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26 Apr 2023

Instructional Support Academic Interventionist

Detroit Public Schools Community District
 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Academic Interventionist (To establish a pool)

Location: Various Locations

Salary Range: $40,456

Reports to: Principal

Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT)

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Telecommuting Eligibility: Not eligible for telecommuting.

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.

Position Summary:

The Academic Interventionist’s primary purpose is to assist in improving academic achievement of all students in grades 1-12. Academic Interventionist work directly with teacher(s) to assist students in reinforcing Reading and Mathematics skills. Academic Interventionist will also plan, implement, and assess intervention services to ensure fidelity; enable teachers’ capacity to effectively implement identified core or universal instructional practices for individual students or small groups of students. Academic Interventionists will work alongside classroom teachers in planning and implementing English/ELA and math intervention initiatives through the iReady program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Applicant must show evidence of coursework in Mathematics, English/ELA, Reading, Science or Bilingual.
  • Minimum three (3) year of actual work experience working directly with students.
  • Understanding of and commitment to implementing academic intervention activities for students in grades 1-12.

Essential Functions:

  1. Communicate effectively and collaborate successfully with other staff members, families and caregivers, and community members
  2. Develop and contribute to an environment and climate that is safe, welcoming, and supportive for all members of the campus community
  3. Counsel and support students who need additional academic services to advance their progress
  4. Be attuned to students’ socioemotional needs in addition to their academic needs and be skilled at building trusting and caring relationships with young people.
  5. Work with families, students, and staff to build and implement individualized academic intervention plans.
  6. Partner with the P-20 Child and Family Support Services Coordinator when applicable;
  7. Assist the teacher with planning and facilitating instructional tasks assigned to individual or small groups of students.
  8. Assist with the differentiation of instruction and academic support based on individual students’ strengths and needs.
  9. Work directly with the teacher to assist students in reinforcing Mathematics, English/ELA or Reading, Computer and/or Bilingual skills, and to develop and implement interdisciplinary learning experiences.
  10. Use computer applications/information technology to assist students in improving their Mathematics, and/or English/ELA skills.
  11. Assist teacher to monitor the successful implementation of the school’s curriculum.
  12. Plan and implement differential reading lessons using the iReady intervention program in collaboration with the classroom teacher.
  13. Collaborate with the teacher to provide consistent, intensive, and targeted instruction to students.
  14. Participate in required professional development.
  15. Demonstrate efficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  16. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check.

External Applicants

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at or phone at (313) 873-6897. DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or

Bureaus: Detroit. Job Categories: Contract. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.