Assists with development and implementation of one-on-one and small group intensive behavioral interventions. Creates and facilitates lessons around emotional, behavioral, and physical health. Uses clinical skill to provide one-on-one therapy to students as needed. Under the guidance of the teacher, will provide academic instruction as needed to students in a school, home, or other setting. Monitors schedules, staffing, and documentation of regular scheduled and on-call work activity. Provides one-on-one therapy to students transitioning back into their district school. This includes outreach to schools and possibly homes of students as well as working knowledge of evidenced based practices relevant to providing one-on-one therapy interventions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
QualificationsKnowledge and SkillsThe position requires working knowledge of the principles and practices of age appropriate child development and guidance applicable for an educational setting. Requires working knowledge of core academics and life skills, with sufficient competency to assist students with individual learning. Requires a basic knowledge of instruction support methods. Requires knowledge of documentation requirements for health care and education programs. Requires knowledge of and skill at using personal computers, audiovisual, and other equipment to support learning, record information, and send communications. Requires well-developed human relation skills to work productively and cooperatively with teachers, therapists, student-clients, and parents in formal and informal settings, conduct in-service training for paraprofessionals, to exercise extreme levels of patience when conveying information to student-clients having difficulty with verbal and written communications, and demonstrate sensitivity to the special needs of students. Requires experience working within a classroom environment containing students with special needs. Working knowledge of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing is recommended. Working knowledge of autism and other developmental disabilities is recommended. Working knowledge of the principles of applied behavior analysis and specific instruction methodologies such as, but not limited to, discrete trial teaching, social stories, and pivotal response training is recommended.
AbilitiesRequires the ability to assist teaching staff and therapists with implementation of instructional goals and activities. Requires the ability to assess the needs of individual students and develop instructional support techniques and materials to meet those needs. Requires the ability to work with students who have severe developmental delays and behavior problems. Requires the ability to manage students who act out verbally and physically. Requires the ability to interact with teachers, parents, and specialists in order to carry out assigned duties. Requires the ability to oversee students, administer assignments and tests, and perform general clerical tasks. Requires the ability to work with and demonstrate sensitivity to a diverse population of students and parents. Requires the ability to relate positively to students in a teaching/learning/therapeutic environment in a way that builds confidence, recognizes and works on learning disabilities and barriers. Ability to apply the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) recommended.
Physical AbilitiesRequires the ability to perform indoors in an office, classroom, outdoor, or home environment engaged in work of a moderately active nature. Requires near visual acuity to read and write printed materials and computer screens. Requires hearing and speech ability for ordinary and telephonic conversation, to converse with individuals and small groups. Requires the ability to move about office, classroom/home environs, and school grounds, to tutor, assist with presentations, and reach work materials. Requires sufficient manual and finger dexterity to demonstrate teaching aids, to point out important words/figures to students, and to operate personal computers. Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, and move supplies, fixtures, wheelchairs, etc., of light-to-medium weight (under 50 pounds) on a regular basis, and heavy weight (under 75 pounds) without labor saving equipment on an intermittent basis. A significant degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to the infrequent, yet essential, use of one’s limbs and body weight as a temporary means of physical restraint of some clients.
Education and ExperienceThe position requires a Master’s degree in early childhood development, psychology, education, or equivalent discipline.
Licenses and CertificatesPossess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation. May require a valid first aid card. Per the RCW 28A.400.303, employees of contractors with school districts that “have regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children” are required to go through FBI fingerprinting.
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