Reading Specialist (Part-Time - 0.5)
Norman Public Schools
Reading Specialist Job Description
Job Title: Reading Specialist.
Credentials: State Certificate with Reading Specialist Endorsement or OSDE requirements for other Remedial Reading Teachers.
Education: Master's degree in Reading Education.
Reports to: Principal/Reading & Title I Director.
Contract: 182 days.
FSLA Classification: Exempt.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop lesson plans and instructional materials that meet the district's curriculum goals as well as the individual needs of each pupil.
Translate lesson plans into learning experiences that effectively utilize the available time for instruction.
Establish and adjust procedures to ensure that district and site objectives are attained despite individual student differences.
Evaluate students’ academic growth fairly and impartially, utilizing standardized tests, as well as teacher designed assignments. Administer group-standardized tests in accordance with the district testing program.
Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil's progress and interpret the school program.
Identify pupil needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities while meeting the districts’ requirement for professional development activities.
Select and requisition books and instructional aids; maintain required inventory records.
Collaborate with faculty and staff to assure quality programs.
Administers group and/or individual standardized tests in accordance with the district testing program.
Participate in curriculum development programs as required.
Participate in school site improvement planning and faculty committees.
Based on the position, may coach, participate in extracurricular activities, etc. These special duties are identified in the appropriate labor agreement.
Perform other duties as assigned by the principal.
Personnel – Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations, and personnel information systems.
English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the definition and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, and basic computations regarding addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Customer and Personal Services – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes when a customer needs assessment and meeting the quality standards for services and the evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Communication Skills: Employees must possess and demonstrate effective communication skills as he/she exchanges information, gives and receives instructions, responds to inquiries, completes forms, and prepares correspondence. Employees must have the ability to write legibly. An employee must also demonstrate an excellent knowledge of grammatical structure, spelling and vocabulary. Employees must communicate in a clear and grammatically correct manner at all times.
Performance Measures: An employee performs skilled, professional leveled tasks under limited supervision to provide the appropriate teaching strategies and environment for student learning. This includes but is not limited to; developing lesson plans, teaching, evaluating student progress, assigning grades, accomplishing curriculum objectives, meeting with parents and staff to enhance the learning process and growth of the students, utilizing discretion, ingenuity, and independent judgment to meet the challenges of the job. Employees must establish guidelines/syllabus with the appropriate instructional objectives, maintain classroom discipline, encourage learning with effective teaching techniques, and promote acquisition of skills and knowledge to apply principles, theories, and other learning objectives. Employees must also monitor student progress (grading, feedback, behavior. etc..), provide an environment that encourages independent thinking and demonstrates care and assistance for students with special concerns or needs.
Contact with Others: An employee has regular contact with patrons, students, and staff. Employees must; interpret and translate facts and information; explain situations and issues; identify alternative courses of action; and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented to you through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand the information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing one is there.
Speech Clarity – The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Near Vision – The ability to see details at a close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates – Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephones, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Analyzing Data or Information – Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems – Analyzing information and evaluation results to choose the best solution and solve the problem.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships – Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Interacting with Computers – Using computers and computer systems (including software and hardware) to program, set up functions, and enter data or process information.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge – Keeping up-to-date technically and applying knowledge to your job.
Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Processing Information – Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information and data.