.8 LITERACY TEACHER (#203)

F H Tuttle Middle School Educators ( learn more )

South Burlington School District

South Burlington, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3188100
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 18, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Title: Literacy Teacher
Location: Assigned school
Job Group: Educator
Pay Level: Exempt
Reports to: Principal

Summary: Responsible for creating and providing grade appropriate, targeted-intervention programs in literacy that
will help learners reach grade level expectations by both push-in and pull-out strategies. Consults with classroom
teachers, as appropriate, and provides direct instruction to students. Maintains effective relationships with students,
staff, and administrators to enhance learning opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned.)
1. Develops lesson plans and instructional materials for developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
2. Adapts the curriculum to the needs of each student and provides individualized and small group instruction.
3. Assesses and monitors student learning using a variety of methods. Adjusts instruction accordingly to
individual student needs.
4. Establishes and maintains a positive learning environment based on explicit group norms and strong
routines for collaboration.
5. Evaluates students' academic and social growth, and documents evidence of new learning.
6. Identifies student needs and develops strategies for re-teaching and additional supports.
7. Collaborates with EST Coordinator, classroom teachers, special educators, and instructional support staff
in order to provide layered supports for students.
8. Provides direct instruction in metacognitive skills and self-regulation techniques. Cultivates productive
learning dispositions in order to improve students’ academic outcomes.

General Responsibilities: Monitors student discipline through an appropriate classroom management program.
Maintains regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule and expectations. Demonstrates
ongoing commitment to the District Ends, equity, and inclusion.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor degree in education. One or more years teaching experience with
assigned age group is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Teaching License with appropriate endorsements for grade
level and subject matter such as in English Language Arts and/or reading Instruction. Training/certification in Orton
Gillingham Approach is preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret textbooks, periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Skilled in oral and written communication for clear, high-quality
lesson plans, reports, correspondence, and procedures, as well as the ability to effectively present information and
respond to questions from students and colleagues in various settings, such as one-on-one, small groups, or large
groups. Ability to use a variety of assessments for student work and provide clear reports of student progress.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to source and apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional
program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on school and district objectives and the needs and abilities
of assigned students. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students and colleagues. Ability to
perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, relevant educational rules, and Board policies. Must be
able to keep high levels of confidentiality in all aspects of job duties.

Emotional Demands: The individual must be able to work with others in a collegial and cooperative manner, model
best behavior, demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, and follow the direction of school leadership for the benefit
of student learning.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, bend,
talk, see, and hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally carry or lift up to 40
pounds such as technology, textbooks, or learning tools. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close
vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must
demonstrate manual dexterity in order to access computers, smart technology, and office equipment. The employee
occasionally may be required to climb and descend stairs, and accompany students outside during drills.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here represent those employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally
outdoors. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people. The position
requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

Terms of Employment: As specified in the SBEA Master Agreement
Evaluation: According to established District evaluation program
Date Approved: 10/11/19; Approved by KSchlenter/ M. Martin/ J.Godek

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and the ADA
Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009 is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for
this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual(s) currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. The
Board reserves the right to waive the essential requirements contained in this job description.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    South Burlington School District 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

    • Ability to source and apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional
      program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on school and district objectives and the needs and abilities
      of assigned students. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students and colleagues. Ability to
      perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, relevant educational rules, and Board policies. Must be
      able to keep high levels of confidentiality in all aspects of job duties.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

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    Contact Information

    • SBSD Human Resources , Department
    • 500 Dorset Street
    • South Burlington, Vermont 05403
    • Phone: 802-652-7255
    • Fax: 802-652-7152
    • Email: click here

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