At Open School we recognize that there is a historic and persistent achievement gap between white students and students from marginalized communities; closing that achievement gap while raising the achievement of all students is a top priority of our organization. Race, Identity, ability, and who one chooses to love must cease to be reliable predictors of students’ achievement and success. In order to achieve this goal, we are committed to deepening equity at every level of our organization including and not limited to staff, students, and leadership.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national and ethnic origin, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with the requirements of local, state, and federal law.
Open School believes that each staff member makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined below. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job conditions, but not limit the staff person nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each staff member will offer his/her services and ideas wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
The Academic Interventionist provides support to the instructional process by serving as a support for instructional staff and leadership for developing intervention strategies and student success in academics (e.g. reading, writing, language, math, etc.) for our students who;s academic progress was most effected by the interruptions of learning from the pandemic as well as our most in need of credit opportunities. This will include building systems and coordinating programs and instructional support in partnership with the Principal, Core instructional teachers and Special Services Coordinator within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction that works toward achieving student benchmarks and standards; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from teachers and students parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress. The Academic Interventionist works as an integral part of the Student Intervention Team in consulting and tracking intervention progress and developing a comprehensive Multiple Tiered Support System. Lastly, the Academic interventionist will teach two classes of credit recovery as a way to further expedite student success.
SCHEDULE WORK HOURS
The Academic Interventionist will work approximately 40 hours per week, 10.1 months per year. May occasionally work weekends, nights, holidays; as well as occasional multiple day camps and retreats.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Develop as a professional educator
· Attend staff development meetings and weekly staff meetings as required
· Collaborate with other Teacher Advocates to create a cohesive team and effective communication towards shared priorities
· Provide mentoring and support to student teachers, as assigned
· Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
· Bachelor’s degree required in subject area
· Experience working with student populations of color, impacted by trauma and impacted by poverty
· Culturally competent and are willing to engage in courageous conversations about race and equity
· Ability to take initiative, prioritize, plan, and organize.
· Effective problem prevention and problem-solving skills.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES
· Oregon Teaching Certification strongly preferred
· Connected professionally to Portland organizations serving communities of color
· Additional endorsements: ELL, Special Ed strongly desired
· Must successfully pass Oregon Department of Education fingerprint-based criminal history verification background check. Background checks are provided through Open School and Portland Public Schools partnership at no cost to employees.
· Must attend Open School training and professional development workshops and activities. Must be able to position yourself as a learner and be willing to work with youth from a strength-based approach.
· Must have a valid current driver’s license. First Aid/CPR certified preferred and can be provided by Open School.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Pay: $43,000.00 – $51,000.00 per year