Job Summary: This full-time position at The Craig School, requires an individual who is a skilled Orton Gillingham teacher, passionate about the mission of serving students with language-based learning disabilities, and is highly collaborative and committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests. The Craig School relies heavily on multisensory and differentiated instruction. Orton Gillingham teachers at The Craig School work with students in small classes of 2-4:1 and address student needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skilled in establishing strong relationships with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop academically.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach Orton Gillingham small group instruction to students in grades 2-8.
Plan and implement curriculum
Integrate technology into the curriculum following best practices;
Use behavior management systems that are effective with students with language-based learning differences
Provide a positive environment that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning
Teach in-person at the school and/or via Zoom in synchronous and asynchronous models as needed
Provide effective and consistent communication with parents and Lower School Director regarding students’ behaviors, academic concerns, and progress
Work with students, parents, and other teachers to fully develop a picture of students’ strengths and learning needs
Communicate regularly and consistently with students, parents, and colleagues
Model professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers, and the community
Supervisory duties, professional learning community involvement, or other school-related duties as appropriate; additional duties as assigned.
The appointment will begin in August 2021 and is a full-time position with benefits.
Orton Gillingham certification: Fairleigh Dickinson model preferred.
Ability to uphold and support The Craig School’s mission, values, institutional goals, and educational philosophy to positively influence students served.
Master’s degree in education, special education, or related field preferred;
Credential, graduate degree, or extensive graduate work in the field of Special Education or learning disabilities;
Special Education licensure, certification, or degree strongly preferred.
Minimum 2-4 years classroom teaching experience;
Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences;
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies;
Experience with technology, specifically Chromebooks, Google Suite for Education, and other assistive technologies and educational software, such as IXL, Learning Ally, Kami, etc.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
Strong organization and time-management skills; and
Desire to continue to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies.
Additional Salary Information: The compensation package is reflective of NJAIS range of salary and benefits and commensurate with experience and degree attainment.