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Intervention Specialist - Akron Ohio

Posted on Jan 29, 2020 by Education Alternatives

Akron, OH 44301
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The Intervention Specialist provides special education for students in the classroom to fulfil their academic, emotional, and social growth. Instruction is based on the core curriculum standards for the State of Ohio and curriculum is designed to meet the unique needs of each student's Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and child development as defined in the Agency's SED Checklist

  • Create and adapt the curriculum as mandated by the student's IEP, individual student academic level, and graduation requirements

  • Develop lesson plans that employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student

  • Design, implement, and track progress of interventions for academic and behavioral goals

  • Maintain accurate classroom records, including grades, attendance, and behavioral records

  • Develop appropriate student IEPs with measurable and obtainable goals based on data provided through the Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE) and/or Evaluation Team Report (ETR)

  • Assess student progress through tests, projects, observations, and/or portfolios

  • Advocate for clients and coordinate required services or resolve emergency problems in crisis situations

  • Reward and encourage clients in accordance with the agency's policy of Unconditional Positive Regard

  • Complete incident reporting in a timely manner and according to agency policy

  • Initiate and facilitate communication with parents, team members and outside agencies where appropriate, in a professional manner

  • Maintain confidentiality of all client information and records

  • Comply with all Agency policies and procedures, including CARF

  • Other duties as assigned


An individual in this position must be able to complete the above responsibilities on a daily basis. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Education

  • Current State of Ohio Intervention Specialist license is required (Mild/Moderate K-12 or Moderate/Intensive K-12)

  • Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, testing, and IEPs

  • Knowledge of State of Ohio standards that are applicable to special education

  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment

  • High-quality written and verbal skills

  • Previous experience with Education Alternatives is preferred

Job Schedule and Working Conditions

  • The job follows a standard school schedule for a total of 187 work days in a year

  • The standard work day is from 8:00 to 3:30

  • Ability to perform physical restraints according to the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) techniques

  • Work is performed primarily in the school environment

Reference: 834680621

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