Secondary ELA Interventionist, 2021-2022 School Year
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: English, Journalism, Reading, Reading Specialist, Reading/Language Arts.
Utah Connections Academy (UCA) is a tuition-free, online public school that serves students in grades K–12 throughout Utah. UCA is authorized under state law by the Utah State Charter School Board and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Utah Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Utah, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. UCA is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Utah Connections Academy strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
Working from your home office the English Language Arts (ELA) Interventionist will supervise and coach students in a face-to-face setting as they utilize online instruction and materials. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools, the ELA Interventionist will communicate regularly with classroom teachers, parents, and students, and to ensure that struggling students are identified and targeted and direct instruction techniques are devised and adhered to, to ensure that each child successfully completes their instructional program.
The ELA Interventionist will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
Review the English/Language Arts standards for secondary grades and ensure that teachers are proficient in their instruction relative to these standards; Collaborate with classroom teachers to devise targeted lessons for struggling students; Provide diagnostic, prescriptive, and evaluative services for identified students; Provide individual and small group instruction for identified students; Assist with the administration of state tests and other required state exams; Confer with the leadership team on the needs of students and provide suggestions of effective interventions and strategies; Act as a mentoring teacher in the area of English/Language Arts to regular classroom teachers by assisting them in the selection of materials, and implementation of teaching techniques to ensure the instructional program relates to the needs of students; Model effective instruction to classroom teachers; Provide information to parents; Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction; Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update Personal Learning Plans; Collaborate with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully progressing through the program, that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed among the teachers; Keep student records and data up-to-date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, grading, and logging all student and parent contacts; Develop and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”; and Other duties as assigned.