Student Support Interventionist

Des Moines Public Schools   Des Moines, IA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 20, 2024
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Des Moines Public Schools is Iowa's largest provider of K-12 education and has been named one of America's Best Midsize Employers by Forbes Magazine. DMPS is seeking a Student Support Interventionist at Weeks Middle School.

TITLE: Student Support Interventionist
FT/PT: Full Time
DAYS: 225 calendar days
HOURS: 8 hour day
Starting salary: $17.98

BASIC FUNCTION: Utilizes building data (such as, attendance, SEL, tardy, behavior, on track for graduation) to identify students for support. Intervenes using such strategies as restorative practices, home visits, participation in parent conferences, and referral to after-school tutoring programs and community services. The essential functions as shown below represent only the key areas of responsibility; specific position requirements will vary depending on the needs of the building.


  • Utilize building data to develop proactive strategies to work with at risk students, provide academic, attendance, and behavioral supports for students, track students with attendance and academic concerns
  • Participate as a building intervention team member to implement the RTI or MTSS process.
  • Conduct restorative circles with identified students to restore relationships with teachers and other students.
  • Provide small group support, and small group instruction as need.
  • Assist in after-school tutoring program to ensure attendance of identified students.
  • Supervise any designated area directed by administrators, such as parking lots, building entrances, locker rooms, halls, stairways, restrooms and evening activities.
  • Responds to Level II building discipline referrals and carries out behavioral interventions per building and district procedures.
  • Clarify student expectations and encourage students to take responsibility for their actions.
  • Maintain communications with administration, school resource officers and other support staff.
  • Provide supervision at selected evening school activities.
  • Respond to calls from homes and businesses in close proximity to the school regarding student behavior.
  • Make home visits with the school social worker, building administrator, or school nurse.
  • Provide court testimony in cases involving student victims or crimes.
  • Respond to student reports of theft, locker problems, car vandalism or conflicts.
  • Provide support and restraint (if necessary) to prevent a student from harming themselves or others or to prevent a breach of discipline.
  • Direct movement of students and staff in emergency situations.
  • Provide frequent checks and surveillance of faculty and student. 


  • Attend work on a prompt and regular basis.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Maintain satisfactory and harmonious working relationships with the public, students, and other employees.
  • Assist with other duties as may be assigned.


1. High School Diploma, HiSET or G.E.D.

2. Two years of experience working with K-12 age students with problem solving and conflict resolution, or in a community-based organization.


1. Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or related field.

2. Fluent in a second language.

3. Experience in social work or working with At Risk youth.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

1. Ability to work flexible hours and additional hours as needed.

2. Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment.

3. Ability to apply District code of conduct and attendance policies to daily situations.

4. Effective oral and written communication skills.

5. Competency working in a culturally diverse environment or the willingness to acquire these skills.

6. Basic computer and keyboarding skills.