Job:

Lead MTSS Interventionist- Art In Motion

Posted on: July 20, 2023 | |

Title: Lead Interventionist (MTSS)
Location: Art in Motion- 7415 S East End Ave, Chicago IL 60649
Reports To: Principal
Salary: Starting at $66,000, commensurate with experience
Employee Type: Regular Full Time
Start Date: August 2023

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Position Overview

A Lead MTSS Interventionist supports the implementation of the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) at the campus level and acts as a core member of the MTSS campus triad. A Lead MTSS Interventionist provides interventions, monitors student progress, and supports planning and facilitation of the school’s problem-solving process. Responsibilities include monitoring student data, collaborating with school psychologists, teachers, instructional coaches, student services team, and other interventionists to ensure that all students across Tiers 2 and 3 are making appropriate gains in their learning. Additionally, a Lead MTSS Interventionist partners with the Regional MTSS Manager and members of the Academic Team and contributes to the work of the MTSS Expanded Design Team and Regional MTSS Huddles.

Responsibilities

Culture

Maintain a student-centered perspective in decision making
Believe that all students and teachers can learn and can achieve great things
Contribute to the equity work of the campus and network and engage in culturally responsive decision making
Build and foster a culture of belonging through positive and professional teacher-coach relationships
Honor teacher voice and autonomy
Cultivate a strengths-based, equity focused mindset
Celebrate teacher growth and development
Foster positive climate and culture
Serve as a positive role model
Interventions 70%

Deliver and monitor progress of Tier 2 and 3 interventions to students in math and literacy as co-determined by the campus problem solving team
Support behavior interventions, planning, and progress monitoring
Utilize best practice instructional strategies and research-based intervention and curriculum materials to meet the learning needs of identified students
Collaborate with Teachers, other Interventionists, School Psychologists, and other members of the team to determine best-fit interventions for students who require instructional or behavior supports
Communicate with families on MTSS processes, intervention, and student progress
Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
Perform other duties as assigned
MTSS Processes 15%

Implement the DS Model and MTSS Processes
Co-design and co-facilitate the Campus Problem Solving Meetings and MTSS Triad Meetings
Implement Regional/Network DS Model that includes MTSS framework, processes, tools for academic and behavior at the campus
Maintain a whole-child, strengths-based mindset and use a culturally responsive lens when designing interventions and making decisions
Support the problem-solving process at grade level data and planning meetings as needed
Co-plan effective Tier 1, 2, and 3 instructional supports for students and classrooms within problem solving meetings
Maintain detailed and accurate records of all campus interventions within established network systems
Maintain inventory of campus interventions, tools, and materials
Participate in DS Observation Structures and intervention fidelity checks in partnership with Regional MTSS Manager and/or Principal/Assistant Principal
Leverage student and teacher voice in the design of interventions
Assessment and Data Analysis 10%

Review & analyze campus academic and behavior Tiers 2, and 3 data
Support the coordination and implementation of the campus’ universal screening process for both academics and behavior
Regularly monitor student and campus data (Tiers 2, and 3) and respond to data with effective interventions and support
Monitor progress throughout intervention cycles and provide real time feedback
Attend Data & Design meetings as requested and as needed
Research ongoing best practices to ensure strong resources and approaches are constantly being utilized with students
Instructional Leadership 5%

Serve as a member of the network MTSS Expanded Design Team
Partner with the Assistant Principal and DS Academic Team to strengthen MTSS processes at the campus level
Co-lead the MTSS problem-solving process with MTSS Triad
Partner with Assistant Principal to ensure strong fidelity of implementation and accountability for interventions, teacher trainings and student progress/growth
Contribute to staff development activities to foster teacher’s professional growth and enhance student learning regarding MTSS
Participate in all required professional development
Lead professional development on MTSS framework, tools, and key practices for campus staff as needed
Attend Instructional Leadership Team and Student Services Team as requested
Attend all campus Academic Planning/Dashboard meetings
Requirements (minimum)

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Qualifications

Valid Professional Educator License or equivalent in state of employment (IL or MI)
5 years lead classroom teaching experience
Must obtain an average of ‘Effective’ rating according to the DS Teaching Framework for 2 consecutive years at DS in all domains or equivalent from outside organization
Technology demands:
Ability to review and analyze student and campus data from multiple sources
Proficient with cloud based software solutions (Google Suite)
Ability to learn digital tools and and programs as needed for the position
Proficient in DeansList for documentation
Travel as required for training, professional development, and collaboration
Must be willing to work an extended academic calendar year of 11 months
Physical demands: Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 30% sitting, 50% walking, and 20% standing

Benefits

25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)
12 weeks family paid leave
Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
403b match
Fully match up to 3%
50% match up to 5%
Professional development including tuition reimbursement
Gym and wellness discounts
And more

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