Reports To: Building Principal

Summary:  The ELA interventionist provides strategies for teaching and supporting students in the literacy skills needed to learn to read, read to learn and comprehend.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Other duties may be assigned.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and facilitate the school’s literacy intervention program.
  • Collaborate with teachers individually to identify the literacy needs of students, to set learning goals and targets, and to problem solve with teachers to develop best practices for continuous academic growth of students in literacy.
  • Assist teachers with the collection of data, analysis of data results and supports the sharing of findings with all staff.
  • Review student achievement and assist with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and support services.
  • Teach targeted literacy intervention to individual, small group, and/or full classroom settings daily using research-based strategies and resources.
  • Assist students using software and materials related to literacy programs.
  • Meet regularly with the classroom teacher to plan literacy instruction that correlates with the individual student’s needs or as requested by the classroom teacher.
  • Attend professional development to enhance knowledge of pedagogy and content, especially literacy.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and up-to-date management records of all students’ progress.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities related to literacy as assigned by supervisor.


  • Spanish language is helpful.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university having a teacher education program approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education;
  • Pass Criminal Background Check and Family Care Registry;
  • Certified by the state of Missouri or working towards the certification ( to achieve highly qualified status.
  • Committed to working with under-served students.
  • Highly Qualified Status: this status requires a bachelor’s degree, the appropriate certification for the course/grade level they are teaching, and documentation of content expertise in the area they are teaching.
  • Experience in urban school setting (preferred).
  • Special Reading Endorsement
  • Proficient technology skills
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Strong instructional skills inclusive of oral and written communication

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