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 JOB POSTING

2021-2022 BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONIST - WESTPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL (#2577)

Springfield Publc Schools (learn more)

Springfield, Missouri (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3727451
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: November 22, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

 Job Title:                       2021-2022 Behavior Interventionist - Westport Middle School 


Department:                  Learning - Secondary


Pay Grade:                     Teacher's Salary Schedule


FLSA Status:                  Exempt


Reports to:                     Principal/Study Alternative Center Director


 


GENERAL PURPOSE


The SPS District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Middle School Behavior Interventionist.  The Behavior Interventionist provides support to students, teachers and staff with the implementation of the classroom behavior intervention process. The Behavior Interventionist works with students, teachers, counselors and school personnel to support the needs of students and to ensure access to classroom instruction while addressing behavioral concerns. The Behavior Interventionist will provide support to the instructional program by serving as a middle school teacher with specific responsibility for developing student success in academics (e.g. Language arts, mathematics, science, history, etc.) or skills (e.g. Art, music, physical education, etc.); developing lesson plans and delivering group and/or individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.


 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


  • Works with individual and groups of students (within a regular classroom setting and outside of the classroom) on procedures to support successful return to the classroom.
  • Collaborates with teachers, administration, staff, and parents to create, monitor and assess individualized processes for behavioral support.
  • Compiles and analyzes data and recommends student behavioral intervention services and modifications.
  • Completes professional learning for the purpose of advancing expertise and delivery of highest quality behavioral intervention practices.
  • Administers subject specific assignments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations and students’ achievements; developing methods for improvement; and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Analyzes test data for the purpose of enhancing student achievement.
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
  • Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
  • Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, problem solving techniques and a variety of personal issues.
  • Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective education that addresses individual student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans for the purpose of preparing students with the necessary 21st century skills required for future success.
  • Directs student teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective learning environment and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Facilitates student learning (e.g. creating a learning environment, integrating technology, arranging field trips, organizing age appropriate activities, etc.) for the purpose of achieving success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through defined lesson plans.
  • Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academics and/or skills through a defined course of study.
  • Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential files and records (e.g. grades, test scores, etc.) for the purposes of providing up-to-date information and/or historical reference in accordance with established guidelines and legal requirements.
  • Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, field trips, dances, sporting events, school grounds, clubs, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Participates in continuous improvement efforts at all district levels for the purpose of improving education results in the classroom, department, school and
  • Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g. Professional Development, department meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, lesson plans, etc) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements
  • Reports health and safety issues to administrative personnel and/or appropriate agencies (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance abuse, inappropriate social behaviors, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students’ personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS


Education and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in job-related area, required.
  • Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility, required

 


Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements


  • Missouri 5-9 Teaching Certification, required.
  • Ability to gain and maintain "Highly Qualified" status as defined by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, required.

 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; standard business practices; teaching strategies; working with families; and stages of child development.
  • Knowledge of algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
  • Skill to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job, including: operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects and programs; overseeing program financial activities; developing effective working relationships; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and administering personnel policies and procedures; and coordinating with other agencies.
  • Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, analyze and/or classify data; to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Department and programs.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals under a wide variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to analyze issues, data, create action plans and ensure that success of Department and District strategic objectives.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; set priorities; meet deadlines and schedules; work with detailed information; and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to set high expectations for self and others; set and monitor progress toward goals; and utilize and offer effective feedback to continuously improve.
  • Ability to work as part of a team; adapt to changing priorities; and apply logical processes and analytical skills.

 


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements


  • The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 5% walking, and 75% standing.  This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
  • Work environment is primarily inside, where the noise and temperature levels are moderate.
  • The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
  • Must possess the physical ability to work primarily with fingers, perceive the nature of sounds, make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes, express or exchange ideas by the spoken word, substantial movements (motions) with the hands, wrists, and/or fingers, and discern letters or numbers at a given distance.
  • Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, grasping, hearing, manual dexterity, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, visual acuity and walking.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Ryan Morris, Employment Coordinator
    • 1359 E. Saint Louis St.
    • Springfield, Missouri 65802

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