Would you like to help make a difference, enjoy excellent benefits, and join a fast-growing company? We might have a job for you.
We are looking for a dedicated Intervention Specialist who shares our passion for helping others to join the I Am Boundless, Inc. team!
Boundless is fast growing CQL- and CARF- accredited nonprofit organization with nearly 40 years of expertise. We are focused on supporting people with complex needs associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health challenges.
Working for Boundless has many perks. We treat our team like family and offer advantages that allow you to focus, thrive, and grow.
Enjoy excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a flexible spending plan, legalshield, and 401k. Looking to develop your skills? Boundless can offer you hard to find training, flexibility, and personal and professional opportunities.
- Employees also get five weeks of paid time off with the potential to earn additional days.
- Comprehensive ongoing agency training
- We offer staff reviews throughout the year; giving the opportunity for salary increase and position advancements
- Eligibility for professional development programs (e.g. Free Continued Education Units (CEUs)
What You Would Be Doing
Primary job responsibility is to effectively work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement instruction to students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and co-occurring disorders (including behavior disorders) using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in small group, intensive instruction, and designing functional learning activities in the natural environment. Intervention Specialist will monitor and report on progress students make toward identified educational goals in grades pre-k through 12th grade (depending upon classroom placement). Intervention Specialist will demonstrate an understanding and application of ABA principles and procedures, guide classroom support staff in assisting with educational instruction activities and implementation of designated intensive teaching sessions, and will lead designated skill set/project meetings in collaboration with supervisors. Intervention Specialists will attend regular meetings with the clinical team. This is a contracted, full-time (9-10 month) position with paid time off during the summer per the established educational calendar.
- Implement effective training methods/curriculum for assigned moderate-sized caseload of students diagnosed with autism, developmental disabilities and related disorders. May be called upon to help develop curriculum for students outside of primary classroom. (Boundless serves students in the range of pre-k to 12th grade: 3 years to 22 years old)
- Create lesson plans and prepares materials for the current week (as appropriate) and the following week, coordinating down time activities, and ensure this information is shared with all necessary staff members
- Manages the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process for all students on caseload including monitoring dates, scheduling with school and family, development goals, running meetings, completes required paperwork to assist with Evaluation Team Reports (ETR), and other educational forms for students
- Work with clinical staff to develop and implement program modifications and strategies for all students.
- Complete required paperwork including assessments, quarterly progress reports, report cards (as applicable), graduation portfolios, and documents related to billing based on student funding source.
- Guide Behavior Technicians (aides) that support students on academic-based interventions and programming.
- Meeting the standards of and preparing students for ODE required testing and coordinate modifications/accommodations that are required (as necessary). This may include students outside of the IS’s primary caseload.
- Communicate regularly with parents/clinical staff of students to insure that their IEP goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date data on each student including updating and monitoring data sheets for support staff.
- Correctly implement and monitor classroom behavior management system and designated student’s specific behavior plans in collaboration with direct supervisor (as applicable)
- Responsible for following accrediting bodies’ policies and procedure including ODE, CARF and Mental Health and others that do not fall under the previously listed accrediting bodies.
- Uses professional language at all times included but not limited to describing the children’s deficits and/or behaviors
- Lift and transport children across the room or as necessary while maintaining their safety
- All other assigned duties