Establish supportive, trust-based coaching/counseling relationships with students
Become familiar with each student’s case file including biographical history, family circumstances, health and treatment history, testing records, school history, diagnostic and achievement test results, and learning strengths and weaknesses
Act as the main communication channel with students’ parents
Maintain regular, open communication with parents
Conduct conferences with students’ parents
Teach Assigned Classes
Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active, multi-sensory learning
Submit weekly lesson plans
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
Observe, monitor, and evaluate the progress of individual students and use the information to adjust teaching strategies
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development
Contribute annual goals to the students’ instructional plans
Document progress on progress notes, interims, and report cards
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs
Share Extra Duties and Responsibilities
Promptly perform lunch, recess, kitchen, morning, and afternoon duties
Participate in occasional activities such as evening programs, committee meetings, special events, field trips, and weekend programs
Support the students’ Riverside extracurricular activities
Serve on curriculum committees, task forces, and planning groups as requested
Participate in Staff Meetings
Participate in Teaming Advisories and implement recommendations
Consult with LF instructors
Meet Professional Training Requirements
Attend training workshops, conferences, webinars, or professional organization meetings for the purpose of professional advancement
Valid special education license or provisional license
Highly-motivated and able to work independently.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Self-confident, adaptable, and able to work collaboratively with and garner the respect of fellow teachers.
About Riverside School
Riverside School is an independent day school located in Richmond, VA dedicated to providing a teaching approach designed to meet the educational needs of students in grades K-8 with dyslexia and similar language-based differences. Small classes, individualized curriculum, one-on-one instruction, and a nurturing environment are all hallmarks of Riverside School.