Are you an Intervention Specialist who is passionate about people? Are you looking for a job where you’ll enjoy excellent benefits and the chance to make a difference in your community? Then join the I Am Boundless, Inc. team!
We are a fast-growing nonprofit organization committed to building a world that realizes the boundless potential of all people. For more than forty years, we’ve provided people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges the support and services to thrive. Our person-centered approach to care celebrates people for who they are and empowers them to become active participants in the communities where they live, work, and play.
Will you join us? Apply today!
Working for Boundless has many perks. We treat our team like family and offer advantages that allow you to focus, thrive, and grow. Why Boundless?
- Excellent benefits including no-cost dental, vision, and life insurance
- A Boundless sponsored $150 deposited into your flexible spending plan
- 232 hours of paid time off
- Student loan forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
- Scholarships geared towards professional development and continued education
- Career growth opportunities
What You Will 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.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- 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
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Certification as Licensed Intervention Specialist in the State of Ohio
- Master’s degree.
- Teaching experience either through field placement/student teach and/or employment; experience with students with Autism and/or Behavior Disorders preferred.
Special Skills and Requirements
- Independent decision maker
- Ability to maintain positive attitude and morale
- Flexible, professional and neutral
- Respect fellow staff
- Professional and effective communication with staff, parents, etc.
- Able to recognize the strengths in their peers, and use them accordingly
- Seeks feedback and applies it
- Recognizes problems and looks for solutions
- Knowledge of behavioral therapies and provide a good model across procedural applications
- Ability to complete specific projects and train Behavior Technicians
- Ability to complete trainings and utilize that information in daily therapies
- Ability to perform emergency medical procedures when necessary
- Ability to accurately document required intervention data
- Ability to follow all SBSA policies and procedures
- Strong computer skills
- Professional telephone etiquette
All candidates who have received an offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment background check, drug screen, and health screen as applicable for the role.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.