Academic Interventionist (Pool)

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Start Date
08/12/2020

Description

SALARY INFORMATION: SEE CERTIFIED SALARY SCHEDULE
STANDARD HOURS PER WEEK: 

FTE:  .5 or 1.0
MONTHS PER YEAR: 9
JOB CODE: 3112

POSITION TYPE: NEW /REPLACEMENT – PERMANENT/REGULAR 
LOCATION: THORNTON, CO

This pool posting is for anticipated .5 fte or 1.0 fte positions as an Academic Interventionist for the 2020/2021 school year.

SUMMARY: To develop, implement, and assess intervention instruction for students through the use of best practices in literacy and math instruction, including conducting weekly progress monitoring and data analysis of students' progress.  Ongoing collaboration with classroom teachers and all support staff is inherent to this position in an effort to build instructional capacity in the area of literacy and math among staff.  Tha Academic Interventionist will work with the district literacy and math team, the Literacy director and the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and school stakeholders to increase student achievement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Demonstrate and maintain a learner mindset and disposition for working with students needing additional academic support in order to be successful in the classroom.
Design and implement intervention instruction for individual students or small groups of students aligned to district intervention model.  Use data to inform instruction and engage in collaborative decision-making.  
Collaborate with team members and district leadership to enhance intervention instruction, build capacity among colleagues, and achieve the district goals.  This includes regularly receiving feedback and participating in video lesson study.
Apply knowledge of current standards and research and topics in the areas of reading and math instruction.
Demonstrate and maintain productive and positive interpersonal skills.
Meet the needs of diverse learners.
Use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools, including application and analysis of reading assessments such as PALS, KPALS, MAP, Running Records, Math Recovery Assessments, Advantage Assessments, and daily formative and summative EM4 assessments.
Together, with school stakeholders, develop, implement and review READ plans and district literacy plans for students as needed.
Create a safe, supportive and effective learning environment for students.
Attend all interventionist team trainings and collaboration sessions
Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree required: math and/or reading focus preferred.  Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience required.
  • Reading Specialist, Reading Recovery, Interactive Strategies Approach, Orton Gillingham, Wilson, Fundations and/or Math Recovery/Advantage Math cerification /training/experience preferred.
  • Successful experience working with adult learner preferred.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Criminal background check required for hire.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate Colorado Educator License.
  • Willingness to pursue a Reading Specialist Endorsement and Math Recovery Certification.
  • Ability to travel among school locations.

THIS POSTING IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION.