Union Memorial School

Colchester School District

Colchester, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3205343
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: December 9, 2019

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Behavior Interventionist

The Behavior Interventionist will take a lead in the development implementation and revision for highly detailed special education program for at least one student with intensive behavioral challenges. In doing so, they work in partnership with teachers, special educators and staff to provide unique special education programs. These staff members are expected to function independently, after training and under supervision, to implement these unique programs.

WAGE CATEGORY: Grade 6. Non-Exempt (hourly)

Per School Board and Support Staff Agreement if position exceeds 20 hours per week,
otherwise, per current Non-Union Support Staff Handbook.

REPORTS TO: Building Principal or Designee

Performance in this position will be evaluated annually, in person and in writing, by the
Building Principal/Designee in consultation with classroom teachers, other instructional support service teachers, coordinators and/or administrators.

1. Bachelor’s Degree in education and/or equivalent coursework in Emotional Disabilities/behavior management preferred.
2. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative problem solving skills.
3. Successful prior experience working with students with Emotional Disabilities and adapting curriculum content to learner needs.
4. Experience working with students with Emotional Disabilities or severe mental health and behavioral issues.
5. Knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning and the ability to apply these practices.
6. Ability to plan student lessons and work independently with individuals and groups.
7. Commitment to the District’s Vision Plan.

1. Provides direct instruction to eligible students in a respectful and supportive manner as students participate in assigned classroom, school and alternative learning settings
2. Demonstrates good interpersonal and communication skills with students, community members, parents, guardians, staff and supervisors
3. Demonstrates and adhere to district policies and procedures
4. Maintains confidentiality of student information and records
5. Attends and participate in assigned IEP, EST or EPT meetings in a positive, constructive, collaborative manner
6. Will collect and analyze data in order to adapt student programming
7. Discusses all matters related to students, parents and staff with direct supervisor
8. Participates in training to meet student(s) individual educational needs
9. Offers assistance to classroom teachers, special educators, assistants/tutors and other staff members as time and conditions warrant
10. Implements behavior programs as directed by student’s case manger.
11. Provides assistance to students as required in areas of physical need, field trips, assemblies and other such functions during hours of school operation.
12. Completes assigned duties as per IEP needs/goals (IE: lunchroom, recess, and or bus) assigned by supervisor or principal
13. Applies knowledge of learning and child development theories as it related to challenging behaviors
14. Participates, as an active member and positive partner, in the planning of instruction and lessons
15. Independently leads instructional activities in any setting as detailed by lesson plans
16. Uses good communication, interpersonal, and instructional skills to independently address and resolve student learning and behavior issues
17. Independently problem solves and resolves student instructional and behavior challenges
18. Assist in developing the student’s program including behavior plan, de escalating strategies and data management.
19. Implements all aspects of services and instruction to meet student needs as outlined above as direct by the Special Education Case Manager
20. Perform all other duties, as assigned by supervisor or principal

1. Noise level in work environment is quiet to moderate
2. Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions

1. Frequently required to stand, walk and sit
2. Regularly required to see, talk and hear
3. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel
4. Regularly required to handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts
5. Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps; stoop, kneel or crouch
6. Occasionally lift, carry, move and/or restrain school aged students
7. Occasionally required to drive
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Welcome to Union Memorial School!

    Union Memorial School, part of the Colchester School District, is a K-2 school located in Colchester, Vermont. Through the efforts of a generous PTO, many wonderful parent volunteers, and a caring and energetic staff, UMS is a great place to be a student! Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Colchester 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

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Chris Antonicci
    • 253 Main Street
    • P.O. Box 48
    • Colchester, Vermont 05446

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