Behavior Support Specialist

New Haven Unified School District


  • Under general supervision, facilitates, participates in, and provides input for system wide, school based, and departmental program planning, evaluation, and development of mental health and behavioral intervention policies.
  • Will train appropriate personnel and provide ongoing consultation and feedback to individuals and classroom teams related to the treatment of mental health and behavioral disorders. 
  • Additional duties include the development of mental health support plans, behavior intervention plans, functional behavior assessments, and the supervision of Intensive Individual Instruction Services for students with autism and autism-like disorders.
  • Services are designed to assist families, students, and educational professionals in providing quality interventions, which allow students to reach their highest educational, developmental and social potential.


Reports to designated administrator.


  • Will conduct behavioral assessment of student needs.
  • Collaborates with team to develop social skills and anger management strategies and trainings.
  • Participates in the development of behavioral modification plans, Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
  • Delegates and monitors data collection and implementation of behavioral interventions.
  • Provide on-going staff observation and feedback related to behavioral treatment integrity.
  • Supervision and monitoring of Intense Individual Instruction program. Supervision of paraprofessionals in the Intense Individual Instruction program.
  • Make referrals to community agencies.
  • Participate in transition planning for students.
  • Promote parental involvement in the schools/school conferences and parental responsibility for regular school attendance.
  • Conduct home visits/family needs assessments. Facilitate parent groups/parent skills training.
  • Expand and exchange knowledge through consultation with coordinators, specialists, psychologists, counselors, and other colleagues.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate case records and documentation (log) and a statistical, demographic breakdown of current caseload.
  • Fully participate in LEA Medi-Cal and MAA billing requirements.
  • Understand and practice in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, statutes.
  • Attend IEPs including presenting FBA, Behavior Reports and Updated Data
  • Update IEP goals with appropriate data.
  • Behavior Consultation to sites in general.
  • Supports California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (C.A.P.T.A.I.N.) initiative.
  • Provide training and ongoing support to classroom teachers and specialists regarding positive behavior intervention in the classroom.
  • Provide training and ongoing support for para professionals.
  • Provide training and ongoing support in the use of crisis prevention principals.


  • Required: Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis Psychology, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology or similar degree.
  • Required: Current certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCABA) or eligibility for certification.
  • Required: Minimum of five years experience working with students with autism, ages 3-22.

Salary Range: Range 36

Work Year: 210 days

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.