PT Interim K-2 Grade Reading Specialist
3245 Sheffield Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school where students, faculty, and staff all learn together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
Job Description and Desired Qualifications
The K-2 Lower School Reading Specialist is responsible for the literacy remediation of student support services in the Lower School at Redwood Day. This position reports to the Lower School Director, and collaborates closely with the 3rd-6th Grade Learning Specialist, the 7th-8th Grade Learning Specialist, School Counselor, classroom teachers, parents/guardians, and outside education professionals. The K-2 Lower School Reading Specialist will provide direct services to Lower School students through direct small group instruction in classrooms, collaborating with teachers to support and enhance differentiation, and ensuring the effective implementation of individual student Learning Plans.
This interim position is for the 2022-23 school year and needs to be filled as soon as possible. This is a part-time (.60 FTE), exempt position.
Lower School Reading Specialist:
● Develop strategies to meet the needs of identified students and plan for any necessary accommodations
● Provide small group instruction to K-2 classrooms with a regular, consistent schedule to support differentiated instruction
● Attend K-2 Student Support Meetings
● Provide direct one-on-one or small group instruction to students who need support in grades K-2
● Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings and other communications appropriate to ethical and professional standards
● Serve as liaison between school staff and parents to assist them in understanding and supporting students’ academic needs
● Provide informal pre- and post-assessments of individual students as requested by teachers, parents/guardians or administration
● Coordinate meetings with families and teachers to discuss accommodations and recommendations
● Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school and other involved professionals
● Initiate and attend parent/guardian conferences and team meetings as needed
● Identify students needing accommodations in grades K-2; develop and coordinate instructional learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives for identified students, including recommendation of in-school or outside resources
● Consult with teachers, parents, administration and outside professionals regarding learning needs of identified students; prescribe modifications to plans, strategies, and materials for classroom and home interventions
● Provide written reports to school and parents with assessment results and recommendations of appropriate diagnostic testing and remedial programs for school-related learning problems
● Conduct informal observation of students and provide feedback
● Facilitate any necessary parent/guardian group sessions/workshops on learning differences and support
● Supervise students during breaks and recess as part of school-wide supervision schedule
● Conduct K-5 Admission Assessments and provide counsel to the Director of Admissions
● Other duties to be determined by Lower School Director
Essential Job Requirements:
The Lower School Reading Specialist is committed to the mission and vision of Redwood Day, as well as, possesses significant knowledge of early literacy intervention strategies, reading related learning differences, differentiated instruction, and the ability to interpret various types of aptitude results. The Lower School Reading Specialist also possess the following characteristics:
● Training and/or experience as a Reading Specialist
● Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
● Culturally competent
● Effective communication skills
● Master’s degree (preferred)
The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the interim part-time position (.60 FTE) of K-2 Reading Specialist is $44,784 to $58,494, depending on factors such as experience and education.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day ApplicationForm electronically by February 3, 2023 to K2ReadingSpecialist2022@rdschool.org, Attention: Johanna Aeschliman. No phone calls, please.
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name, or pronoun usage.
Authorized Employment Status
As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.
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