Teacher - Intervention Teacher 2021-2022
JOB TITLE: Intervention Teacher
DEPARTMENT: Teaching and Learning / School Site
REPORTS TO: Principal
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
CONTRACT STATUS: 180 Day
SALARY SCHEDULE: Certified
APPROVED BY: Dr. Margaret Coates
APPROVED DATE: May 1, 2020
SUMMARY: Provide academic and behavior support to students through researched-based intervention practices delivered in a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), specifically to students who are struggling in reading and math. Teacher/Interventionist will analyze assessment data and provide “real time” push-in and pull-out research-based interventions to students that are currently below grade level based on analysis of assessment instruments. Provide an enriched atmosphere where students learn subject matter and/or skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible members of society. Facilitate learning and guide students toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional and psychological growth and maturation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position will evolve with identified instructional support needs and other duties may be assigned. Responsible to the building principal and department director where assigned.
Plans a program of study for students needing Tier 2 or Tier 3 interventions in math and reading that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
Push-in or pull-out instruction of students will be in a small/whole group session or on a one-to-one basis to target areas of weakness with student(s).
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
Maintains discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive environment for all student and staff in accordance with school and county policies.
Work with classroom teachers to conduct behavioral assessments, design behavioral programs and monitor behavioral plans for students who struggle behaviorally.
Ensures adequate supervision to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum standards, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and communicates these objectives to students.
Uses instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives and standards.
Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required;
Diagnoses the learning abilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
Counsels with colleagues, students, and/or parents on a regular basis.
Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedures, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for instructional assistants and/or volunteer(s), and works cooperatively with department heads.
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media to meet the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional standards and objectives.
Implement students' IEP plans, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner which motivates students to learn and participate;
Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods;
Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
Accepts a share of the responsibility for co-curricular activities as assigned.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Reports all student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and discipline problems to the appropriate authority immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible.
Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.
Complies with and supports school and division regulations and policies.
Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students;
Provides for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
Performs other related duties as assigned by building administrator(s) in accordance with school/division policies and practices.
Maintains confidentiality regarding students' information.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to follow oral and written directions and have the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff and students. Ability to maintain effective classroom management strategies. Visual, auditory and ambulatory ability. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Conflict management skills. Strong organizational skills. Empathetic. Positive relationship builder. Knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to perform the function of the position as outlined.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
Oklahoma teaching certification
A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience, preferred
Advanced professional or development in intervention programming, preferred
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational materials. Ability to effectively present information in written and oral form.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts necessary to complete the essential job functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers, and lift items weighing up to 20 pounds.