Special Education Behavior Interventionist

  • Full-time
  • Start Date: Immediate opening
  • Department: School-based Support

Company Description

KIPP KC is part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory charter schools with a track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and in life.  

Together with families and communities, KIPP Kansas City Public Schools works to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence they need to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. We are a Pre-K through 11th grade school located in the historical 18th and Vine District. We are part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory charter schools with a track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in life. KIPP KC opened its first school, KIPP Endeavor Academy, in 2007 with approximately 31 fifth grade students. Today, KIPP Kansas City has grown to serve students in Pre-Kindergarten through 11th grade and is currently educating approximately 850 students.

Job Description

Purpose statement

The job of Special Education Behavior Interventionist (PK-8) provides a continuum of services to students with exceptional behavioral needs as identified on their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). 

Job Description

The mission of the Special Education Behavior Interventionist is to implement positive behavioral change in students by building relationships with students and families. The SEBI will do this by cultivating a calm, positive, and productive environment for students to reflect on their behaviors and develop skills with students to improve participation and success in the learning environment.

Essential Functions

  • Serves as a member of the IEP team to develop instructional goals and objectives and identify other services for the student.
  • Collaboratively develops lesson plans to instruct students and fulfill social/emotional/behavioral needs and/or individual educational plan (IEP) goals.
  • Independently facilitates lesson instruction of social/emotional/behavioral needs and/or individual educational plan (IEP) goals.
  • Communicates with colleagues, students, and families on a regular basis.
  • Regularly collects and progress monitors behavioral and goal data.
  • Facilitates  small group social/emotional/behavioral intervention groups.
  • Provides a safe learning environment for students on an IEP when they can no longer participate in their general education classroom.
  • Maintains accurate, complete and correct student data as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations.
  • Follows and executes effective CPI and crisis intervention in accordance with school policy.
  • Provide a responsive space for students to regulate when removed from classroom setting for short periods of time and during scheduled breaks. 
  • Collaborates closely with School Social Workers that provide counseling services to students (IEP) to ensure effective and holistic services. 
  • Implement de-escalation strategies when working with students who may be aggressive or disruptive in the classroom environment.


Required Skills

  • Be able to meet the physical demands of some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling if needed to execute CPI procedures. 
  • Ensure that all students removed from class are in a safe, non-disruptive environment monitored by an adult within 5 minutes of the student being removed
  • Create and maintain a calm, positive environment
  • Execute a system of reflection for students who are removed from class
  • Execute a tracking system for students who are removed from class
  • Collaborate to ensure school behavior systems are functioning at a high level
  • Use verbal and nonverbal skills to help students de-escalate when they are disrupting the school learning environment
  • Model appropriate behaviors, emotions, and communication skills, e.g., anger management, conflict resolution, and problem solving


  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Experience in Special Education or in a school setting.
  • Experience working with autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health diagnosis.
  • Background in behavior supports, intervention, or analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician
  • Experience managing maladaptive behaviors 
  • Background in Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • 60+ college credit hours
  • DESE approved proficiency examination for paraprofessional

Additional Information

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP KC offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement.

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