The reading teacher will assess the needs of all students in our schools, make recommendations as to approach and material to individual teachers and where appropriate, provide individual reading instruction to students on a regularly scheduled basis. The reading teacher will function as a member of the treatment team, providing input for evaluating needs of students. This is a twelve-month position.
Duties and responsibilities
• Administer diagnostic tests to students at least one during each school year.
• Meet with teachers on a regular basis to review and re-assess teaching needs of students.
• Provide individual reading instruction to students where appropriate.
• Assist in the development of goals for Individual Education Plans (IEP) and treatment plans.
• Organize and manage a well-structured classroom which provides a setting where academic and behavioral growth are fostered.
• Provide classroom leadership and act as a role model for students.
• Utilize the established behavior modification plan to maintain effective disciplinary approaches.
• Responsible for supervision of students in the classroom at all time during the school day.
• Maintain accurate attendance records and inform the Principal of any particular attendance issues.
• Maintain supportive behavior modification approaches.
• Write clear, concise, and professional reports.
• Offer recommendations for materials to be included in curriculum.
• Offer input to families regarding materials to be used at home.
• Utilize public libraries as resources for students needs.
• Demonstrate a continued awareness and commitment to cultural diversity, religious and personal values, and traditions of persons served and their families in order to accomplish the mission of the organization.
• Demonstrate and awareness and knowledge of Agency policies, practices and procedures and adhere to the rules and regulations of the Agency.
• Utilize/perform appropriate and approved therapeutic restraint techniques with clients when deemed necessary.
• Complete all training as required by CSH and licensing bodies as mandated.
• Attends all staff meetings as required.
• Perform other duties deemed necessary by immediate supervisor.