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Restorative Interventionist Teacher- IDEA Spears (24-25)

School Year: 2024-2025
Location: IDEA Spears
Region: Greater Houston, TX
Category: Instructional
Job Type: Full-Time



Role Mission: Restorative Interventionist works directly with scholars who exhibit significant behavioral difficulties to ensure that they graduate from IDEA Public Schools and go to and through college by providing culturally responsive support. In collaboration with school leadership, interventionists are responsible for facilitating key systems that drive the achievement of scholars on disciplinary plans. The interventionist will ensure that each student is appropriately supported so that they can make progress towards their individual goals and learn to deescalate and build back trust with their school community.

This is a Brown Foundation Grant, grant funded position and funding may be extended. A grant-funded position has no guarantee of ongoing and indefinite employment. All duties and responsibilities tied to this position are allowable and allocable to the grant.


What We Offer



  • The starting teacher salary for 0 years of experience is $62,500. This role is eligible for various stipends based on certifications, credentials, and campus leadership ranging from $500-$4,000 each. We also offer opportunities and incentives through our Teacher Career Pathway with the potential to earn up to $10,000 in additional compensation. For more information about our compensation and total rewards, visit our compensation and benefits page.
  • Additional hourly compensation is provided for after school tutoring or Saturday school as assigned.


Other Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Some of the special benefits we offer at IDEA include:


  • Paid Family Leave: Eligible staff may receive up to 8 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, based on their tenure with the organization and caregiver designation.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Staff members may apply for up to 50% of tuition paid toward a qualifying degree program, up to $5,250 maximum per year subject to manager discretion and budget availability.
  • Employer-Paid Mental/Behavioral Health: 5 face-to-face counseling sessions within a year, unlimited 24/7 telephonic counseling, and other work-life services available at no cost.


Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. IDEA may offer a relocation allowance to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.


What You Bring Competencies



  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution required
  • Experience: Experience in a K-12 classroom setting strongly preferred
    • Expertise in the following is highly preferred: 
      • Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
      • Crisis Prevention/Management
      • Restorative Justice Practices
      • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices
  • Licenses or Certifications: State certification preferred but not required

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of core academic subject assigned and ability to pass an IDEA content assessment
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment


What You’ll Do -- Accountabilities


Student Culture:

  • Supports the Restorative Room staff in program services related to restorative supports as they relate to solving conflicts and repairing harm within the school community.
  • Uses safe, responsible and respectful principles in providing services to students.
  • Provide input to the Restorative Room team regarding restorative, intervention and other data as presented on these topics.
  • Escorting students to and from the Restorative Room as needed, especially in cases in which there is a request for an escort due to a student in need or crisis.
  • Use of de-escalation strategies and supervision of students from the classroom or other school location to the Restorative Room.
  • Supports staff across the building by leading de-escalation and resolution of student conflicts by implementing restorative practices as needed.
  • Serves as member of the building Crisis Team
  • Assists when needed to keep daily records of student visits, conversations, and interventions.
  • Assist in facilitation or participation in restorative circles.
  • Assists the Restorative Room staff in engaging in restorative practice lessons with students.
  • Assists the Restorative Room/Program Coordinator and Restorative Specialist with outside resources to hold community nights throughout the year for parents to learn about mental health and other services in the community available to help their families and invites these services to meet with groups of those interested in further information or assistance.
  • Create safe spaces within the schools for students to deescalate and build back trust with their school community.


Community Culture

  • Develop and implement consistent communication with parents/families to both celebrate and address student behaviors.  
  • Proactively partners with families to ensure communication is timely (response to parents within 48 hours) and that all communication barriers are eliminated 
  • Collaborate with School Counselors to provide families/parents with appropriate interventions 
  • Support teachers/staff in meetings with parents and families if needed.


We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics: 

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college  
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly 
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization 
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes 
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students 


About IDEA Public Schools 


At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to a multi-state network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools.   


IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves over 80,000 college-bound students in 143 schools across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.    


When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.


Staff Culture and Belonging


At IDEA the Staff Culture and Belonging Team uses our Core Values to promote human connection and a culture of integrity, respect, and belonging for all Team and Family membersLearn more about our Commitment to Core Values here!


To Apply


Please submit your application online through Jobvite. It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.

This position is grant funded with Brown Foundation Grant and will require a time and effort report. The employee and the employee supervisor must sign this job description acknowledging that this position is grant funded.


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