School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Consultant, RPDC

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Job Description:

This is a professional position in which the successful candidate will—

  • Assist districts and schools in establishing and maintaining effective social/behavioral systems to improve academic performance and social behavior for all students.
  • Build the capacity of district/building-level personnel, administrators, and teachers to develop and sustain the SW-PBS process by providing effective training, materials, and support services. In doing so, district leadership teams (DLTs) and building leadership teams (BLTs) will be formed.
  • Collaborate with DESE and SW-PBS consultants throughout the state to provide consistent and high-quality standards for implementing the SW-PBS process in districts and schools.
  • Collaborate with other DESE initiatives to provide effective and efficient supports to districts and schools.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to—

• Actively supporting the district-wide development of effective implementation of the SW-PBS process to increase students’ in-class time for academic instruction; reduce disciplinary office referrals that result in detention and in- and out-of-school suspensions for students; and assist in the development of lifelong social behavior skills.

• Working directly with districts/schools implementing MO SW-PBS at the building level by supporting the development of leadership and collaborative teams; providing on-site support to districts and schools to promote implementation fidelity; providing technical assistance with required and recommended evaluation tools; providing support in analyzing and monitoring formative and summative data to promote collective inquiry, problem solving, and goal setting; providing technical assistance for developing a systemic, tiered-level intervention process responsive to the needs of all learners; providing assistance through the collection of required documentation for districts and schools working toward SW-PBS recognition; providing support as a member of a CST for implementing SW-PBS or an integrated academic/behavioral model within the DCI framework; developing a cohort of trained in-district coaches to ensure SW-PBS, or movement toward an integrated academic/behavioral model, is implemented with fidelity and sustainability.

• Engaging in collaborative efforts as requested by DESE by assisting in the development of materials and resources with RPDC and/or other DESE staff; participating in collaborative planning meetings with other RPDC and/or DESE staff for identified district and school improvement; facilitating district and SW-PBS consultant utilization of the VLP


Required include—

• Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, education administration, or appropriate related field or evidence of equivalency

• Five years of successful classroom teaching, school improvement planning, administration, or related experience

• Experience with curriculum development, coaching, presenting, consulting, and facilitating skills

• Experience using technology, including virtual technologies and synchronous, online instruction

• Effective communication skills, including face-to-face, virtual communication, and use of social media

Preferred include—

• Master’s degree in education, special education, education administration, or appropriate related field or evidence of equivalency

• Knowledge of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS); Missouri Learning Standards (MLS); Missouri Model Curriculum; Missouri Educator Standards and Quality Indicators; Implementation and scaling up theory/practice; Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP); Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for All

• Knowledge of the Missouri Virtual Learning Platform modules

• Knowledge of the methodology and implementation processes relative to the Missouri SW-PBS (including, but not limited to): Psychology, behavior analysis, and factors that affect application of behavior principles in schools for all students; Function-based thinking (FBT); Behavior intervention plans (BIP); Essential components of school-wide social skills instruction, positive reinforcement and effective discouragement practices; Class-Wide Function-related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT); Data programs such as Excel and online applications such as PBIS Apps

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts and contact information for three professional references online at or by mail to:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin September 8, 2021, and continue until position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4031 or

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