The Learning Community ( learn more )

Central Falls, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3650977
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 19, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Learning Community, a vibrant public charter school, seeks a creative, energetic Reading Specialist interested in being part of a close-knit and collaborative school community. Our team enjoys autonomy, collaboration, leadership, and opportunities for growth. Candidates must have valid RI teacher certification. ESL experience and/or certification and Spanish language skills are a plus.

The Learning Community, an innovative urban K-8 charter school with 84% of students that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch/the proxy for poverty rate, 37% English Language Learners and high student achievement, is a warm and welcoming school that believes deeply in the voices of teachers, students, and families. We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. BIPOC candidates and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We strive to have a team that reflects the racial diversity of our students and families. It is important to us that our students can see themselves in the adults that surround them each day. The Learning Community is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Warm and Professional Work Environment: We have an upbeat, proactive, and supportive atmosphere. Open communication systems ensure every person has a chance to voice concerns and ideas about all aspects of the school. We are known for responding quickly to the needs of both students and colleagues. We have among the best family engagement in the state, and strong support from our community.

Excellent Compensation: We offer highly competitive salaries and health insurance benefits for full-time team members.

Shared Commitment to Educational Equity: Through their commitment to our families and our school’s mission, every team member creates and supports an environment for exploration, leadership and learning for both students and themselves. We believe that education is a fundamental right and existing inequities should not be a barrier to success.

Support Services: An extensive system supports student social, emotional, behavioral, and physical health needs. We follow through on the promise that no single student will keep themselves or others from learning. Every classroom teacher is supported by a team of professionals.

Professional Development: Teachers receive job embedded professional development and a variety of innovative options for growth, learning and sharing what they know. These include a two-week summer institute, professional development days throughout the school year, working with external consultants and attending professional development workshops.

Position Responsibilities
?Reports to & collaborates with Literacy Coordinator and Multilingual Learner (MLL) Coordinator
?Works with a collaborative team of reading and ELL/MLL teachers
?Create and/or contribute to Personalized Literacy Plans aligned to school, teacher, and student needs.
?Provide direct literacy and language intervention support to individuals and small groups.
?Ensure effective and aligned implementation of curricula and research and monitor to ensure that high quality curricular products are put in front of students.
?Review data as a means of informing planning and support teachers to make informed decisions to drive student achievement.
?Actively monitor student progress and makes instructional decisions based on student achievement data.
?Maintain up-to-date and accurate records of student progress connected to learning goals.

Candidate Qualities
•Maintains current knowledge of literacy research, high-quality curriculum & instructional resources.
•Demonstrates reflective practices and a willingness to improve their own performance.
•Understands the role of formative & summative assessment data in planning for tiered instruction for all students.
•Strong content knowledge and familiarity with Common Core Standards.
•Maintains high expectations & positive regard for all students and staff.
•Collaborates with team members to create and maintain inclusive, supportive, and responsive learning environments.
•Demonstrates an understanding and/or willingness to learn about and act on social issues that affect students (race, class, ability status, etc.).
•Experience working with ELL/MLL population preferred.
•Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Learning Community 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

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Employment at The Learning Community
    • 21 Lincoln Avenue
    • Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863
    • Phone: 401-722-9998

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