Job Type: School Year
Bargaining Unit: None
Location: Michigan School for the Deaf, Flint
Hourly Rate: $18.00-$22.00 Per Hour Worked
Effective Date: ASAP
Description: Interveners are those ancillary staff with special training to provide linguistic access to a student with an inability to access the general curriculum, the environment or process information both visually and auditorily.
Responsibilities: An intervener is a staff position with deaf or blindness for all or part of the instructional day, as determined by the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The decision to designate an Intervener is based upon the level of support needed by a student to participate effectively in his/her instructional environment(s) as described by the IEP. The intervener works cooperatively with parents and a variety of direct service providers and consultants including: classroom teachers; teachers of children with hearing impairments, or severe disabilities; speech therapists; occupational and physical therapists; orientation and mobility instructors; and other professionals as well as teacher aides.
- The intervener’s specific duties will be individualized according to the needs of the child and the profile of the current educational placement.
- Primary responsibility is to provide direct support to a student with a deaf or blindness during all or part of a school day as part of an educational team, and as indicated in the student’s IEP.
- Follows the student’s IEP and the modifications and instructional techniques recommended by related service staff.
- Becomes proficient in students’ individual communication methods and strategies.
- Creates instructional materials as needed.
- Accompanies and supports the student during community-based instruction.
- Maintains communication between parent and school, and keeps a daily log on information about the student and his/her activities.
- Participates in IEP meetings and student staff meetings.
- Participates in the assessment of the student and in the preparation of IEPs, progress reports, behavior plans, data collection, and other documentation for program monitoring.