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Dyslexia Interventionist for NLRMS 7/8th Grade

North Little Rock School District
North Little Rock, AR, US

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT Job Description for Dyslexia Interventionist Department:
Instructional Job Status:
Full Time FLSA Status:
Exempt Reports To:
Principal Grade/Level: NLRHS Travel Required:
No Work Schedule:
190 days Positions Supervised:

Under the direction of the building Principal and the Dyslexia Specialist, the Dyslexia Interventionist will provide dyslexia therapy for students who meet eligibility guidelines. To provide intensive academic instruction for students with reading difficulties.


    • Experience teaching reading
    • Understanding of the foundational reading components and how to teach them.
      • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
      • Sound Symbol Recognition
      • Alphabet knowledge
      • Decoding Skills
      • Rapid Naming Skills
      • Encoding
    • Experience in Data Collecting and Analyzing
    • Trained and/or certified in the Dyslexia Program(s) used in the district

  • Experience in Intervention
  • Knowledge of RTI Process
  • Implement the district dyslexia program at the campus level ensuring that Federal, State and District policies/guidelines are followed and in compliance
  • R.I.S.E. trained
  • Provide direct services in the area of reading/dyslexia/dysgraphia: assessment, identification, interventions, technology and progress monitoring
  • Implement the district's response to Intervention Model specific to students identified as Tier III
  • Maintain all necessary student records required by the dyslexia program

  • Main purpose is to provide dyslexia services using the approved dyslexia program to all students who qualify
    • Follow each program's guidelines to implement with fidelity
    • Maintain all paperwork, data management, folders, progress monitoring required
    • Frequently communicate with parents on student progress
  • When not providing direct dyslexia services to students:
    • Serve on the RTI committee for each school in order to help analyze results of screeners/testing
    • Provide small group intervention
    • Lesson Plans will be sent to the District Dyslexia Specialist weekly
  • Update Principal and District Dyslexia Specialist in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

Competency Statement(s)

  • Positive attitude - Optimistic, team-first attitude displayed at all times
  • Punctual - On time
  • Regular attendance - Regular attendance to maximize student progress.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Consensus Building - Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.
  • Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

  • Experience:
    Minimum of 3 Years of Teaching Experience Ability to navigate Google docs, Google maps, Google forms and other technologies necessary to derive student achievement data in order to drive decision-making. A valid Arkansas Teacher's License with certification for subject and level assigned


  • Certificates & Licenses
    A valid Arkansas Teacher's License with certification for subject and level assigned

  • Computer Skills

  • Education:
    Bachelor's or Master's Degree

Physical Demands Lift/Carry Stand F (Frequently) Walk F (Frequently) Sit F (Frequently) Handling / Fingering F (Frequently) Reach Outward F (Frequently) Reach Above Shoulder O (Occasionally) Climb O (Occasionally) Crawl O (Occasionally) Squat or Kneel O (Occasionally) Bend O (Occasionally) 10 lbs or less F (Frequently) 11-20 lbs O (Occasionally) 21-50 lbs O (Occasionally) 51-100 lbs N (Not Applicable) Over 100 lbs N (Not Applicable) Push/Pull 12 lbs or less F (Frequently) 13-25 lbs O (Occasionally) 26-40 lbs O (Occasionally) 41-100 lbs N (Not Applicable) N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day) F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day) C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day) Other Physical Requirements

Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception) ? Visual ability to read handwritten or typed documents, and the display screen of various office equipment and machines ? Able to conduct verbal conversation in English ? Able to hear normal range verbal conversation (approximately 60 decibels) ? Able to sit (for sustained period of time), stand, stoop, kneel, bend, lift (25 pounds), carry (25 pounds), and walk ? Able to climb slopes, stairs, steps, ramps and ladders

Sense of Sound (Ability to conduct telephone conversations.)


This job has minimal exposure to environmental conditions. Noise level can range from quiet to moderate to noisy, depending on the setting. This job involves interaction with students in a classroom setting, as well as school staff and parents/guardians in a professional setting.

The North Little Rock School District - Office of Human Resources has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The North Little Rock School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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