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Position: Behavior Intervention Specialist I
Reports To: Director, School-Based Services
Pay Rate: $16.75 per hour
Job Type: Full time
Location: Erie County
$2,000 Sign-On Bonus*
*$500 at 90 days, $500 at 180 days and $1,000 at 1 year

The Behavior Intervention Specialist provides direct services to students and their families in the school setting. Worker must be able to follow a prescribed treatment plan.


  • Provides intervention to students whose behavior and/or school progress warrant involvement. This could include de-escalation, mediation, and other intervention strategies.
  • Consults with parents, teachers, caseworkers, probation officers, and other associated personnel to develop strategies to reduce or eliminate the indicated problem behaviors. This includes coordinating with the school's BEST/SAP teams and participating in team meetings as needed.
  • Supports school administrators, students, and parents by acting as a liaison to other appropriate community resources.
  • Provides prevention, intervention, and post-intervention skills as needed per student behavior plans.
  • Maintains proper, accurate, and timely documentation of all interventions, incidents, and outcomes based on school and agency documentation requirements.
  • Conducts social, emotional, and behavioral skills-focused groups as needed.
  • Participates in staff development activities, including individual and peer supervision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in human services field required.
  • Experience in application of Behavioral Modification and Functional Behavioral Assessment preferred.
  • Knowledge of child development preferred.

Family Services of NW PA (FSNWPA) is a non-profit social service agency with a mission to Strengthen Families and Transform Lives. We provide a comprehensive continuum of care and high quality, innovative programs and services to children and families across Northwest Pennsylvania. Services are available in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, and Venango Counties in Pennsylvania. Learn more at 

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