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EL Interventionist

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

GRPS MISSION: Our mission is to ensure that all students are educated, self-directed, and productive members of society.


Department:English Learners

Bargaining Unit:Grand Rapids Education Association (GREA)

Salary:Determined by the collective bargaining agreement and a comprehensive benefits package


Under the supervision of the English Learners (EL) Executive Director, the EL Interventionist is responsible for providing targeted academic second language and grade level supports to eligible EL students in all core content areas at GRPS.


Essential functions under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include any of the following duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by employees in this position. Regular on time and in person attendance is an essential function of this job. Other essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide and deliver academic support services to eligible EL students
  • Manage and maintain accurate student records
  • Visit with identified students to identify suitable options and help resolve problems.
  • Develop a positive relationship with students and school community and maintain constructive relationships with staff, students, and administration.
  • Interact with co-workers, administration, and students in cooperative, supportive, and positive ways.
  • Participate in district led EL PD (WIDA/ SIOP).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
  • ESL/Bilingual Spanish endorsement or Masters in TESOL

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Valid Michigan teacher's certificate
  • SIOP Training
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Understanding of working with WIDA and Common State Standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum development processes.
  • Experience working with at-risk learners and special needs.
  • Ability to effectively function as a professional team member.
  • High level organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated good attendance and punctuality.
  • Possesses high level of communication skills (oral and written).
  • Must be able to deal with the multiplicity of an urban community population

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, hear (in a quiet or noisy environment). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust/focus.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to compare, analyze, communicate both orally and in writing, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile, and negotiate.


The Grand Rapids Public Schools will not discriminate against any person based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, height, weight, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or military status.

Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations: Assistance with the application process may be requested through the Human Resources Department at (616) 819-2022 or

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