Academic Intervention Specialist (Oct-May, M-F, 8 -1:15) (Lazear)
Position SummaryEducation for Change is looking for dynamic and visionary Academic Intervention Specialist providing Math and Reading intervention (push in and pull out) to students in grades 5-8 in general education and special education settings. Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, they will provide instructional support and assistance to students and teachers; perform a variety of support activities related to behavior management and classroom instruction; and perform a variety of clerical support duties related to classroom activities. They will support students in the classroom environment and support the Special Education Teacher, classroom teachers, and other members of the instructional team.About Education for Change Public SchoolsFounded in 2005, Education for Change (EFC) is a charter management organization that was created as a partnership between Oakland Unified School District and the education reform community in order to leverage the flexibilities in charter law to facilitate greater innovation and to address the underperformance of our most vulnerable student populations. EFC is Oakland’s largest charter operator, serving over 3,000 students in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of East Oakland. Five of seven of our schools were formerly OUSD schools that converted to EFC to leverage the flexibility and agility provided by charter law for greater outcomes for our students.Our ApproachEFC is committed to serving ALL students, regardless of need. Our approach addresses the diverse needs of our students by offering a myriad of program designs to meet individual needs. We offer inclusion, resource instruction, combined programs that include both inclusive and small group instruction, and specialized programs for students with autism, those in need of emotional support, and students with more moderate needs. Utilizing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports, our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to analyze and problem solve around student and staff needs. We employ a whole child approach that not only meets the basic needs of our students but also takes into consideration their socio-emotional, academic and behavioral needs.Responsibilities(Note: Any one position may not include all duties listed; the listed examples do not include all duties and responsibilities which may be found in positions within this classification.)• Provide Math and Reading intervention (push in and pull out) to assigned students • Assist in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe, and cooperative classroom and learning environment. • Prepare and set up instructional materials and/or equipment for use in classroom activities; maintain instructional materials and equipment. • Assist classroom teachers in creating curriculum modifications for students. • Provide testing accommodations, including supervising students completing tests in a separate location or during an extended time. • Review and correct student work assignments. • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to ensure the student(s) receives the support needed to find academic and personal success at school. • Provide instructional support and assistance to teachers and students assigned to a designated special education instructional program; tutor individual or small groups of students, reinforcing instruction as directed by the teacher; monitor and oversee student drills, practices, and assignments in various subjects. • Confer with teachers concerning programs and materials to meet the individual needs of special education students. • Assist in the implementation of behavior intervention plans which may involve the use of approved positive reinforcement strategies, behavior modification, other skills or knowledge to establish and maintain appropriate behaviors. • Report progress regarding student performance and behavior; communicate with parents regarding student performance and behavior as assigned. • Assist in monitoring students' progress toward their goals through formal documentation methods and data observations. Maintain student academic records and assist with preparing report cards and IEP progress reports. • Assure the health and safety of students by following health and safety practices and procedures; maintain a learning environment in a safe, orderly and clean manner. • Transport students as necessary. • Facilitate and support social interactions and foster the development of positive relationships between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers. • Assist all students by modeling appropriate behavior and attitudes and providing emotional support and general guidance. • Support students to be active participants on field trips and school assemblies or productions. • Perform other related duties as required and assigned. • Attend mandatory new hire professional development. Qualifications• 1+ year working with students in special education or students from urban communities in an educational setting • Knowledge of basic subjects taught in elementary and middle school, including mathematics, reading, writing, grammar, and spelling • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions; ability to take initiative and modify activities and programs as needed • Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practiceDesired Qualifications• Teaching credential including 30-day emergency permit or masters degree in teaching/education preferred but not required EFC Core Values• Connected- We continually work to build trusting relationships among students, families, staff, and the Oakland community at large. We are an all-hands-on-deck network driven by empathy. We value our collective identity and the individual identities of our community members and scholars such that we have a sense of collective ownership and responsibility for each other and for our scholars. • Inclusive- We proactively disrupt predictable patterns of opportunity, power, privilege, and performance. We create an inclusive environment where multiple perspectives are not only valued but sought, where people from all backgrounds feel seen and heard and can thrive, and where we all feel a deep sense of accountability to our mission. • Interdependent- Our success at every level is dependent on our individual and collective sustainability. To that end, we are transparent, creative, and collaborative problem-solvers who seek to build trusting relationships. We are curious and are open to new ideas while also putting systems in place to ensure continuity so that our employees can stay, grow, thrive, and help make good on our promise to our students and families. • Learners- We support each other to develop and grow so that we can leverage our collective power, intelligence, and passion on behalf of our students. We lean on home-grown leaders who are rooted in our community. Individuals feel known and are provided opportunities to maximize their potential in alignment with their passions and goals.Work Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Compensation & BenefitsThis is a part-time position. $100-125/day based on credential status; benefits NOT included.