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
- 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
- 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
- Faithful follower of Jesus Christ, active church member
- Friendly, patient, cordial personality
- Demonstrate flexible behavior
- Desire to learn
- 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.
Evaluated once a year for the first three years in position and once every three years following by the Principal.