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Academic Interventionist (Middle School) Charleston

Employer
Meeting Street Schools
Location
Charleston, SC, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Support Staff
Grade Level
Middle School
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Who we are

Meeting Street Schools (MSS), a network of five South Carolina schools, was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. It is our belief that a student's zip code should not determine a student's access to education. At MSS, we believe in a holistic approach to education and work to provide any and all resources that facilitate student success in the classroom and beyond.

The Spirit of Meeting Street Schools

Who we're looking for

We are searching for people with a strong mission fit and tight alignment to our belief that all students - regardless of life circumstances- can and will succeed. We seek people who have the motivation, drive, compassion, and commitment to ensure that all students reach their full potential. High-performing people who desire to join us in our mission to change the status quo of education in South Carolina and prove that higher learning is not only possible but expected for ALL students are encouraged to apply.

The Role

Academic Interventionists at MSS are specialists who are able to diagnose, plan, and deliver high quality, targeted instruction to students who need it the most; they are the brain surgeons who are always working to better meet the needs of their kids.

What you'll bring

You are a team player with existing, demonstrable knowledge of how to intervene with students who are significantly behind in reading or math. Flexibility is key as you will work with students to move out of intervention throughout the year. You are a cool nerd and stay current on the latest research, looking to add skills to your already impressive repertoire of effective practices. You are a data hound - responding to students' needs, helping students who need extra practice to master complex concepts. You're an excellent communicator who has the flexibility to work across multiple teams within the school and effectively advocate for the tools and techniques that work for students.

Responsibilities

    • Commits to professional and personal growth through reflection, feedback, and collaboration
    • Models MSS' Path to Success skills and supports the development of those skills in students and peers
    • Uses positive teacher language and creates and maintains a classroom climate that embraces a sense of belonging, significance, learning, productivity, collaboration, and joy
    • Supports with building a positive school-wide culture, seeking opportunities to interact with families and communities, contributing to school events and traditions, norms, and reinforcing behavior expectations across the school
    • Applies deep knowledge of content, pedagogy, child development, individual students, community, and cultural norms to teaching
    • Creates robust, outcome-based intervention plans that sequence and scaffold learning to maximize student growth; creates engaging, rigorous lesson plans that achieve supporting targets for long-term goals;
    • Uses the collective understandings of the multidisciplinary/MTSS team to increase student outcomes
    • Effectively selects and designs powerful assessment tools to monitor student progress; responds to data by frequently revising plans and regrouping students; effectively communicates feedback to students and progress to families and school leaders
    • Exercise clear judgment and integrity in decision-making; foresees the ripple effect of decisions, intended and unintended consequences; able to make kind and expedient decisions with the benefit of students at the forefront
    • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor

Skills and Characteristics

    • Specific knowledge of best practices in teaching explicit decoding, language comprehension, or elementary mathematics concepts is a must.
    • A commitment to the mission of Meeting Street Schools, deep love of content, and an unwavering belief that all students can and will grow academically, regardless of current skill level
    • Demonstrated success in improving student math or reading performance through intervention strategies, which is defined by a minimum of 1.25 average magnitude of growth (MOG) for students in the bottom quartile on nationally normed assessment in the area of specialty.
    • High level of personal organization and planning
    • Inherent nerdiness: want to share resources, learn new techniques and strategies for intervention, and have a willingness to teach other adults what works
    • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, high EQ, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a "whatever it takes" attitude
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Proven leadership skills
    • Ability to kneel, sit, stand for long periods of time

Educational Background and Work Experience

    • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
    • A minimum of two years of successful experience working with students from underserved communities
    • Minimum four years of elementary teaching experience with a demonstrable multi-year record of success moving students in the bottom 25% of academic performance
    • Experience and/or certification in Orton-Gillingham instructional methods is preferred
    • Ability to lift 40lbs, kneel, sit, or stand for long periods of time

The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience, typically salaries are offered at 105% of the district salary schedule. Additionally, Meeting Street Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package. Meeting Street Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

All new hires are guaranteed $2,000 on top of their salary offer (paid out during 1st year of employment) and are eligible for additional bonus opportunities.

At Meeting Street Schools we are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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