This position is a safety net for students who are unable to keep up in class.  More specifically, an Academic Interventionist helps students with special needs. This position will help/support students who fall behind and help them catch up.  This is done through a program called AIH and teachers identify which students need to attend during the day as part of this program.  Also this position will supervise ISS (In-School Suspension) and receive work from teachers so that the students will remain caught up in a particular class.  This position will also provide  coverage for academic teachers on Friday’s so that they can have a planning block; provide substitute coverage; assist academic teachers with EOC review for students.  

Essential Functions of this Job

A. AIH Program

Provide individualized and/or small group instruction for students in the AIH Program.

Provide instructional support for the classroom teacher, working with students to better understand the classroom instruction, as well as give them support in their completion of the computer-based USA TEST PREP.  Work with students who fall behind in their online Credit Recovery and College Prep courses so that they are able to earn credit toward graduation.  Focus on students with attendance issues and communicate with parents to provide interventions to improve attendance.

B. ISS Program

Works with students who have been assigned ISS and obtain class work from teachers to utilize the students stay in the classroom.  Maintain close communications with regular classroom teachers regarding the progress of and concerns about the students.

Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and appropriate discipline techniques which are consistently applied.  Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.  Share responsibility during the school day for supervision of students in all areas of the school.  Report any classroom management problems directly to school principal.

C. Coverage for Academics

Coverage for academic teachers to provide them with a block of planning Friday’s of each week.

D. Substitute coverage

If needed, would provide substitute coverage for an academic teacher.

E. Assistant for EOC courses

Would provide EOC assistance to teachers that are responsible for EOC courses.

F. Public Relations

Upholds and enforces board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations; and is supportive of them to the public.  Maintains appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance and appropriate use of conference and planning time.  Strives to communicate the positive aspects of the school program to the public in word and deed.  Works cooperatively with parents to strengthen the educational program for their children.  Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with other staff.

G. Professional Growth

Continues professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced coursework at institutions of higher learning.  Maintains membership in appropriate professional organizations.  Cooperates with the administration in planning appropriate in-service training programs on a school or district level.  Attends staff, department and committee meetings as required. Participate in four (4) extracurricular activities as planned by the school, i.e., but not limited to, Orientation, Open Houses, Outdoor Events, etc. during the school year.  Also, will be required to alternate participation in the monitoring of students in the parking lot before/after school and during lunch.

H. Student Evaluation

Evaluates accomplishments of students on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods such as sample of students work, mastery skills check lists, and/or other means as deemed appropriate.   Performs duties necessary to maintain the accountability required for the IEP program and as required by the School.   Respects the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws.   Maintain records of the student’s progress based on weekly, quarterly and monthly basis.  Work closely with parents, guardians and caretakers to help students achieve goals and objectives. Collaborate with social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, student counselors, and speech and language therapists; to improve life of challenged students.

Non-Essential Functions of this Job

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to work cooperatively with parents, school districts and agencies in providing services to students.  Ability to develop concepts and ideas and relate both in oral and written form.  Knowledge of student development.   Must possess strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with students, teams and groups.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the position.   Will be involved in meeting as outlined by Leader.  

Education, Experience and/or Certification/License Requirements

Requires a bachelor’s degree in subjects related to education or those related to teaching special students.

Work Context

Requires sitting, standing, walking and moving about to coordinate work.  Requires the use of alternative communication systems, such as electronic mail, telephones and computers.  Requires coordination of work tasks to establish priorities, set goals and meet deadlines.  Requires face-to-face discussions and contact with individuals and/or teams.  Requires work with students, internal and external contacts, and with the public.

Physical Environment

Requires working indoors in an open classroom area.  Subject to noise of vocational classroom area.  May require working outdoors as well, with exposure to outdoor elements including weather changes, foliage, insects, etc.  Requires sitting, standing and the ability to left, carry, move and/or position objects frequently weighing up to 20 pounds and infrequently weighing more than 20 pounds.

Salary: $30,000.00

The Board of Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports, prohibits any and all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, homelessness, or disability or other basis prohibited by law in any of its programs, services, activities or employment.

Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports

826 W. Cox Ferry Road

Conway, S.C. 29526

843-903-6600  Office

843-903-6602  Fax


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