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491 Title I Cognitive Intervention Specialist

Title:     Cognitive Intervention Strategist
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Funding: Position fully funded by a Title I, Part A Grant. Note: position is available based upon the availability of these supplemental funds.
Reports To: Principal

Job Summary:
The Cognitive Interventionist Strategist will work with students/staff/parents to support the district-wide overarching goals of helping students stay in the classroom/school, as well as maintaining a safe and positive school environment that fosters a student-centered atmosphere. The Interventionist will maintain student profiles and research and develop alternative methods of interventions specific to individual student needs. The Interventionist will gather, analyze and prepare school-wide data and share with all stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or social work
  • Successful experience working with at-risk students
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all school stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze, implement, track and report intervention plans and strategies

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Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, or social work
  • Five years of classroom experience

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with staff/students to guide and support them in understanding the behavioral support process
  • Work with students/staff/parents to develop Behavorial Intervention Plans (BIP’s)
  • Serve as an advocate for students to help resolve classroom issues. Specifically, the Interventionist will work with students to help them understand their specific behavior needs and then teach the students how to advocate for themselves with the staff.
  • Research interventions specific to student needs
  • Maintain data specific to the behavioral support process for caseload students
  • Communicate and form partnerships with parents and community
  • Maintain confidentiality all student records and information
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the principal, as related to and allowed by legislation respective to the funding source
  • Assist staff in developing strong classroom and school-wide management systems
  • Provide home to school communication and parent education systems
  • Identify potential resources to assist at-risk students and to reduce their susceptibility to disciplinary actions
  • Provide intervention resources to all staff
  • Maintain/track and input all disciplinary information into Power-school
  • Create systems of celebration or expanded learning opportunities for all students to promote student success
  • Create and maintain a Student Leadership/Student Ambassador Club to reward and promote student success
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