You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Academic Interventionist

Title: Academic Interventionist (2023-24SY)
Location: CICS Prairie- 11530 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
Reports To: Principal
Salary: Starting at $30,000, commensurate with experience
Career Level: Interventionist
Employee Type: Regular Full Time
Start Date: August 2023

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 Overview

A Distinctive Schools Interventionist will collect and analyze assessment data and provide push-in and pull-out research-based interventions in core curricular areas. An Interventionist will collaborate with classroom teachers and the Campus Problem Solving Team in order to coordinate instructional efforts. 



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 relationships 
Cultivate a strengths-based, equity focused mindset
Celebrate student growth and development 
Foster positive climate and culture 
Serve as a positive role model
Interventions 90%

Implement the DS Model and MTSS Processes 
Build strong relationships with students and families and colleagues
Maintain an organized and welcoming environment that provides students with a sense of belonging, joy, hope, and safety
Manage strong classroom procedures, routines, and rituals that maximize learning
Communicate frequently and consistently with students, families and teachers
Implement best practices in alignment with DS Model and maintain pace with grade level expectations
Provide individual and small group student interventions and monitor progress in core curricular areas for all grade levels
Design, plan, and deliver effective Tier 2, and 3 interventions and strategies based on student need as co-determined by Campus Problem Solving Team
Utilize best practice instructional strategies and research-based intervention and curriculum materials to meet the learning needs of identified students
Provide individual and small group student interventions and monitor progress in core curricular areas for all grade levels
Support behavior interventions and progress monitoring
Leverage student voice in the design of the intervention and instructional strategies
Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development in the required network reporting systems
Collaborate with grade-level Teachers, Interventionists, School Psychologists, and other specialists
Complete other tasks/duties as required by Distinctive Schools and the Principal
Engage in coaching, mentoring, and professional development opportunities 
Attend and participate in required professional learning opportunities
Complete other duties as assigned
Data Processes 10%

Meet weekly with an assigned team(s) to analyze and respond to data and student work samples and assessments
Maintains data-based documentation of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress
Provides data and student progress to school teams 
Administers diagnostic assessments and progress monitoring tools for students as needed
Analyze and use assessment data to design appropriate responses to support students in mastering grade level standards
Participate in problem-solving meetings and teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or needs
Serve as a member of the Campus Problem Solving Team 
Requirements (minimum) 

Education: Bachelor's Degree


Substitute Teacher or Paraprofessional License
Technology demands:
Use Deanslist to support documentation
Familiar with cloud based software solutions (such as GoogleSuite)
Travel as required for training, professional development, and collaboration 
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 20% sitting, 50% walking, and 30% standing


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
Description Disclaimer: Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.

EEO: 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.

Distinctive Schools is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Distinctive Schools will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or call 773.828.4191