READING REMEDIATION SPECIALIST
Job Title: Reading Remediation Specialist
Department: ReadSource Faculty
Reports To: Director of Research & Development
Payroll Status: Salary Exempt, Part-time (approx. 25 hrs)
Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3:00pm, mid-July through mid-May
Location: Purpose Built Schools Atlanta (T.H. Slater Elementary or Luther J. Price Middle Schools)
Revised Date: April 2023
ReadSource has an unprecedented opportunity to change the academic trajectory for students in two historically underserved schools in Atlanta through our partnership with Purpose Built Schools Atlanta. Our reading remediation is a tutorial program built on the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach and grounded in evidence-based instructional practices for teaching reading. Individuals who are, or have been, reading teachers, reading specialists and/or reading tutors are invited to submit an application to join a dedicated team of educators focused on teaching students in underperforming schools to read.
- To provide high-quality reading remediation in small groups at Purpose Built Schools Atlanta in southeast Atlanta
- To enrich the partnership by becoming a part of partner school communities, working to understand and contribute to its culture and literacy practices while helping improve and grow ReadSources’s remediation model
A remediation specialist uses their extensive knowledge of the science of reading and experience with teaching reading to advance the literacy skills of struggling readers at ReadSource’s partner schools.
- Providing comprehensive reading remediation in small groups (to include all needed elements of structured literacy based on data from norm-referenced and curriculum-based measures)
- Provide understanding and patience for students who struggle with reading for a variety of complex reasons
- Demonstrate understanding for students whose behavior and choices may be influenced by trauma
- Embrace flexibility in both the instructional needs of students and the execution of the remediation model
- Collaborate with partner school faculty and staff to establish positive relationships with students and within the school community based on mutual respect and growth
MAIN WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
Managing Director, Director of Research & Development, Project Coordinators, and Partner Schools Faculty and Staff.
- Minimum of a B.S.
- Extensive and documented experience with the teaching of reading, preferably with the Orton Gillingham Approach or an Orton Gillingham based program (e.g., Wilson Reading, Really Great Reading, Kendore, Lindamood-Bell, etc.)
- Extensive education experience, and a passion for working with students in an urban, high needs environment
- Flexibility and willingness to prioritize a mission and goal over a prescribed plan or curriculum
Interested candidates should fill out the form below or email Michele Santa Maria, Director of Human Resources for ReadSource, and attach a current resume, cover letter and a professional reference list.
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