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OrganizationJennifer O'Malley
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineJuly 25, 2020
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$17-20,000
Phone(434) 589-2370


We have an opening for a part-time Reading Interventionist to work with students in grades 1-12 to support academic growth in the area of reading and writing. The Reading Interventionist will teach 1:1 or in small groups of 2 to 3 students on a pullout and occasional push-in basis to focus on targeted skills, strategies, and generalization. The Reading Interventionist will partner with classroom teachers, therapists, and school leadership to support learners on all aspects of their education and development.

Job Duties

  • Plan 1:1 lessons using a variety of instructional approaches and programs to ensure progress for students with unique learning challenges.
  • Maintain proactive and responsive communication with students, parents, colleagues, leadership, and other stakeholders.
  • Administer assessments to measure progress and develop student academic goals.
  • Document student services (session notes, case conferences, monthly, quarterly and yearly progress reports
  • Partner with teachers on unit and lesson planning to differentiate for students
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers, therapy team members, school leadership, and outside providers
  • Participate in creating and monitoring student profiles based on current evaluations.
  • Participate in ongoing external PD identified in partnership with the education team.

Skills Required

At Lafayette School, we have a “Yes, How?” approach to teamwork.  A successful candidate is someone who knows how to or is willing to learn how to do the following:

  • Offer help. If you see a coworker who seems overwhelmed or is struggling to keep up with tasks, ask if you can help. Team players support each other during difficult times. Remember to ask for help, as well.
  • Actively listen. Active listening means hearing and thoughtfully responding to what your team member says. Ask questions about things you don’t understand.
  • Communicate. Keep your team updated on your progress and what you need to be successful in your job. You should be in constant communication with your team to ensure that everyone is working toward the same goal and no one is repeating work.
  • Respect others. Recognize that other team members are also trying to fulfill their roles, and consider how you can support them. Take the time to get to know your team. Everyone has a role to play that is no less critical than your own.
  • Be a problem-solver. When you recognize a problem, take action to solve it. Brainstorm solutions to your problems and ask for feedback.
  • Celebrate teammates’ successes. If a member of your team succeeds in the workplace, so do you. It means you are one step closer to completing a goal. Celebrate their success. Also, stay updated on their personal lives and take the time to express interest and care.


Additional Info

About Lafayette School

​Lafayette School provides educational and therapeutic services for students in grades K-12; therapeutic services including yoga, art therapy, and horseback riding, just to name a few. We partner with local school systems and community members in providing an alternative day-school setting that focuses not only on academics but on the overall emotional or behavioral issues often underlying academic failures. We serve Central Virginia students from the surrounding localities, including Albemarle, Augusta, Charlottesville (city), Fluvanna, Hanover, Green, and Louisa counties, with a capacity for 24 total students.

​Lafayette School is founded on the principle that many youths with emotional and behavioral disruptions can be effectively treated and educated in their home community with an intensive structured program that combines special education with therapeutic intervention

Lafayette School is a 501C3 private, non-profit school, established in August 1999 in Charlottesville, VA. We serve children and adolescents with diagnosed emotional or behavioral disorders in a therapeutic day school environment who have often struggled to maintain or succeed in their home schools. We are the only therapeutic day school in our area!