The job of Academic Interventionist is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program within assigned classrooms with specific responsibility for working with individual and/or small groups of students; providing data collection and record keeping support to teacher/s and staff.
• Adapts classroom activities, assignments and/or materials to student work, under the direction of the supervising teacher (tests, assignments, etc.) for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives.
• Administers a wide variety of assigned instructional tasks (classroom assignments, tests, homework assignments, make-up work, etc.) for the purpose of supporting teachers in the instructional process.
• Assists students, individually or in small groups, in a variety of ways (lesson assignments, writing assistance, computer learning programs, etc.) for the purpose of reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reaching academic goals and grade level standards.
• Attends a variety of meetings (staff meetings, in-service presentations, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or conveying information relative to job functions.
• Communicates with teacher of record regarding student issues (behavioral, academic, attendance, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in evaluating student academic progress and/or implementing intervention or meeting educational program objectives.
• Implements instructional activities under the supervision of assigned teacher (reading assignments, computer work, etc.) for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
• Maintains classroom (classroom equipment, work area, files and records, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of instructional tools and records, providing a safe learning environment, and meeting mandated requirements.
• Monitors individual and/or groups of students in a variety of settings (classroom, computer lab, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
• Provides intervention strategies (scripted instruction, self-paced digital programs, etc.) for the purpose of helping students achieve academic success by overcoming learning challenges.
• Reports observations of student incidents (accidents, altercations, inappropriate behavior, safety conditions, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate instructional and/or administrative personnel.
• Reports suspected child-related issues to assigned site administrator (child abuse, illegal substance use, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students' personal safety, a positive learning environment, and adhering to regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
• Responds to emergency situations (injured student, altercations, etc.) for the purpose of addressing immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
• Supports a variety of school instructional personnel (instructional coaches, academic support specialists, classroom teachers, etc.) for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies.
• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
• Skills-based Competencies Required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records.
• Knowledge-based Competencies Required to perform basic math; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: concepts of grammar and punctuation; stages of child development and learning styles; age appropriate activities; classroom instructional media and technology; keyboarding.
• Ability-based Competencies Required to schedule activities; collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with constant interruptions.
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Associate's degree with at least two (2) years' study (60 credit hours) or Highly Qualified designation by passing the GACE paraprofessional assessment preferred
Eligible for Georgia Paraprofessional license as required from the Professional Standards Commission
At least 21 years' of age (individuals who have a minimum credit hours and hold an Associate's Degree or higher teaching credential do not have to meet the age requirement)
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity.
Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40% standing. Continuing Education/Training Maintains all licenses and certifications
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