Behavior Interventionist - East Palo Alto (24-25)

2024-25 Teaching Positions East Palo Alto, California


Position Summary 

Under the direction of the School Leader, the Behavior Interventionist will primarily assist by performing a variety of behavior interventions to individual or small groups of students within the special education classroom, regular classroom and other school settings. These interventions  are designed to complement the instructional program in order to  maximize learning opportunities for all students. The Interventionist  will also assist in the establishment and implementation of appropriate classroom and school-wide behavior and assist students to access all aspects of the educational environment of the school and the community.  


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Obtained bachelors (or higher) degree. 
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit. 
  • Paid or volunteer experience working with or serving individuals with autism or behavioral deficits is preferred. 
  • A deep passion for social justice and equity for all children; believes that all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography. 
  • Experience working with a diverse staff and students. 
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Results-oriented team player who is dedicated to getting the job done. 
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Public Schools’ mission and values.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred. 


Essential Functions and Responsibilities 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:  

  • Assist in the implementation and creation of behavior intervention plans which may involve use of approved positive reinforcement strategies, behavior modification, other skills or knowledge to establish and maintain appropriate behaviors. 
  • Facilitate and support social interactions and foster the development of positive relationships between all students. 
  •  Assist all staff and students by modeling appropriate behavior and attitudes and providing emotional support and general guidance. 
  • Track staff and student progress through observation, regular contact, and maintenance of accurate data trackers, progress records/logs. 
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe, and cooperative learning environment. 
  • Report suspected health problems to the appropriate school personnel. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records and classroom information in accordance with legal requirements and KIPP policies. 
  • Maintain professional standards and competence through participation in professional growth opportunities provided by KIPP Public Schools and in self-directed professional growth activities. 
  • Support de-escalation and crisis management for all scholars 
    • Implement differential reinforcement procedures 
    • Implement crisis/emergency procedures according to protocol.
  • Review/implement reinforcement plans for general education students 
    • Weekly observations of reinforcement plans across multiple settings 
    • Follow up data meetings with specific teacher/grade level team 
      • Report other variables that might affect the client (e.g., illness, relocation, medication). 
      • Generate objective observation notes to share relevant feedback. 

○ Help to adjust teacher practice/teach new skills as necessary  

○ Help to adapt plan based off of student need  

  • Assist in development of hierarchy/structure of behavior needs and present at PD’s (In conjunction with School Psychologist/Admin Team/BCBA) 
  • Support MTSS systems within school 
  • Performs other duties pertaining to behavior support as assigned in conjunction with School Psychologist/School Administration/BCBA 

Duties not related to skills of profession 

  • Assist in presentation of results of data collected (cannot technically analyze the data but can present the data) 
  • Provide testing accommodations, including supervising students completing tests in a separate location or during an extended time. 
  • Morning/After Duty 
  • Lunch Duty 
  • Subbing classes when teachers are out (stepping in to provide to coverage for classes)
  • Staff meetings 
  • Support students to be active participants on field trips and school assemblies or productions 



Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs. 



Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people. 


Environmental: School and classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. Adhere to KIPP’s health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC, CDE, and public health agencies’ recommendations. 


This is a full-time, non-exempt position, reporting to the School Leader at the school site. 


About KIPP Public Schools Northern California 

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 18 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical partner in making their vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.  

Our student community consists of over 7,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and Stockton. Our student community demographics are: 94% identify as students of color, 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% receive special education services.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity. 

Compensation We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.  

How to Apply Please create an application by clicking apply at the top of this page. Applications without resumes and cover letters will not be considered.  

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