Lees Summit R-7 School District

LEES SUMMIT , Missouri ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3894842
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 19, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

2022-23 School Year

171 days/year

7.5 hours/day


Purpose Statement


The job of Interventionist is done for the purpose of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for assisting teachers and administration by providing prevention and intervention services to students with behavioral issues; coordinating the BIST models with at-risk youth, and proactively address students' needs.


This job reports to the Principal and/or Director of Student Support Services.

Essential Functions

  • Assists teachers in managing students whose behavior is out-of-control for the purpose of maintaining a calm school environment and ensuring students' success.
  • Communicates with a variety of personnel (e.g. students, parents, teachers, administration, other staff, etc.) for the purpose of expressing concerns, resolving issues and develop plans for student success.
  • Facilitates prevention and intervention protocols for identified, at-risk students for the purpose of addressing behavioral issues, alleviating isolation, identifying support resources, enhancing coping skills and providing referrals.
  • Intervenes with chronic offenders for the purpose of de-escalating crisis situations, processing the situation, providing alternatives, and returning the student to regular studies as quickly as possible.
  • Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential manual and electronic lists and records (e.g. evaluations, reviews, intervention, etc.) for the purpose of compiling and documenting activities in compliance with adopted policies and requirements.
  • Maintains a visible, accessible presence on campus at assigned locations for the purpose of increasing student awareness of program and support services.
  • Provides individual and group support to students and parents for the purpose of preventing, addressing and resolving behavioral issues.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of internal and external sources for the purpose of providing information and/or direction as may be required.
  • Utilizes district approved behavior management techniques (e.g. talking problem through, teaching students coping skills, physically supporting, etc.) for the purpose of assisting students to be able to fully participate in the educational setting.

Other Functions

  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with program guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: organizational skills; leadership; intuitive; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records/case management; group facilitation skills; communication; and plan development.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and solve practical problems. Specific Knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the

job include: BIST model; CPI; physical and emotional development of children and adolescents; and mental health issues.


ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes, and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem-solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem-solving with data may require independent interpretation, and problem-solving with equipment is limited. Specific Ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: remaining calm in a crisis; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups in a non-judgmental manner; working flexible hours; displaying patience and a sense of humor; understanding verbal input and responding quickly; and maintaining confidentiality.




Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to impact the organization's services.


Work Environment


The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 50% walking, and 30% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment..


Experience: Job related experience is required.

Education: Targeted, job related education with study in job-related area.

Required Testing

Certificates and Licenses 60 College Credit Hours AND Missouri Substitute or Teaching Certificate

Continuing Educ. / Training None Specified

Clearances Criminal Background Clearance

FLSA Status Non Exempt

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Brittani Janet
    • 301 NE Tudor Road
    • Lee's Summit, Missouri 64086

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