INTERVENTIONIST (#224)

F H Tuttle Middle School Support Staff ( learn more )

South Burlington School District

South Burlington, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3197013
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 12, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

South Burlington School District
Position Description
Job Title: Interventionist
Location: District Assigned School
Job Group: Union Support Staff
Pay Level: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Principal/Director of Student Support Systems/Supervising Teacher

Summary: Provides a highly specialized and intensive program of instructional, behavioral, and/or personal support
services to designated students in a variety of settings. Uses advanced training and/or acquired skill to effectively
deliver programming associated with assigned student’s challenges in concert with specialists. Collects data for
assessing student needs and progress and contributes to the development and/or modification of an assigned
student’s individual education plan (IEP).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: other duties may be assigned as needed.
1. Provides direct instruction and/or assists students in classroom settings consistent with the student’s IEP.
a. In consultation with the classroom teacher and supervising educator, may adapt materials, methods,
environment factors to support students in accessing the academic standards instructed at the
student’s grade level.
b. Ensures that students fully participate in classroom instruction as presented and directed by the
classroom teacher.
c. Follows district policies and procedures to include, but not limited to: instructional techniques,
communication plans, and behavior management.
2. Implements specialized programs, as directed by psychologist, behavior analyst, speech language
pathologist, occupational or physical therapist, or other consulting service provider.
a. Provides routine, personal care and assistance such as ambulation, dressing, and toileting.
b. Implements behavior, medical, communication protocols according to IEP.
c. Effectively administers restraint/de-escalation procedures, as needed.
d. Provides CPR, first aid, or more intensive medical procedures, if appropriately trained, as needed.
3. Monitors all aspects of IEP performance; conducts task analysis, data collection, and maintains records
and data sheets for assigned students as required. Actively assists in planning instruction, interventions,
and lessons using data collection system.
4. Collaborates with teachers, co-workers, parents, healthcare workers, and others to ensure an appropriate
learning experience for all students. Works with team members to determine an appropriate sequence of
events leading towards increased independence and greater inclusion in various settings.
5. Implements student program objectives in various settings such as, but not limited to: classrooms,
playgrounds, individual settings, job sites, community forums, and educational trips outside the classroom.
6. Actively participates in department, student planning, and committee meetings as requested by supervising
educator. Proactively models positive, constructive behavior to others.
7. May assists the teacher in the learning environment by:
a. Preparing instructional materials for assigned students.
b. Organizing classrooms and setting up learning centers prior to and after activities.
c. Helping to supervise students while they are in the lunchroom, library, music, P.E., assemblies, free
play activities, and halls.
d. Observing learning activities, acknowledging student requests for help, and referring student needs to
teacher as appropriate.
e. Assisting in educational demonstrations for the class or small groups.
8. Remains current on district programs and best practices in the profession; may be required to attend
training.

General Responsibilities: Oversees the needs of assigned student(s) under the direction of a certified educator
and under general coordinated supervision by the Principal and the Director of Student Support Systems. Regular
attendance in accordance with established work schedule.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate a high degree of
interpersonal and communication skills, an acute attention to detail, and flexibility and adaptability.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in education, psychology, mental health, or similar discipline
preferred. A minimum of an Associate’s Degree or sixty (60) or more college level credits is required. One or more
years of successful experience in a school or similar work setting where demonstrated knowledge of psychology,
mental health, or similar disciplines have been applied. Demonstrated knowledge of disabilities, laws, teaching
principles and methods, and instructional programming is preferred.
Certifications: Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and First Aid
certification is required. Completion of Interventionist training coursework within six months of employment is
expected.
Language Skills: Demonstrated knowledge of English: meaning and spelling of words, and rules of composition
and grammar. The ability to read and interpret documents such as: safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, procedure manuals, and policies is required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and groups is required.
Mathematical Skills: The ability to understand basic math concepts and applications. Must be able to calculate
figures and amounts such as percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to assess situations, define problems, draw valid conclusions or solutions, and
implement decisions. Ability to interpret instructions in various formats.
Other Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge in instructional strategies, developmental learning,
communication strategies, use of age-appropriate materials and specialized instructional techniques (vocational
skills, social skills, speech-language skills). Knowledge of learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, autism
spectrum disorders, communication impairments. Knowledge of special education teaching methods, theories and
laws. Good understanding of standard classroom operations and teaching methods; good ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and
written form and demonstrated active listening and advocacy skills. Ability to plan, organize, and manage time
effectively. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies. Knowledgeable
of Microsoft Office products, internet and email systems, and mastery of the subject matter being taught.
Demonstrated ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability, and delivering exceptional customer
service.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are typical of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, kneel, bend, crouch, stoop,
walk, run, climb stairs in multi-level school environment, and transverse school grounds. Ability to reach with
hands, grasp objects, and finger keyboards and equipment is required. The employee is required to talk, see, and
hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near, far and peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust
focus. The position requires meeting deadlines and interacting with others. The employee is responsible for
assisting others in the safety, well-being, and monitoring work output of students. The incumbent is expected to lift
40 pounds or more while assisting students. Possess the physical strength and stamina to safely restrain, move, or
carry a student or transport items. Possess strength and stamina to be able to remain in a seated or stationary
position for up to 90 minutes at a time throughout the workday.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are typical of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment varies, but is usually moderate. Outside the classroom and during some
activities, the noise level will be moderate to loud. Occasionally there will be exposure to outside weather
conditions.
Terms of Employment: Per the SBEA, ESP Master Agreement
Evaluation: Annually
Date Approved: June 11, 2015 DY

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties
performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. The
Board reserves the right to waive the essential requirements contained in this job description.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    South Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Demonstrated knowledge in instructional strategies, developmental learning,
      communication strategies, use of age-appropriate materials and specialized instructional techniques (vocational
      skills, social skills, speech-language skills). Knowledge of learning disabilities, cognitive impairments, autism
      spectrum disorders, communication impairments. Knowledge of special education teaching methods, theories and
      laws. Good understanding of standard classroom operations and teaching methods; good ability to establish and
      maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and
      written form and demonstrated active listening and advocacy skills. Ability to plan, organize, and manage time
      effectively. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies. Knowledgeable
      of Microsoft Office products, internet and email systems, and mastery of the subject matter being taught.
      Demonstrated ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability, and delivering exceptional customer
      service.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

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    • 1. Please describe how you would work to create and contribute to a work environment that is welcoming, inclusive and increasingly diverse.
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    Contact Information

    • SBSD Human Resources , Department
    • 500 Dorset Street
    • South Burlington, Vermont 05403
    • Phone: 802-652-7255
    • Fax: 802-652-7152
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