Job Description

  • Teacher - English/Language Arts & Literacy Interventionist - Middle Level JobID: 57986
  • Position Type:
    Licensed - Secondary Classroom Teacher/Language Arts

  • Date Posted:
    7/22/2021

  • Location:
    505-Aspen Creek K-8

  • Date Available:
    08/11/2021

  • Closing Date:
    07/28/2021

  •   Additional Information:


    Teacher - English/Language Arts & Literacy Interventionist - Middle Level
    1.0 Total FTE (Engl/LA - .83 fte & .17 Literacy Interventionist) - Regular Contract

    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.

    Summary:
    A BVSD teacher demonstrates a strong knowledge of the curriculum and content area while positively impacting student achievement through innovative instructional strategies and effectively managing the learning environment.

    The Literacy Interventionist position requires a commitment to accelerating all readers to grade level proficiencies using an in-depth understanding of research based literacy best practices. An interventionist will work closely with other school educators, administrators, classroom teachers, and parents to support a school wide systematic approach to increasing student achievement.

    Responsibilities:
    -Positively impacts student achievement through innovative instructional strategies
    -Demonstrates a strong knowledge of the curriculum and content area
    -Effectively manages the learning environment
    -Values student diversity and support the unique learning needs of each individual student
    -Exhibits a growth mindset through participation in high quality professional learning
    -Works collaboratively with colleagues, families and community
    -Builds positive relationships and communicate effectively with families
    -Uses inclusive and differentiated instructional practices to support all students
    -Uses data-driven evidence to inform instruction
    -Demonstrates a level of technology proficiency that enhances student learning
    -Contributes to a positive, child centered school culture
    -Follows State legal requirements and District and building policies and procedures
    -Conducts screening/diagnostic assessments in reading and writing
    -Implements reading instruction/interventions focused on identified outcomes (Including instruction in Orton Gillingham based interventions, and Leveled Literacy Intervention LLI (elementary))
    -Conducts ongoing progress monitoring assessments for each student and enters student data into an online data management system on a regular basis
    -Coordinates the logistics for literacy instruction for students performing below/above grade level in reading/writing and facilitate data sharing meetings
    -Works closely and collaboratively with Administrators, General Education Teachers, English Language Development Teachers, and Special Education Teachers, sharing responsibility for individual targeted or intensive instruction.
    -Provides leadership and professional development for teachers to use proven, effective literacy instructional strategies and literacy online resources.
    -Communicates regularly with parents.
    -Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:
    Required:

    -Currently hold a Colorado teaching license or have licensure application in process with appropriate endorsement in: English Language Arts (must upload license or in process documentation to application)
    -Currently hold a Colorado teaching license in Elementary or Secondary Education, or have licensure application in process with appropriate endorsement, or willingness to acquire endorsement as: Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist (must upload license or in process documentation to application).
    -Minimum of three years teaching experience at either the elementary or secondary level.
    -Trained in and have an in-depth knowledge of literacy assessments, Orton Gillingham based interventions (must upload certificates or in process documentation to application).
    -Completed and submitted BVSD online application

    Preferred:
    -Excellent oral and written communication skills; willingness to communicate frequently with families regarding school curriculum and student progress
    -Data-driven evidence of closing the achievement gap and deep knowledge of instructional practices that will do so-Masters in Literacy or have passed the state test for Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist.
    -Understanding of the READ Act and how to implement requirements of READ Act legislation.
    -Knowledge of how a student learns to read.
    -Diagnostic and prescriptive skills in reading, writing, speaking and spelling.
    -Trained in and have an in-depth knowledge of literacy assessments, Orton Gillingham based interventions, and Leveled Literacy Intervention LLI (elementary).
    -Experience with MTSS/RTI structures including interim assessments, targeted instruction and progress monitoring.
    -Experience with linguistically diverse and other diverse learners.
    -Highly skilled at using digital resources.
    -Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
    -Ability to function well in self-directed activities, work collaboratively, and take initiative to complete tasks.
    -Ability to effectively communicate with administrators, teachers, specialists, and parents, both verbally and in writing.
    -Skilled in group facilitation, coordination, and leadership.
    -Certification as an Academic Language Therapist.


    Salary information:
    -Salary Placement varies according to experience and education.

    Application and Selection Procedure:
    -Apply on-line at http://bvsd.org (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number).
    -Regular teachers requesting transfers to less than their current assignment would assume the contracted FTE of the accepted position.
    -If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado.
    -Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.

    The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html





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