Coaches: Additional Resources

Sample Position Description: Internal PBIS Coach

Job title: PBIS School Coach (sometimes called Internal Coach)

Job Goals

  • Support PBIS teams to fully implement and sustain PBIS with fidelity
  • Assist teams in using data for decision-making
  • Provide knowledge and support for PBIS research and practices

Qualifications

  • Experience working in school settings
  • Two to three year commitment
  • Knowledge of school discipline practices
  • Ability to understand, use and share data related to practices and progress monitoring
  • Flexibility to attend school, district, regional and state meetings
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to handle ambiguity

Administrative prerequisites

  • Principal/administrator clearly supports the role of coach
  • Time is provided to achieve expectations (e.g., assigned FTE, release time, additional prep time, floating sub, etc.)

Sample Position Description: External PBIS Coach

Job title: District PBIS Coach (sometimes called External Coach)

Job Goals

  • Provide technical assistance to PBIS teams
  • Facilitate ongoing district level support for school teams
  • Support district-wide scaling-up and sustainability
  • Provide ongoing progress and outcome monitoring
  • Provide training and assistance for new team members
  • Provide ongoing informational support on research base of PBIS and individual behavior supports

Qualifications

  • Experience in K-12 setting
  • Knowledge of school discipline practices
  • Knowledge of targeted and individual behavior support
  • Ability to conduct small and medium sized meetings
  • Ability to design and deliver PBIS trainings

Administrative prerequisites

  • Provided with appropriate FTE to support multiple schools
  • Does not work on the staff of schools he/she is coaching
  • Has technology support to perform progress and outcome monitoring
  • Has flexibility to attend school, district, region and state meeting