Date:  Sep 13, 2023


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Requisition No: 812240 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Position Number: 48008404 

Salary:  $38,067.50 - $45,567.50 

Posting Closing Date: 09/28/2023 

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB)

Coordinator of Student Behavior Support

(Board of Trustees)

Position Number 48008404

Department: Blind Principal

Who are we?

FSDB is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families. The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more.


How you will make an impact

The incumbent of this position assists the Assistant Principals and Principal in the resolution of behavioral challenges and/or discipline problems and maintains records of action taken.

  • Conducts a variety of investigations and follows-up as needed, including bullying, threat, and/or student misconduct investigations. Investigates student complaints and interviews students and witnesses in investigations. Confers with parents, teachers, counselors, support service personnel and students on matters of welfare and the student code of conduct. Contacts parents regarding positive and negative behaviors of students. Provides support to teachers and staff regarding intervention techniques, positive classroom management techniques, and environmental designs that facilitate cognitive/social/emotional/behavioral support and development. Shares strategies, ideas, and behavioral best practices with staff members and families. Becomes trained in student intervention techniques and protocols upon supervisor request, such as Structure of Intellect - Integrated Practice Protocol (SOI-IPP).


  • Emphasizes positive behavioral support and learning opportunities.  Plays a key role in our schoolwide PBIS, Character and Resiliency Education programs. Attends PBIS district and school-based meetings and actively serves on the BEMS and BHS school based PBIS teams. Assists in the development of curriculum and materials for these areas, Supports communication with families.


  • Attends weekly MTSS meetings.  Assists staff members in creating comprehensive MTSS referrals in skyward. Collaborates and actively participates as part of our MTSS team. Supports and monitors students who are new to FSDB that are not on a temporary assignment, connects with new students and their families to support a positive transition.


  • Facilitates, monitors, and maintains discipline data in the Skyward student data system. Works with staff members to locate and input discipline data in Skyward. Supervises school transitions and gatherings, such as before/after school, between classes, and lunch breaks, to maintain a positive and orderly environment. In collaboration with the Behavior Specialist: serves on MTSS team, BORT committee, and/or other committees to enhance the safety and development of students. Upon request, prepares reports and presentations and conducts monthly behavioral data chat meetings.


  • Monitors student absences in both BEMS and BHS.  Contacts parents/families regarding absences and attendance issues. Sets up systems of positive behavior support to help change behavior surrounding attendance.


  • Assists with collection of data as needed for principal and assistant principal to include as part of various initiative such as the School Improvement Plans.


  • Other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of teaching and curriculum development;
  • Knowledge of the principles of human learning and behavior;
  • Knowledge of behavior theory and analysis as well as intervention techniques;
  • Ability to work independently and make effective decisions;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, school personnel and parents, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others;
  • Ability to analyze negative and positive factors impacting student behaviors;
  • Ability to provide professional development to teachers and staff;
  • Ability to support teachers and staff with classroom management and behavior management;
  • Ability to handle problems, concerns and emotional distress with sensitivity and tact;
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to understand and apply appropriate rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to discipline;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR and CPI;
  • Ability to attain sign language proficiency level in accordance with FSDB O.P.P.1.24;



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field or a high school diploma and professional experience in the applicable area of responsibility may be substituted at the rate of two years equivalent to one year of college.

Preferred: Three years professional experience in related field.

Additional requirements mandated by state/federal law and position responsibilities.


Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language.

Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.



Hiring Salary Range: 11 month position, $38,067.50 - $45,567.50 annually. This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm (at least 80 hours biweekly)




FSDB will prepare each student for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


Integrity & Respect – The FSDB community is a cohesive group that serves with honor, care, kindness and responsibility.

Safety & Security – The FSDB community is committed to the protection and well-being of stakeholders.

Innovation – The FSDB community welcomes change and embraces a continuous improvement mindset to encourage new methods to solve problems and foster creativity and growth.

Trust – The FSDB community is committed to high quality services and accountability through honest, reliable and consistent actions.

Our benefits include:

  • Automatic enrollment into the Florida Retirement System.
  • Medical insurance coverage is $90 per pay period for family coverage; $25 per pay period for employee only.
  • Life insurance $25,000 is provided by the state at no cost to you for all FTE positions. Employees may purchase additional coverage.
  • Low-cost supplemental benefit packages that include dental, vision, and much more.
  • Professional development opportunities and ability to learn American Sign Language on campus at no cost.
  • Tuition waiver program – earn up to 6 credit hours per semester at state universities.
  • Biweekly accrual of (8.15) hours of annual leave and two (2) hours of sick leave.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.

How You Will Grow

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Applications accepted through People First only.

An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.

All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.

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Take this opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life and become part of a great School. Apply today!


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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