Licensed: Grades K-5/Reading Resource
District Services/Englewood, CO
JOB TITLE: Reading Intervention Teacher
WORK YEAR: 187 days
WORK STATUS: Licensed, Full Time Exempt
REPORTS TO: Literacy Coordinator
This position is for the 22-23 school year and is probationary unless the selected candidate is hired after the first student day. Per Master Agreement, when a position is filled after the opening of school by an individual who was not employed by the District in the previous school year, that employee will receive a one-year temporary contract.
Sheridan School District 2 is seeking a Reading Intervention Teacher who has experience working with second language learners and at-risk populations. This person will have completed, or be willing to complete within 45 days of hire, CDE's Evidence-Based Teacher Training. Reading interventionists work extensively with students to help them improve specific reading skills such as letter-naming, initial sounds, phoneme segmentation, and comprehension strategies. An interventionist addresses the specific needs of a particular child when regular classroom instruction is not sufficient.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL LICENSED POSITIONS:
- Teachers must hold a valid Colorado License.
- K-3 Teachers must hold an Evidence-Based Reading Training certification or be willing to take the 45 hour certification immediately upon hire.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skill regarding the components of effective instruction.
- Demonstrated knowledge of content and teaching methods in area(s) of teaching assignment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of developmental needs of students.
- Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
- Evidence of ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative relationships with school personnel, students and parents.
- Demonstrated understanding and empathy necessary for working with students.
KEY RESULT AREAS AND ATTENDANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Planning for effective use of limited intervention time utilizing an approved intervention program
- Continuing professional growth through participation in educational meetings and defined professional growth opportunities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas with others on staff.
- Participating in weekly data meetings/PLCs and/or RtI meetings for specific students, as needed
- Using formal and informal methods to assess the abilities and needs of students
Instructional Interaction (Teaching)
- Apply principles of the Science of Reading to enhance student achievement.
- Utilize teaching methods that are appropriate for the objectives and learners.
- Modify instruction to meet student needs.
- Communicate effectively with learners.
- Provide for and maintain student involvement during instruction.
Evaluation of instruction
- Administering and interpreting specific diagnostic surveys of reading behavior
- Using appropriate formal in informal assessment tools to plan instruction.
- Preparing daily one-to-one and small group reading intervention lessons.
- Providing specialized instructional strategies to ensure reading progress as well as to meet the social and emotional needs of the pupils.
- Selecting and using materials appropriate for each child.
- Participating in conferences concerning pupils served.
- Communicate effectively student progress to student and parent/guardian
- Attend to tasks in a manner that maximizes instruction.
- Maintain necessary student records
- Supplying progress reports to school personnel and to parents
- Providing follow up for teachers of students released from interventions
- Accepting other responsibilities as directed by the principal or supervisor
- Establish clear expectations for appropriate behavior
- Establish consequences for inappropriate behavior
- Participate in professional growth opportunities
- Adhere to the code of ethics of the teaching professional of the State of Colorado
- Recognize problems and actively contribute to their resolutions
- Collaborate with others to fulfill responsibilities related to district goals and priorities
- Demonstrate a concern for students' health and safety
- Accept and fulfill assigned responsibilities and duties in a prompt and efficient manner
- Follow Board of Education policies, building procedures and any other rules, regulations or procedures that may be established by the District or Building administrators
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by the building principal in accordance with District Policies
Must clear background check through the CBI and the FBI through Fingerprint submission.
Placement on Licensed Teacher salary schedule based upon highest degree earned, college credits earned after highest degree and previous teaching experience. Current Board approved Licensed Teacher salary schedule, placement policy and Master Agreement are available for review on our district website at www.ssd2.org. Highest initial step placement on the Licensed Salary Schedule is Step 9.
The annual salary for this position will be determined by number of hours scheduled to work each day and number of days scheduled to work each year. The computed annual salary will be spread out in equal payments over 12 months. Sheridan School District employees are paid once a month on the 1st working day of the month that is not a weekend day or holiday.
Employees who are scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week are eligible to obtain district benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and supplemental benefits. Positions that qualify for benefits also qualify for leave which could include vacation and daily leave to be determined by the position and number of days assigned. Sheridan School District No. 2 is a public employer and participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). All employees are required by state statute to contribute 8% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA through 6/30/2019. Effective 7/1/2022, employees will be required by state statute to contribute 11% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA.
All interested and qualified applicants must complete an online application at www.ssd2.org. Incomplete applications and resumes received in lieu of applications will not be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. This position will close once the vacancy has been filled.