SUMMARY: The RTI/MTSS Behavior Intervention Specialist is a highly qualified, state certified educator responsible for delivering specific behavioral interventions in an online environment. Specialists provide support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual behavioral needs. Specialists monitor student progress through various platforms, and actively work closely with teachers, students and parents/Learning Coaches to advance each student’s behavior toward established goals. Specialists typically work from home but must travel occasionally throughout the year to various school functions, for state testing and as may be otherwise required by the school.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Determines functional behavior capabilities of students in virtual classroom and designs behavioral interventions;
Assists teachers in: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior; and identifying antecedents;
Analyzes functional behavior and multi-faceted behavior interventions;
Provides intervention supports and progress monitoring for Tier 2 and Tier 3 students; Keeps attendance reports on student participation; enters weekly Progress Monitoring data points in Infinite Campus
Coordinates between teachers, parents/Learning Coaches, and students to develop behavior interventions and resolve issues;
Assists students to determine inappropriate behavior and develop appropriate actions for good interpersonal skills;
Understands typical school age behavioral conditions such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and special education regulations;
Creates and executes behavioral assessment and assists LC’s to facilitate behavioral interventions;
Monitors and adjusts programs when children respond to services received from outside services;
Implements behavior support plans to measure goals and objectives and ensures meeting them;
Coordinates with special education district staff to collect, monitor, and analyze data for ensuring instructional strategies for effectiveness;
Completes Special Education referrals in Infinite Campus
Presents and participates in special education eligibility meetings;
Creates behavior support plans in times of display of inappropriate behavior;
Coordinates with parents/LC’s, teachers, colleagues and admin when needed;
Evaluates, assesses, implements, and updates support programs and interventions;
Provides communication and updates regarding RTI for school board report and to teachers and school admin via school newsletter and/or email blasts
Prepares data and attend monthly Data meetings and update information
Attends RTI and staff meetings
Establishes and maintains positive rapport with families and regularly communicates with students and learning coaches/parents on an ongoing regular basis regarding student academic progress;
Supports learning coaches/parents with student curricular and instructional issues in a virtual classroom environment, in line with academy policies and procedures;
Supports students and learning coaches with the set-up and maintenance of their learning environment including basic computer troubleshooting;
Understands how both diverse and unique characteristics of students and their families impact required support;
Works collaboratively with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully progressing through the program, that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed among the stakeholders;
Responds to students, parents and colleagues in timely manner.
Other Essential Functions
Organizes social and educational activities for students and families, including sponsorship of virtual clubs, outings, marketing events or other extracurricular activities as required;
Travels to testing sites to proctor state exams.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.
OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.
* Builds community;
* Helps staff with any enrollment or retention efforts as directed;
* Participates in committees as required.
* Attends regular staff meetings and monthly RTI team meetings
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree AND
Six (6) months of student teaching experience AND
Meet requirements for Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) in subject area under No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate state teaching certification.
OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Pedagogical knowledge of content being taught and ability to apply critical thinking
Knowledge of state content standards and ability to align those with the GCA curriculum
Ability to embrace change/ adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes
Ability to problem solve independently and have a high level of organization
Understanding of interdependency of deadlines on multiple projects and able to act to preserve integrity on other people's deadlines
Ability to work independently typically 40+ hours per week
Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during work day, typically 8-5
Ability to travel as required (on average once per month and/or approximately 10% of the time) for face to face professional development, student testing, and as required by school
Access to reliable high speed internet
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word; PowerPoint;
Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms
Ability to maintain teacher certification/professional development hours and fluency in systems, programs and curriculum
Ability to pass required background check
Experience working with Special Education students and proposed age group
Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
Experience working in a virtual environment
Experience teaching in an online (virtual) and/or in a brick and mortar environment
Experience with online platforms
Minimum of 5 years successful classroom experience in which teaching “at risk” and/or “behaviorally/challenged” students was an important responsibility of the position
Knowledge of the Response to Intervention (RTI) Tiered systems of support
Knowledge of research-based behavioral interventions and monitoring tools
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a home-based position.
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.