Job Description


Job Number:2017-2946

Specialist-Elem Math and Literacy Intervention
Midway Elementary

FTE: 1.000
Hours Per Day: 7.00
Position Type: Non-Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $49,888.00 - $97,030.00

Closing Date: 02/26/2018 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.

Additional Information: February 2018 - June 2018.
The salary for this position will be prorated based on the start date.

JOB TITLE: ELEMENTARY MATH AND LITERACY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

GROUP: HEA BASE CONTRACT DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 180

FLSA STATUS
: Exempt
Plus additional days as provided by the HEA bargaining agreement

SUMMARY: The Elementary Math Specialist’s primary responsibilities are to demonstrate exemplary classroom
mathematics practice, observe and coach classroom teachers, plan and conduct local mathematics professional
development, and collect, analyze and report school data to administrators and others as needed or requested.

The Literacy and Language Interventionist provides oral language and reading instruction to struggling readers

and evaluates and implements literacy strategies that increase student success. The specialist works

cooperatively with other staff and administrators to develop and implement school-wide strategies through

team-teaching, collaborative planning groups and best practice based on research and data analysis. The

specialist will work closely with building administrator and staff to plan professional development opportunities

that are aligned with student growth models, assist with the management of formative assessments and support

the implementation of adopted literacy frameworks and ELL strategies school-wide.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE LITERACY INTERVENTIONIST include the following. This list
is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in
other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- Assist with planning, research, and professional development for all staff in effective reading instruction.

- Provide school wide interventions for struggling readers such as reading groups, possible before and after

school tutoring programs, etc.

- Participate in school leadership teams, attend regular staff meetings, exercise sound judgment and

initiative in decision making, and assist the school in establishing and meeting projected student

outcomes.

JOB DESCRIPTION: ELEMENTARY MATH AND LITERACY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

- Work closely with principal and staff to plan professional development, manage formative assessments

and support the implementation of literacy frameworks and adopted oral language development

programs.

- Assist in developing and coordinating literacy outreach efforts and family literacy activities.

- Work closely with the building principal and specialists in the development and implementation of

reading and oral language strategies and activities.

- Providing other support needed by the principal and staff to accomplish the goal of making sure that all

students at grade level in reading and writing.

- Effectively sequence instruction and content to enable a diverse population of students to experience a

high degree of success.

- Effectively diagnose student learning process and difficulties while providing evaluative feedback to

students and families including prescribed ways to maintain progress and overcome difficulties.

- Maintain a safe and civil classroom environment.

- Assist administrator in the development and adherence to district policies and procedures and assist with

the consistent communication of these to students, parents and staff.

- Demonstrate leadership, creativity and flexibility in the development and achievement of department

goals.

Other Functions
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective

functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE MATH INTERVENTIONIST include the following. This list is
meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in
other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- Provide focused professional development work with individual teachers on a regular basis using student

data and student work.

- Facilitate effective and cohesive teacher teams as they implement instructional practices and programs.

- Lead teachers in the use of formative and summative data about learning to adjust math instruction.

- Develop culturally responsive instruction and culturally relevant math curriculum.

- Facilitate teacher committees to design and revise math frameworks, common assessments and

formative assessments.

Other Functions
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective

functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Washington State teacher certificate with an endorsement in elementary education
Three (3) years’ experience teaching in a diverse, multicultural K-12 educational environment that includes work

with special needs students

One year of experience with literacy/math intervention strategies

One year of experience with and demonstrated knowledge of curriculum implementation, and
modification/adaptation

JOB DESCRIPTION: ELEMENTARY MATH AND LITERACY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS::

Additional endorsements in ELL, Math, Reading, or English/Language Arts

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Washington State Driver’s license and proof of insurance

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Implementing Common Core State Standards based instruction for literacy/language and math development.

Adopted reading programs and strategies.

Research-based assessments to evaluate student progress.

Promoting instructional leadership and intervention strategies in literacy to increase student learning.

Effective classroom assessment practices.
Math and expertise in content and pedagogy.
Balanced Literacy, Guided Reading, Readers and Writers Workshop frameworks or other district adopted

materials.

Applying a variety of instructional theories and models to meet individual student needs and increased success.

Evaluation and implementation of best practices aligned with school and district goals for student achievement.

Team development and leading organizational change.

Development of staff motivation to achieve departmental goals within established timelines.

Positive behavior intervention strategies.
School board policies and procedures.

ABILITY TO:
Align instructional practices for increasing student learning.

Implement successful reading intervention strategies to improve student learning.

Communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing at all levels.

Work collaboratively as a mentor and instructional leader to classroom teachers and paraprofessionals.

Operate a microcomputer and related software.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students and general public.

Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence.

Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations.

Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions.

Make sound decisions and resolve staff conflicts tactfully and diplomatically.

Contributing to the schools success and team development in a positive, proactive manner.

Assume instructional leadership role for an assigned subject areas of responsibility.

Participate in and support extra-curricular / intramural activities with students and staff.

Work independently and with minimal supervision.

Maintain strict confidentiality.

Establish and maintain student data and to prepare student progress reports in a timely manner.

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or designee

EVALUATION: The Math/Literacy Interventionist will be evaluated by the principal or designee based on
performance of duties and responsibilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION: ELEMENTARY MATH AND LITERACY INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works
near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must deal with
angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent
interruptions in their work schedule.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY
Updated by Human Resources, 2015.05.23
Combined Literacy and Math Interventionist job descriptions together, 2014.11.21

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in

admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race,

creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital

status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability,

or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students

who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having

inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights

Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Family

Engagement and Student Support, 206.631.3100; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and

Social Services, 206.631.3011

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