Job opportunity for an Intervener

| August 2, 2017

HIRING IMMEDIATELY 1:1 Full-Time Year-Round INTERVENER in Manhattan

Seeking Full-Time 1:1 Intervener for Teenager with Disabilities for his Inclusive General Education High School Arts Program

1:1 Reliable Intervener will work with our charming 14-year-old son at School, Home & Community

and will establish a respectful relationship and provide needed support to this terrific young teen who has a Dual Sensory Impairment (Visual Impairments and Auditory Processing).  He walks, is learning to use an Orientation & Mobility cane, uses a wheelchair for long distances, is social, has some verbal speech, and has technology for access, communication and learning.  He enjoys photography, video, technology, soccer, learning new things, reading, and music.

Paid Trainings for your Success as an Intervener & On-Going Supports will be Provided

Start a Fulfilling Impactful Career as an Intervener and Join our Supportive Family and Skilled Collaborative Team

 Intervener Responsibilities:  The Intervener is a skilled person who builds a respectful, trusting relationship with the student, provides the student with access to information, and facilitates the student’s communication and social relationships with others

  1. Facilitate access to the information and learning of concepts that non-disabled individuals gain incidentally through vision and hearing, but which is unavailable or incomplete to the student with Dual Sensory Impairment/DeafBlindness
  2. Facilitates the use of the student’s receptive and expressive communication skills and supports the growth of those skills
  3. Develops and maintains a trusting, encouraging, interactive, and age-respectful relationship with the student that promotes the social and emotional development and well-being of the student
  4. Facilitate social relationships, and peer reciprocal friendships and helps integrate the student into the school and community
  5. Builds a student’s independence, not dependence –  “Do With, Not For”
  6. Works cooperatively with the whole team, including family, attends team meetings, trainings and coachings and commits to completing own PAID DeafBlind Intervener trainings on-line and/or in-person and/or university coursework
  7. Skilled active 1:1 role assisting the student throughout the day while working alongside other team members at school, home and in the community


  1. Positive energy, enthusiastic, patient, easy going, ability to receive direction from team members, empathetic, strong collaborative and communication skills, keen observer, and can verbally describe what observed visually, age-respectful interactions with student, presume competence in individuals with disabilities; non-judgmental; reliable
  2. College Graduate (B.A. or B.S.) –preferably in a related area such as Education, Related Services, Human/Health Services and /or the Arts; Experience in Special Education, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, Teaching Assistants, or Paraprofessionals, or candidates with Associate Degrees (2 yr.) and related work experience will be considered.  Experience with students with vision or hearing sensory impairments preferred and should be highlighted in your cover letter
  3. Must be willing to complete PAID 30+ hrs. of DeafBlind/Intervener trainings, and willingness to complete and participate in additional paid potential coursework and student specific disability and technology trainings as per his IEP.   Interest in additional training and coaching opportunities should be highlighted in your cover letter
  4. Must be physically fit and be able to lift / physically support 100 lb. / push heavy wheelchair as needed
  5. Interest to receive on-going DeafBlind Intervener supports from experts, coaches, and consultants
  6. Tech savvy and willing to assist in management of student’s technology and materials.  Interest in the Arts and Music helpful
  7. Available and willing to consider multi-year commitment

Compensation and Related Matters: 

  • Hourly compensation rate is up to $45 per hour (~$90k+ expected annually; reflects no benefits package)
  • 12-month position; approximately 50 hours per week (7:45am-5:45pm M-F) plus additional paid trainings
  • Additional earnings potential on school holidays and weekends.   Some scheduling flexibility in summer months
  • Seeking Long-term, multi-year commitment.  Will receive support and trainings / coachings from leading experts
  • Potential for paid related coursework & potential earned credits may count towards future graduate classes or future work
  • Potential travel

For more information, contact:

Iriss Shimony – <iriss.shimony at>
mobile: (917) 841-3466