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Academic Interventionist

Job Summary

The academic interventionist has the responsibility of providing support for students with learning differences. S/he works closely with department chairs, the faculty, and school counselors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The academic interventionist will:

  • Work with students in a variety of grade levels/divisions in math and/or reading based on current students' needs.

  • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.

  • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.

  • Participate in classroom instruction as needed.

  • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction.

  • Provide regular written student-progress reports to the school and parents with assessment results and recommendations of diagnostic testing and remedial programs for learning-related issues.

  • Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments.

  • Initiate and schedule parent conferences as needed.

  • Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals.

  • Pursue professional development opportunities.

  • Attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with industry trends.

  • Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise.

  • Be involved in the school community at large.

  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School.

Common Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field; graduate degree preferred

  • 3+ years of teaching experience

  • Knowledge of learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology

  • Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing

  • Proven success as a leader in program development

  • Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum

  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Strong networking skills to ensure access to resources in the broader community

  • Detail-oriented and resourceful

  • Tactful and discreet

  • Technologically savvy

  • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere

Salary Range: $39,000 to $52,000 annually based upon skills and experience and excellent benefit package.

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