READING SPECIALIST TEACHER


Clark Avenue Middle School
Chelsea Public Schools
Chelsea, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3185229 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: October 11, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
: Provide Tier II and Tier III instruction in a Response to Intervention model for struggling readers in middle school; provide reading instruction support to struggling readers in classroom settings and in pull out settings; plan and provide daily focused, research-based interventions to students using approved instructional materials; administer screening, diagnostic, progress monitoring and benchmark assessments following the school schedule and when necessary; analyze student data from multiple sources and use it to inform instructional decisions; maintain accurate and complete data records on students; support classroom teachers with reading instruction strategies; collaborate and communicate with classroom teachers to ensure consistency of instruction; assist with student placement and flexible grouping decisions based on assessed student needs; confer with students to set realistic goals and create action plans for meeting those goals; communicate with teachers and parents or families to provide guidance, evaluation and encouragement of student achievement; communicate with Literacy Coach, Literacy Coordinator and Principal around intervention data and approaches; assist with the development and execution of parent involvement initiatives; assist with professional development for the school staff and provide training in the form of workshops, faculty meetings. Additional duties and responsibilities as determined by the Principal and/or Literacy Coordinator.

WORK YEAR: 185 days.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $48,606 to $90,904 Per Year


Welcome to Clark Avenue Middle School!

School Vision

By 2014, the Clark Avenue Middle School will be a collaborative Professional Learning Community that meets the needs of all students through the implementation of a strengthened core instructional model consisting of well developed co-teaching lessons and a strong Pyramid Response to Intervention, ensuring that all of our students make gains and are high school ready.

School Mission
•To improve student learning by inspiring students to find their strengths and talents and by giving them skills and knowledge they need to become successful and productive members of the community and the 21st century.
•To accomplish our mission and promote learning for all students, we will become better educators through collaboration and the use of research based teaching practices.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelsea Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
1. A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
2. Valid Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education teacher licensure in grade and subject area appropriate for the assignment;
3. Ability to work with diverse population;
4. Knowledge of MA Curriculum frameworks, , curriculum, instruction, and assessment;
5. Knowledge of differentiated instruction and response to intervention helpful
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions
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    • You MUST submit a complete SchoolSpring application to be considered for employment.
    • You must list your certifications, and upload a photocopy of each certification, for this application to be considered.
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    Contact Information
    Employment at Chelsea Public Schools
    500 Broadway
    Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
    Phone: 617-466-4477