Academic Interventionist
Job Type
Full-time
Description

 

Ascent Classical Academy of Northern Colorado serving grades K-10 in Windsor, Colorado, is seeking an interventionist for its special education department members to assist with the MTSS process and students with literacy and math intervention needs.   


At Ascent Classical Academies, teachers create their own lessons within the framework set by our content-rich curriculum, in collaboration with colleagues and in partnership with Hillsdale College's Barney Charter School Initiative.  Interventionists, along with special education teachers and paraprofessionals work closely with each teacher in his/her assigned grade level(s) and caseload. This position will provide individual or small group instruction to students who are struggling academically in literacy and mathematics. 


This position is responsible for monitoring, reporting, and communicating student progress and performance. It requires a highly organized, disciplined, and motivated individual to help support teachers in their academic support of our students. This position is responsible for a variety of duties throughout the day and week, including reinforcing instruction, leading intervention plans, supervising students (including at recess and lunch as needed), substitute teaching, assisting with before- and after-school supervision and carline, and other duties as assigned.


Interventionists or Student Services Paraprofessionals are responsible for modeling, implementing, and continuously improving in the following areas:

  • Work with individual or small groups of students who are at-risk to provide educational interventions and progress monitoring.
  • Implement small group/individual intervention instruction, progress monitoring, and other activities related to literacy and mathematics support.
  • Use data to provide instruction to students and to bring their skills to grade-level
  • Collaborate with teachers, administration, and families to help identify best practices for individual and small groups of students
  • Use identified research-based interventions focused specifically on individual student needs
  • Maintain data-based documentation of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress
  • Provide data to school teams and participate in decisions about student progress
  • Communicate with teachers, administration, and families regarding student progress
  • Assist with identifying students for placement in intervention groups
  • Participate in meetings with teachers, administration, and families to discuss student
  • Provide input for program development
  • Support implementation of assessment tools and data management systems
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as requested by the Headmaster or Student Services Coordinator.

As a member of the academic team, this position also requires the interventionist to:

  • Contribute to the moral and intellectual environment of the school
  • Work effectively with faculty and other staff as a team to improve the education of each student
  • Understand and adhere to the principles of classical education
  • Develop the intellect and personal character of each student to the utmost of his or her ability
  • Communicate verbally and in writing clearly, precisely and grammatically
  • Speak of and model character in terms of the School’s core virtues
  • Prevent any student from disrupting the class/groups by using the established disciplinary procedures
  • Assist the teacher in requiring students to be respectful, attentive and participatory
  • Tolerate no cruelty amongst or between students
  • Enforce the dress code
  • Be sensitive to problems as they are developing and intervene immediately
  • Provides high quality instruction to individual students and small groups


About Ascent Classical Academies

Ascent Classical Academies partners with a network of classical charter schools based in Colorado delivering a content-rich curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, with underlying principles in the Western tradition of the study of history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts. Our American Classical Education includes, among other things, the study of Latin; a rich examination of American literary, moral, philosophical, political, and historical tradition; and a school culture centered upon moral virtue, respect, discipline, and studiousness among students and faculty alike. Ascent Classical Academy charter schools currently serve approximately 1,700 students in K-12 campuses located in the Denver and Fort Collins areas of Colorado, with significant expansion planned throughout Colorado and beyond.  


Desired Start Date:  as soon as possible, or early January 2023


Compensation Range and Particulars:  $32,000-$40,000 highly dependent on skills and education


Schedule and Classification: Full-Time Hourly, Non-Exempt


Benefits Available:

  • Employee-only coverage for group medical, dental, and vision plan; dependent coverage available
  • Health savings account with employer contributions
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance plans
  • Retirement investment account
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Free employee benefit and healthcare guidance through HealthJoy
  • Paid leave for qualifying events under the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act


Requirements

 Qualified candidates will demonstrate high moral character and embrace the virtues of a democratic society. They will also foster professional friendships with faculty and staff, seek collaborative relationships with parents, and mentor students in the pursuit of their own flourishing. These positions also require:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Orton-Gillingham training preferred
  • Eligibility to work in the United States
  • After offer is accepted, satisfactory background check as required by state law and Colorado Department of Education
  • Conviction in the values of a rigorous liberal arts education
  • Loyalty to the school and ACA’s mission and vision
  • Commitment to model moral character in line with the school’s core virtues and the pursuit of the Good, True, and Beautiful
  • Dedication to enhance the school’s culture of excellence and seek the good of the entire team
  • Desire to deliver prompt, courteous, and superior customer service of the school’s faculty, staff, administration, students and families
  • Adherence to all ACA policies, including but not limited to the Employee Handbook, Family Handbook, and all applicable school policies
  • Punctuality and attendance
  • Initiative and effort
  • Professionalism in appearance and speech
  • Cheerful attendance to other duties as assigned by the teacher or administration

Interventionists that teach reading to students in K-3 is required to comply with the Colorado READ Act. Free training from the Colorado Department of Education is available. See CDE Guidance for READ Act compliance.