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Intervention Specialist – Defiance

This position will perform a variety of educational and support services to assist in the provision of productive learning experiences for all children by providing guidance and encouragement in their pursuit of  developing their maximum intellectual, social, and emotional potential.

Beginning pay:  $15.11 hourly, based on educational qualifications. This is a 40 hour per week, non-exempt position.

Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8-4:30 with opportunity to flex time based on the needs of the program.

Job duties include:

  • Assist in the educational and social development of children under the direction and guidance of the Intervention Manager in collaboration with classroom teaching teams
  • Provide support for children assigned to the caseload inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities by creating and implementing individualized strategies to teach new skills.
  • Provide documentation on child observations, educational outcomes, and relevant data to assist in the creation, implementation, and modification of the behavior plan for each child. Monitor each child’s progress on a regular basis.
  • Assist children with personal health care needs such as toileting, personal hygiene, sensory diets, and use of adaptive equipment while ensuring the health and safety of all children at all times.
  • Participate in home visits and parent teacher conferences to provide updates on the child’s progress.
  • Work with other professionals, such as speech therapists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists and mental health consultants adhering to policies and procedures while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Support children with emotional or behavior concerns and assist them in developing appropriate social skills.
  • Prepare classroom materials, displays, and individual accommodations and modifications.
  • Demonstrate and role-model the skills of Conscious Discipline in the classroom with teaching teams and children.


  • An Associate degree in Paraprofessional Education, preferred.
  • An Associate degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or closely related degree, would be considered.
  • Demonstrate professional and related experience obtained through training or direct services.
  • Experience within a Head Start program, child care program or a school system, preferred.
  • Demonstrated maturity and the ability to work with children with special needs.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods at a time and work in a classroom environment that is physically adapted to the needs of children ages 3-5.
  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain the state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance and be insurable through the NOCAC vehicle insurance carrier.


  • Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance and be insurable through NOCAC’s vehicle insurance carrier.
  • Pre-employment and ongoing job requirements as specified by the funding source and/or NOCAC policy including: background screening, drug/alcohol screening, and employment physical.
  • Must maintain professional boundaries, ethics and confidentiality; be sensitive to the needs of low-income individuals and be able to work with individuals of all cultural backgrounds and ages

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