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Job Code:2022-KIEFER-001
Salary Range:$43,680.00-$54,600.00

An interventionist provides assistance with both behavioral and emotional issues. This person must be willing to work as part of a team. Interventionists are an integral part of the treatment plan. Interventionists provide support to students and serve as role model. The ideal staff member not only understands the challenges experienced by these students but has a particular affinity for working with youth. The Interventionist serves as an advocate for students and families while working with staff to identify challenges and develop solutions. Works with building leadership to implement mindfulness activities for groups of students; trains and informs staff of activities, while modeling growth mindset characteristics. Works with intake team to evaluate referrals and observe potential students.

Job Function:
- This position will work within the school program serving all students as assigned within the Kiefer program. The ideal staff member not only understands students with diverse backgrounds and socio-economic challenges, but also utilizes a combination of a cognitive/behavioral approach to addressing student behavior
The interventionist utilizes a strength-based and trauma-focused approach in the provision of all services.
- The interventionist is responsible for working with therapists and behavior specialists in the development of intervention plans, documentation of services and for providing training and consultation to all other staff as needed
Provides effective individual, group support, as well as crisis management services in order to increase academic and personal functioning of students
Consults with treatment team members, as well as other involved parties, in order to plan, provide and monitor effective treatment within the academic environment

Job Qualifications:
Paraprofessional Certificate or eligibility to obtain certificate is required at the time of application
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred (or relevant experience working with students – working with children with trauma or special needs)
Strong interpersonal skills, maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences in students, staff, and families served
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work within IEP team
- Knowledge of childhood trauma and an ability to handle job related matters in a professional, diplomatic and confidential manner
Requires the ability to display knowledge of federal and state laws, procedures, and practices related to non-public special education
- Requires the ability to display knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment
-  Requires the ability to maintain accurate student records
Hearing and speaking ability which allows for effective oral communication of information
- Ability to physically transport self and students to various locations
- Physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress
- Physical ability to perform physical restraints

Benefits & Pay:

  • PTO (paid-time-off) accrual 3 weeks first year (full-time)
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Sick Leave accrual 12 days per year (full-time)
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K with company match
  • Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD
  • Supplemental life insurance