Who qualifies for this service?
Students qualify for this service if they:
- are designated or are in the process of being designated as outlined in Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines as Moderate Behaviour Support/Mental illness or Intensive Behaviour Intervention/Serious mental Illness
Who provides the service?
Description of staff qualifications:
- certification from the BC College of Teachers
- a minimum of two years successful classroom teaching experience
- a master’s degree in special education (behaviour disorders), counselling psychology, or a related discipline with a focus in behaviour disorders
How is the service provided?
The District behaviour specialist may:
- assist school counsellors/behaviour interventionists in collecting behavioural information and performing initial behavioural screenings
- assist in the development and monitoring of positive behaviour support plans
- consult with school personnel in areas related to behaviour disorders and mental health
- interact on behalf of the Director of Student Support Services as a liaison between Student Support Services, other Ministries, and community agencies
- participate in the Post-Critical Incident Response Team (PCIRT) in the School District
- design and implement professional development activities in the areas of behavioural and mental health assessment and interventions
- participate in suicide prevention activities in the School District and community