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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2850369
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 8, 2021

Job Description

Job Title         Reading/Dyslexia Interventionist 


Qualifications Required:  

  • valid Arkansas teaching license
  • minimum of three (3) years successful teaching reading experience


  • Masters Degree in Reading


Contract       190 Days


Evaluator       Building Principal (Arkansas TESS Rubric) 

                      The reading interventionist works under the direct supervision of the building

                      principal, in conjunction with the Director of Student Services to ensure

                      continuity of reading initiatives, programs, interventions, and common

                      language across the district.


Job Description        A reading interventionist is an individual who has deep knowledge of                                  and skill in research/evidence-based practices for teaching reading.

                                The interventionist provides targeted reading instruction to students

                                 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or who have

                                 demonstrated characteristics of dyslexia, as well as struggling

                                 readers in need of Tier 3 remediation.


Essential Job Functions

  • Implement the district’s identified reading intervention program with fidelity
  • Coordinate, in conjunction with the director of student services, the building’s dyslexia intervention program adopted by the district
  • Administer and interpret assessment data to identify students in need of supplemental or intensive intervention and monitor student progress
  • Serve as a guest expert to school intervention teams (SIT) to lead in the identification of students in need of targeted reading interventions and with characteristics of dyslexia
  • Collaborate with teachers to analyze data for the purpose of identifying struggling students’ needs, setting learning goals and targets, and problem solving to support continued academic growth in reading
  • Coordinate the schedule of services for students in need of targeted reading and dyslexia program interventions
  • Deliver targeted reading intervention through one-to-one and small group instruction
  • Use appropriate supplemental intervention materials to provide targeted reading support
  • Consistently monitor, assess and encourage individual student progress and program effectiveness 
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress as required by law and district policies
  • Maintain ongoing communication with classroom teachers, instructional teams, and administrators regarding student progress and learning needs
  • Participate in professional development training of reading and dyslexia programs as initiated by the district
  • Provide support to teachers in the effective implementation of reading professional development, inclusive of reading instructional practices and collecting/analyzing appropriate student data
  • Push in to instructional team meetings, as appropriate, to support teachers’ implementation of Tier 2 reading interventions
  • Foster and maintain effective communication with parents/guardians regarding intervention and student progress
  • Share research/evidence-based instructional reading practices among teachers and reading interventionists, within and across grade levels and buildings
  • Assist the director of student services and building principals to ensure seamless vertical and horizontal alignment of reading interventions within and across grade levels and buildings
  • Support and promote the district’s mission, vision and values
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Siloam Springs School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Staci Branson
    • PO Box 798
    • Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761

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