Intervention/Academic Success Instructor

(Intervention Specialist/SLP/OT)

The Position:

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is seeking an Intervention/Academic Success Instructor (Intervention Specialist/SLP/OT). This position maximizes the success of CVCA students with identified learning needs.  The Intervention Specialist will be responsible for collaborating with the Director of Academic Support to coordinate and create academic plans, as well as lead intervention in a small group context across grades 6-12.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess children’s individual needs based on documentation provided to CVCA by the family and through observation of students in the classroom
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Academic Support to collaborate with various parties to design, execute, and/or assess individualized plans based on various factors such as age, gender, and cultural background
  • Meet individually or in small groups to provide specific, direct intervention services to students with identified learning needs
  • Monitor individual student progress during the school year through classroom observations, standardized test scores, execution of intervention services, and performance in class – coordinate RTI process when necessary
  • Collaborate with parents to discuss student progress (CVCA grades and Jon Peterson progress reports), as well as refer/link students to additional recommended services
  • Support and collaborate with CVCA classroom teachers to provide additional instruction across content areas
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to collect feedback and coordinate attendance at virtual IEP and ETR meetings
  • Write IEPs At-a-Glance and/or CVCA Academic plans for students on caseload
  • Use the Ohio Department of Education system for Jon Peterson to track student progress toward IEP goals
  • Collaborate and communicate with the public school districts, teachers, and parents to collect and distribute data for the ETR and IEP process.
  • Work with the Director of Academic Success and the Finance Office for compliance with the ODE scholarship students
  • Evaluate, interpret, and apply results from standardized achievement tests
  • Provide a safe, thriving, and respectful environment for all students in the classroom and on the school campus that always aligns with CVCA’s missional boundaries
  • Create and keep records on attendance, accidents, incidents, and other noteworthy events in accordance with licensing guidelines and program policies
  • Manage student behavior and administer biblical discipline in accordance with outlined guidelines
  • Attend conferences and workshops in order to further advance professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

What we are looking for:

  • Passion for building relationships with students, parents, and faculty in a Christian environment with the mission to Educate and Cultivate Servants for Christ
  • Skill at managing educational accommodations without employing curricular modifications
  • Ability to work in a student-centered learning environment
  • Strong communication, organization, and leadership skills 
  • Patient and flexible while leading toward student success
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Computer literacy, including the Google Apps suite and Microsoft Office suite
  • Knowledge and well-developed skills in classroom management techniques
  • Strong people skills and affinity for children
  • Excellent observation and analytical skills

What you need:

  • Bachelor degree in education and Ohio licensure in special education (Intervention, SLP, OT)
  • Bachelor degree in special education, educational intervention, or related field (preferred)
  • ACSI All Levels Special Education teaching certification or willingness to obtain certification prior to employment
  • Three to five years of experience teaching grades 6-12 at various levels, special ed, or inclusion classroom (preferred)
  • Ability and interest in involvement in co-curriculars (related experience preferred)
  • Experience in middle/high school student support services, especially academic

What you can expect:

  • A focused effort to impact others and make a difference in their lives for Jesus Christ
  • A Christ-honoring and collaborative work environment
  • An excellent workplace/facility to work in
  • Fair and just compensation
  • Generous paid time off benefits
  • Health care, school-funded health savings account, vision, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and 401k plan

How to apply:

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, your resume, and the CVCA Application to

To complete the Digital Application:

  1.  Open the CVCA Employment Application pdf.
  2.  Complete the Application online. 
  3.  Save your changes.
  4.  Download the completed Application to your desktop.
  5.  Email your completed CVCA Employment Application pdf and all other required documents to
  6.  Send your references to CVCA’s Employment Opportunities page to complete your Reference Forms.

About CVCA:

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, founded in 1968, is a private, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian middle and high school that seeks to Educate and Cultivate Servants for Christ. Students meet rigorous admissions standards both academically and spiritually. CVCA’s 1,050+ students, of whom 20% represent minority populations, come from an eight-county area. Our facilities include a 177,000-square-foot building with state-of-the-art technology, seven science labs, 31,000 square-foot fieldhouse and competition gymnasium, a 600-seat chapel/auditorium, and 70 acres of sports facilities, including a turf stadium and all-weather track. CVCA is fully committed to maintaining an ethnically/culturally diverse faculty and student body within a biblical community.