Pueblo City Schools ( learn more )

Pueblo, CO ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2852429
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : August 4, 2021

Job Description

Position Type:         Reading Coach / Interventionist - ESSER Grant Funds - Limited Term
Work Year:               165 days
Department:             Teaching and Learning Services
Reports To:              School Principal
Salary Range:          Teacher Salary Schedule
                                  Salary Range:  $38,000 - $83,500
Benefits:                   Fringe Benefits based on PEA Negotiated Agreement
Status:                      FLSA Status: Exempt

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: The primary responsibility of the Reading Coach is to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  The Reading Coach will also model and support content area teachers in teaching students to read and comprehend text related to their subject area.  The primary responsibilities of a Reading Interventionist in the content area is to support students in reading and comprehension of content area text.  Performs instructional and related duties in accordance with District policies and terms of the teacher contract.  The Teacher also maintains a cooperative attitude with staff, parents, and students 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  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.

  • Valid Colorado Teaching License within 60 days from date of hire
  • Secondary ELA Endorsement or Elementary License
  • Teacher must be highly qualified in applicable content area through the following options:
    • Endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
    • 36 semester credit hours applicable to content area
    • Passing score on a State Board of Education approved content exam (currently the ETS Praxis Series)
  • Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary

  • K-12 Reading Endorsement 
  • Masters in Literacy
  • Five (5) or more years of classroom experience as a certified teacher
  • Knowledge/experience with the five components of reading and commitment to support and implement explicit and systematic reading instruction, based on scientific research
  • Knowledge/experience with teaching reading in content areas
  • Knowledge/experience with and ability to implement scientific-based research best practices
  • Previous experience with and ability to utilize effective small groups and whole class direct instruction strategies to differentiate instruction
  • Willingness to follow a curriculum with fidelity
  • Willingness to provide individualized feedback within a coaching cycle to assigned teachers
  • Ability to collaborate with others in meetings and via e-mail
  • Ability to follow a schedule
  • Experience in a Title I or low income setting
  • Knowledge of content standards and implementation of standards-based curriculum
  • Ability to teach and meet the academic needs of all students ensuring academic progress in all content areas especially in reading/writing and mathematics
  • Ability to collaborate with all instructional staff
  • Previous experience to use data to make instructional decisions
  • Ability to use technology and integrate technology skills into the curriculum
  • Knowledge/experience teaching the diverse learner especially students who may have a specific learning plan such as an IEP, ILP, ELL, 504, etc.
  • Demonstrated effective classroom management skills
  • Knowledge/experience in implementing the Title I parental involvement plan
  • Knowledge/experience with Positive Behavior Support Program or willing to implement the school-wide discipline plan

  • Knowledge and understanding of Colorado Common Core State standards
  • Ability to unpack standards and align with curriculum
  • Ability to write specific learning goals, objectives and outcomes
  • Ability to analyze and use multiple data sources to make sound instructional decisions
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in professional learning communities
  • Ability to use technology and incorporate/teach 21st century skills
  • Ability to scaffold and differentiate instruction
  • Ability and willingness to integrate reading, writing and math throughout the curriculum
  • Computer expertise or an expectation to learn Infinite Campus
  • Positive public relation skills, professionalism, strong work ethic, ability to develop positive relationships with school and community
  • Ability to demonstrate the communication skills with students, parents, and teachers to enhance the educational, personal, and social aspect of each student
  • Ability to interpret test information and data
  • Strong commitment to system change and strong evidence of being a "team player"
  • Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Ability to be flexible  

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.  This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success.  That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities.  Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified.  It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s/department’s goals.  Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
  • Teacher will guide the learning process for at-risk students to increase student achievement in accordance with the curriculum, the School Improvement Plan and our Early Literacy Grant
  • Adhere to compliance guidelines to grant expectations
  • Provide a variety of classroom techniques and methods
    • Promote high levels of achievement in relation to individual student abilities
    • Use techniques and methodologies appropriate to student abilities
    • Utilize current and relevant subject matter
    • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use research-based principles of effective instruction
    • Organize instruction using learning objectives with clearly defined student outcomes
    • Employ teaching strategies congruent with planned student outcomes
    • Select teaching strategies emphasizing student involvement
    • Monitor student learning and pace instruction accordingly
  • Prepare effectively for class
    • Prepare daily lesson plans
    • Provide instruction predicated on course goals and objectives
    • Prepare classroom for classroom activities
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
    • Establish written grading standards that are clear and incorporate a variety of graded activities
    • Assure that grading standards are explained and available to parents
  • Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
    • Model personal behaviors of honesty, fairness, courtesy, and consideration
    • Maintain a cooperative relationship with administrators, staff, students, and parents
    • Share appropriate information with parents and with other staff members
  • Provide documentation of students’ progress
    • Provide timely and accurate feedback/documentation to students, parents, and appropriate staff members
    • Assign and check homework and provide appropriate feedback to students
    • Maintain appropriate records of student performance, progress, and development
  • Build motivation and interest in learning
    • Exhibit personal interest and encourage student interest in the subject area
    • Maintain a current awareness of literature/activities in subject area
  • Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development
  • Cultivate and model a respectful working and learning environment
    • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
    • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Participate in department, school, district, and parent meetings

  • Perform any and all other duties as assigned by Building Administrators

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.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel.  The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.  The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:

Rarely = less than .5 hr per day                Occasionally = .5 - 2.5 hrs per day
Frequently = 2.5 - 5.5 hrs per day             Continually = 5.5 - 8 hrs per day
NA = Not Applicable

Sitting                                                       Frequently
Stationary Sitting                                      Frequently
Walking (level surface)                             Frequently
Walking (uneven surface)                         Occasionally
Crawling                                                    Rarely
Crouching (bend at knees)                       Occasionally
Stooping (bend at waist)                           Occasionally
Twisting (knees/waist/neck)                      Occasionally
Turn/Pivot                                                  Occasionally
Climbing (stairs)                                        Rarely
Climbing (ladder)                                       N/A
Reaching overhead                                   Occasionally
Reaching extension                                   Occasionally
Repetitive use arms                                   Occasionally
Repetitive use wrists                                  Occasionally
Repetitive use hands grasping                   Occasionally
Repetitive use hands squeezing                 Occasionally
Fine manipulation                                        Occasionally
Using foot control                                        N/A
Pushing/Pulling                                          Occasionally
                Maximum weight:  40 lbs.
Lifting/Carrying                                            Occasionally
                Maximum weight:  40 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions;
Instructions for Applying:

All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application.  Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review.  The following will need to be uploaded with the application:  current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of principal/administrative license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor). and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.
Please note:  If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing.  Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.  

Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Eric DeCesaro, EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Andrew Burns, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students. Both individuals can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R).
Si usted necesita ayuda con la traduccion, de esta informacion, por favor llame a la oficina del distrito.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
    Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Pueblo City Schools 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

    • Human Resources
    • Pueblo, Colorado 81003

    The content you submit, offer, contribute, attach, post, or display (each a “Submission”) will viewed by other users of the service who may or may not be accurately representing who they are or who they represent. Do not include any sensitive data in your submissions. Any submission or any use or reliance on any content or materials posted via the service or obtained by you through the use of the service is at your own risk. “Sensitive data” for purposes of this section means social security or other government-issued identification numbers, medical or health information, account security information, individual financial account information, credit/debit/gift or other payment card information, account passwords, individual credit and income information or any other sensitive personal data as defined under applicable laws.