TITLE: TCHR Board Certified Behavior Strategist


DEPARTMENT: Student & Family Services


REPORTS TO: Director of Student Services

FT/PT: Fulltime/195 day

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM: Executive Director Student and Family Services


Work with special education support staff to model behavioral and instructional
strategies which promote pro-social skills in students with intense behavioral needs. Coordinate and supervise programming utilizing Applied Behavioral Analysis methodology.

1. Develop and implement a system for training staff on the methodology of Applied Behavioral
2. Plan and provide professional development for special education teachers and support staff.
3. Work directly with special education support staff to develop methods for working with special
education teachers on classroom management and instruction in special education classrooms.
4. Assist in the development and implementation of behavior plans for students with intensive
behavioral needs.
5. Use research-based strategies to model classroom management and instruction with students.
6. Analyze student achievement data to measure effectiveness of instructional models and strategies.
7. Meet regularly with special education support teachers.
8. Attend special education zone meetings.
9. Attend and participate in designated training sessions.
10. Review materials and programs to provide guidance for the special education department.
11. Read current research articles and professional materials.
12. Attend in and out of district conferences as assigned by supervisor.

1. Attend work on a prompt and regular basis.
2. Maintain confidentiality.
3. Maintain satisfactory and harmonious working relationships with the public, students, and other
4. Assist with other duties as may be assigned.

1. Certification as Board Certified Behavior Analyst
2. Master’s Degree in Education or related field
3. Valid Iowa teaching license with special education endorsement or Statement of Professional
Recognition (social worker, school psychologist or speech language pathologist)
4. Four years successful experience working with special needs population.
5. Competency working in a culturally diverse environment or the willingness to acquire these skills.
1. Experience in an urban school district.
2. Valid Iowa teaching license with special education endorsement.


All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

This position requires certification from the Board of Educational Examiners. Certification as a special education teacher, social worker, or school pyschologist will meet this requirement.

For more than 100 years, the Des Moines Independent Community School District has been providing an outstanding education to the students of our community. Today, our school district is a leader and innovator in public education, offering families some of the best educational choices in Iowa as we strive to become the nation's model for urban education. Des Moines Independent Community School District is a majority minority district, serving more than 32,000 students in Iowa's capital city. For more information about our district, please visit our website at

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