| Reports to: ||Principal |
general description (1-3 lines describing role):
|The Newton Public Schools seeks highly skilled educators to provide in-class and pull-out literacy support to primary students. |
·Bachelors Degree or higher - degree in education or related field
·Strong verbal, written language and interpersonal communication skill to support communication among team members.
·Ability to be flexible, think creatively, and work across a number of elementary schools with diverse staff and students
·Strong behavior management strategies for students
·Early literacy teaching experience in a school setting (for example, teaching, co-teaching, individual tutoring, small group instruction)
·Elementary Teaching Certification
·Experience in the administration and use of various literacy assessment tools, for example the BAS, sight-word, phonics, and phonological awareness assessments
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):
Supporting literacy assessments within the school building.
Working with small groups and individual students on guided reading, strategy groups, phonics and word-study, phonological awareness or other literacy tasks.
Collaborating with the Literacy Specialist and classroom teachers to determine student needs and support students with differentiated literacy instruction.
·Work is performed in multiple elementary school environments as needed
·Responsible for implementing “other job related duties” as needed
·Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the students
·Ability to travel between multiple school locations (must possess valid driver’s license)
·Must be able to assist with student behavioral needs as necessary
·Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
·Ability to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 30 pounds
·Sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building