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Intervention Specialist - Special Education Teacher (2023-2024 School Year) - $4,000 SIGN ON BONUS

September 19, 2023

Cleveland, OH


Breakthrough Public Schools (BPS) is seeking Intervention Specialist - Special Education Teachers for the 2023-24 school year. Teaching at Breakthrough Public Schools is a rewarding experience where dedicated staff work to impact more than 3,000 students across 10, tuition-free, schools serving grades K-8. Breakthrough has been recognized as the top-performing network of K-8 charter schools in Cleveland, honored by local, state, and national organizations for excellence in teaching, leadership, and student achievement. Each day we continue our mission to build equitable, anti-racist environments and cultures in our schools where scholars and adults can grow and thrive. We provide opportunities for educators to grow as professionals and build leadership skills to expand their impact in the classroom, within their school, or in the Breakthrough network.

Essential Functions:

For our Intervention Specialists we have a dedicated team that supports IEP writing and compliance to allow teachers time to plan, deliver and respond to instruction. IEP Writing and compliance is the primary responsibility of the Compliance Manager and NOT the Intervention Specialists.

  • Support the school's mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies toward students, parents/guardians, and coworkers.

  • Design and effectively deliver developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction which reflects observations and goals of individual children.

  • Establish a classroom culture of high expectations that includes college preparation for all students.

  • Work with the faculty and school leadership to frequently examine student data for ongoing refinement of instruction and assessment.

  • Share best practices with other teachers and collaborate with them to improve instructional and assessment practices.

  • Facilitate regular parent/guardian communications and conferences to discuss student progress.

  • Collaborate with Compliance Managers on IEP development and process

  • Keep the classroom environment organized, attractive and safe.

  • Interact frequently and respectfully with students.

  • Provide targeted small group instruction to students throughout the day

  • Provide direct service to students to help them achieve their IEP goals

  • Work collaboratively with grade-level teams across content areas

  • Assist teachers with differentiation in the classroom

  • Collaborate as part of the student intervention referral team

  • Support with assessment of students as a proctor and monitor of examinations, including the administration of testing accommodations

  • Provide a range of instructional, management, and assessment strategies to meet the needs of exceptional learners

  • Manage a caseload of students with IEPs: to progress monitor IEP goals and services and respond to the data

  • Facilitate testing accommodations

  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities

  • Keep accurate and organized records of student information

  • Actively engage in identity work and necessary conversations in order to dismantle white supremacy culture

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree required


  • 2 years of teaching experience preferred

  • Experience in urban setting strongly preferred

Licensure and Certification(s):

  • Valid Ohio Special Education license or in the process of obtaining a valid Ohio Special Education license

Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passionate about urban education and working in communities that have historically been underserved and under-resourced

  • Experience providing targeted and individualized instruction to students with special needs

  • Exceptional level of patience and focus to overcome challenges, and achieve results

  • Exceptional communication skills: you shine in front of the classroom and through written and verbal communication

  • Detail-oriented, and highly organized

  • Committed to thoughtfully engaging in identity work necessary to take a culturally responsive approach to pedagogy and relationship-building with students and colleagues

  • Uses data to drive instruction

  • Receptive to feedback and desire to grow professionally

  • Has the work ethic and desire to go above and beyond


$4000 sign on bonus

Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience. Breakthrough Schools offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision, life and disability coverage. Employees are also required to participate in the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio (SERS).

Breakthrough Schools offers Medical, Dental, Vision benefits to all full-time employees. We also provide Paid Life, STD, LTD, Supplemental Life Insurance. Accident and Critical Illness Insurance. Flexible Spending Account and an Employee Assistance Program.

We have an exciting holiday and paid time off offering, we also offer training and development opportunities including but not limited to personal development, professional development, and team development opportunities.