DK-2 MTSS Coordinator/Behavior Coach

Friday, October 13, 2017
Portland Public
Position Details: 


Posting Date:  October 6 – October 13

Salary Range $40,000 - $45,000



POSITION:   DK-2 MTSS Coordinator/Behavior Coach


REPORTS TO: Oakwood Principal


SUPERVISES: No Supervisory Duties


LOCATION: Oakwood Elementary School


FUNDING: Grant Funds (31a At-Risk)


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 195 day/year, non-tenure, one year contract.  Benefits as per employment agreement.  Salary range - $40,000 - $45,000.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the principal, the MTSS Coordinator/Behavior Coach will facilitate behavior support through problem solving and MTSS.  As the behavior coach this person will work directly with staff to encourage collaboration, idea sharing, and to ensure best practices are followed when dealing with student behavioral concerns.  This position supports the goal of improving student outcomes through encouraging system wide initiatives to increase student success through behavioral knowledge and positive behavior supports.  This position will work directly with all stakeholders to ensure that supports are in place and procedures are followed.  This position will support the integration of MTSS behavior/positive school climate components with a school’s existing systems.   




  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling or related field
  2. Thorough understanding of School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) and how it relates to the classroom setting
  3. Knowledge and skills in classroom organization and management
  4. Experience working with At-Risk students
  5. Training in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  6. Current knowledge of research based strategies and interventions
  7. Ability to provide a supportive role to the principal





  1. Collaborate and work closely with the building staff in the following areas:
    • Implement district and school PBIS behavior policies
    • Provide pro-active behavior support for students DK -2
    • Provide training for support staff/teachers in the areas of behavior support
    • Attend IEP meetings as needed
    • Collaborate with assessment teams
    • Collaborate with district and building SWIS coordinator
  2. PBIS supporting responsibilities:
    • Participate in the determination, development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral management for eligible students for the purpose of improving student outcomes.
    • Incorporate PBIS principles and procedures with students
    • Analyze progress and data, and provide feedback to the team regarding individual students and their interventions to support data-driven decision-making
    • Observe student behavior and problem-solve with teachers
    • Support and implement general education behavior support plans; work with students on fix-it plans; facilitate daily check-in and check-out with identified high-risk students; contact and communicate with parents about behavior and progress monitoring
    • Support behavioral data on students (SWIS)
  3. Remain current with research based strategies and interventions and train staff to apply effective behavior management techniques.
  4. Implement coaching strategies with teachers toward improving student behavior and classroom management.
  5. Communicate effectively with parents and staff.
  6. Collaborate with classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and administration.
  7. Remain courteous, professional, and tactful at all times in working with students, staff, and parents.
  8. Any other duties as assigned by the principal.


Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.


Submit resume, credentials, references and letter of interest by

4 pm on Friday, October 13, 2017  to:


Portland Public Schools

Attn: William Heath

1100 Ionia Rd

Portland MI, 48875


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