Intervention Specialist – Instructor – School-Aged Program

Website West Central School

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree from an approved institution for teacher education in Ohio; one-year experience preferred; must be able to lift, bend, push and pull up to 50 pounds.

STARTING PAY:
$25.03 per hour to $29.86 per hour

*A higher rate of pay could be achieved with substantial related experience and/or education

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:
Intervention Specialist License – Ohio Department of Education (Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Intensive Intervention Specialist license); valid Ohio Driver’s License – Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles; must meet and maintain Board/Ohio School Plan insurability standards for driving; Must successfully complete and maintain van driver training to transport individuals served into the community (can be obtained upon hire)

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises and instructs students with moderate, severe and profound developmental disabilities in order to provide basic skill development in the areas of life skills, leisure skills, community and transition skills; carries out all aspects of professional responsibility as designated in the school’s administrative guidelines; provides direction for the Instructor Assistants and volunteers assigned; provides training to students in a wide variety of community-based settings which may require using public transportation or driving a county vehicle; Participates as a member of the transdisciplinary team working with other staff and therapists in assessing, developing, implementing, evaluating and modifying the Individual Educational Plans for assigned students as required by, but not limited to, community transition goals, lunch/snack programs, adaptive equipment needs, technology support, routine medical procedures and academic instruction plans

Plans, develops and implements written daily lesson plans for assigned students in order to meet the objectives as established on the students’ Individual Educational Plan; plans, reviews and selects instructional materials for use in the assigned classroom; Maintains a classroom environment which is conducive to learning and free of health and safety hazards; Performs student alternative assessments; assesses developmental levels of students by formal and informal methods in order to obtain evaluative data; observes and confers with others in order to collect information relative to the assessment process and to the Individual Educational Plan. Communicates several times per week with parents and families of students, in order to ensure collaboration

Develops, implements, modifies and measures progress towards Individual Educational Plan for each student; Prepares and maintains written records and reports as required on, but not limited to, student attendance, assessments, program objectives and progress data for regular evaluations and for revision of Individual Educational Plans; Provides consultation services with parents, guardians and/or significant others to ensure comprehension of classroom objectives and to promote generalization of same in the home environment

Participates in and/or provides staff training programs; reads professional literature and attends seminars, academic classes or workshops to enhance professional knowledge and skills in areas such as, but not limited to, behavior support systems, data collection procedures for IEPs, conditions of developmental disabilities, instruction and/or curriculum development. Attends and participates in staff and committee meetings to obtain and provide information. Regularly reads agency email.

May perform delegated nursing tasks and/or procedures; Performs other related duties as assigned

This position contributes to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

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Applicant's Agreement

Pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code Section 5123:2-2-02, the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities is required to conduct background investigations for purposes of employment. Please note that per 5123:2-2-02, there are five tiers of disqualifying offenses with corresponding time periods that preclude an applicant from being employed with this agency. Therefore, all applicants under final consideration will be required to submit to a background check through the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. For more information, please review OAC 5123:2-2-02. Checking the box below verifies only that you understand our requirement to conduct background checks following job offers. Checking below also verifies that you further understand that all prospective employees must pass a drug test prior to being hired.