Job Description

Position Type: Middle School Teaching
Location: Desert Sands Middle School, 85033
Date Posted: 7/22/2020
Date Available: Immediately
Date Closing: Until Filled


The Response to Intervention Behavioral Specialist organizes and implements the intervention program in an assigned building.
They are responsible for identification of students, implementation of RTI services, participating in parent conferences, providing
RTI related staff development, and tracking student progress.
  • Current Arizona Teaching Certification, current Arizona Guidance Counselor Certification (K-12), or Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • Experience preferred
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and works effectively in a professional learning community
  • Views self as a learner and seeks professional challenges and demonstrates initiative
  • Demonstrates ability in working with diverse populations (ELL, Special Education and Gifted)
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the unique challenges facing Title I students and their families
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth by participation in professional growth opportunities
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively under time constraints
  • Must be a team player and get along well with others
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Demonstrates the ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Must have excellent memory and ability to function well under stress
  • Must demonstrate an extremely high regard for confidential and sensitive information
  • Must demonstrate flexibility, common sense, and good judgment
  • Skill in operating a personal computer using a variety of software applications
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable
  • Works cooperatively with building Principal, Instructional Coach, and or Reading Specialist, and classroom teachers
  • Attends all trainings and intervention in-services provided.
  • Participates in MTSS meetings.
  • Assists school personnel with the identification of students for intervention programs
  • Works cooperatively with classroom teachers to supply intervention to individual and small groups of children using intervention programs for behavior.
  • Communicates with school personnel and parents of children receiving intervention services
  • Assists, where applicable, in the administration of screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring, and summative assessments.
  • Maintains records on each child as a basis for social-emotional support.
  • Keeps complete records on each child receiving intervention to be shared at MTSS meetings.
  • Monitors the progress of children who have completed intervention programs
  • Completes data forms as specified.
  • Assists Instructional Coach and Principal in planning and implementing professional development related to RTI.
  • Maintains regular attendance.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effectively implements state standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of students and individualizes appropriately.
  • Selects appropriate instructional goals.
  • Utilizes all available resources to enhance instruction.
  • Designs and implements coherent instruction.
  • Effectively assesses student learning and growth.
  • Creates an environment of respect and rapport.
  • Establishes a culture for learning
  • Effectively manages classroom procedures
  • Effectively manages student behavior.
  • Optimizes physical space and resources for safety and usage.
  • Communicates clearly and accurately with all audiences.
  • Uses effective questioning and discussion techniques.
  • Engages students in meaningful learning.
  • Provides useful and timely feedback to students.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Reflects on teaching and varies techniques and approaches accordingly.
  • Maintains accurate records.
  • Communicates well with parents, students, staff and administrators.
  • Contributes to the school and district.
  • Grows and develops professionally.
  • Demonstrates professionalism at all time.
  • Follows all administrative procedures and policies of the school and district.
  • Provides differentiated instruction for students of all abilities.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff members.
  • Uses effective techniques.
  • Places emphasis on both student achievement and well being
  • Must meet any additional specific job requirements as indicated by the school
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities
  • Completes other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Provides substitute coverage as assigned by the supervisor on an as needed basis
  • Demonstrates the ability and desire to provide outstanding customer service.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively use technology as a tool for planning and implementing instructional strategies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and procedural manuals.
  • Demonstrates the ability to speak effectively before groups, including the general public.
  • Is able to read and interpret a variety of instructions and data furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Utilize students testing and related data to identify student strengths and weaknesses.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable Cartwright School District and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Positions in this class typically require: stooping, reaching, pulling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

REPORTS TO: Site Administrator
LOCATION: Desert Sands Middle School
CALENDAR: Per contract
BENEFITS: As approved by the Governing Board

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