Job Title: Early Childhood Programs Interventionist    

Reports to:Designated Administrator
Typical Schedule:196/216 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:2041/2042
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Responsible for overseeing the implementation, tracking and follow up of interventions through the Multi-Tiered System of Supports process and all aspects of disability coordination to ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Facilitate and coach teams through the problem-solving process to develop and implement intervention and crisis plans for identified students.
  2. Implement and coach school personnel on research-based methods of classroom management and behavioral strategies.
  3. Collaborate with Local Educational Agencies (LEA) to ensure the program is meeting the needs of children with disabilities and their families, including, but not limited to, interventions, evaluations, and referrals.
  4. Participate in the development and implementation of Individualized Educational Programs (IEP) for identified students to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  5. Collaborate with staff and other stakeholders to design and facilitate professional development instruction that promotes best practices, yields desired results, and meets district and state requirements.
  6. Collect, summarize, and communicate children’s achievement data to provide program information for stakeholders to help plan professional development, program activities, and to maximize curriculum, assessment, and instructional resources.
  7. Document intervention plans that help monitor data and feedback from teachers and other stakeholders to support student progress
  8. Provide support to classrooms, including individualized support, screening and assessments, home visits, parent conferences, interventions, and other supports to meet State and Federal requirements.
  9. Assist in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating children’s achievement data to provide programmatic guidance and resources to schools.
  10. Support staff in identifying effective research-based strategies and assist with professional development activities and data-based decision-making aimed at improving children’s school readiness skills that help close the achievement gap.
  11. Prepare and monitor all required reports and program functions for federal review and state requirements.
  12. Prepare and update program written plans and procedures manual.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of current trends and research in teaching and learning.
  • Knowledge of Multi-Tiered System of Supports.  
  • Possess strong interpersonal, consultation, and facilitation skills  
  • Knowledge of related federal, state, and local rules, regulations, statutes, and policies.
  • Ability to analyze data and use data-driven decision making to implement effective programs.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner  
  • Ability to read and interpret journals, articles, research studies, Florida statutes, Federal Regulations, state Board rules, and school Board policies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media.
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word-processing programs, spreadsheets, and databases.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Exceptional Student Education, or related field from an accredited institution OR Bachelor’s Degree including coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education from an accredited institution
  • Minimum three years of experience teaching pre-school age children
  • OR  
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Preschool Education Certification or Prekindergarten/Primary Education Certification or Prekindergarten Disabilities Endorsement  
  • Valid Florida Teaching Certificate  
  • Initial health examination that includes screening for tuberculosis

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Exceptional Student Education, or related field from an accredited institution

Current and former parents or guardians of children served by the Head Start program must receive preference for employment in Head Start vacancies for which they apply.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Other: The worker is required to work in families’ homes, which could subject them to lack of air conditioning and other family environmental conditions, which may affect existing health conditions.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Early Childhood Programs Interventionist     ;   EST: April 21, 2015;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: April 21, 2015