Intensive Special Needs Specialist

Intensive Special Needs Specialist

DISTRICT – Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
BUILDING – Monument Elementary School

  • All paraprofessionals must meet State definition of Highly Qualified Paraprofessional (HQP) through one of the following: Associates Degree, successful completion (b-minus or better) of at least 48 credit hours from an accredited institution of higher learning, or successful completion of an approved paraprofessional assessment test required.
  • Three years or more of relevant experience preferred.
  • Genuine desire to work with students with intensive needs required.
  • Skilled in the use of the computer applications/programs i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, SWIS, Google Documents.
  • Ability to become certified and proficient in the following within 6 months of hire:
    • District Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) procedures and protocol
    • CPR and First Aid
    • Additional training as required for assignment

Duties (include but are not limited to):
  • Provide academic, behavioral, and transition support to students during all school activities. Work with individual students or groups to reinforce learning of material or skills initially introduced by the teacher.
  • Completion of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA).
  • Development and Implementation of behavior intervention plans and for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions for the purpose of improving academic, behavior, social/emotional skills.
  • Provide social skills instruction to students at all tiered levels of intervention.
  • Implementation of Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered Model of Prevention.
  • Model and support the adopted school Positive Behavior Support system.
  • Management of the School Wide Information and Check-in and Check-out system.
  • Collaborative partnership with school counselor to support student needs.
  • Member of School Leadership Team.
  • Proficient record/file management of data as prescribed to track student progress on IEP goals, objectives, behavior and intervention plans.
  • Completion of the required AOE Combined Incident Report annually.
  • Management of Rule 4500 Responsibilities and Procedures.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE – Please apply on School Spring, for more information:

Donna Cauley, Principal 
Monument Elementary School 
66 Main Street 
Bennington, VT 05201 

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2019