Training and Consulting Specialist -
Center for Effective Schools
The Devereux Center for Effective Schools seeks applicants for a full-time (12 month) Training and Consulting Specialist position. Responsibilities include developing and delivering training and technical assistance to school districts and educational professionals in the areas of school-wide positive behavior support, social and academic skill development, and behavior management; consulting with teachers, counselors, principals, and school psychologists on issues of instruction, class-wide management, functional behavioral assessment, and behavior support planning; and participating in the planning and implementation of applied research to improve training and consultative interactions.
Devereux Center for Effective Schools, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (20 miles outside of Philadelphia). Training and consultation occurs at various school sites; therefore, travel is required.
Center for Effective Schools:
The mission of the Center for Effective Schools (CES) is to build capacity in schools for serving children with, or at-risk for developing, emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). This mission is accomplished through training, consultation, model program development, and applied research. The CES subscribes to a multi-tiered (universal, secondary, and tertiary) prevention and intervention approach to service delivery. Populations served through the CES include, but are not limited to, students and staff within primary and secondary public schools and districts; parents of school-aged children; approved private day schools and alternative education programs; and non-profit organizations focused on education and violence prevention. Services provided by the CES include training and technical assistance in developing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS); class-wide positive behavior support, including training for teachers of students with EBD; interventions for non-classroom settings and individual student services including functional behavioral assessment and direct academic assessment to generate empirically-based behavior and academic support plans. CES staff members pride themselves on being consumer-driven by developing programs that are tailored to meet the needs of the individuals, schools and districts they serve.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Training Development and Delivery: Participates in the development of training programs, under the direction of Research Psychologists and the Director of the Center for Effective Schools. Implements training using an active training style. Evaluates learner outcomes and acceptability.
Assessment and Analysis: Conducts assessments of school/classroom climate and individual student behavior. Employs data-based decision-making practices. Participates in the design of applied research. Independently carries out a research protocol.
Consultation and Intervention: Consistently employs a behavioral consultation model to address issues of individual student and school-wide climate concerns. Develops interventions, including individualized behavior support plans, based on (functional) assessment data. Effectively consults with school-based leadership teams to improve school climate and student behavior.
Product Dissemination: Presents results of work at national and regional conferences. Participates in writing professional articles to promote the work of the Center. Participates in grant and contract development (i.e., planning and writing) to fund the activities of the Center.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical and prescription drug, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies.
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Key Words: Behavior Support, Research Design, Statistics, Training, Psychology, Special Education, Counseling Education, BCBA, BCBA eligible, Ed.S, School Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Consulting, Education, Masters, Counseling
It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.
Please apply online or send electronic materials via email to email@example.com.
Materials must include:
Letter of interest
Three letters of recommendation
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screen required. EOE
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For more information about the position, contact Dr. Barry McCurdy ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Masters Degree (Ed.S. preferred) in school psychology, clinical psychology, special education, or related field: BCBA or BCBA eligible preferred.**
One to two years of experience in a school or university setting. Knowledge of research design, statistics, and computer applications. Excellent writing skills and record of publication and/or local/national presentations. Experience in presenting to and training others. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.**
About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE