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Interventionist- Preschool Outreach
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South Burlington High School | South Burlington, VT
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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

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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

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 in United States required

Application Questions This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page. 1. Please describe how you would work to create and contribute to a work environment that is welcoming, inclusive and increasingly diverse.

Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

Contact Information Joanne Godek, Director of Student Support Systems

550 Dorset St

S. Burlington, Vermont 05403

Phone: 802-652-7392

Fax: 802-652-7394

Email: jgodek@sbschools.net