United Preparatory Academy, Elementary Intervention Specialist 2022-23 (Columbus, OH)

Columbus, OH, United States


Date published: 13-May-2022

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School Year: 2022-2023

Position: Intervention Specialist               

Campus: United Preparatory Academy (East or State St.)

Grade-Level(s): Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Reports to: School Director

The United Schools Network (USN) is a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio. After founding its first school in 2008, it has worked together with incredible leaders to open three more schools in the span of ten years. Each USN school is an open enrollment, public charter school that works diligently to close the opportunity gap in Columbus. Moreover, the mission of all USN schools is to transform lives and our communities through the power of education, while maintaining our vision: For every child, an open door.

USN currently operates two high-performing elementary schools (K-5) and two high-performing middle schools (6-8) that serve more than 1,000 students. We strive to provide students with a rigorous academic experience in a joyful learning environment, and we work hard to ensure that students of all levels grow and succeed by focusing on intentional student support and continual improvement.

Position Description

The Intervention Specialist position provides an opportunity for talented educators to work with students with special needs in a variety of settings (general education classroom, one-on-one, or in small groups) to provide them with targeted support as outlined in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Intervention Specialists work with students, families, and colleagues to design and implement individualized programs that help students grow and succeed.  This position is integral in ensuring that all students have access to high-quality educational experiences.

Joining Our Team

USN Core Traits:

  1. Mission-Driven. USN team members believe deeply in the mission of United Schools Network: to transform lives and our communities through the power of education.
  2. Growth Mindset. USN team members believe in their ability, and the ability of all students, to grow and improve.
  3. Relationship-Driven. USN team members get proximate to USN students, families, and colleagues to develop authentic relationships that inform work in the classroom.
  4. Conscientiousness. USN team members are professional, reliable, diligent, and pay attention to detail.
  5. Emotionally Constant. USN team members maintain a sense of calm while addressing a number of priorities.


       Holds a B.A./B.S. degree and has the ability to secure the appropriate teaching license.

       Has prior experience working in urban schools and/or communities (preferred).

       Has demonstrated student achievement results in an urban school (preferred).

Knowledge and Skills

       Is committed to using data-driven instructional practices and the techniques outlined in Teach Like a Champion 3.0 to improve student outcomes.

       Develops and implements an Individualized Education Program for each student, complementary to his or her educational strengths and needs as defined through the evaluation and IEP process.

       Is relentless in writing, refining, and internalizing curriculum, lessons, and assessments.

       Is open and committed to implementing frequent feedback from team members.

       Communicates effectively with students, families, and colleagues.

       Comfortability with Google products for effective communication and completion of job responsibilities.

Terms of Employment

       Although this position will begin August 1st, 2022, applications will be considered immediately.

       This is a full-time position.

       Report times are typically Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., although some job-related tasks can be expected outside of these hours.

       Salary: $38,000/year


       Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage

       Employees are eligible to participate in the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS).

Apply online at unitedschoolsnetwork.org/join.

All USN schools are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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