Title 1 Reading Recovery Teacher

Job | Posted 10 months ago
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LEAP Academy University Charter School is seeking a highly qualified Title 1 Readiing Recovery Teacher  that will partner with the School Principal, to provide school-based short-term supplemental reading intervention for students not meeting the grade level literacy standard.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  •  Instructional:
  • Provides direct instruction to students identified as eligible for reading services in individual, small group, and/or full classroom settings for grades K and 1 directly and grades 2 and 3 indirectly through coaching and modeling guided reading and designing appropriate work stations for teachers
  • Helps provide an instruction and learning environment, which fosters the ability of each pupil to master reading skills appropriate to age, grade, level and individual potential
  • Evaluate the district’s reading program and make recommendations for improvement as appropriate
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials; provide individual and small group instruction in order to meet the needs of each pupil
  • Plan and administer a program to provide remedial reading instruction
  • Uses identified needs to guide the learning process toward student achievement of district’s reading/language arts content standards.  Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects using formal and informal assessment data obtained from students.
  • Uses a variety of instructional techniques and literacy materials consistent with reading/language arts content standards and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Creates a classroom environment in the Reading Recovery area and teacher classrooms that are research-based program of study that are conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Classroom:
  • Provides written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor. Weekly lesson plans must be entered in Oncourse.
  • Provide leadership and coordination in the regular program of reading instruction; observes reading instruction in classrooms and consults with teachers as requested.
  • Transmit pupil needs and reading progress to classroom teachers and parents
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, administrative guidelines, or specific program requirements.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct for the classroom, develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Conducts or participates in needed parent conferences and telephone conferences.
  • Assessment:
  • Conducts student assessments to identify those eligible for intervention services, to plan instruction, and/or to assist staff members in learning various assessment techniques.
  • Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
  • Monitor pupil progress toward state standards and district objectives of reading instruction; develops and maintains records and reports as necessary.
  • Directs a district-wide assessment program to determine the reading abilities of all pupils and to identify those needing remediation or enrichment.
  • Collaborates, as needed, with appropriate district personnel regarding students who may need specialized interventions.
  • Professional Development:
  • Provides consultant/collaborative services to classroom teachers, model “best” instructional practices, and team teach as appropriate to support individuals or groups of students in learning or transferring effective strategies.
  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence through professional development activities.
  • Coordinates with Chief Academic Officer and Supervisor of Literacy in planning and implementing professional development activities to address school improvement.
  • Helps locate, order, and promote materials to improve reading instruction.
  • Participates in discussions or activities focused on using research to improve reading/language arts teaching.
  • Attends meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal or Chief Academic Officer or his/her designee
    Education & Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree (preferred) in reading and/or extensive training and experience in elementary reading instruction
  • Reading Specialist Endorsement
  • Hold or be able to hold a Valid NJ Teaching Certificate/License (in subject and grade level content).
  • 3 year’s experience (preferred) working as a Reading Recovery Teacher.
  • Ability to provide leadership in the development of reading programs, evaluation of curricula and diagnosis of reading problems
  • Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
How to Apply
All interested candidates should apply directly through the LEAP University Academy Charter School website in the “Work At LEAP” section:  http://www.leapacademycharter.org/work-at-leap/

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Leap Academy University Charter School

549 Cooper Street , Camden, NJ 08102

At the following locations

STEM - Lower Elementary (K-3)

639 Cooper Street , Camden, NJ 08102

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $19,422

% ELL Students


State Average: 5%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.25

% IEP Students


State Average: 16%



State Average: 345