Lower School Learning Support Interventionist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-878035
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 24, 2024
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 14, 2024
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks a highly collaborative and skilled learning support interventionist eager to help lower school students develop confidence and academic skills. The learning support department strives to support students in pursuing their educational goals by providing appropriate academic support and accommodations for the present, as well as “preparing for college, lifelong learning and purposeful lives as community and global citizens.” The learning support team aspires to draw from best practices in supporting students with their reading, written expression and mathematical skills. We are eager to meet candidates who have experience working with elementary-aged students to foster a community committed to pluralism, curiosity and empathy. 

This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, for the 2024-25 school year. The learning support interventionist (LSI) is responsible for administering interventions for lower school students' basic reading, math and writing skills. This includes administering and interpreting academic screenings to determine academic skill needs. The LSI works closely with the learning specialist in supporting students with academic needs and/or learning differences. The LSI understands lower school students' developmental needs and variations and embraces working with children with learning differences.

Minimum qualifications for this position include at least three years of experience in a lower school classroom or interventionist setting and a bachelor's degree in education or a related field. Specialized skills in reading, writing and mathematics instruction or a willingness to attend professional development to increase these skills are also desired. Familiarity with independent schools is preferred.

The search committee will begin reviewing resumes immediately. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.


Experience and Skills:

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,331 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of facilities and campuses designed for specific developmental ages. Blake’s mission is to engage students with a dynamic, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to pluralism and a common set of values. Students pursue an integrated program of academic, artistic and athletic activities, preparing for college, lifelong learning and purposeful lives as community and global citizens. The school community is also guided by its Commitment to Pluralism and core values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE