Jan 13, 2024

Reading Interventionist

  • TrulyHired
  • Southbridge, MA, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Background on Southbridge Public Schools:

Southbridge Public Schools serve approximately 2,200 students in six schools. The district is presently undergoing extensive turnaround at all levels, with the assistance of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This creates unique opportunities for teachers and students. One example is a long-term partnership with the University of Connecticut to develop Southbridge Schools to be a national demonstration site for successful implementation of PBIS strategies. Additionally, the district is the recipient of a number of significant grants that allow Secondary School redesign, curriculum enhancements, improved culture and climate and after school opportunities for students. If you feel strongly about improving the educational experience for students and have a commitment to social justice, Southbridge Public Schools welcomes you.

More information about Southbridge Public Schools can be found here.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Demonstrated successful classroom teaching experience
  • Evidence of well-developed knowledge & implementation of best practices in teaching literacy, Grades 2-5
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with adults
  • Capacity to develop, model, and deliver effective learning interventions
  • Ability to assess performance, analyze data and plan long and short-term interventions

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists to provide literacy interventions for students:
  • Utilizing research-based knowledge in identifying needs and providing interventions
  • Consulting with educators about SRBI process/plan
  • Working collaboratively and directly with teachers and other specialists in Grades 2-5 classrooms to identify students needing intervention and to plan improvement strategies
  • Collaborating with professional staff to ensure the integration of literacy with the MTSS and Special Education processes
  • Providing professional development and coaching related to balanced literacy
  • Working with English language learners as part of MTSS
  • Designing, delivering, and assessing effective interventions for small groups and individual students
  • Designing, implementing, monitoring, and adjusting data collection, analysis and utilization to meet student needs
  • Keeping informed of new developments and trends in the fields of literacy in order that innovations and new materials may be explored in the district
  • Pursuing professional development that expands coaching knowledge and skills
  • Any other assigned duties by the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee.
  • Responsible for the promotion of equity and appreciation of diversity to ensure equitable opportunities for student learning, including implementing specific strategies for students with special needs, with 504 plans and\or second language learners.
  • Participate in school-wide professional development and seek continual feedback and coaching to develop as a teacher.
  • Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability

QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED:
Education: Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution; Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License as an ECE Teacher or a Reading Specialist. Hold a valid Massachusetts SEI Endorsement OR Grade-level appropriate ESL License; Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and Highly Qualified; Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
QUALIFICATIONS-PREFERRED:
Experience in urban, high-poverty, and/or turnaround schools; Major/minor in specific teaching content area; Additional certification in Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities and/or English Language Learners (ESL); Demonstrated experience in English Language Development (ELD) and Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) strategies strongly preferred; Bilingual language proficiency (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Southbridge Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, disability, religion, age, or sexual orientation.

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