Literacy Interventionist
Job Details
Elementary School - Kansas CIty, MO
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Education
Summary
Literacy Interventionist
 
The Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools serves 1400 students ranging from PreK-12 and is a free, open enrollment public charter school. Over 92% of our students are Latinx. Our school system consists of Guadalupe Centers High School, Guadalupe Centers Middle School, and Guadalupe Centers Elementary School. Our system grew out of Guadalupe Centers’ educational programming. Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously operating agency serving the Latinx community in the US since 1919. Our roots in our community run deep.  
 
There are many benefits to working at GCCS with some of them being:
  • Student and Families: GCCS teachers strive to form strong relationships with our students and their families. Our organization grew out of Guadalupe Centers, the longest continuously operating agency serving the Latinx community in the US. These community ties are integral to who we are. 
  • Staff Autonomy: Teachers at GCCS appreciate having the autonomy to try proven and new approaches in their classroom and are encouraged to innovate. The experience of teachers is valued and they are given space to collaborate and share their best practice with each other. 
  • Coaching and Development: Staff at GCCS collaborate with their leaders on their growth and development. GCCS teachers set a professional development goal in collaboration with their coaches, colleagues, and in district initiatives. All staff are aligned on working on their development over the course of the year.
 
Additional benefits include, but are not limited to Competitive compensation and benefits, a qualifying relocation stipend upon hire, a bilingual (Spanish) stipend upon hire, and tuition reimbursement. GCCS has also expanded our benefits around well-being and mental health. 
 
Summary:  
The Literacy Interventionist provides strategies for teaching and supporting students in the literacy skills needed to learn to read, read to learn, and comprehend.  
 
Reports To: Building Principal 
 
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Support the facilitation of the school’s literacy intervention program. 
  • Collaborate with teachers individually to identify the literacy needs of students, set learning goals and targets, and problem-solve with teachers to develop best practices for the continuous academic growth of students in literacy. 
  • Assist teachers with data collection, and analysis of data results and supports the sharing of findings with all staff. 
  • Review student achievement and assist with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and support services. 
  • Teach targeted literacy intervention to individual, small group, and/or full classroom settings daily using research-based strategies and resources. 
  • Assist students using software and materials related to literacy programs. 
  • Meet regularly with the classroom teacher to plan literacy instruction that correlates with the individual student’s needs or as requested by the classroom teacher.
  • Attend professional development to enhance knowledge of pedagogy and content, especially literacy. 
  • Maintain and submit accurate and up-to-date management records of all students progress. 
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities related to literacy as assigned by the supervisor.
 
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking throughout the classroom. 
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time. 
  • Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the school and other facilities as needed.
 
Application Process:  
Please complete an application which may be found at www.guadalupecenters.org/workforgccs/. If a position requires a degree, please upload a copy of transcripts and/or degree certification to your application. Other attachments such as a cover letter or resume can also be uploaded and attached to the application.
 
Guadalupe Centers, Inc. conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities’ individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply to all our job openings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
Qualifications
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Assessment and Analysis 
    • Assessing students utilizing a variety of methods to determine appropriate placement and specific instructional needs
    • Analyzing schoolwide assessment data and determining students who need additional literacy support
  • Planning for Instruction 
    • Creating intervention groupings and determining focus/goal and plan to lead to students toward goal mastery
    • Ability to select appropriate instructional materials for a group
  • Experience Working with Diverse Learners
    • Familiarity with best practices in reading instruction for emergent bilinguals 
  • Professional Collaboration 
    • Leading literacy related professional development
    • Supporting individual teachers regarding best practices for literacy instruction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations. 
 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.
  • Missouri State Certification in Elementary Education. 
  • Missouri DESE Special Reading Teacher Certification. 
  • Special Reading Endorsement and/or completion of Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)  or similar training 
  • Minimum of two to four years of experience working in a classroom setting. 
  • Experience in an urban school setting is preferred.
  • Bilingual ability; English required and Spanish preferred.
  • Highly Qualified Status (this status requires the following) 
    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Appropriate certification for the course/grade level being taught.
    • Documentation of content expertise in the area being taught (early literacy)
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