Humboldt County Office of Education: Prevention And Intervention Specialist

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HCOE Job Description

Prevention And Intervention Specialist

Job Summary

The Prevention and Intervention Specialist position is responsible for the management, development, coordination of services, professional development technical assistance and other Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs/services related projects and is the lead administrator for a project team. Establishes and implements district services and technical assistance across these frameworks. Coordinates and facilitates various county communities, staff development and leadership activities; and provides leadership in the design, implementation, and maintenance of innovative practices that support student achievement.

Examples of Duties

  • Understanding of Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Administrator consultation
  • Provides leadership/direction for grant funded programs, and aligns projects with the LEA’s organizational goals and objectives, including interconnection and collaboration with behavioral health programs;
  • Assists and supervises the implementation of MTSS, PBIS, SEL, etc.;
  • Directs, coordinates, organizes, prioritizes, and monitors the development and implementation of individual and team goals;
  • Develops, maintains, and evaluates research-based, data-driven teaching and learning models that support a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) and sustain achievement for all students;
  • Establishes opportunities for parent/community interaction and building student voice;
  • Collaborates with local, regional and state representatives in the implementation and maintenance of PBIS/SEL related programs;
  • Establishes and evaluates goals, priorities, processes, and systems in the delivery of services;
  • Coordinates pertinent county-wide networks and attends state, regional, and local meetings as a representative of PBIS/SEL and/or an advocate of county offices;
  • Collaborates with administrators of other departmental and branch projects, programs and initiatives, regarding services to meet the needs of all learners;
  • Assist in the liaison efforts between HCOE and districts and schools in the area of Differentiated Assistance (DA) and Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) locally, regionally, and statewide:
  • Communicates within and among teams, units, divisions, and districts to promote cohesiveness;
  • Establishes and maintains internal and external partnerships to support accelerated and sustained student growth and achievement throughout the county;
  • Promotes equity, cultural competency, inclusion, and embraces diversity;
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of

  • California academic and ELD standards;
  • Regional project structures, pedagogical principals, and practices in teaching and learning for educators, parents, and all students; existing and emerging local, state and national resources;
  • Existing programs that have been instrumental in closing the achievement/access gaps and increasing college attendance rates;
  • State and local laws, codes, regulations, and requirements pertaining to school climate transformational activities.

Ability to

  • Establish program goals;
  • Train and supervise staff;
  • Prepare project presentations and publications, especially relating to MTSS/PBIS and mental health, accountability, and school improvement; work independently;
  • Establish and maintain project deadlines;
  • Work with a variety of individuals and groups;
  • Communicate orally and in writing; and travel to various locations.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Maintaining MTSS/PBIS projects and other programs, within a district, or among multiple districts, public schools and/or county office;
  • Providing professional development; evaluating, implementation stages and providing appropriate coaching, technical assistance and interventions;
  • Identifying and incorporating innovative, promising, and best practices in creating and delivering project services;
  • Monitoring grant projects;
  • Conducting project reviews and evaluations; use of fidelity measures and action planning with teams; and analyzing and interpreting student/school/district project data including experience and willingness to become facilitator of School-Wide Information System (SWIS) and Check-In Check Out School-Wide Information System (CICO-SWIS), or similar assessments; familiarity and understanding of California Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) and selection and implementation of Social Emotional Learning curriculum;
  • Provide training and support in Restorative Practices.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid Pupil Personnel Services Credential, and/or Teaching Credential;
  • Two (2) years of experience designing and implementing professional development programs.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Education or related field, from accredited college or university;
  • Five years (5) of combined experience with implementation and in education as teacher or specialist;
  • Within 2 years, or having obtained, a Clear Administrative Credential;
  • Experience supervising and evaluating staff.

Skill in

  • Establishing procedures and priorities; facilitating group processes;
  • Researching, interpreting, analyzing, reporting, and utilizing data; developing, marketing, and coordinating project activities and services;
  • Using student, school, and community data to monitor student improvement and school or district reform, facilitating school/district leadership teams.

Physical Abilities

  • Includes extended periods of sitting, standing and walking;
  • Pushing and pulling; reaching, twisting, turning, bending and stooping; speaking and hearing, and fine manual dexterity….(etc.).

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