Intervention Specialist


Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Industry: Education


Not Specified years

Posted 10 days ago

  by    Katie Mayes

Position Summary:

To prepare, develop, and implement appropriate standards-based lessons, and to incorporate best practices for differentiation of instruction for participants enrolled at the YMCA Phoenix School. To follow and implement IEP goals and objectives, utilizing best practices, and to collect data for student progress. To create a safe learning environment for all learners and provide specially designed instruction for the specific educational needs of all students. To uphold the mission of the YMCA of Akron and incorporate those characteristics within the fabric of the daily planning.

Essential Functions:

1)   Plan, develop, and implement standards-based lessons related to the students' needs and abilities

2)   Follow established behavioral philosophy along with case manager

3)   Collect accurate records of attendance, academic progress, grades, and progress of goals and objectives of students with special needs

4)   Submit weekly lesson plans to supervisor

5)   Monitor learning centers, lunch periods, restroom breaks and student arrival and dismissal as assigned

6)   Complete exit ISPs with case manager when students exit the program

7)   Complete Staff Surveys on exiting students

8)   Follow established crisis intervention procedures

9)   Participate in parent-teacher conferences once every semester

10) Assist in developing and implementing IEP goals for all students with special needs in your classes

11) Complete incident reports, referrals, progress and incentive reports

12) Attend all mandatory trainings and meetings as related to your job and determined by your supervisor

13) Take responsibility for the care and cleanliness of your classroom, supplies, and equipment

14) Actively participate in the Partners With Youth Campaign

15) Other duties as assigned

16) Attend all mandatory trainings, such as Physical Intervention Alternative Crisis Intervention, CPR, First Aid, BBP, Child Abuse Prevention, Handbook and all other trainings deems necessary by your supervisors.

YMCA Competencies (Leader):

  •  Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y's values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Y's efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.
  •  Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensures staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.
  •  Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.
  •  Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


Preferred applicant must have a Bachelors Degree with a current Ohio Teaching License, specializing in education of students with special needs. Background with teaching experience or experience in a behavioral/special needs population is also helpful. An ability to implement positive peer relationships and flexible attitude a must.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment include, but are not limited to the ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, stoop, squat/crouch, reach twist/turn, pull, push, lift up to 25 pounds, speak, hear, and grasp.