Academic Interventionist

Posted on: February 13, 2023

Position Title: Academic Interventionist

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 2235 N Hamilton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Reports To: School Principal

Start Date: Immediately

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Interventionist will analyze assessment data and provide push-in and pull-out research-based interventions in core curricular areas. An Interventionist will collaborate with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts. This person will:

Plan, prepare, and develop various instructional materials based on student need

Prepare lessons based on student target area and prescribed curriculum

Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline

Enforce behavior modification and personal development programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or speech-language pathologists

Present subject matter to students using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods from prescribed curriculum

Tutor and assist children individually or in small groups in order to help them master skills and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers

Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth

Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development

Participate in problem-solving RTI meetings and teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or needs

Use Mileposts system to create intervention plans for students on caseload

Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students


Bachelor’s Degree

Substitute Teacher or Paraprofessional License

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students

We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way

Distinctive Schools was named one of Crain’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Chicago; culture is at the heart of what we do

We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city

Gym and wellness discounts

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.