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Teacher - Literacy Interventionist

Company: Boulder Valley Public Schools
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Teacher - Literacy Interventionist

1.0 FTE - Regular Contract

BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to providing a challenging and engaging educational experience for all its students. The district serves a diverse community that expects student success, and Boulder Valley is a leader in academic excellence with top ratings at the state and national levels for outstanding classroom teachers, exemplary schools, and programs that support student achievement. The communities we serve - Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill - cover approximately 500 square miles and include an estimated 211,000 residents, with an enrollment of more than 31,000. The University of Colorado and many nationally known organizations and companies are located within the district's boundaries. Abundant year-round recreational activities are available in the Boulder Valley area. Website: http://www.bvsd.org.

Creekside Elementary

Summary:

The Literacy Interventionist position requires a commitment to accelerating all readers to grade level proficiencies using an in-depth understanding of research based literacy best practices. An interventionist will work closely with other school educators, administrators, classroom teachers, and parents to support a school wide systematic approach to increasing student achievement.

Responsibilities:

* Effectively manages the learning environment * Values student diversity and support the unique learning needs of each individual student * Exhibits a growth mindset through participation in professional learning * Conducts screening/diagnostic assessments in reading and writing * Implements reading instruction/interventions focused on identified outcomes (Including instruction in Orton Gillingham based interventions, and Leveled Literacy Intervention LLI (elementary)) * Conducts ongoing progress monitoring assessments for each student and enters student data into an online data management system on a regular basis * Coordinates the logistics for literacy instruction for students performing below/above grade level in reading/writing and facilitate data sharing meetings * Works closely and collaboratively with Administrators, General Education Teachers, English Language Development Teachers, and Special Education Teachers, sharing responsibility for individual targeted or intensive instruction. * Provides leadership and professional development for teachers to use proven, effective literacy instructional strategies and literacy online resources. * Communicates regularly with parents. * Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:

* Currently hold a Colorado teaching license in Elementary or Secondary Education, or have licensure application in process with appropriate endorsement, or willingness to acquire endorsement as: Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist (must upload license or in process documentation to application). * Minimum of three years teaching experience at either the elementary or secondary level. * Completion of Colorado Department of Education K-3 Teacher Training as part of the READ Act. * Completed and submitted BVSD on-line application.

Preferred:

* Masters in Literacy or have passed the state test for Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist. * Trained in and have an in-depth knowledge of literacy assessments, Leveled Literacy Intervention LLI (elementary), Orton Gillingham based interventions (must upload certificates or in process documentation to application). * Understanding of the READ Act and how to implement requirements of READ Act legislation. * Knowledge of how a student learns to read. * Diagnostic and prescriptive skills in reading, writing, speaking and spelling. * Experience with MTSS/RTI structures including interim assessments, targeted instruction and progress monitoring. * Experience with linguistically diverse and other diverse learners. * Highly skilled at using digital resources. * Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines. * Ability to function well in self-directed activities, work collaboratively, and take initiative to complete tasks. * Ability to effectively communicate with administrators, teachers, specialists, and parents, both verbally and in writing. * Skilled in group facilitation, coordination, and leadership. * Certification as an Academic Language Therapist.

Salary Information:

* Salary Placement varies according to experience and education.

Application and Selection Procedure:

* Apply on-line at http://bvsd.org (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number). * Regular teachers requesting transfers to less than their current assignment would assume the contracted FTE of the accepted position. * If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado. * Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.

The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html

Keywords: Boulder Valley Public Schools, Boulder , Teacher - Literacy Interventionist, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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