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.
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.)