Moreland Elementary
Elem. Reading Intervention Teacher
  
Moreland School District

Job Description


JOB TITLE: Elementary Reading Intervention Teacher

JOB SUMMARY:
The Elementary Reading Intervention Teacher is responsible for providing high-level literacy learning experiences to struggling readers and teaches the course of study prescribed by the district Tier II and III instructional programs/materials.

REPORTS TO AND EVALUATED BY: Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• The Reading Intervention Teacher will implement scientific-based reading research (SBRR) strategies to enable students to develop the competencies and skills to be successful readers.
• Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and motivate students.
• Establishes and maintains standards of student control required to achieve effective participation in all activities.
• Evaluates academic growth of students and maintains appropriate records.
• Communicates with parents through a variety of means.
• Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning problems.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. All individuals must pass a pre-employment fingerprint screening.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

Special Knowledge/Skills
• Deep understanding of scientific-based reading research and evidence-based practices for teaching reading and assessing student progress toward achievement of benchmarks.
• Knowledge of research-based strategies in literacy.
• General knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
• Conduct reading assessments, gather and assist in analyzing data, and write reports related to literacy.
• Create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration among staff to promote professional growth and accelerate the reading achievement of struggling readers.

Personal Qualities
• Ability to meet district standards for physical and mental health.
• Above-average recommendations from teaching supervisors and other professionals who have observed the characteristics, scholastic attainment, and classroom performance of the teacher.

Reasoning Ability
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Curriculum and Instruction
• Use appropriate core and supplemental intervention materials that align with district and state curriculum and provide Tier II and III Literacy support.
• Know how to use and implement a range of effective strategies, as well as analyze instruction
• Use technologies in the teaching/learning process.
• Assist teachers with the selection of books and other instructional materials to meet individual literacy needs.
• Attend and assist with Intervention Team as needed.

Assessment
• Consistently assess student achievement through screening, progress monitoring, diagnostic and outcome measures.
• Administer and interpret assessment data to determine adequate progress, determine those in need of supplemental or intensive intervention.
• Become familiar with the administration and interpretation of in-depth diagnostic measures or additional assessments commonly used in the school.

Professional Growth and Development
• Maintains professional competence through professional development provided by the district, county, state, or publishers of district programs.
• Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional improvement.
• Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical and responsible.
• Meet regularly with District Contact and others to assess progress and necessary modifications of the implementation of campus and district literacy programs.

Policy Implementation
• Keep information of and comply with state, district and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
• Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other documents required.
• Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
• Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Vision sufficient to read fine print; hearing and speech sufficient to enable communication by telephone and in person; stamina sufficient to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time; regularly lift, carry, and/or move instructional material and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; reach with arms and hands; stoop, kneel, or crouch to work with children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
• Must be willing to work with active elementary students.
• This job description is not mean to be an exhaustive list of all duties required.

Education/Certification
• Bachelor’s degree from accredited university, including all courses to meet credential requirements.
• Valid California teacher credential authorizing service in grade levels and areas assigned.
• Three or more years of teaching experience desired.
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