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ACS is seeking an Early Intervention Specialist

The elementary Early Intervention Specialist is responsible for supporting student achievement in the areas of reading and language arts. Position objectives include working with administration and teachers to improve student achievement within the framework of a student response to intervention (RtI) system in grades K-5.

Reports to: Principal and Early Intervention Coach

Qualifications:

Education/Experience

  • Commitment to the mission of Christian education and an in-depth understanding of and commitment to the Reformed tradition of Christianity
  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and hold a current Michigan teaching certificate
  • At least one year of experience with teaching in a Response to Intervention (RTI) environment, grades K-5
  • Basic knowledge of phonics and phonological awareness

Work Skills

  • Self-directed, responsible, cooperative and well-organized
  • Effective Communicator, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to be an active, contributing member of an RtI team

Personal Traits

  • Faithful follower of Jesus Christ, active church member
  • Friendly, patient, cordial personality
  • Demonstrate flexible behavior
  • Desire to learn

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor “At Risk” students
  • Acquire and use “Best Practice” strategies for phonological awareness, phonics and reading comprehension
  • Perform assessments for students recognized as “At Risk” in reading and language arts
  • Under the guidance of an Intervention Specialist, create an educational plan of action for “At Risk” students and instruct these students in the areas determined to be deficit for Auditory Comprehension, Oral Language, Reading, Spelling, and/or Writing.
  • Assist classroom teachers in application strategies for effective teaching of “At Risk” students based on Best Practices for Reading, Spelling and Writing.
  • Facilitate Child Study meetings.

Evaluation:

Evaluated once a year for the first three years in position and once every three years following by the Principal.

Ready to Apply?

Here's what we need to know.

Basic Information

Name
Address
Phone
Email

We'd also like to see:

  • a cover letter
  • a resume
  • proof of certification
  • a list of references (email contact)

Provide the following information:

  1. Describe your relationship with Jesus Christ and share how that influences your work as a teacher.
  2. Please tell us about yourself, including church membership and involvement, family, and activities you enjoy.

  3. In addition to your formal education, what experiences have equipped you to be an effective Early Intervention Specialist?

  4. What strengths would you bring to a team of teachers?

  5. Why are you seeking a position at Ada Christian School?

Include the following statement and data in your response:

In consideration of the receipt and evaluation of this application by Ada Christian School, I agree and represent that the information contained in the application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I also authorize any references listed on this application, or not identified in this application, to provide Ada Christian School, if asked, information regarding my character and fitness for employment.

Signature (may be electronic)
Date

Ada Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national or ethnic origin. Prior to employment, all candidates must undergo a background check that includes fingerprinting and a performance check with former employers, in accordance with state law.

Submit Your Application

Please email the information listed above to Julie DeKoster, Assistant Principal.

Due no later than 8:00am on Monday, May 20, 2019.