Seneca Family of Agencies

Behavioral Intervention Specialist

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle | US-WA-South King County
Job ID
2022-6225
Category
Direct Care
Job Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Behavioral Intervention Specialist is a full-time position working one day per week at a partner Seattle Public School District elementary school providing direct service and four days a week with Seneca’s small and mighty Cross Coordination of Services Team to meet emergent needs across the charter school network, grades K-12. Our work follows the core principles of the Unconditional Education model: that conditions will not be placed on students’ access to a high quality education. Every student is deserving of a school environment where they are supported to thrive. Within our public-school partnership programs, Seneca seamlessly interweaves special education services with rich therapeutic and healing-centered 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 Behavioral Intervention Specialist is to support students who exhibit the most challenging of behaviors by modifying behavior to access education so that students stay in the lowest level of school placement possible. Based on the requests that the CrossCOST team receives, this position may be responsible for collecting data, developing or modifying Gen Ed behavioral plans, coaching school staff on implementation of student intervention plans, and collaborating on larger school systems and culture and climate support.

 

Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and trainings on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.

Responsibilities

  • Work one day a week (Mondays) at a consistent SPSD Elementary school to provide direct behavioral intervention to identified students

  • Work four days a week (Tuesday-Friday) as a member of a multidisciplinary team to assess, plan, and implement Gen Ed student intervention plans across the charter sector as part of the Cross Coordination of Services Team (CrossCOST)

  • Provide direct behavioral intervention/modification for students that decreases engagement in disruptive, harmful, or maladaptive behaviors and increases engagement in positive replacement behaviors

  • Provide direct coaching and professional development to school staff and administration on Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and healing-centered engagement

  • Provide 1:1 or school-wide behavioral support services in other school-based programs if needed due to heightened safety issues or staff absences

  • Collect data, record anecdotal student progress toward goals, and maintain behavioral charting data through formal documentation methods (i.e., data tracking, mental health notes, progress monitoring, etc.)

  • Engage families and other supports (teachers, coaches, mentors) in intervention planning

  • 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.)

Qualifications

  • Experience/education requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree OR
    • Associate’s degree or equivalent + 1 year of applicable work experience OR
    • High school diploma/GED + 2 years of applicable work experience
    • Applicable experience includes any paid or unpaid experience working with youth or families, or working in the social services
    field
  • At least three years of experience working with youth with emotional disturbance and/or who exhibit extremely challenging behaviors and their families, preferred
  • An unwavering commitment to our youth and families, equitable and inclusive practices, and to exploring one’s own social location in holding the power and privilege of a service provider
  • Experience providing behavioral assessment, management, and interventions, or teaching preferred 
  • Ability and willingness to work at school sites across the South Puget Sound region and occasionally across the state, independently from home, 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 and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated skill in delivering and accepting feedback with staff, colleagues, and supervisors
  • 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
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

Schedule

  • Monday: In person at a single elementary school in Seattle Public School District 
  • Tuesday-Friday: roughly 20% work from home, 80% in person services delivered across the Charter Sector in WA state 

Benefits

  • Starting at $23.00 per hour. The actual salary is dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • Additional compensation provided upon passing bilingual language proficiency exam
  • Annual performance evaluations provide the potential for a generous salary increase each year
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • 5 weeks of flexible paid time off and 11 paid holidays
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
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