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.
This job operates in a professional school environment.
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.
- 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.
To apply, visit gosaints.org/jobs.