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Behavior Intervention Specialist

at Madison School District # 38

Posted: 7/23/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2208
Keywords: psychology

Job Description

Madison School District 

Position Title: Behavior Intervention Specialist

Length of Work Yr: 9 months

Salary Range: Teacher Salary Range; Placement based on education and experience

Department: Student Services

Reports To: Director for Student Services 

Revised By: Human Resources Date: 11/14/2019

Approved: 11/14/19


The purpose of this position is to assist  special needs students with emotional disabilities,  by responding to a range of behaviors and supporting the students  in acquiring  de-escalation strategies.  The Behavior Interventionist would utilize  a curriculum that teaches students social skills  in an individualized explicit manner while working with teachers to promote positive teacher student relations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Provides and monitors program work in intervention to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and implementation of skills based on the Principles of Behavior.
  • Continues to be current in the area of Special Education, behavior management, PBIS, current research and practices for children with emotional disabilities and behavioral disorders.
  • Develops a continuous process that engages students in appropriate meaningful discussions, feedback and expectations appropriate for the student during the intervention process
  • Develops creative solutions to maximize a safe learning environment which targets student skills deficits and focuses on alternative behavioral strategies.
  • Maintains and supports federal, state and district rules, regulations and policies at all times.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with parents, staff and students.
  • Develops a repertoire of de-escalation skills and understands and utilizes conflict resolution skills to assist students in regaining instructional control.
  • Designs appropriate assignments that focus on teaching replacement behaviors that are aligned to the student’s IEP goals, cognitive level, age and culture.
  • Utilizes appropriate communication skills in the corrective teaching/feedback to help students identify negative and/or coercive behaviors and help them replace them with pro-social skills.
  • Utilizes intervention data to make appropriate recommendation changes in behavior plans.
  • Understands and supports in the development of Functional Behavioral Assessments.
  • Collaborates proactively with team members regarding information relevant to the students becoming successful self-managers.
  • Maintains and interprets data on individual students to include number of referrals, reason, level of acuity in order to develop quarterly reports for staff and the Administration.
  • Integrates supports and help develop the positive motivational components through developing a positive reinforcement schedule.
  • Initiates and participates in professional development activities to further enhance content knowledge specific to PBIS and the principles of behavior. 
  • Models and coaches the principles of behavior techniques to instructional staff.
  • Attends to other duties as assigned to support the Madison PBIS model.


  • Arizona Teaching Certificate
  • MA Degree in Education, school psychology or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with children with ED
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst  - Preferred
  • Clear Understanding of the Principles of Behavior
  • Ability to work with technology.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Success in collaborating with peers, school staff and administrators.


  • Arizona Teaching Certificate
  • MA Degree in Education, school psychology or related field.


Maintains valid certifications, fingerprint card and Appropriately Certified status.  Observes teacher calendar and all Madison School District policies. Salary to be determined yearly according to Governing Board approved range.


Performance will be evaluated by the Director for Student Services.


Supervises classroom employees, students and volunteers.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write simple correspondence in English. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to speak effectively with other employees and/or students in English. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, other employees and/or students in English. Ability to speak and present effectively before vendors, administration and staff. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, managers, employees, clients,  customers, and/or the general public. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to administrators, top management, public groups/community, and Governing Board. 


Ability to apply simple understanding to carry out detailed but basic written and/or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a variety of concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:. Ability to work in a friendly manner and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and board policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk;

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor environment that may be dark or low light and include sounds/music at a high volume. 

Primary Location: Various

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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