Academic Interventionist (Grades K-5) This is a full-time opening beginning August 2019.
Academic Interventionists have the responsibility of providing support for students with learning differences. They work closely with teachers and school counselors.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities include:
Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.
Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
Provide Tier 2 support for classroom teachers as needed.
Develop and implement intervention plans with short-term and long-term goals and specific objectives for Tier 3 support.
Provide regular written student-progress monitoring to the school and parents with data and recommendations of diagnostic testing and remedial programs for learning-related issues if necessary.
Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of intervention plans, sessions, meetings, and assessments.
Initiate and schedule conferences with parents and classroom teachers as needed.
Recommend in-school and community resources for identified students.
Work with professionals outside the school to support students.
Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals.
Secure and communicate standardized testing accommodations for qualifying students.
Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from area of expertise.
Engage children in learning, and support problem solving.
Direct one-on-one or small group instruction based on intervention plans.
Pursue professional development opportunities to remain current with industry trends and grow skills and knowledge.
Network with learning specialists at other schools; local and independent.
Assume responsibilities for other projects as assigned by the LS Principal.
Bachelor’s Degree in Special education or related education field and at least three years of classroom teaching experience.
Knowledge of learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing
Proven success as a leader in program development
Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Strong networking skills to ensure access to resources in the broader community
Detail-oriented and resourceful; Tactful and discreet
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
Models appropriate and ethical behavior
The Pembroke Hill School is a private independent school located in a beautiful area in Kansas City. We currently have approx. 1200 students from Early Years through grade 12 on two campuses.
Pembroke Hill School has a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for an employment opportunity, visit www.pembrokehill.org and complete an application under the "who we are" section.