Reading Specialist

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Elementary School District 159

Job Description
 
TITLE:                       Reading Specialist
DEPARTMENT:        Curriculum and Instruction              EFFECTIVE DATE: 
 
POSITION SUMMARY
 
Create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; to establish effective rapport with pupils; to motivate pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide effective teaching instruction, generate adequate student growth as displayed by district and state assessments, and provide a good foundation for students in accordance with each pupil’s ability in alignment to Common Core State Standards (CCSS); to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
 
Reports to: Principal                                                                                                            Supervises: Students
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  1. Teaches and follows the district approved curriculum   
  2. Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
  3. Develops and submits (typed) weekly lesson plans in alignment to the district’s instructional material and principal’s expectations; provides individualized, small group and differentiated instruction and work stations to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  4. Establishes positive learning expectation standards for all students and evaluates students’ progress while maintaining current and accurate records of their achievements and areas that require growth.
  5. Implements instructional methods including but not limited to applying contemporary principles of learning theory and teaching methodology while drawing from the provided instructional materials; participate in the development and implementation of new teaching techniques and provide bulletin board and interest areas reflective of students’ current work.
  6. Exhibits and applies knowledge of the curriculum content related to the subject areas and instructional level
  7. Participates in programs to improve student attendance
  8. Establishes and maintains reasonable rules of conduct within all parts of the school and its outer areas
  9. Evaluates, maintains and keeps accurate records of students’ academic, attendance, social growth, and progress reports.
  10. Assesses the learning of the students on a regular basis and provides evidence of mastery/growth.
  11. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
  12. Communicates regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.; all information is kept in an organized log for legal documentation.
  13. Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day (before/after school).
  14. Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers and exhibits of students’ work.
  15. Attends district and outside professional learning; displays/shares knowledge of the learned content to the principal and colleagues
  16. Attends weekly school, grade level/team meetings.
  17. Ability/willing to perform other duties as assigned to support student achievement.
  18. Minimum of 95% attendance rate; timely daily arrival.
 
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability 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.
 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret instructional data
  • Ability to create and type reports and other necessary communication for the principal, district office and parents
  • Fluent with the use of multiple forms of technology and software as they relate to education
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies
 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
 
  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in Education
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
 
Work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of 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.
 
  • Frequently required to stand and talk or hear,  walk and sit.
  • The employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 pounds such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.
  • The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being or work output of other people.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
  • Noise level is moderate to loud.
  • Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.

Posted By

Elementary School District 159

6202 Vollmer Road, Matteson, IL 60443
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$20,825

State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students

5%

State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio

13.65

State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students

13%

State Average: 15%

FTE

296

State Average: 246