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SRBI Specialist - Literacy

VACANCY: SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH-BASED INTERVENTION SPECIALIST ? ELEMENTARY (10-MONTH POSITION)
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction K-12
EFFECTIVE: August 27, 2018
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Any one of the following Connecticut certifications:
Reading Consultant, K-8 (#096)
Reading and Language Arts Consultant, K-12 (#097)
Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts, 1?12 (#102)
Demonstrated successful classroom teaching experience
Evidence of well-developed knowledge and implementation of best practices in teaching literacy and mathematics K-5
Proven ability to work collaboratively with adults
Capacity to develop, model, and deliver effective learning interventions
Ability to assess performance, analyze data and plan long and short-term interventions
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists to provide academic interventions for students
Utilizing research-based knowledge in identifying needs and providing interventions
Consulting with elementary principals and assistant principals about SRBI process/plan
Working collaboratively and directly with teachers and other specialists in kindergarten through grade five classrooms to identify students needing intervention and to plan improvement strategies
Collaborating with professional staff to ensure the integration of literacy and mathematics with the SRBI and Special Education processes
Providing professional development and coaching related to balanced literacy and Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI)
Working with English language learners as part of SRBI
Designing, delivering, and assessing effective interventions for small groups and individual students
Designing, implementing, monitoring, and adjusting data collection, analysis and utilization to meet student needs
Keeping informed of new developments and trends in the fields of literacy and mathematics in order that innovations and new materials may be explored in the district
Pursuing professional development that expands coaching knowledge and skills
Coordinating and training support staff (instructional aides)
Creating and maintaining records about students and interventions
Such other related duties as directed
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per Contract between the Darien Board of Education and the Darien Education Association
APPLY: Please submit an electronic application via Applitrack: www.darienps.org, Departments, Human Resources, Employment opportunities. Supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, teaching certificate(s), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the electronic application. Paper and emailed application materials will not be accepted from external candidates.
NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT - Darien Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Darien Public Schools does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Darien Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.
Inquiries regarding Darien Public Schools nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:
Marjorie B. Cion, Director of Human Resources, mcion@darienps.org, 203-656-7406, Board of Education Offices, 35 Leroy Avenue, Darien, CT 06820

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