Reading and Learning Specialist (Part-Time)

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School
Coral Gables, FL United States

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School, established in 1958, is an independent, parish day, coeducational school, serving over four hundred students from pre-primary to Grade 5. St. Thomas prides itself on its strong sense of community. Teachers and families work as a team, which allows our staff to foster a learning-rich environment that focuses on developing the whole child. The foundation of our program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body and character, and spirit.

STEPS is seeking a part-time Reading and Learning Specialist for the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants should enjoy working in a collaborative, student-centered environment. We welcome candidates of diverse backgrounds. Qualified applicants will be ready to provide individual and small group reading instruction and/or math support, as well as facilitating learning support for students in Grades 2 through 5.

Preferred applicants will enjoy working in a collaborative, student-centered environment. A Master’s Degree in a related field, preferably in Reading and/or certification as a Reading Specialist, as well as Wilson Reading System Certified Instructor (Level One or Two) or Orton-Gillingham Instructor (Classroom Educator or Certified Level) are prerequisites for the position. Ideal candidates have some familiarity with educational-psychological/neurological testing results analysis and the creation and implementation of accommodation plans for students, as well as experience working with students with learning differences.

Candidates applying to the Reading/Learning Specialist:

  • A Master’s Degree in a related field, preferably in Reading and/or certification as a Reading Specialist
  • Wilson Reading System Certified Instructor (Level One or Two) or Orton-Gillingham Instructor (Classroom Educator or Certified Level)
  • Familiarity with educational-psychological/neurological testing results analysis and accommodation plan creation
  • Experience working with students with learning and other disabilities
  • Ability to facilitate the implementation of classroom and testing accommodations
  • Regularly update parents about student progress and needs through email, telephone, progress reports and meetings
  • Oversee and facilitate benchmark screening
  • Degree in Special Education or a related field (not required)

Contact Information

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Cristina Thompson at cgthompson@stepsmia.org.

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