Literacy Interventionist (Grades 3-8)

  • ReNEW Schools
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 09/17/2023

Job Description

POSITION DETAILSWe are seeking a passionate teacher committed to providing students with targeted reading instruction. The ideal Literacy Interventionist will bring both knowledge in the science of reading and the experience of closing reading gaps in students. They track data obsessively and use it to drive student growth. Interventionists work alongside a team of teachers to assess students’ reading abilities, identify deficiencies, and create reading intervention plans and strategies to ensure all students have access to high-quality curriculum and instruction that will enable them to fulfill ReNEW Schools’ mission. WHO WE AREAt ReNEW, we ensure that students are academically and emotionally prepared to access the full range of life choices that are the fundamental right of every child in the city. ReNEW is dedicated to helping teachers become outstanding at their craft. With a high focus on professional development and individual coaching at both the school-level and the network-level, we are committed to helping you become the best teacher you can be.WHAT YOU'LL DOAt ReNEW Schools, we expect our Literacy Interventionist to:Design High-Quality Small Group Lesson Materials: You will design supplemental lesson materials that target student skill gaps to ensure students can access grade-level content. You are knowledgeable about the Louisiana standards being taught across 3rd-8th grade reading and the prerequisite skills to master those standards.Deliver High-Quality Small Group Instruction: You will support small groups of students with reading support both in the classroom and in small breakout groups.Track Student Performance Data: You will develop an observable system for collecting academic performance data on students in your small group and monitor progress over time. Adjust Lessons Based on Data: You will regularly check student progress to ensure that students understand the material you are teaching. Your checks for understanding will help you make in-the-moment adjustments to accommodate the learning needs of the students you support. Communicate Learning Goals: You will share learning goals with the students you support and revisit these goals in a clear and concise way. Build Relationships & Rapport: You will use your knowledge of students' personal attributes to inform and maintain student engagement and performance. Work Collaboratively: You will work with the core ELA teacher, Literacy/ELA coach, and network director of curriculum and instruction to analyze data and prepare materials.  WHAT YOU BRINGIn addition to the expectations listed above, you will bring the following to our schools and students: Experience – At least 3 years of ELA and/or Reading teaching experience with a record of student achievement. Experience with Wit and Wisdom preferred.Education –  Bachelor’s degree required.Strategic Thinking & Vision – Sees and communicates the big picture in an inspiring way to students and colleagues. Determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current student performance trends.Organization & Planning – Plans, organizes, and schedules, in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities.Analytical Skills – Structures and processes qualitative or quantitative student performance data and draws insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.Attention to Detail – Ensures that important details do not slip through the cracks or derail a project.Creativity/Innovation – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems, including instructional design and delivery.Teamwork – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.Flexibility – Demonstrates the ability to adjust in the moment and the willingness to support with additional responsibilities, if needed.Persistence – Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.Listening Skills – Lets others speak and seeks to understand their viewpoints.