Job Description

  • Position Type:
    Teacher - Elementary School PreK-8/Elementary Reading Specialist

  • Date Posted:
    8/8/2019

  • Location:
    Cheyenne Elementary - Peoria, AZ

  • Date Available:
    08/12/2019

  • Closing Date:
    09/27/2019

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    Position Title: Reading Specialist, Title I

    Department: K-12 Academic Services

    Supervisor: Principal at assigned location

    Term of Employment: 9 Months

    Salary Classification: Teacher Salary Schedule

    Job Summary:
    The person in this role will provide specialized reading instruction for Title I students in need of reading intervention, serve as a resource to colleagues in the area of literacy instruction, and perform tasks specific to Title I.

    Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
    • Identifies students eligible for Title I reading intervention
    • Provides strategic reading instruction to meet the instructional needs of identified learners
    • Serves as a resource to K-8 teachers in the area of literacy
    • Assists school literacy team in analyzing and determining literacy needs specific to school staff and student population
    • Assists teachers in the use of assessment data
    • Assesses and evaluates reading behaviors of students
    • Collaborates with administrators and staff to further school-wide literacy goals
    • Implements parent education activities
    • Maintains records and documentation required by NCLB
    • Assists with the planning and evaluation of the Title I services
    • Adapts to a flexible work schedule
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required
    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures
    • Instructional expertise in the prevention and remediation of reading difficulties
    • Specialized knowledge of scientifically based reading research
    • Ability to model and articulate best practice in reading instruction
    • Ability to work with parents
    • Ability to meet NCLB compliance requirements
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district
    • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must hold a current teaching certificate issued by the Arizona Department of Education
    • Reading Specialist Endorsement required
    • Three years of successful teaching experience preferred
    OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
    • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check
    • May be required to work outside normal working hours
    • May be required to travel to perform work functions





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