Behavior Intervention Specialist

VALLIVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT Southwest / Boise Behavior Specialist / EBD Primary Full Time Posted 12D ago

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QUALIFICATIONSAt least four years of college level coursework and a Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field?At least 1200 hours working with childrenAbility to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred poundsKnowledge of child growth and the diverse needs of children with disabilitiesKnowledge of appropriate special education classroom practicesThe ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilitiesAbility to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations, at the direction of the Special Education TeacherStrong background in teaching methods and developmentally appropriate classroom activitiesDemonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methodsKnowledgeable about word processing, data bases, spread sheets, and reportsAbility to maintain a learning environmentWorks well with students, staff, and the publicExcellent organizational skillsExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsAble to work under pressure and deadlinesMaintain confidentiality of staff and studentsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TOSpecial Education Teacher and/or Classroom Teacher and Director of Special ServicesJOB SUMMARYAssists the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher in achieving the goals and objectives as stated on each child’s current Individual Education Plan (IEP) through individual, small group, or whole group instruction.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESWorking with StudentsMaintain high academic standards and expectations Repeat lessons to Title I students who were absent for that lesson Provide tutorial help to students following lessons prescribed by the teacher and reinforce material and skills using a variety of methods as directed by certified staffProvide immediate feedback on student performance Respond to students’ questions and requests for assistanceObserve students’ work and study habits  Observe and record students’ time on task when needed Assist students in locating prescribed instructional materials and starting their assignmentsAssist the classroom teacher in the delivery of an effective instructional program  Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of material and skills introduced by the teacher Help students master equipment or instructional materials assigned by teacherProvide individualized instruction activities using materials and sequences selected by the special education teacher and other related services personnel Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needsFollow modifications and accommodations as specified in IEPsAdminister informal assessments to accommodate students’ specific modifications at the direction of a certified teacherAssist with such large group activities as drill and practice, reading aloud, and storytelling, and participate in other forms of oral communication with students Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work assigned by the teacher Assist students in the library or media center Check notebooks, correct papers, and supervise testing and makeup work as assigned by the teacher Assist with the supervision of students during emergency drills, assemblies, play periods, and field trips Administer, score, and record such achievement and diagnostic tests as the teacher recommends for individual studentsEncourage students to strive to meet their highest potentialCommunicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behaviorOther Classroom AssistanceAssist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities   Alert the supervising teacher to any problem or special information about an individual student Serve as the chief source of information and help to any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher Keep the supervising teacher informed of activities and any issues that may arise Operate and care for equipment used in the classroom for instructional purposes Distribute and collect workbooks, papers, and other materials for instruction Engage children in conversation to encourage language developmentTake all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities Meet the personal needs of children with disabilities including toileting, feeding, locomotion, and health needs   Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vansOtherKeep accurate records and maintain individual records for each student Become familiar with basic special education knowledge as covered by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act with an emphasis on due process procedures and confidentiality of information and records Complete clerical duties as assigned by the supervising teacher Attend faculty meetings as required Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and problems Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development through such efforts as reading professional journals and other publications Seek assistance should emergencies ariseRepresent the school district in a positive mannerKnow and follow school district policy and chain of commandPerform other duties as assigned BENEFITS:District benefit package for full time employees working 20+ hours per week:Medical/vision/dental insurance$30,000 life insurance with option to purchase additional coverageEmployee assistance program (EAP)Unlimited accumulation of sick leavePersonal, bereavement, professional leave, vacation (if applicable)Credit reimbursement of up to $300 per yearEVALUATIONPerformance of this position will be evaluated annually by the classroom teacher and/or special education teacher and/or the director of special services in conformance with any applicable federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTThis position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”.  The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee.  These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.NOTEAll certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting.  Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 Governance of Schools I.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance

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