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9 Mar 2018

Instructional Support Instructional Specialist for Interventions

New Visions for Public Schools
 New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Position Summary:

  1. To design the scaling of intervention services for literacy interventions across the network
  2. To support lead APs and intervention teachers across the network.
  3. To ensure that the state and federal compliance requirements for students with disabilities are met.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Meet regularly with school based teams in charter schools to:

  • Develop and facilitate the implementation of a school-wide literacy intervention program
  • Work through APs to coach literacy intervention teachers across the network
  • Review student achievement and assist with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and support services
  • Lead the development of systems and structures at the school level to track intervention progress
  • Manage and support the implementation of these systems and structures across schools.
  • Develop a network level team of teachers that provides opportunities for self directed learning through the framework of improvement science.
  • Develop and provide ongoing professional development to school leadership teams across the network.
  • Design adult learning modules that develop capacity in essential areas of instructional strategies that support all learners.
  • Ensure that all special services for students at a given school are being coordinated effectively and that schools are in compliance with IEPs.
  • Liaise between schools and CSE to advocate for particular students when applicable.

Work with other New Visions staff to:

  • Understand and monitor the implementation of these systems and structures
  • Analyze performance data using the Data Portal and special education data systems to track student progress
  • Explore electronic platforms and virtual learning opportunities that promote and support special education compliance, instruction and advocacy

Education and Experience:

  • Masters-level degree
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in public education, preferably urban schools and secondary level

Required Skill Sets and Knowledge Base:

  • Expert knowledge of Wilson Language Interventions is required and other reading interventions such as Just Words, READ 180, and System 44 is preferred
  • Expert knowledge of one or more core content areas at the secondary school level
  • Leadership in providing professional development and supports to educators
  • Experience with teaching reading and writing skills to secondary school students
  • Excellent written, oral, organizational, and interpersonal skills including strong facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively

New Visions for Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume via online application.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Job Tags: intervention, intervention services, Just Words, literacy intervention, READ 180, System 44, and Wilson Language.

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