For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of bright children who experience academic difficulty as a result of language-based learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, visual-spatial or auditory processing difficulties, and/or gross and fine motor coordination issues. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway enrolls 205 students between the ages of 5-14. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream school and life.
The Gateway Lower School serves students ages 5-10 and often classes are co-taught, so substitutes would often be collaborating with a Gateway teacher. The Gateway Middle School serves 5th to 8th grade students and substitutes must be able to connect with and support adolescents. Suitable candidates will have a strong desire to work with students with language based learning disabilities and ADHD, a confident and nurturing classroom presence, and the capacity to relate well to students. Candidates should demonstrate ability to implement provided lessons plans, the flexibility to adjust and supplement as needed, and a desire to problem-solve and collaborate. Per-diem substitutes can request to be considered for opportunities in one or both division for a full (8:00 – 3:30) or half (8:00 – 12:00 OR 11:30 – 3:30) day.
Implementing substitute lesson-plans on a per day basis
Help support and supervise class transitions, lunch duties, and/or dismissal duty
Independent school substitute experience preferred
Flexibility in schedule between 8:00 – 3:30
The Gateway School offers a competitive per-diem rate. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit by email to: Posting165@gatewayschool.org and indicate position of interest in the email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.
About The Gateway School
The Gateway School is a K-8, independent day school that transforms the lives of bright students with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. At Gateway, our students become skilled, strategic learners and confident self-advocates. Relying on direct, multisensory instruction and guided by an integrated curriculum, expert faculty teach students the language, literacy, and critical thinking skills that are the foundations for success in mainstream educational settings and beyond. Gateway believes a close relationship between the school and parents provides essential support as students grow and seek to realize their potential. In small classes and as members of a diverse and inclusive community, Gateway students experience academic and social success, recognize their strengths, and are empowered to become independent learners.