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Academic Interventionist

Distinctive Schools
Chicago Chicago, IL, US

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Support Staff

Job Details

Title: AcademicInterventionist
Location: CICS Longwood- 1309 W 95th St, Chicago, IL 60643
Reports To: Principal
Salary: Starting at $42,029, commensurate with experience
Career Level: Interventionist
Employee Type: Regular Full Time
Start Date: August 2024

Distinctive Schools creates diverse, joyful, welcoming communities rooted in social justice and rigorous learning. We support all learners to be engaged, curious, and to achieve their full potential. Our students become confident advocates, creative problem-solvers, and collaborative leaders.

Position Overview

A Distinctive Schools Interventionist will collect and analyze assessment data and provide push-in and pull-out research-based interventions in core curricular areas. An Interventionist will collaborate with classroom teachers and the Campus Problem Solving Team in order to coordinate instructional efforts.


  • Maintain a student-centered perspective in decision making
  • Believe that all students and teachers can learn and can achieve great things
  • Contribute to the equity work of the campus and network and engage in culturally responsive decision making
  • Build and foster a culture of belonging through positive and professional relationships
  • Cultivate a strengths-based, equity focused mindset
  • Celebrate student growth and development
  • Foster positive climate and culture
  • Serve as a positive role model

Interventions 90%
  • Implement the DS Model and MTSS Processes
  • Build strong relationships with students and families and colleagues
  • Maintain an organized and welcoming environment that provides students with a sense of belonging, joy, hope, and safety
  • Manage strong classroom procedures, routines, and rituals that maximize learning
  • Communicate frequently and consistently with students, families and teachers
  • Implement best practices in alignment with DS Model and maintain pace with grade level expectations
  • Provide individual and small group student interventions and monitor progress in core curricular areas for all grade levels
  • Design, plan, and deliver effective Tier 2, and 3 interventions and strategies based on student need as co-determined by Campus Problem Solving Team
  • Utilize best practice instructional strategies and research-based intervention and curriculum materials to meet the learning needs of identified students
  • Provide individual and small group student interventions and monitor progress in core curricular areas for all grade levels
  • Support behavior interventions and progress monitoring
  • Leverage student voice in the design of the intervention and instructional strategies
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development in the required network reporting systems
  • Collaborate with grade-level Teachers, Interventionists, School Psychologists, and other specialists
  • Complete other tasks/duties as required by Distinctive Schools and the Principal
  • Engage in coaching, mentoring, and professional development opportunities
  • Attend and participate in required professional learning opportunities
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Data Processes 10%
  • Meet weekly with an assigned team(s) to analyze and respond to data and student work samples and assessments
  • Maintains data-based documentation of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress
  • Provides data and student progress to school teams
  • Administers diagnostic assessments and progress monitoring tools for students as needed
  • Analyze and use assessment data to design appropriate responses to support students in mastering grade level standards
  • Participate in problem-solving meetings and teacher-parent conferences regarding students' progress or needs
  • Serve as a member of the Campus Problem Solving Team

Requirements (minimum)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Substitute Teacher or Paraprofessional License
  • Technology demands:
    • Use Deanslist to support documentation
    • Familiar with cloud based software solutions (such as GoogleSuite)
  • Travel as required for training, professional development, and collaboration

Physical demands: Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 20% sitting, 50% walking, and 30% standing

  • 25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)
  • 12 weeks family paid leave
  • Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • 403b match
    • Fully match up to 3%
    • 50% match up to 5%
  • Professional development including tuition reimbursement
  • Gym and wellness discounts
  • And more

Description Disclaimer: Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.

EEO: Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

Distinctive Schools is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Distinctive Schools will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact talent@distinctiveschools.or g or call 773.828.4191


Distinctive Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the work of charter schools serving kids from traditionally underserved backgrounds. The team includes passionate educators and determined leaders who innovate, trailblaze, and collaboratively lead a public education transformation, as well as ensure that each and every one of Distinctive Schools students thrives in college, career and life.

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(312) 332-4998
910 W. Van Buren St. #315
United States

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