Academic Intervention Specialist (Special Education Teacher)

US-WA-Tacoma
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1343
# of Openings
1
Category
Teaching

Overview

Seneca Family of Agencies is seeking full-time an Academic Intervention Specialist for Seattle Public Schools which provides highly individualized support to students attending public schools in the Seattle area. At our school programs, Seneca seamlessly interweaves special education services with rich therapeutic and behavioral supports. It is our goal to provide an enriching and successful environment where students' strengths are celebrated and their needs addressed with a variety of targeted interventions.  Our school-based services are highly individualized for each student, and parents and other family members are enlisted as partners in designing and implementing the education and treatment plans for their child.

The Academic Intervention Specialist provides intensive academic instruction to students both in their classroom settings and in the learning lab. Additionally, the Academic Intervention Specialist coordinates services at the school site and supports colleagues in supporting students successfully in diverse settings by providing teacher coaching, modeling and development opportunities. The Academic Intervention Specialistworks collaboratively with classroom teachers, school leadership and the RTI implementation team to maintain the academic, social and emotional needs of each student

Responsibilities

  • Work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement academic, behavioral, and therapeutic services for students in need of intervention
  • Provide coaching and professional development to support school staff in experiencing success with all students
  • Implement research-based interventions aligned with the three tiers of the RTI pyramid
  • Provide an individualized academic intervention program to target diverse learners’ needs
  • Employ authentic and norm-referenced assessment strategies to monitor progress and guide instructional planning and decision making
  • Chair the school’s Coordination of Services Team meetings
  • Engage caregivers in the educational process, providing frequent opportunities to discuss student growth and needs
  • Participate in professional learning communities to enhance practice and create coherence

Qualifications

  • Current Special Education Teaching Credential 
  • 3+ years teaching experience preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to be insured by Seneca's automobile policy
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other state or federal requirements

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Scolarship opporutnities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
  • 7 weeks of school breaks
  • 1 week of PTO, and 4 weeks of teacher days off
  • Employee-paid Employee Assistance Plan
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