Social and Emotional Program Interventionist (23/24SY)

Job | Posted 2 months ago
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Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


DEFINITION: Under general supervision, coordinates referral, comprehensive evaluation, and placement process for qualified students. Facilitates communication between school staff, parents, outside agencies, therapists regarding the health and education needs of the special needs students. The SEP Interventionist is responsible for supporting students with behavior challenges and maintains oversight of the SEP. The Interventionist provides individual or small group instruction to students who are struggling academically and/or behaviorally. This position is also responsible for monitoring, reporting, and communicating student progress and performance.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class)
 REPORTS TO: Exceptional Education Director  

  • Oversees the SEP and provides mentoring and training for teachers and personal care assistance in the SEP classes
  • Administers one-to-one intensive behavior intervention to students
  • Provides assistance with de-escalating student behaviors and reintegrating students back into the classroom
  • Uses data to provide instruction to students and to bring their skills to grade-level
  • Collaborates with teachers, administration, and families to help identify best practices for individual and small groups of students
  • Uses identified research-based interventions focuses specifically on individual student needs
  • Maintains data-based documentation of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress
  • Provides data to school teams and participates in decisions about student progress
  • Communicates with teachers, administration, and families regarding student progress
  • Assists with identifying students for placement in intervention groups
  • Participates in meetings with teachers, administration, and families to discuss student placement and progress
  • Provides diagnostic assessments for students as needed
  • Provides input for program development
  • Supports implementation of assessment tools and data management systems
  • Participates in pre-referral meetings to generate accommodation plans for students who are experiencing difficulties
  • Conducts child study meetings to determine evaluation need; administers psychological, emotional, and intellectual portions of the comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation
  • Writes summative psycho-educational evaluation report/Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) in district on-line special education management system
  • Provides input into diagnostic decisions and placement decisions for students who qualify for special education services
  • Assists parents with accessing appropriate services in the community (medical, mental health, etc.)
  • Can assist Targeted Assistance Teams (TAT) with strategies and plans for students behavior and academic issues (observation, FBAs’ BIPs) for students who have been receiving support through tiered intervention and TAT
  • Participates in and conducts child study meetings to determine evaluation needs; supervises interns/practicum students studying to be school psychologists; performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of special education law including ADA and IDEA.
Knowledge of District and Department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of special education rules and regulations.
Knowledge of classroom management and teaching strategies.
Skill in understanding mental disorders.
Skill in administering and interpreting results of psychological and educational assessments. 
Skill in working with teachers, administrators, students, parents, and outside agencies.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an indoor environment.  Work requires frequent sitting, repetitive motion, vision to monitor and lifting up to 25 pounds.
Master’s degree in School Psychology, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), or closely related field.
Experience with evaluation of school age children required.
Arizona School Psychologist Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education or Arizona Psychologist License or BCBA Licensure/Certification
Nationally Certified
Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment.

Salary: Refer to PNT 211 Salary Schedule               Hours per Day: 8               Days in Contract: 211        Start Date: 2023/2024 School Year
Application Procedure:
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Sunnyside USD 12

2238 E. Ginter Road , Tucson, AZ 85706

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2238 East Ginter Road , Tucson, AZ 85706