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Lead Academic Interventionist

at Washington County Mental Health Services in Barre, Vermont, United States

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POSITION: Lead Academic Interventionist PROGRAM: Beckley Day Program (BDP) DIVISION: Children, Youth and Family Services DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO: BDP Special Educator SUMMARY OF POSITION: Provide academic instruction and support, in collaboration with BDP Special Educator, to children with severe emotional and behavioral challenges. Implement academic programming and provide academic classroom support as directed by BDP Special Educator/Program Coordinator. Assist BDP Special Educator in the daily routines of the classroom, organization of classroom materials, and academic programming. Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Provide instructional academic classroom support in language arts, math, science, and social studies for students K-6.

+ Provide office related support to BDP Special Educator including but not limited to: photocopying, data entry, filing materials, etc.

+ Develop and lead age appropriate enrichment activities for elementary aged students both individually and in the group setting.

+ Complete all agency required paperwork.

+ Follow all of the behavioral and crisis plans for the youth.

+ Participate in weekly meetings with BDP core team.

+ Participate in semimonthly staff meetings.

+ Participate in summer and non-academic programming and development of activities.

+ Provide client transportation in your own vehicle to and from community activities, mental health appointments and school. Staff is responsible to carry adequate insurance coverage.

+ To familiarize, implement and comply with WCMHS policies and procedures.

+ Willingness to learn crisis de-escalation and passive restraint techniques.

+ Ability to physically restrain children and youth who are a danger to self or others.

+ To manage the physical safety of client and others. Able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

+ Participate in supervision activities as determined by the Program Coordinator.

+ Follow supervision directives.

+ Perform other duties / responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements: BA in education related field required with 2 years experience working in an elementary classroom setting with students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Excellent organizational skills, computer skills, and attention to detail. Good verbal communication and writing skills. Ability to work collaboratively with elementary aged children, school staff, WCMHS staff, and other professionals. Possession of a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and access to a safe, reliable, insured vehicle are required. Full time with benefits. When applying, please submit an essay in 500 words or less describing an influential teacher from your past. OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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Job Posting: JC218132653

Posted On: Jul 08, 2022

Updated On: Dec 08, 2022