READING SPECIALIST - FT

The Center School ( learn more )

Holyoke, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3168123
  • Application Deadline: September 23, 2019
  • Re-posted : September 16, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Center School (Holyoke, MA) and Connecticut Education Center (Enfield, CT) invite applicants for the position of Reading Teacher.

The Reading Teacher will, under the supervision of the Education Administrators, provide academic instruction and enrichment for students in areas related to license as outlined by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as well as the Connecticut State Department of Education (SDE).

The Reading Teacher will also assist all students in increasing their reading capabilities through school-wide reading programs, literacy materials and resources, and ongoing collaboration with Special Education Teachers, parents and administrators. This is a full time position, 40 hours per week, split between the Holyoke and Enfield schools.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Life Skills
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Center School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Qualifications:

      - Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on reading and writing; a Master’s degree in education with a reading specialist concentration is preferred.

      - Qualified candidates will have Massachusetts DESE licensure as a reading specialist and/or Connecticut licensure as #102.

      - Ideal candidates will have experience teaching students with language-based learning disabilities and will possess a demonstrated enthusiasm for working with young children, the ability to collaborate with others and cultivate community, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

      - In addition, preference will be given to candidates with training and/or certification in Orton Gillingham, Wilson Language, or other programs that incorporate a structured literacy approach.

      -This individual should also demonstrate a commitment to using innovative pedagogical practices and technology to enhance instruction, as well as enthusiasm.

      -Candidates should also have a working knowledge of all federal/state ESE regulations, particularly with regard to special education, MCAS testing, SBAC testing in CT, IDEA and NCLB.

      Job Description:

      The Reading Teacher coordinates school-wide reading intervention and literacy programs; conducts or arranges for all testing literacy needs of students as prescribed by the IEP and advocates for any other testing or service needs; and diagnoses, assesses, prescribes and evaluates the reading needs of individual students to determine their level of need.


      NOTE: All candidates who have been given an offer of employment will be subject to background screening, including: state and federal criminal history check (fingerprinting), DCF background check, and sex offender registry check
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Khadija Husain , HR Generalist
    • 1913 Northampton Street
    • Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040
    • Phone: 413-538-6860
    • Fax: 413-538-4806
    • Email: click here

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