Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Behavior Interventionist - DEPARTMENT: Student Support
Special Education
WORK SALARY: Certified
YEAR: Teacher Calendar

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To facilitate coordination of a positive learning environment that enhances the social and academic
development of general and special education students who are experiencing behavior difficulties in the
classroom.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Arizona Special Education Teacher certification with EDA specialization
2. Master Degree in special education, counseling, psychology or related field (preferred)
3. Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in schools in related field
4. Good knowledge of applied behavior analysis, behavior management, de-escalation techniques,
systematic observations of behavior, functional behavioral assessments, behavior intervention
plans, and on-going progress monitoring
5. Experience in consultation/collaboration with teachers
6. Knowledge of special education laws, procedures, practices, materials, equipment, and
compliance standards required to provide appropriate learning experiences for special education
students. Good knowledge of the nature and effects of the impairment(s) in all areas of disability.
7. Ability to assess needs, develop and implement the IEP, and evaluate outcomes in specialty
8. Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff
9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the
community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication; ability to
work in multicultural environment with diverse population of students, staff, and parents
10. May be required to control certain behavior(s) through physical restraint
11. Obtain and maintain current NCI, First Aid, and CPR certification
12. Computer proficiency in district designated computer hardware and software including Microsoft
Office, MET and IEP software programs and other relevant software

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
the incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide on-going consultation and support to teachers and teams in the development, design,
and implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Positive Behavior Intervention
Plans for students experiencing difficulties.
- Assist with the instructional process in the classroom through observation, consultation, and
demonstration, as related to students experiencing behavior needs.
- Support and train staff in data collection and on-going progress monitoring techniques.
- Assist in the "least restrictive environment" efforts of school personnel.
Prepared: June 2006
Revised: Spring 2012 TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Behavior Interventionist - DEPARTMENT: Student Support
Special Education
WORK SALARY: Certified
YEAR: Teacher Calendar

- Provide a variety of behavior management strategies and techniques to building staff.
- Train staff and administrators in strategies to increase students’ prosocial behaviors, and provide
follow-up consultation as needed.
- Plan, conduct, or participate in trainings and departmental meetings.
- Demonstrate willingness to be flexible and creative to meet individual student’s needs.
- Maintain accurate records for compliance with district, federal and state guidelines.
- Maintain daily Medicaid logs and time study.
- Maintain behavioral crises of students.
- Follow state law and district policy with cases involving child abuse and neglect.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO:
Principal, Coordinator of Special Needs, and/or Director of Student Support

EVALUATION:
Teacher Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A

Prepared: June 2006
Revised: Spring 2012

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