ESL Interventionist- South Baton Rouge Charter
JOB PURPOSE: The Intervention Specialist role is to create a flexible program and classroom environment favorable to student learning and personal growth. This role will also be responsible to provide the necessary support to students to ensure they meet their maximum potential, while assisting the Principal in providing a school atmosphere in which learning is of prime importance by implementing CSUSA policies designed to maintain a superior educational environment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Instruction/Education Responsibilities * Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to the company's philosophy, goals and objectives as outlined in the adopted courses of study. * Makes purposeful and appropriate lesson plans which provide for effective teaching strategies and maximizes time on task. * Presents subject matter to students to maximize learning opportunity and provides real-world, application based examples and learning opportunities. * Strives to maximize the educational achievement of each student. * Assesses student strengths and weaknesses on a frequent basis, provides appropriate activities to address student needs and generates progress reports as required. * Refers students with suspected learning problems to appropriate support personnel. * Assigns lessons, corrects student work product and reviews oral presentations. * Prepares students for state required achievement assessments. * Keeps current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory and is willing to share this knowledge for the continual improvement of the school's curriculum. * Assists in the on-going curriculum revision process, including the revision of written courses of study. * Becomes acquainted with supplemental services beneficial to students as an extension of regular classroom activities. Discipline * Lead discipline enforcement throughout the school. * Investigate problems of disciplinary nature, document information and report findings and decisions to appropriate individuals. * Report on investigations of offenses committed by students * Investigate referrals where student or school property is stolen or reported missing. * Work closely with the school guidance counselor, principal and local law enforcement agencies and make referrals as appropriate. * Recommend appropriate sanctions including detentions, campus service, suspensions and referrals to the Principal for appropriate action. * Make periodic tours of campus to ensure that school and school board policies are being enforced. * Conduct periodic classroom visits. * Assist with the enforcement of school/state attendance policies. * Counsel students and parents where behavioral problems are involved. * Assist with the supervision of organized student gatherings and see that all equipment is operative * Coordinate school bus supervision before and after school. * Coordinate the student lunchroom and work duty assignments. * Assist with the supervision of students detained after school hours for disciplinary reasons * Provide information to the principal regarding teachers' effectiveness in classroom management and pupil control. * Ensure school code of conduct is enforced consistently. * Participate in school based leadership opportunities (i.e.: team meeting, lead teacher meeting, etc). * Convene scheduled meetings with Guidance Counselors and Principal to discuss individual cases and the well-being of the student body. MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED DISCLAIMER The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE * Time Management - Prioritizing, Organizing, Scheduling. * Computer Basics - Windows (Word, Excel, Outlook). * Communication - Oral (including presentations), Written, Interpersonal (active listening), Negotiating and Influencing. * Ability to communicate effectively with parents, teachers, students and community. * Ability to demonstrate flexible and creative management of disciplinary issues. * Capacity to be a team player. * Ability to provide a supportive role to the principal. * Ability to analyze, prioritize and complete work with little supervision within agreed timeline. * Capacity to demonstrate respect to all stakeholders. * Capacity to develop effective reporting mechanisms. JOB REQUIREMENTS * Bachelor's degree (BA) from an accredited college or university or equivalent. * Successful results of criminal and employment background check. * Possession of valid teaching certification (if appropriate). * Equivalent combination of education and experience. * Knowledge of technology as related to specific job functions. * Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable. WORK ENVIRONMENT * The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet except during periods of heavy student activity. PHYSICAL DEMANDS * Agility and ability to quickly move in a school environment where children are present. * Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects. * TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA. FLSA OVERTIME CATEGORY Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. EVALUATION Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Charter Schools USA's policy. DECLARATION The Charter Schools USA Human Resources Department retains the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.