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Middle School Social Emotional Learning SLC Intervention Specialist

Marion City Schools
Marion, OH, US

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Marion, Ohio

July 9, 2024


Anticipated Opening for the 2024-25 School Year


Middle School Social Emotional Learning SLC Intervention Specialist



Responsible To:

Building Principal/Administrator


Educational assistants (para-professionals)/volunteers/student teachers


Must hold a valid Ohio Teaching License and/or the

appropriate Endorsement and Authorization for the assignment.

Bachelor's Degree in education from an accredited college or


Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may

find appropriate and acceptable.

Terms of Employment:

Contract, salary, and benefits per negotiated agreement.

Job Goal:

The teacher is the primary instructional delivery person in the classroom. Student learning and growth are primarily dependent on the work and efforts of the classroom teacher. The position is demanding, varied and complex. The classroom teacher must have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and be well trained in content knowledge and researched based effective teaching strategies. To provide each student with behavioral disabilities a program that will enable the student to reach his or her fullest physical, emotional, psychological, and behavioral potential.

Performance Responsibilities:
  • Provides instruction and case management services for students with emotional disturbances.
  • Implements "best practice" strategies in the classroom while recognizing individual learning styles and needs.
  • Provides accommodations and modifications to materials and instruction to meet student needs.
  • Follows through on behavioral strategies and interventions that are driven by the student's IEP and/or the Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan.
  • Provides training and work assignments to the classroom instructional support staff (i.e. Paraprofessional, Dedicated Assistants).
  • Participates in professional development relative special education in general to social, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide differentiated instructional techniques that inspire, motivate and meet the individual educational needs of all students.
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and nurture an atmosphere and educational environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all students.
  • Possesses the personal qualities of being resourceful, resilient and collaborative.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of strategies in monitoring and evaluating student performance and developing and implementing plans to improve student performance.
  • Demonstrates the ability in integrating technology into curriculum.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, office staff, and other members of the school community.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to apply principles and methods of developing an instructional and behavioral management system.
  • Working knowledge of behavior management techniques and interventions such as positive reinforcement, token economy, contracting and time-out.
  • Experience with students that exhibit challenging behaviors.
  • Background knowledge of childhood growth and development patterns.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience in working in a contained special education classroom setting as well as in the inclusive environment.
  • Familiarity with "best practices" in the field of Emotional Disturbance and Behavioral Disorders in relation to services, methodologies, communication systems, data collection, etc.
  • Ensure the safety of students.
Additional Intervention Specialist Performance Responsibilities:
  • Provides a basic core program for students with disabilities consistent with the state educational code requirements.
  • Works cooperatively with classroom teachers who have students with disabilities in regular classes, interpreting the abilities and disabilities of these students to the entire staff and assisting the student with regular class assignments.
  • Confers frequently with parents and professional staff members regarding the educational, social, and personal problems of such students.
  • Assists other professional staff members in resolving the unique psychological or disciplinary problems of each student.
  • Assists screening, evaluating, and recommending placements of applicants in the school's students with disabilities program.
  • Assists students with disabilities in making realistic assessments of their abilities and in establishing educational and occupational goals in keeping with these abilities.
  • Takes responsibility for professional growth and development.
  • Demonstrates a focus for student learning, with appropriate learning objectives that include measurable goal(s) for student learning aligned with the Ohio standards.
  • Supports the learning needs of students, through a variety of strategies, materials, and/or pacing that make learning accessible and challenging for each student.
  • Maintains positive rapport with students and demonstrates respect for and interest in all students.
  • Provides substantive, specific, and timely feedback of student progress to students, families, and other school personnel while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Uses effective communication strategies with students and families and works effectively with colleagues to examine problems of practice, analyze student work, and identify targeted strategies.
  • Meets ethical and professional responsibilities with integrity and honesty. The teacher models and upholds district policies and state and federal regulations.
  • Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Modifies traditional education curriculum to meet child's needs.
  • Uses various teaching methods to promote learning, including intensive individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small group work.
  • Ensures appropriate accommodations are available in class and when a student needs to take a test.
  • Develops an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student.
  • Develops transition plan outlining specific steps to prepare students for middle school or high school or a job or postsecondary study.
  • Reviews the IEP with the student's parents, school administrators, and the student's general education teachers.
  • Informs parents of child's progress.
  • Designs and teaches appropriate curricula.
  • Helps general educators adapt curriculum materials and teaching techniques to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Services or the Superintendent.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Maintain appropriate licenses/endorsements and training hours as required.
  • Comply with applicable District, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to all standards established by the Ohio Department of Education for Licensed Educators.
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintain knowledge of academic areas, teaching methodology and strategies to engage students.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Exhibit professional behavior, emotional stability and sound judgment.
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect for confidential information at all times.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships.
  • Attends meetings, professional development and serves on staff committees as required.
  • Interacts in a positive manner with staff, students and parents.
  • Refer suspected cases of child abuse immediately to the appropriate child protective services/law enforcement agency as mandated by state law and Board of Education policy.
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect district equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Plans purposeful assignments for educational assistants (para-professionals), volunteers and student teachers.
Note: The above lists are not ranked in order of importance.


Each staff member shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance and abuse of any prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District.


Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

Marion City Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the Marion City Schools Board of Education that the best qualified applicant shall be selected for each position without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, political affiliation, disabling or military status. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to participate in activities involved in the position or program for which application has been made.

*This job description identifies primary responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and activities. This job description is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, program/curriculum changes as directed by the Superintendent of Marion City Schools.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in being considered for this position, you must apply on the Marion City School's website prior to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2024. Here is the link to apply

If you have questions, contact Chris Saiben, Principal, via email.

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