Intervention Specialist FTE 1.0 (SY 19/20) 4/23/19

Rockford Public Schools Rockford , IL 61101

Posted 11 months ago


Job Description

JOB TITLE: Intervention Specialist

JOB CODE: 9210

DEPARTMENT: Student Support

SUPERVISOR: Director, Response to Intervention (RtI)

DATE: May 13, 2011


The role and function of the Intervention Specialist encompasses leadership and support of Rockford Public Schools in the Response to Intervention process. This position requires knowledge of the school-wide multi-leveled instructional system for preventing school failure, the problem solving model, data driven-decision making and models for small group and 1:1 instruction.

Attention is focused on creating, delivering and sustaining tiered interventions that improve academic success for all students. This position will assist with: collection and analysis of data, support of the problem solving process, collaborative teaming at the building level and delivery of small group and/or 1:1 research-based interventions.



1.Provide consultation and technical assistance to building teams/staff regarding tiered interventions, systemic problem solving, data-based decision making, assessment and effective teaming specific to Academic Intervention & Support (AIS) as well as, Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS).
2.Assist assigned schools in completing surveys to guide the development of their building level RtI plans.
3.Assist in reviewing annual RtI implementation plans with building leadership teams.
4.Deliver and sustain tiered interventions for targeted students.
5.Assist with the collection of data from assigned schools and forward data to Director of RtI (E.g., student assessment, progress monitoring, intervention program evaluation, ethnicity demographics and disproportionality, family involvement.)
6.Monitor, track and support incentives/celebrations of successful implementation of RtI at the building level.
7.Participate on collaborative teams (Building Leadership Team, Data Team, and Individual Student Problem Solving Team) for the purpose of data analysis, making instructional and classroom management recommendations and decisions.
8.Attend selected state and/or regional forums and conferences.
9.Help facilitate parent engagement and participation in the RtI process.
10. Encourage staff participation in teams at all intervention levels.
11. Work with administration to recommend research-based interventions and develop an Intervention Menu via completion of tools such as a School Intervention Inventory at assigned schools.
12. Promote the district-wide efforts in implementation of the RtI model.
13. Ensures that all actions are in concert with the Board policies as well as the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the Board's strategic plan.

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14. Carries out such additional duties as required or as conditions necessitate.

1.Provides supplemental/discretionary reports, data and materials.
2.Participates in job training and professional growth opportunities in order to enhance ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
3.Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.


Must be a certified teacher (General Education or Special Education), must have proven success in creating, delivering and sustaining tiered interventions that improve academic success for all students and have knowledge of the school-wide multi-leveled instructional system for preventing school failure, problem solving process, and data driven decision making. Appropriate RtI University Course work, RtI implementation experience and data collection experience preferred. Highest consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate knowledge and/or experience of the following: data collection & analysis, effective interdisciplinary teaming, general education curriculum, tiered intervention programming (AIS & PBIS), collaborative teaching/co-teaching.


This position requires knowledge of the school-wide multi-leveled instructional system for preventing school failure, problem solving process, models for small group/1:1 delivery of intervention and data driven decision making.


The Intervention Specialist will possess strong interpersonal skills, effective problem solving skills and a sensitive responsiveness to cultural diversity. In addition, strong organizational skills, flexibility and creativity are required.


This job description contains duties and responsibilities that are representative of the nature and level of work assigned to the position. The identified duties and responsibilities are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the District and employee and is subject to change by the District as needs and requirements change. This description is written primarily for position evaluation purposes. The principal activities are not necessarily all-inclusive.

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