Job Summary: To inspire and prepare each and every scholar with the confidence, courage and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by working with staff to plan for students who have significant emotional and/or behavioral needs.
Responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Consulting with teachers, administrators, and parents to plan strategies to assist with students experiencing behavior and academic difficulties to improve achievement and school engagement;
  • Observing students and classrooms to provide input on academic and behavioral strategies;
  • Coaching staff in Behavior Support Plan implementation;
  • Collaborating with instructional staff to create a structured and supportive classroom environment;
  • Working with staff whose students have academic and behavior challenges to ensure goals and objectives outlined by the IEP and Behavior Support Plan are implemented with fidelity;
  • Working with Problem Solving Teams to establish effective, efficient processes for Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions;
  • Contributing and modeling evidenced-based strategies for instructional staff;
  • Working collaboratively with site teams to identify needs, plan and deliver staff development;
  • Seeking and measuring effective, efficient processes that move the system forward;
  • Supporting staff district-wide by providing professional development and support for curriculum implementation;
  • Providing clear, consistent, accurate communication that utilizes communication modes relevant to both the task and audience;
  • Collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data from multiple sites, grades, and/or departments to inform best practices and system actions;
  • Engaging in challenging conversations;
  • Facilitating the maintenance and expansion of the Parent Lending Library;
  • Providing CPI training throughout the year to staff.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Current license in a Special Education area or Licensed School Psychologist
  • Five (5) years minimum of experience working with students with behavioral/academic needs
  • Current Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) trainer or willing to be trained as trainer
  • BCBA preferred
  • *and/or authorizes the district to complete an Out of Field Permission request (OFP) request. Additional information can be found at PELSB’s OFP guidelines.
  • *and/or meet the Tier 1 PELSB guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities includ:

  • Knowledge of the equity work for equitable student achievement
  • Knowledge of strategies to reduce the disproportionate referral of African American students to special education
  • Knowledge of effective behavior intervention strategies, non-violent verbal and physical crisis intervention techniques
  • Knowledge and experience completing functional behavior assessments
  • Knowledge and demonstrated effective data collection
  • Skill in working with students of all disabilities;
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, and the ability to work with students and staff in stressful situations;
  • Skill in classroom and behavior management;
  • Ability to use effective instructional strategies and techniques for at-risk learners and learners with disabilities;
  • Ability to create a structured and supportive learning environment for students;
  • Ability to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions;
  • Ability to be self-directed with minimal supervision using standardized practices and/or methods.

Salary:  View salary grid on Pages 51 – 52 of the teacher’s contract Education Minnesota Osseo 
Work Schedule: 191 days/school year
FTE: 1.0 
Bargaining Unit: Education Minnesota Osseo

Osseo Area Schools offers:

  • Meaningful and impactful work 

  • Opportunities to grow professionally

  • A variety of benefits

  • Summer opportunities

  • and more 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer.

Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District’s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy. 

Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application. 

Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at or call 763-391-7007.

Background Check Upon Conditional Offer: 

Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required.  Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.