The Behavior Intervention Specialist works with the CrossCOST team in implementing short-term intervention services and supports systems development across the charter school network. Their work follows the core principles of the Unconditional Education model. Within our public-school partnership programs, Seneca seamlessly interweaves special education services with rich therapeutic and behavioral supports to intervene quickly and efficiently with students with diverse needs. Many students with academic deficits have experienced years of school failure; it is our goal to provide an enriching and successful environment where students' strengths are celebrated, and their needs addressed with a variety of targeted interventions.
The role of the Behavior Intervention Specialist is to support students who exhibit the most challenging of behaviors in modifying their behavior in order to access their education and stay in the lowest level of school placement possible and assist teachers in providing services as well. Based on the referrals that the CrossCOST team receives, this position may be responsible for monitoring, redirecting, and modifying student progress regarding maladaptive behaviors and performance and administering intensive behavior intervention programs to identified students. Additionally, the Behavior Intervention Specialist can provide coaching, modeling, and development opportunities to school staff.
Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca's agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!
Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to assess, plan and implement specialized student plans (i.e., IEP, BIP, 504) as part of the CrossCOST referral process
Provide direct behavioral intervention/modification for students that decreases engagement in disruptive, harmful, or negative behaviors and increases engagement in positive replacement behaviors as appropriate
Support Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) through individual, classroom-wide, and school-wide training/coaching and professional development
Provide direct coaching for staff to increase capacity and skill set
Provide 1:1 or schoolwide behavioral support services in other school-based programs if needed due to heightened safety issues or staff absences
Support and monitor the implementation of the Behavior Intervention Plans, Behavior Intervention Maps, etc.
Collect data, record anecdotal student progress toward their goals, and maintain behavioral charting data through formal documentation methods (i.e., data tracking, mental health notes, progress monitoring, carrying out assessments, etc.)
Engage families to increase school participation
Participate in professional learning communities to enhance practice and create coherence (i.e., weekly individual supervision and twice monthly group supervision to expand skills and receive ongoing coaching and support, trainings, etc.)
At least four years experience in working with children with emotional disturbance and/or who exhibit extremely challenging behaviors and their families, preferred.
Experience providing crisis assessment, management, and interventions, preferred.
Ability and willingness to work independently in the office, at school sites, and at times in the community.
Strong written and verbal skills, including solid computer skills in Microsoft Office programs.
Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Ability to work with a diverse population of clients.
Valid Washington driver's license, clean record, and insurability under Seneca's automobile policy.
TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other State/Federal licensing or certification requirements.
Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
We provide a 403(b) retirement plan
4 weeks flexible paid time off