This is an opening for a part-time (3 days/week) Intervention Specialist at Aspire Gateway Academy in South Gate, CA.
Aspire Public Schools operates a network of 40 high-performing, college preparatory charter schools serving 17,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. In an effort to reduce inequitable student outcomes and increase access in higher education, Aspire was founded in 1998 and is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems, leading the charge in equitable pedagogy and restorative justice practices.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child will receive a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career, and life. Every day, our community of students, families, teachers and staff come together to plan, play, celebrate, and resolve challenges so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Intervention Specialist provides oneonone and small group support for students performing below and far below grade level.
What You Will Do:
1.Assess students frequently, examines student assessment data, and refines intervention activities to address individual student needs
2.Develop and implements lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with California State Standards and Aspire Instructional Guidelines
3.Organize systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning
4.Establish a culture of high expectations that includes college preparation for all students
5.Collaborate with Aspire team members to improve own and others instructional practices especially in
literacy development; shares best practices
6.Work closely with classroom teachers and education specialists to identify unique student needs; collaborates with team members and outside service providers to diagnose and address learning challenges
7.Actively participates in professional development activities, including: training sessions and working with Lead Teachers, Principal and Instructional Coaches
8.Provides instruction with the after school program and collaborates with After School Director to design and deliver professional development in literacy instruction to after school program staff
9.Provides classroom teachers, students and parents/guardians with regular and timely information on student progress; finds ways to involve parents/guardians in their students' education
10. Tracks critical student information and maintains accurate student records, including attendance, in accordance with Aspire procedures
11. Demonstrate knowledge of, and supports Aspire Public School's mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of
12. Performs other related duties as required and assigned
What You Will Bring:
Indepth knowledge of literacy development and reading interventions
Knowledge of child and youth cognitive development and different learning styles
Knowledge of California State Standards
Knowledge of assessments
Ability and willingness to implement Aspire Instructional Guidelines and Best Practices
Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative student data
Ability and willingness to reflect and improve
Ability to collaborate with colleagues, parents and community
Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred.
Valid California Multiple Subject Credential
Specialist training in literacy and/or reading recovery
2+ years as a classroom teacher
Experience working with K5 students, particularly those reading two or more years behind grade level
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
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