Job Description

 The Reading Intervention Specialist is a reading endorsed teacher of reading who works specifically with K-8 students who require strategic and intensive intervention. The focus of the intervention specialist is to develop a student centered system of intervention that effectively works to close the achievement gap in reading. The goal of the intervention specialist is to ensure that the students are able to master grade level standards and curriculum by instructing students not meeting state reading standards.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Arizona Teaching Certificate
  • Reading Endorsement
  • Experience teaching K-8 students (three to five years of experience preferred)
  • Experience working with individual teachers and site based teams
  • Experience and training in administering assessments and analyzing data to drive instruction
  • A proven track record of instructing diverse learners, including English Language Learners and Special Education students, in the area of reading

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Professional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Scientifically Based Reading Research      (SBRR) and Scientifically Based Reading Instruction (SBRI) specifically related to K-8 students.
  • Understands the purpose and components of core reading programs, supplemental      materials, and intervention programs.
  • Understands how to collaboratively plan with K-8 staff to effectively use and implement adopted core reading program, supplemental materials, and intervention programs.
  • Understands direct, explicit systematic reading instruction that is aligned with SBRR.
  • Understands and interprets assessment data such as DIBELS, TerraNova, Galileo, and      AIMS, as well as running records and other informal assessment data, to guide instructional decisions and flexible student grouping.
  • Understands how to use technology for instructional planning, i.e. creating reports and using data to plan lessons.

Instructional Practice

  • Use instructional decisions that are based on data analysis
  • Effectively use direct, explicit, systematic reading instruction that is aligned with SBRR.
  • Design effective intervention lessons.
  • Use published SBRR intervention programs, from the district’s Menu of Services, to accelerate student learning.
  • Continuously monitor progress of students receiving intervention services, in order to      adjust instructional practice and student grouping.
  • Communicate  and collaborate with classroom teachers regarding alignment between      classroom instruction and intervention.
  • Use technology for planning instruction and assessment analysis
  • Integrate Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol strategies in small group instruction

Professional Responsibilities

  • Attend District and school site sponsored trainings
  • Train paraprofessionals in effective instructional practice and the components of the intervention program.
  • Support the site level School Wide Plan through facilitation and/or participation at in-services, grade level team meetings, and staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers, coaches, and contracted consultants.
  • Prepare monthly progress report(s).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see and use repetitive motions, While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of materials, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

Work Environment: The Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.



Primary Location: HEARD

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Crystal Senesy
Title HR Technician
Phone 6022573755
Email Crystal.Senesy@phxschools.org

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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