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Title I Reading Specialist at PLC Charter Schools in Tolleson, Arizona

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Employment Terms:

Nine Month, Full Time, Exempt Position
Reports directly to the Principal
2020-2021 School Year

Arizona State Retirement System, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Sick Leave Plan, Floating Holidays & Life Insurance.
Purpose Statement:
The job of the Reading Interventionist was established for the purpose of reviewing student academic achievement data in the subject area of reading/language arts and providing focused and individualized reading intervention services to small groups of students who exhibit the greatest academic need in accordance with our school-wide Title I program.
Essential Functions:

Maintains a variety of manual and electronic files and/or records (i.e., benchmark Galileo data, student records, interventionist created benchmark assessment data, and other data regarding student growth and proficiency) for the purpose of determining student needs in the content area of reading/language arts.
Evaluates student achievement for the purpose of placing students in appropriate intervention and support services.
Prepares reading intervention lesson plans, in collaboration with the curriculum coordinator, related to differentiating instruction and providing interventions while adhering to district scope and sequence guides and curriculum.
Regularly analyzes data and monitors student progress while delivering focused reading intervention services to students.
Participates in on-going and job-embedded professional development (e.g. staff meetings, study groups, demonstration lessons with pre and post-discussion analysis, workshops, trainings, seminars) for the purpose of gathering information related to reading/language arts and improving instructional practices.
Prepares reading intervention lesson plans for all reading instructional assistants.
Oversees the implementation of reading intervention lesson plans for all reading instructional assistants.
Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
Demonstrates exemplary classroom reading/langue arts instructional practice and possesses a deep understanding of phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension theory for the purpose of effective best practices to improve student achievement results and close achievement gaps.

Other Functions:

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the Title I School-Wide program.
Performs any other jobs assigned by the school Principal, Curriculum Coordinator or Director of State and Federal Programs.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Skills are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment; planning and managing projects; and using pertinent software applications.
Knowledge is required to perform advanced math; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: lesson planning; instructional materials; and community resources.
Ability is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; collate data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes, and operates equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data, and utilize job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem-solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines, and problem-solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; and promoting services within the community.

Work Environment:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 40% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to the risk of injury and/or illness.