Status: Full-time position
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Job Summary: The Reading Intervention Specialist is a reading endorsed teacher of reading who works specifically with K-8 students who require strategic and intensive intervention. The focus of the intervention specialist is to develop a student centered system of intervention that effectively works to close the achievement gap in reading. The goal of the intervention specialist is to ensure that the students are able to master grade level standards and curriculum by instructing students not meeting state reading standards.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Master’s Degree preferred
Arizona Teaching Certificate
Experience teaching K-8 students (three to five years of experience preferred)
Experience working with individual teachers and site based teams
Experience and training in administering assessments and analyzing data to drive instruction
A proven track record of instructing diverse learners, including English Language Learners and Special Education students, in the area of reading
Duties: Professional Knowledge
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Scientifically Based Reading Research and Scientifically Based Reading Instruction specifically related to K-8 students.
Understands the purpose and components of core reading programs, supplemental materials, and intervention programs.
Understands how to collaboratively plan with K-8 staff to effectively use and implement adopted core reading program, supplemental materials, and intervention programs.
Understands direct, explicit systematic reading instruction that is aligned with SBRR.
Understands and interprets assessment data such as DIBELS, TerraNova, Galileo, and AIMS, as well as running records and other informal assessment data, to guide instructional decisions and flexible student grouping.
Understands how to use technology for instructional planning, i.e. creating reports and using data to plan lessons.