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Crisis Prevention Intervention Specialist

Gersh Autism

Issaquah, washington

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Full Job Description

The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. We are looking to hire a full-time, Intervention Specialist to support the needs of our school located in Seattle, WA.

Intervention Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Observe, manage, evaluate, and document all aspects of student behavioral issues and crisis interventions. This includes the effectiveness and efficiency of all intervention strategies and verbal and physical techniques employed.
  • Assess and maintain a functional environment for the intervention that preserves the dignity of the student in crisis and protects the safety of everyone involved
  • Ensure that throughout every phase of the intervention we are always providing the highest level of Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security

Crisis Prevention:

  • Observe and interact with all students in various academic and classroom settings to build rapport with them and gain an understanding of what their deficits and behaviors are
  • Meet with classroom staff and service providers to discuss proactive strategies for managing and preventing outbursts and/or challenging behaviors
  • Observe staff interactions with the students and debrief with them on rapport building, behavior management, and crisis prevention
  • Crisis Intervention:
  • Utilize intervention techniques such as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions and Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention to deescalate students who are acting out verbally and/or physically and have become a danger to themselves or others
  • Ensure that all students are treated with the highest level of Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security
  • Teamwork Excellence Attitude Courage Heart

Intervention Specialist Data Collection and Analysis:

  • Collect and review completed Intervention Worksheets daily
  • Attend team meetings as requested


  • Must possess excellent writing and organizational skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention preferred
  • Previous experience with crisis intervention with school age students required
  • Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively withall levels of Management.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to prioritize tasks are essential
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Detailed oriented individual
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Effectively manages student crisis with dignity and respect
  • Anticipate and meet deadlines, complete assignments with consistent accuracy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

Intervention Specialist Working conditions:

  • Must be able to multi-task and work in high pressure environment

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to physically lift children 50lbs and up
  • Must be physically fit


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development

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