The Center School Senior Behavioral Interventionist in Holyoke, Massachusetts
The Center School, a private Special Education day school in Holyoke, MA, seeks experienced candidates for Senior Behavioral Interventionist positions to serve students from ages 5 to 22 who present with a wide variety of moderate to severe special needs. Senior Interventionists provide a high level of behavioral, direct care & academic support to students, as well as mentoring & guidance to fellow staff. Position Responsibilities: * Assists & supports Teachers with both classroom management and educational activities. Provides behavioral (including physical restraints) & psycho-educational assistance to students failing to abide to school routines, program limits & structure. * Implements & role models the program model skills. * Completes all required & requested daily documentation and assures documentation is submitted to appropriate location. * Provides transportation for students as requested, in keeping with school policies & practices. * Serves as 1:1 safety aides &/or academic aides as indicated by student need, providing monitoring & specialized direct care. * Plans, prepares & facilitates a variety of elective activities for students. * Sets up & serves breakfast, snack & lunch consistent with school policies & practices. * Supports students? daily routines, including eating, drinking, swimming, toileting (as needed). * Facilitate and/or assist in educational groups as requested. * Maintains the safety of the building & utilizes safety protocols including (but not limited to) safety/sharps checks, proactive de-escalation techniques, etc. * Attends & participates in all scheduled supervision, staff meetings & trainings. * Provides mentoring & role modeling for all staff. * Supervises students that participate in vocational activities. * Plans/facilitates/supervises special events as requested (e.g. field trips, community celebrations). * Transfer classroom & site assignment as indicated by student needs. A Bachelor?s degree in a related field is required. Applicants must have at least 3 years? experience working with students with special needs, strong verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to work in a team environment. Please apply at The Center School, 1913 Northampton St., Holyoke between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to 413-533-0828.