceLight® Behavioral Health, Therapy & Education, is the nations leading provider of behavioral health and education solutions for children and young adults. We change the direction of children's lives by offering them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures. Ombudsman's alternative education and dropout recovery programs help communities combat the staggering social and economic costs of high dropout rates. Since 1975, Ombudsman Educational Services has educated more than 155,000 at-risk students and students who have previously dropped out and introduced them to all the opportunities a real high school diploma provides. Ombudsman Educational Services provides alternative education programs for middle and high school students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out of school. A flexible schedule with morning, afternoon, and in some cases, evening sessions means students don't have to choose between life and school. Ombudsman offers academic, social and behavioral support so that students earn their high school diplomas and are prepared to make positive choices about the future. Ombudsman utilizes a number of research-based curriculum resources to deliver its instructional model. Initial and ongoing teacher-led instruction is tailored to ensure each student earns the necessary credits to arrive at graduation in accordance with his or her success plan. Ombudsman's rigorous and relevant academic programs are accredited by AdvancED and aligned to Common Core and state-specific standards.


535 Wyleswood Dr. Berea OH 44017
Berea, OH