Iowa Department of Administrative Services Education Program Consultant (Challenging Behaviors) in Des Moines, Iowa

Education Program Consultant (Challenging Behaviors)


Education Program Consultant (Challenging Behaviors)


$57,283.20 - $88,587.20 Annually


Des Moines - 50319 - Polk County, IA

Job Type



282 Iowa Department of Education

Job Number



5/6/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Kayli Burkhart at

To Apply

To ensure full consideration for this position, all requested materials must be completed and uploaded through the online application process. This position will remain open until May 6, 2018. For additional information regarding this position or application materials contact: Kayli Burkhart, Human Resources Associate Iowa Department of Education Grimes State Office Building 400 E 14th St Des Moines, IA 50319-0146

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Job Description

Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section. Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

The Iowa Department of Education is looking to fill an Education Program Consultant (Challenging Behaviors) to assist the state.

Candidate will participate as a member of the Department's Learning Supports work team to integrate statewide efforts related to social, emotional, behavioral well-being and mental health.

This work includes:

1) Engaging in collaborative work with other team members;

2) Participating in regular meetings;

3) Attending trainings and reviewing materials; participating in meetings and work with other state agencies;

(4) Aligning challenging behavior resources with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) materials and other statewide efforts.

• Support scaling and implementation of evidence-based practices in providing small group and individual behavior interventions and supports across the state. This includes participation in existing statewide collaborative implementation and scaling structures, including:

1) Facilitation of or membership on statewide development and delivery teams;

2) Providing technical assistance focusing on needs assessment, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral efforts;

3) Using implementation science to support scaling and implementation efforts.

• Work collaboratively with Iowa's Area Education Agencies (AEAs) to provide professional learning, training, and other supports to increase statewide capacity in the AEAs to support students with challenging behaviors within PBIS/Learning Supports.

• Work collaboratively with institutes of higher education (IHEs) and other organizations in Iowa to provide professional learning, training, and other supports to increase statewide capacity to support students with challenging behaviors within PBIS/Learning Supports. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday with some in and out of state travel, nights and weekends


570 Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Experience

Applicant should demonstrate a minimum of 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both in the area of developing and implementing a multi-tiered system of support for school children. This includes experience in all of the following:

  • Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instruction shall be provided at the Universal level

  • Universal Screening shall be used three times per year

  • Evidence-based, instructional interventions at the Targeted and Intensive levels shall be provided to each

  • student who needs them

  • Progress Monitoring Data shall be collected and used to guide instruction

  • Data-Based Decision Making


921 Applied Behavioral Analysis

6 months' experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which is the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and five years of full-time post-graduate work experience in any one or a combination of the following areas:

  • Professional training, teaching, or counseling experience in an educational setting;

  • Professional administrative experience in an educational setting;

  • Professional personnel administration including such areas as job analysis, performance appraisal systems, selection devices, or labor relations;

  • Professional experience in a major technical program area utilized by the Iowa Department of Education or Board of Educational Examiners.

  • A combination of a total of five years of post-graduate education and full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited post-graduate college or university course work equals one year of full-time experience.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree, possession of a valid Iowa Teaching Certificate, and three academic years of teaching and/or administrative experience in PK-12 and/or a post-secondary educational institution.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description.

Additional Qualification Requirements


• Experience interpreting federal regulations and legal history, and applying that to unique situations to recommend actions to educators for students with challenging behaviors.

• Experience establishing project plans, including evaluation of progress, budgets, and program implementation, to support quality projects for students with challenging behaviors.

• Leadership experience in settings and situations with students with challenging behaviors.

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Grimes State Office Building400 E 14th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319