Reading Specialist

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Jackson, MS United States

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks a reading specialist to provide effective remediation for students with confirmed or suspected dyslexia.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner proactively with faculty and administrators to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.
  • Support individual students displaying academic difficulties, assess their strengths and challenges, formulate an intervention, evaluate progress, and conduct observations.
  • Direct one-on-one and small-group dyslexia reading group instruction utilizing a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Provide regular written student progress reports to the school and parents/guardians.
  • Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments.
  • Provide support in parent conferences as needed.
  • Assist with conducting dyslexia screenings.
  • Collect academic data on students to assist with promotion questions and/or placement with incoming students.
  • Provide families with additional targeted skill practice as needed and/or requested, especially over summer and breaks.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the lower school as well as the student support services department.
  • Attend and contribute in full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.
  • Take an active role in professional activities and attend relevant professional meetings and conferences.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advances in specialized instruction.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional school environment.

Position Type:

This is a full-time position with teaching responsibilities from August – May.  As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and carpool duties, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in special education or related field required.
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience preferred.
  • Orton-Gillingham certification required.
  • Certified Academic Language Therapist certification preferred.
  • Responsive classroom training and experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of learning difficulties, especially ADHD, dyslexia, and dual language learners.
  • Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing.
  • Full understanding of literacy and learning to read.
  • Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects that values of the school.
  • Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians.
  • High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite required.

Contact Information

To apply, visit gosaints.org/jobs.

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