MVCS Job Description
- Reports to the Academic Director
- 35 hours per week
- Most work done on-site
- Salary range $34,000-$44,000 depending on education and experience
- Reviewed annually
The Intervention Specialist is responsible for guiding Academic Advisors, parents, and students through the MTSS process and providing parental support through parent workshops. This specialist will track struggling students, help Academic Advisors in choosing interventions, meet with parents to assist with the intervention process, coach parents and students through their learning, and provide coaching and training for parents in their teaching role.
Specific Responsibilities of the Job:
- Seek additional intervention options and be very comfortable teaching parents how they work and troubleshooting when parents run into issues.
- Run small groups or workshops for students on computer based intervention, such as Lexia, until they are navigating correctly. Encourage students and model teaching for parents.
- Do direct interventions for Tier 3 students in small groups as needed.
- Meet with AA and parent to troubleshoot and progress monitor.
- Manage all parent workshops
- 2 per month
- Child care and other kids’ activities
- Recruit and schedule workshop leaders
- Develop flyers and communication streams
- Generate excitement and buy-in from staff and parents
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Track student data and train Academic Advisors on the MTSS process and interventions,
- Maintain communication with Academic Advisors to ensure that progress towards learning goals is reviewed and documented.
- Maintain scheduled office hours.
- Work with Reading Specialist to manage small groups for interventions.
- Attend IEP and 504 referral meetings for students as needed.
- Knowledge of federal and state educational requirements including the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS).
- Understanding of traditional and alternative educational methods and approaches (experience with schooling at home preferred).
- Understanding of the Multi Tiered System of Support paradigm.
- Ability to interpret and enact the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Familiarity with various interventions (experience preferred).
Education & Qualifications
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people to provide support and information.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to listen for understanding, communicate clearly and respectfully, build positive and supportive relationships, and create an environment for problem solving and working toward consensus.
- Excellent organizational skill to write, collect, and document data and information.
- Familiarity with Enrich and Alpine preferred.
- Ability to communicate challenging information in a sensitive but clear way.
- Ability to challenge and motivate parents to conduct MTSS process with integrity and knowledge.
- Willingness and ability to work independently as needed.
- Some data tracking experience preferred.
- Familiarity with Alpine platform preferred.
- Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
- Teacher’s Certificate with SPED endorsement preferred.
- Must be able to pass a background check.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the position.
If interested, please send resume to Laurajean Downs at Laurajean.firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 609 25 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505.