Behavior Interventionist

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Description

Job Title:  Behavior Interventionist                                                        Wage / Hour Status: Nonexempt
 
Reports To:  Director of Special Education; Campus Administrator      Pay Grade:
 
Dept. / School:    Fulton Education Center                                            Date Revised: 3/2013
 
PRIMARY PURPOSE: 
 
Mentor, facilitate and support special education students on campuses and in the BRIDGES programs whose behavior is interfering with academic progress.  The Behavior Interventionist is also a resource for the classroom teacher.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 

Education & Certification:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Completed 48 hours of highly qualified paraprofessional classes (or completion of the equivalency exam)
  • Computer skills
  • Certification associated with autism, emotional disturbance, or other
 
Special Knowledge and Skills:
  • Bi-lingual
  • Experience in working with children and youth through law enforcement and/or mental health agencies
  • Ability to work effectively with children with behavior problems
  • Ability to implement crisis prevention/intervention techniques (CPI training is mandatory)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Ability to engage in frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, and possible physical intervention (used only to ensure the care, welfare, safety and security of student and others when the student’s behavior poses a threat of imminent, serious physical harm to self or others and/or when the student’s behavior poses a threat of imminent, serious destruction of property)
 
 
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (specific but not limited to):
 
Behavior Management
 
  • Participate as a member of the students’ campus team in the implementation of behavior intervention plans
  • Provide crisis prevention/intervention including verbal de-escalation, when needed
  • Assist with implementation of points and the levels system in the BRIDGES program
  • Assist with implementation of classroom behavior management system
  • Assist with escorting students to the BRIDGES program when the student’s behavior poses an imminent and serious threat of physical harm to self or others
  • Monitor and document student behavior for progress monitoring and during crisis situations
  • Assist with analyzing and interpreting behavioral data
  • Assist students in exploring appropriate behavior choices
  • Collect and/or provide student behavior documentation (verbal and written) to teachers, administrators and LSSP
  • Maintain professional behavior in emotionally charged situations with students/parents
  • Maintain proper safety and security precautions to prevent unnecessary or unreasonable risk of injury to self or others
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including behavior documentation, discipline reports, ABC data.
 
 
 
School Visitation/Consultation
 
  • Observe informal interactions between teacher(s) and student(s)
  • Consult with teachers and relevant staff concerning educational/behavioral needs of students and interpretation of behavioral documentation
  • Consult with school staff regarding implementation of behavior intervention plans and in managing behaviorally disruptive students
  • Consult with classroom teachers and relevant staff regarding management of student behavior according to IEP
 
Classroom Organization
 
  • Assist with the planning, preparation, and conducting of social skills lessons
  • Work with individual students or small groups to conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher
  • Keep the teacher informed of any special needs or problems of individual students
  • Assist teacher in preparation of instructional material and classroom displays
  • Assist in maintaining a neat and orderly classroom
  • Assist the teacher in keeping administrative records and preparing required reports
  • Assist in supervising students in special education throughout the school day, both inside and outside classroom
  • Provide orientation and assistance to substitute teachers
 
Communication
 
  • Use appropriate verbal and written communications with staff and students (and parents if required to attend parent/teacher conferences)
  • Maintain a positive and effective relationship with supervisors
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly
 
Other
 
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences as requested
  • Present a positive attitude that provides a positive role model for students
  • Work effectively with others
  • Exhibit good judgment in decision making and problem solving
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and special events as assigned
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rules, and local board policy
  • Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • All other duties assigned by the supervisor
 
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:
 
                None.
 
 
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress.  Regular district-wide travel to multiple work locations as assigned; Moderate standing, stooping, bending, and lifting.
 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Posted By

Cleburne Independent School District

505 N Ridgeway Ste 100, Cleburne, TX 76033
 

At the following locations

Fulton

311 Featherston St , Cleburne, TX 76033