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Therapeutic Intervention Coach

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Clackamas Education Service District

Therapeutic Intervention Coach
Heron Creek at Marylhurst - Special Education
8 hours per day / 5 days per week / School-year Calendar

Clackamas ESD strives to infuse equity in all our programs and bodies of work by maintaining an inclusive, barrier-free environment in which everyone participates and fully benefits.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application.

HERON CREEK:
The Heron Creek Programs assess the collective strengths of students, families, schools and the community to develop collaborative plans, enabling students with significant social, emotional, behavioral and academic challenges to learn and use skills to meet their educational goals in the least restrictive environment. The Heron Creek Programs will be differentiated from behavioral classrooms in the inclusive approach of the team. The programs are evidence-based with an emphasis on family participation; integration of education and school based mental health service throughout the day, as well as the maintenance of continuous connections between the student, family and local school district personnel. The program will emphasize strengths-based assessment and collaboration with local systems of care.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
The Therapeutic Intervention Coach (TIC) works to create therapeutic settings with students from kindergarten through age 21, who have emotional and educational disabilities. The position is responsible for providing individual and small group skill building. The TIC must be able to collect and chart behavioral data, and provide liaison services to teachers and therapists regarding student management issues, behavioral problems, and tracking. The TIC possesses knowledge and skills to perform essential functions and key responsibilities in an exemplary manner. The TIC has the experience and ability to train others in each of these areas, across settings and student populations, and helps build capacity in districts and schools.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Assists in developing programs, activities, and intervention strategies to promote positive student behavior, to include working knowledge of the Collaborative Problem Solving Model
• Collects and reviews data related to behavior support and individual education plans; summarizes data for use by the educational support teams
• Creates and implements individual contracts and safety plans with students
• Responds to students' escalated behavior in manner consistent with students' behavior support plans, safety plans, program philosophy, and CESD Board policies
• Assists therapists, school staff, and parents in developing student therapeutic interventions
• Generates written correspondence and reports that are well organized and grammatically correct, and provides required and requested documentation such as student progress and other monitoring data
• See the attached Job Description for a complete list of essential job functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1) AA accepted; prefer Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University. 10 years of experience as a coach, lead coach, or para-assistant trainer may be accepted in lieu of a degree
2) PBIS and CPS trained and supported
3) Ability to remain professional, and not personalize threatening behavior by students (verbal and physical)
4) Ability to work with therapist and teacher to form interventions based on behavioral data
5) Ability to collect and summarize data clearly and concisely in written form
6) See job description for complete list of Minimum Qualifications

CLACKAMAS EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT:
Clackamas Education Service District is one of Oregon's 19 ESDs charged with providing programs for children with special needs, technology support, school improvement, and administrative services to local school districts and the Oregon Department of Education. Clackamas ESD serves ten school districts in Clackamas County, including Canby, Colton, Estacada, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Molalla River, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Oregon Trail, and West Linn-Wilsonville. These districts range in size from about 650 to 17,500 students. There are approximately 57,500 students in the ten school districts.

Clackamas ESD offers a comprehensive set of services through the following departments: Teaching and Learning; Technology Services; Special Education; and Early Learning. Constituent school districts annually approve the programs and services provided by CESD.

TO APPLY:
Begin the application process by clicking the "Apply" button in the upper right of this announcement. Applications must be submitted by no later than 4:30 pm on the deadline.
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Application Deadline: Open until all slots are filled.
Commences: August 24, 2021
Starting Salary: $24.49 / hour (Range 19)
Benefits: Clackamas ESD offers a generous benefit package providing health insurance with HRA options, dental with orthodontia, and vision insurance, and district-paid premium contributions. Paid Holidays, sick leave, and other personal leave provided, along with retirement through the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and professional development allocation.

Clackamas Education Service District is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce along with the students and families that we serve.

Clackamas ESD policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preference as required by law.