Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Interventionist - Crisis - Phoenix Academy (2131577332)

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TitleInterventionist - Crisis - Phoenix Academy
Posting ID2131577332



Title Code






Special Education




Reports To (title only)

Current as of

Director-School Performance/Principal



Position Summary        

Is this position exempt from overtime pay?


Supports each child’s instructional program by managing and supporting appropriate classroom behavior of individuals and groups of students in order for students to be successful in the classroom/general education environment.  Serves on the school team under the direction of each School Performance Director and the school Administrator.  Assists with the implementation of crisis management for any student in the school setting.  Assists staff to employ crisis intervention strategies within the classroom/school setting through job embedded training and direct support to students.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


1. Observes students in their classrooms and other activities to coordinate intervention strategies with school based staff and school community.

2. Facilitates the management of students experiencing emotional crisis including development of behavioral intervention plans.

3. Determines/implements appropriate interventions for redirecting behaviorally acting-out children which immediately protects children/staff.

4. Implements/documents the established behavioral management system and institutes a repertoire of logical and natural consequences for inappropriate behavior.

5. Provides debriefing with child/staff following a crisis and subsequent development of appropriate coping behaviors for the prevention of future crises.

6. Assists students in regaining behavioral/emotional control and returning them to their class as soon as they are ready.

7. Communicates with regular school-based staff on the status and needs of individual students.

8. Provides short-term counseling; identifying and applying a variety of intervention procedures to assist students to change inappropriate behavior.

9. Establishes and monitors an effective method of data collection and documentation of student behavior.

10.    Implements crisis/prevention interventions, employing therapeutic restraint as a last resort if a student exhibits behavior dangerous to self or others.

11.    Designs and conducts in-service training to the professional and support staff (teachers, instructional assistants, therapists, and transportation personnel).

12.     Keeps current on effective behavior management programs and strategies.

13.     Performs all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



·  Bachelor’s degree with major in education, psychology, social work, or other related field.  Master’s degree preferred.



·  Experience participating in or planning and conducting in-service training programs.

·  Demonstrated experience to participate as an effective, contributing member of a school team.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

·  Knowledge of strategies, techniques, and processes involved in crisis intervention strategies/debriefing, including CPI certification.

·  Excellent communication and human relations skills to relate effectively with challenging students and with professional colleagues.

·  Knowledge of strategies and techniques for de-escalating verbally and physically aggressive children.

·  Demonstrated ability to effectively work and communicate with diverse populations.

·  Ability to employ business technology tools (e.g. e-mail, AACPS Intranet, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.



·  A certificate or other state-approved license in education, social work, or psychology is preferred.


Career Ladder Requirements


·  N/A


Physical Requirements


·  As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.



Established:  7/1/1996

Shift Type1.00 FTE
Salary RangePlease refer to the Unit V - 10-month Exempt salary scale online
LocationPhoenix Academy

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/21/2021
End Date07/31/2021