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Central Okanagan Public Schools
SD No. 23
Together We Learn
Behaviour Specialist

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