Job Description

 Placement Range= $41,760.00 to $72,782.00

The behavior interventionist works specifically with K-8 students who have a need to improve their behavior in order to focus more clearly on academic instruction. The focus of the behavior interventionist is to work with students to develop effective learning behaviors and appropriate interactions with teachers and classmates. The goal of the interventionist is to ensure that students manage their behavior in order to be able to focus and become more successful academically.


  • Provides guidance to the IEP team.
  • Provides effective student behavior improvement sessions.
  • Continuously monitor behavioral and academic progress of students receiving behavioral services, in order to adjust practices and student grouping.
  • Communicates and collaborates with classroom teachers and families regarding students’ behavioral and academic improvement.
  • Supports the site-level School-Wide Plan through facilitation and/or participation at in-services, grade-level team meetings, and staff meetings.
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers, coaches, and contracted consultants.
  • Provides consultation, support, and advocacy for behavioral programs on-site and across the schools in the district.
  • Provides program-specific training related to students with behavioral needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or Counseling
  • Arizona Teaching Certificate or appropriate social work/counseling certification
  • Experience teaching K-8 students


  • Master’s Degree
  • Three to five years of teaching experience
  • Experience working with behavior intervention programs.
  • A proven track record of having a positive effect on diverse learners, including English Language Learners and Special Education students.
  • BCBA or BCABA certification
  • Bilingual in Spanish


Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Scientifically Based Behavior Research (SBRR) specifically related to K-8 students.
  • Purpose and components of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports, Character Counts, or other intervention resources.

Skilled in:

  • Collaboratively work with K-8 staff to effectively improve students’ behavior to in turn improve students’ academic abilities.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.

Ability to:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, and work cooperatively with students, peers, and parents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents, students, and staff.

 Core Competencies:

-Accountability                           -Analytical Thinking        -Concern for Order               -Planning Ahead


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  The employee must use hands, arms, and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.


At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we are Inspiring Every Child to Achieve, educating the future leaders of Phoenix! We’re looking for passionate people who want to shape the future to join in our mission of offering all students an excellent and equitable education. The education of our children is a shared responsibility among our community, and we encourage you to apply for the opportunity to be part of that.

Every member of our Phoenix #1 family-from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus are shaping the lives of our students every day. We also drive forward the goals of ensuring equity and excellence for all students. It’s not just our work; it is our passion!

We are a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1871 as the first free public school district in Arizona. The district boundaries cover an area from 16th Street to 23rd Avenue and Buckeye Road to Thomas Road.


Our 15 schools are in the heart of hip Phoenix.

We are educating the future leaders of Phoenix.

We have a district-wide Equity Commitment, Statement, and Plan.

We are accessible by Phoenix Light Rail.

We want you to relax and refuel with healthy vacation time.

We have University partners that offer discounted tuition.


The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.

 This position is on the Resource Specialist Salary Schedule. Salary placement is based on level of education and years of experience.

Primary Location: LOWELL

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Lauren Pagnotta
Phone 602-257-3755

Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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