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Autism & Behavior Support Specialist (Hourly, Part-Time)

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 8, 2023

Job Details

Job Description

The Autism & Behavior Support Specialist provides highly advanced behavior services in a K-12 environment for learners with autism, intellectual disabilities & emotional and other developmental disabilities across the school division.


Education: Master's degree in Psychology, Special Education or related discipline required. **Board certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) preferred, but not required. **

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license in Special Education.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in behavioral strategies and evidence-based interventions for learners with autism, intellectual disabilities & emotional and other developmental disabilities.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in applying evidence-based strategies to enhance academic performance, social skill development, and emotion regulation within the school setting.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience programming for or working directly with students with autism, intellectual disabilities &/or other developmental disabilities.
  • Experience working in a public/private school setting and administering all aspects of behavioral and academic services to learners with autism and intellectual disabilities with a concentration in emotional or behavioral support is preferred.
  • Effectively communicate and maintain collaborative relationships with all team members involved with the learner's instructional program.
  • Knowledge and skills in developing Individual Education Plans (IEPs), devising data collection systems to track IEP goal progress, and experience ensuring compliance with state regulations.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Candidates holding or working towards their Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions
  • Provide oversight to the instructional program for learners in assigned city-wide self-contained Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, & Multiple Disabilities programs.
  • Provide consultative support to the instructional program for learners with various disabilities in the general education setting.
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation to school personnel, parents, and others concerning the planning, developing and providing of academic, social, adaptive, and inclusive programming for students with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Provide in-classroom coaching and modeling of instructional methods and behavior intervention procedures for school-based staff.
  • Evaluate data and recommend specialized instructional changes based on the interpretation of data.
  • Analyze academic, personal, social, and environmental conditions to better understand the variables that may impact the behavior of the learner with disabilities.
  • Analyze academic demands and provide specific recommendations that will increase school staff capacity for implementing specialized instruction that will impact student success.
  • Monitor the implementation of evidence-based strategies designed for learners with emotion regulation challenges or emotional disabilities.
  • Participate as a key team member in comprehensive functional behavior assessments.
  • Assist and support building and division staff and parents in the development, implementation, and monitoring of student behavior intervention plans.
  • Participate, coordinate, or conduct various meetings, professional learning opportunities, committees, and training.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Work as a team member to develop a model instructional program in alignment with the division-wide special education plans.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$48.00 - $48.00 / Per Hour
Shift Type:


Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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2000 N Beauregard St

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