Title I Intervention Specialists (1 Elementary/1 Secondary)

Position Title: Title I Intervention Specialists (1 Elementary/1 Secondary)

Department: Residential

Reports to Position Title:  Unit Director/Education Coordinator

Schedule:  M-F  8:30 AM- 3:00 PM  During 2019/00 Academic School Year

Compensation: $30.00/Hourly (29 hours per week)

Purpose & General Description of the Position:  Responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program and intervention services for youth who have been suspended and/or temporarily removed from their ongoing classrooms in accordance with Title I requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • State of Michigan teacher certification in elementary or secondary education, with a preference for Certified Teachers with a Special Education background.
  • Valid Michigan Driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to Whaley Children's Center’s insurance carrier.
  • Meet State "Good Moral Character" guidelines.
  • Experience in children’s residential treatment programs or equivalent knowledge preferred.


Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to prepare and conduct instruction and intervention services, full lesson plans and maintenance of all classroom instruction for youth who have been suspended and/or temporarily removed from their ongoing classrooms.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication (written and oral) and working relationships with co-workers and children.
  • Identifies, selects, and modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Ability to understand cause and effect relationships and the interrelatedness of one’s own behavior relative to the behavior of others.
  • Ability to assess and respond appropriately to verbal and non-verbal communications of children and other Whaley staff.
  • Physical mobility and capacity to manage a violent and/or self-abusive child when restraint is required to assure the safety of the child, staff, other children, families, and/or others.
  • Confer with direct care staff, other teachers, and therapists to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.


Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for instruction and intervention of the residential children in a designated classroom.
  • Create and implement lesson plans that promote learning in a stimulating, fun, and educational manner.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Responsible for maintaining written records and logs regarding the behavior, activities, and status of children.
  • Responsible for de-escalating angry children, physically guiding children needing assistance, and physically guiding children who are aggressive towards themselves or others to direct care staff.
  • Responsible for teaching, modeling, practicing, supporting and articulating the agency’s Circle of Courage Strength Based Program philosophy.
  • Attend all staff meetings as required.


Associated Duties: All other duties as may be assigned by Unit Director/ Educational Coordinator and/or President/CEO

NOTE: This description is a summary of the responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualifications associated with this position.  It is not an exhaustive list and may be changed at any time at the discretion of the Whaley Children’s Center.