High School Literacy Specialist (5 positions available)

New Haven
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Responsibilities: Literacy Specialists have the primary responsibility of leading their school's literacy program to ensure all students have access to high-quality reading instruction. Specialists administer assessments to diagnose student's area of need, may pull students from the classroom for small group or one-on-one reading activities and may serve as a co-teacher in classrooms. Specialists will evaluate students' reading strengths and weaknesses to provide advice for general education teachers. Specialists serve as experts to consult with content area teachers, special educators, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, principals, and librarians.

Skills: Strong content knowledge across the literacy education spectrum, excellent communication skills to collaborate with teachers and discuss students' reading needs, be culturally competent and be able to work with many students across grade levels. Organizational skills are crucial to maintain progress reports. Creative problem-solving skills are a must to build engaging lessons adapted to each student's unique learning difficulties. Specialists need patience when students struggle to grasp certain content. Leadership skills are also important to lead literacy workshops and conferences. Specialists should be amiable, great with children, compassionate, and resourceful.

Requirements: a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited teacher preparation school. Prefer a 102 certification for K-12 remedial reading or in the process of attaining certification.