RAISE Academy Interventionist (Secondary)

Job | Posted 2 months ago
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Position Purpose

-  Under the general supervision of the School Principal and RAISE Academdy Program Coordinator, the RAISE Academy Interventionist will provide personalized support to maximize the learning experience of students in a smaller specialized program setting.  Teacher will provide direct instruction in academics, behavior, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; Documents teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; Provides a safe, supportive and mutually respectful learning environment.  

Essential Functions

-  Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.

-  Participates in PPT's and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students.

-  Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans.

-  Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.

-  Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.

-  Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school.

-  Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.

-  Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

-  Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

-  Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance.

-  Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

Additional Duties

-  Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 



-  Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements

-  Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

-  Knowledge of positive behavior intervention and proactive classroom management

-  Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles and instructional needs

-  Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

-  Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

-  Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.

-  Ability to organize and coordinate work.

-  Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

-  Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

-  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

-  Works in standard office and school building environments.

Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Qualifications Profile


-  State Certification as a Special Education Teacher, Remedial Reading/Language Arts Teacher

- Experience with IEP Direct

-Experience working with at-risk students

-  Motor Vehicle Operator's  license or ability to provide own transportation.


-  Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.

-  Masters Degree in Special Education and/or Remedial Reading/Language Arts 

 - DCF Mandated Reporter Training

-  PMT training


-  Successful prior special education/interventionist teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

FLSA Status: Exempt 



Posted By

Derby Public Schools

75 Chatfield Street, Derby, CT 06418
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 479