Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Special Education Teacher-Reading Specialist for the Child & Adolescent Services – Education Program at Rutgers, University Behavioral Health Care.
The Special Education Teacher-Reading Specialist acts as a resource person to promote student and teacher growth in learning and teaching reading and as a reading instructor for students in need of acceleration, correction, or remediation. Works collaboratively with teachers to implement a quality literacy program that is research-based and differentiated for student needs. This position supports teachers by modeling instructional strategies and lessons, developing and modifying lesson plans, supporting all students in a variety of ways to improve their reading, and expanding teacher and parent understanding of current literacy research and knowledge.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists the classroom teacher in meeting the reading and literacy goals of all students
Screens and assesses students to establish proper reading level placement and develops an instructional plan that will be implemented during small group and individual instruction.
Assists classroom teachers in selection of students needing special and or individualized reading instruction.
Provides individual and small group instruction for identified students.
Acts as a resource teacher in reading to classroom teachers by assisting them in organizing their reading program, selecting materials, suggesting teaching techniques and relating their instructional program to the special needs of students.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Must have two (2) completed years of teaching as a Reading Teacher.
A valid New Jersey Teacher Certification and New Jersey Reading Specialist Certification.
Previous experience with Common Core State Standards.
Previous experience with balanced literacy program, preferably The Wilson Reading System or The Orton Gillingham Method.
Must have experience in teaching and working with children with exceptional needs.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have knowledge with interpreting and administering literacy assessments.
Must have the ability to analyze and use data to design, modify, and evaluate literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Must undergo criminal history background check at employee's expense, as required by NJ State Law.
Posting Number: 19ST3683
Location: Piscataway (RBHS)
Internal Number: 98353
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.