Dyslexia Therapist

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Dyslexia Teacher 

Position Purpose:
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, provides direct dyslexia/dysgraphia services to identified students by engaging them in scientific, research-based instructional practices that will help them improve their achievement in the areas of reading and written expression.   Monitors and tracks elementary students with dyslexia as they articulate through the system. 

Essential Performance Responsibilities:

  •  Implements the district selected dyslexia program with fidelity at the elementary level.

  •  Incorporates the use of best practices in the development and implementation of lesson plans.

  •  Adapts the scope and sequence to meet the instructional needs of students as guided by data.

  •  Provides students with constructive and corrective feedback.

  •  Conducts and maintains weekly progress monitoring in an organized and systematic fashion.

  •  Provides parents and teachers with feedback regarding the student’s progress within the dyslexia program.

  •  Utilizes strategies for working with students in at-risk situations.

  •  Conducts dyslexia/dysgraphia screeners, evaluations and reevaluations.  If requested by the Director of Student Support Services.

  •  Utilizes selected assessments with integrity as instructed by test publisher(s). If requested by the Director of Student Support Services.

  •  Writes dyslexia/dysgraphia reports. (If requested by the Director of Student Support Services.) Clearly articulate results of dyslexia/dysgraphia testing/report in a 504/ARDC Meeting.

  •  Serves, in a consultative role, to campus Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) Teams when questions arise regarding dyslexia and dysgraphia.

  •  Assists campus staff in analyzing academic achievement data and other tools to formulate instructional plans for students with dyslexia/dysgraphia.

  •  Assists and collaborates with campus staff in implementing effective intervention plans for students with dyslexia/dysgraphia.

  •  Guides campus 504 coordinators to ensure understanding and compliance of state and federal guidelines regarding dyslexia/dysgraphia.

  •  Presents and/or facilitate professional development about dyslexia/dysgraphia to campus and district level staff.

  •  Provides, maintains and manages audio text service for students with dyslexia.

  •  Participates in regular district professional development and other trainings/meetings to maintain knowledge of educational best practices.

  •  Performs other duties as assigned willingly and with a positive attitude.

                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

 

Equipment

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements

Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  Knowledge and experience in teaching students with dyslexia and language-based disabilities.

  •  Knowledge of nationally norm-referenced assessments used in the diagnosis of students with dyslexia/dysgraphia.

  •  Knowledge of curriculum and instruction.

  •  Knowledge of effective instructional practices.

  •  Skill in effectively managing a classroom and student behavior.

  •  Skill in using assessment results to shape instruction.

  •  Skill in analyzing data and using data tools.

  •  Skill in modifying instruction for various student needs.

  •  Skill in working with computer tools, including but not limited to, email, internet, word processing and spreadsheets.

  •  Skill in communicating clearly and effectively with others; in print and in conversation

  •  Skill in working in collaborative team-based environments.

  •  Skill in being flexible and adaptable, willing to work with a variety of personalities in a variety of settings (e.g. itinerant)

  •  Skill in effectively organizing materials in a variety of settings.

  •  Skill in initiating tasks in order to problem solve within a team environment.

  •  Skill in and self-monitoring and time management.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards

Works in standard office and school building environments.  Maintain emotional control under stress. Moderate lifting and carrying.   Occasional prolonged and/or irregular hours.
Prolonged use of computer; must be able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry at least 30 lbs.; The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be necessary.

Qualifications Profile

  • Training in the implementation of dyslexia programs

  • Texas Teaching Certification

  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree and valid Texas teaching certificate. 

  • Three years’ experience as a classroom teacher. 

  • Previous experience teaching explicit, systematic, multisensory curriculum designed for students with dyslexia preferred

Experience

Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

 

FLSA Status:       Exempt


 

Posted By

Liberty Hill Ind School District

16500 Texas 29 , Liberty Hill, TX 78642
 

At the following locations

Noble Elementary

101 Texas 332 Loop Liberty Hill ISD, Liberty Hill, TX 78642