District Behavior Specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced Social Worker and Educator with over 25 years of experience in Human Services. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction.

  • Leadership
  • Behavior Management
  • Behavior Intervention
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Treatment plans
  • Individual education programs
  • Mediation and crisis intervention
  • Individual and family support
  • Faculty & Staff Training
Work History
District Behavior Specialist, 07/2019 - Current
Osseo Area Schools Osseo, MN,
  • Implemented and progressed monitored the BASE (Behavior Academic Social Emotional) program to address SPED strategic goals.
  • Conducted weekly groups to support teachers in developing positive behavioral tools and skills.
  • Consulted with teachers and parents to gain in-depth understanding of students.
  • Lead staff and faculty training and development to support program objectives.
  • Collaborated with educators, school administrators and external professionals in development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Provided solution focused interventions, resulting in customer satisfaction.
Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, 08/2018 - 05/2019
State Of Iowa Mount Ayr, IA,
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Worked in self-contained environments to teach students variety of skills.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
Paraprofessional Educator, 08/2017 - 07/2018
Fort Bend Independent School District City, STATE,
  • Maintained inclusive learning environment to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lessons.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Delivered curriculum in both one-on-one lessons and group learning environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based strategies to foster independence and social academic engagement.
  • Adhered to predetermined behavior and academic plans and collaborated on adjustments.
  • Monitored student classroom and outdoors activities to promote student safety.
Social Work Administrator, 09/1999 - 06/2017
Department Of Children And Families City, STATE,
  • Cultivated positive, trusting relationships with clients and community providers to promote effective coordination of resources.
  • Gathered information from mental and physical health and educational records to make recommendations and determine appropriate care plans.
  • Oversaw and assisted Social Worker in preparing reports for courts and participation in court proceedings.
  • Maintained weekly supervision of Social Work Staff in accessing services and benefits by providing education and information about community resources, successfully assisting clients in acquiring needed aid.
  • Used evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing to create individualized service plans for clients.
  • Coordinated with social, public and welfare agencies to obtain and provide client information.
  • Coordinated individual referrals to obtain community services, advocated for client needs and resolved roadblocks.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired staff members offering exceptional talent and brought great skills to team.
  • Oversaw staff development through in-depth trainings, workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities.
Master of Arts: Social Work, Expected in 05/2003
University Of Connecticut - Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 08/1992
University of Hartford - West Hartford, CT
Associate of Science: Early Childhood Education, Expected in 05/1990
Mitchell College - New London, CT
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1988
East Hartford High School - East Hartford, CT
  • Behavioral Threat Assessment, Texas State, Texas School Safety Center - January, 2021
  • MANDT (Train the Trainer), The MANDT System - September 2019
  • Texas Educator Certificate, Texas Teachers Alternative Certification Program, 7/31/2019 (EC - 6 & SPED EC-12)
  • Register Behavior Technician Training 40 hours - May 2021

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School Attended

  • University Of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford
  • Mitchell College
  • East Hartford High School

Job Titles Held:

  • District Behavior Specialist
  • Self-Contained Special Education Teacher
  • Paraprofessional Educator
  • Social Work Administrator


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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