JobID 12133 : Gifted Intervention Specialist (20/21) (#1992860)
Position: Intervention Specialist - Gifted
Reports To: Building Principal
Salary Schedule / Grade: Refer to DEA Salary Schedule
F.L.S.A Status: Exempt
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning, employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students including strategies to meet diverse student needs. In order to be considered for this position, a candidate must have a gifted license.
The Dayton Way
- Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, curriculum, instruction, culture, and customer service. Demonstrate courage, compassion, patience, and a passion for teaching in daily activities.
- Meet the challenges of delivering education in an urban school setting. Use instructional methods to help struggling learners reach grade level.
- Navigate competing instructional initiatives and find ways to apply them to the classroom effectively.
- Build confidence in student, parents, and guardians that academic achievement is attainable through high expectations and sustained effort.
- Collaborate and engage effectively with teachers and administrators to implement instructional strategies that promote student success in content areas.
- Build positive rapport and trust with families and community partners to facilitate their engagement in education efforts.
- Participate in district-organized professional development activities and seek out opportunities for self-development to improve instruction design and delivery skills.
- Design and implement engaging and differentiated instruction based on analyzed student data
- Collaborate effectively with other teachers and administration to implement instructional strategies that promote student success in content areas
- Ensure coherence in students’ educational programs by coordinating instruction, discussing student work, and sharing best practices, including flexible student grouping
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible
- Select, develop, and use a variety of diagnostic, formative and summative assessment to inform instruction and ensure student learning
- Prepare, administer, grade and analyze assignments and assessments in order to evaluate students' progress, strengths and areas of need and provide feedback
- Proven ability to work as a member of a team which includes regular attendance at work
- Ability to integrate technology into instructional delivery and use data to support, drive and shape decision making (Data Folders) Provides appropriate resources and learning materials for students
- Must be able to build positive rapport with families and community partner
- Commitment to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population
- Commitment to his/her own learning and professional development and ability to participate in professional course offerings as needed
- Prepare standard-based lesson plans and have the materials and classroom environment ready for instruction
- Modify teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students
- Follow curriculum standards, pacing guidelines or requirements of the state and school district
- Use a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), including Positive School Climate (PSC) and RTI frameworks, to support the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs.
- Meet with parents or guardians to discuss student progress and/or resolve students' behavioral and academic concerns
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum standards, guidelines or requirements of states and schools
- Provide a variety of materials and resources for students to explore and manipulate
- Enforce administration policies and rules governing students
- Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other technology in instruction
- Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors
- Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of programs
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required
- Supervise, and plan assignments for volunteers
- Perform other duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring and bus loading and unloading
- Dependability = reliable attendance, consistently address and resolve issues
- Integrity = honesty, refraining from talking behind others’ backs, ethical decision-making
- Collaboration = tactful and courteous with students, parents, public; work harmoniously with others
- Compassion = showing concern, being friendly and approachable
- Excellence = professional grooming and attire; commitment to delivering quality instruction
- Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively
- Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with students, families, colleagues, administrators, and others; enjoy working with children
- Presentation Skills = creatively share information verbally and in writing to build interest and engage student learners; organize and present information in meaningful, easy-to-understand ways
- Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
- Current and valid State of Ohio teaching licensure appropriate for the specific teaching position
- Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06
Knowledge & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
- Gifted teaching licensure.
- Sound grasp of curriculum for the appropriate subject area and the Ohio Learning Standards
- Experience working in an urban school district or working with urban education
- Understanding of the importance of literacy- and language-based approaches to teaching content area
- Knowledge of differentiated instruction, child development principles, and a wide range of instructional and intervention strategies
- Ability and willingness to utilize technology in the enhancement of student learning