AMIkids is a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is to protect the public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.
The Behavior Interventionist has primary responsibility for overall instructional behavioral interventions. The Behavior Interventionist is the first line of escalation when student issues arise and additional support is needed and provides effective leadership to motivate and guide staff and students toward the successful accomplishment of established program goals and objectives. Employee is also responsible for driving the achievement of the School’s objectives by supporting classroom management, tutoring and computer lab assistance, under the direction of the Director of Education or school leader.
Employee works with individuals and groups in support of socially significant outcomes in education, mental health and rehabilitation. Position executes all Behavior Modification system components of the AMIkids Personal Growth Model® (PGM).
Essential Job Functions
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. It is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required.
- Assists and supports day to day instructional and behavioral interventions; provides redirection and support to students who exhibit inappropriate behavior in the classroom setting.
- Prevents and intervenes in student altercations and incidents; manages advanced disciplinary issues and secures assistance from appropriate staff/personnel as needed.
- Supervises and participates in a wide variety of academic, vocational, and motivational activities on and off campus; serves as advisor and positive role model for assigned students in support of the Personal Growth Model ® (PGM).
- Provides one-on-one tutoring and computer lab assistance as needed
- Participates in the preparation of student’s educational development plans.
- Supervises students in accordance with operational policies and procedures to ensure the safety and security of all staff and students; performs all duties in compliance with all terms and conditions of contractual agreements.
- Manages custodial and maintenance tasks to ensure safe and sanitary facilities are provided.
- Updates/maintains Rank Board and CAP chart; or provide assistance with these duties as needed
- Coordinates and oversees effective operations of transportation and security systems to ensure the safety and well being of students, staff and the general public.
- Completes/reviews reports and logs as required; includes Incident Report forms, vehicle maintenance logs, facility maintenance etc.
- Assumes and assist with responsibilities of the Director of Education and the Executive Director in his/her absence as directed.
- Instructs students in the general care and maintenance of school and equipment; may supervise the safe handling of program property and equipment according to establish policies and procedures ensuring all appropriate safety measures and precautions are observed, e.g., marine vessels, vehicles, equipment.
- Adheres to all contract and state educational guidelines and Quality Improvement requirements.
- Assists in the development and implementation of school policies and procedures
- Supports all instructional activities with the Director of Education and Executive Director.
- Acts as Safety Security Coordinator; administers first aid and CPR during emergencies in accordance with American Red Cross standards.
- Participates in the planning and direction of school operations in fulfilling the goals and objectives of local Board of Trustees initiatives.
- Assists in the establishment of policies and procedures to provide leadership and control in the event of a school crisis.
- Participates in and supervises two- to seven-day overnight trips and occasional extended trips that may require sleeping in tents, boats, Schools’, etc. under varying weather conditions and that may require extended 16-hour workdays/24 hour on-call status.
- Drives Schools’ vehicles as required in accordance with AMIkids Transportation Standards.
- Performs related duties for which the incumbent is qualified as necessary.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
- High School diploma/GED
- Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred
- One (1) to two (2) years experience within an educational or youth service program, preferably working with troubled youth; or any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
- Must satisfy criminal background check and drug screening as defined by state requirements.
- Current certification as a CPR and First Aid by a nationally recognized organization (e.g., American Heart Association)
- Must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license in the state of employment; driving record must pass criteria defined in AMIkids Transportation Standards.
- May be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement.
- Successfully complete and pass the physical restraint training course.
- Be able to complete trainings outside the program as needed (travel may be required)