K-5 Academic Interventionist

Employer
Clarke County School District
Location
Athens, GA, US
Salary
Competitive
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Job Details

Overall Purpose
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.

Direct Supervisor
Building Principal

Essential Functions
• 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.

Marginal Functions
• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Competencies
• 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.

Requirements
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)

Physical Requirements
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

Clearances
Criminal Justice Fingerprint
Background Clearance

Fair Labor Standards Act
Non-Exempt

Company

Our Vision: Building a culture of high expectations and equity in which all students grow
academically and socially to improve our community and our world.


Our Mission: The Clarke County School District is an ambitious community of learners in a diverse and culturally rich county. We are committed to equity and excellence through the implementation of rigorous standards in a safe and supportive environment — on every campus, in every classroom and for every child.

Our Core Beliefs: Public education is central to our democracy. To fulfill the promise of public education, the Clarke County School District has a fundamental set of beliefs that serves as a lens through which every decision is made and every action is taken.These beliefs are the backbone of our organization. CCSD believes that:

Equity, access and progress towards excellence are basic rights that must be afforded to every individual in our system.

Mission-driven, diverse and creative staff make the critical difference in student achievement, and they must be successfully recruited and retained.

Students, families, staff and the broader community benefit mutually from active engagement with one another.

Safe, nurturing and well-maintained schools/campuses are required for optimal learning.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
706-546-7721
Location
595 Prince Avenue
Athens
GA
30601
US

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