Behavior Intervention Specialist ONE YEAR ONLY – Skyline Elementary

November 2, 2023
Tacoma, WA
Job Type



Tacoma Public Schools

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

FTE: 1.0

Hours per day: 7.5

Salary Level: Based on preparation level and experience per TEA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Range: $65,583 - $131,061

Union/Days per year: Teacher, 182 work days, 10 month

Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.
Additional Information: this position is a TEMPORARY position for the remainder of the 23/24 school year only.

Examples Of Duties

This position provides guidance, support, and training to students, parents and respective school staff with the implementation of best practices for the learning needs of students with disabilities; provides job-imbedded professional development for teachers and paraeducators to support student behavior and learning in general education classrooms; assists in the development and implementation of District curriculum and professional development plans to provide a uniform approach to inclusive teaching based on research and best practice.


1. Serves as a member of the District and Special Education department instructional support team.

2. Responds to inquiries from District staff concerning materials, curriculum implementation, curriculum integration, transition plans, assistive technology, and special projects.

3. Maintains knowledge of educational trends and research; provides information to District staff regarding current trends; instructs, as necessary, with writing and supporting intervention plans for academic, social, emotional and/or communication needs, with differentiated instruction and alternative assessments.

4. Develops and conducts in-service training to effect change and improvements in the District curriculum delivery; demonstrates effective instructional delivery; coaches and models good instructional practices for the curriculum and instructional tools adopted for use with students who have emotional, behavioral, and social disabilities; supervises students in lunchroom, in hallways, on school grounds, and in any program held at the school under school district sanction.

5. Assists in the development and implementation of District curriculum and professional development plans to provide a uniform approach to inclusive teaching based on national professional learning standards.

6. Contributes to the development of course descriptions in assigned content area, grade level expectations and curriculum guides.


1. Maintains knowledge of current state and federal disability legislation; enhances personal knowledge through participation in case conferences, in-service training, professional organizations, meetings and ongoing program and theoretical research in the field of behavior management.

2. Attends District meetings as requested; participates in local, regional and national associations, as directed.

3. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis.

4. Regular, reliable, predictable, attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work.


Required to travel to District sites and/or schools; may be required to work flexible hours and flexible calendar; may be required to travel outside of the District; may be required to work with and defuse difficult and sensitive situations; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in education with appropriate educational endorsement and experience in counseling students and families; three years successful teaching experience; Master's degree or equivalent is preferred; experience in more than one grade level preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.

Licenses/Special Requirements

Valid Washington State teaching certificate.

Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation.

Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Federal, State and District rules and regulations regarding services to students with disabilities.

Knowledge of inclusive practices such as accommodations for students, modifying curriculum materials, transition plans and differentiated instruction.

Knowledge of District and community resources.

Knowledge and understanding of how children and adults develop and learn.

Knowledge of implementing effective instructional skills and strategies.

Skill in effective processing, problem solving and organization.

Ability to set priorities and coordinate activities.

Ability to implement effective instructional skills and strategies.

Ability to establish positive working relationships with teachers, building administrators, parents and students.

Ability to effectively participate as member of a team.

Ability to write plans which utilize students' interests and strengths.

Ability to lead and facilitate individual and group work.

Ability to conduct effective stimulating and practical presentations to adult learners on a variety of topics relevant to facilitating student success.

Ability to model commitment to continued professional growth with setting and achieving personal professional goals.

Ability to assist and advise others in professional growth planning.

Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable and regular attendance.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to deal positively with ambiguity.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socioeconomic setting.

Supplemental Information

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workloa d.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Civil Rights Coordinator: Renee Trueblood, 253-571-1252,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Elementary: Christa Erolin, 253-571-1318,
  • Title IX Coordinator, Secondary: Wayne Greer, 253-571-1191,
  • 504 Coordinator, Elementary: Jennifer Herbold, 253-571-1096,
  • 504 Coordinator, Secondary: Megan Nelson, 253-571-1003,

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357.

Closing Date/Time: 10/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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