Hillside is currently looking to hire either one full-time or two part-time learning specialists (one morning, one afternoon) for the 2020-2021 school year. Hillside School is a half-day program for students with dyslexia that focuses on individualized instruction of reading, written language, and math while allowing students to attend their traditional school for the remainder of the day.
In a small setting of four students, teachers personalize instruction for each student’s unique learning style, level, and pace. This approach reduces academic anxiety while creating comradery among peers who are similar learners. Hillside students’ progress is not only measured in academic growth, but also in their transformation into confident, capable learners.
Hillside teachers excel in the areas of student-teacher connection, collaboration, and on-going professional development. It is critical that our teachers are open to constructive feedback and are committed to working as a team to provide the best possible education for each of our students. This is a highly connected group of professionals who are supportive of each other both professionally and personally, and this authentic connection is essential to the culture of our school.
Plan and teach three fifty-minute academic sessions in the areas of reading, written language and math to a group of four students
Administer assessments and progress monitoring tools to measure progress and develop student academic goals
Conference with parents three times per year and additionally as needed throughout the year
Provide written reports twice a year to parents documenting student strengths, challenges, and current levels of performance
Supervise break time between academic sessions, as well as arrival and dismissal duties as assigned
Attending weekly faculty meetings, conferences, informational meetings, school events, and professional growth activities as required
Establish communication with the students’ other schools in which they spend the other half of their day
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
Have the desire to work collaboratively with a team of educators who are committed to ongoing professional development and advancement of one’s teaching practice
Bring a positive attitude and curiosity towards problem solving to best understand and meet the needs of each student
Prioritize authentic, supportive connection with your students and their families
Be able to work flexibly between in-person and remote learning as current Covid-19 guidance dictates
Have an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in special education or related field
Hold current teaching credentials
Have a minimum of three years teaching experience
Be trained in Orton-Gillingham or an Orton-Gillingham based program and have experience implementing the program with individuals or small groups.
Be familiar with profiling students according to their strengths and challenges
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with training and experience
Health insurance plans for medical, dental, and vision are available with Hillside contributing 40% and 80% coverage for part-time and fulltime employees respectively
Access to an IRA with 3% company match after the first year of employment
Paid sick and personal leave
BVSD calendar for all school holidays and closures
To apply: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a cover letter, resume, and three references.