About Spring Lake Park Schools:
Welcome to Spring Lake Park Schools! We are a vibrant school community serving about 6,200 students from the suburbs of Blaine, Fridley and Spring Lake Park, in the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Our district purpose — “High expectations, high achievement for all. No excuses” – provides our focus to meet the unique and varied needs of each student. 
Spring Lake Park Schools is recognized for our commitment to personalized learning, creating a culture of innovation and creativity through human-centered design thinking. We are working to create a system – a culture with a methodology and set of processes – where teachers and staff have the freedom, flexibility and invitation to design new ways of learning centered around deepening student engagement to continuously improve student success.
Position Overview:

1.0 FTE Behavior Specialist position to teach social skills and behavior management techniques, working with students grades K-4 at Centerview Elementary School, primarily with Autsism Spectrum Disorders and some Emotional Behavioral Disorders. 

The successful candidate will be an individual who …
… firmly believes:

  • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control;
  • in the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders throughout the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of students;
  • in the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence and student success; and
  • in personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success.

Primary Responsibilities:

Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and provide direct social, emotional, and behavior instruction.
  • Conduct formative assessment, and monitor progress, to guide instructional planning.
  • Conduct social, emotional, and behavioral assessments as part of triannual special education evaluations.
  • Consult with general and special education staff.
  • Maintain student records of services provided.
  • Participate in IEP and evaluation summary meetings.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.


Previous experience or willingness to work with students struggling with behavior management. Additional knowledge or experience with due process/assessments/methods and current trends in the field of behavior interventions and support.  


  • Must have current Minnesota EBD, Autism or ABS teaching license.
  • Bilingual preferred, but not require (English and Spanish)
  • Experience in developing and providing direct social, emotional and behavioral instruction.
  • Experience implementing strategies for improving social skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds weight (and/or up to adult-size body weight with two-to-three person lift).
  • Experience with standardized assessment tools.
  • Knowledge of Special Education Due Process procedures.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate.
  • Ability to communicate with parent/guardian and team members.

Licensing Requirements:

Must have current Minnesota EBD, Autism or ABS teaching license.


Highly competitive salary and benefit package for the region
How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified candidates will be interviewed until the position is filled.  Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/default.aspx.Only qualified and appropriately licensed individuals will be considered for an interview. 
With inquiries, please feel free to contact Cyndi Steinke, Administrative Assistant to Director of Special Education and Student Services at cstein@district16.org or 763.600.5081.

Equity is a priority in Spring Lake Park Schools and is essential to our goal of putting children first to ensure college and career readiness. A diverse workforce fuels innovation and allows us to better understand, communicate with, and educate our students.  Spring Lake Park Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.