Part-Time, Term Position effective from September 2020 - May 2021
The position of Reading Interventionist/Assessment Administrator is responsible for administering group and/or individual assessments and delivering reading with motivational interventions to participating school students for a federally funded research project within the Department of Special Education.
Ranked as the #1 Special Education Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade, our department has long been a leader both in research and practice.
The mission of the Department of Special Education is to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities through (a) the preparation of exceptionally competent teachers and researchers, (b) conducting research that informs and improves educational programs and behavioral interventions, and (c) leadership in professional associations and advocacy for persons with disabilities. We are committed to equipping students with diverse backgrounds and experiences to provide exceptional services and supports to people with disabilities and their families.
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Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking individuals to serve as reading intervention teachers for a research project targeting elementary and middle school students with reading difficulties. Primary responsibilities to include teaching daily reading intervention to students using a structured reading program, periodic assessment of student progress, and planning for differentiation of instruction. Training and materials will be provided.
This is a part-time, non-exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
Delivering reading and/or motivational interventions to of 4th grade students using structured programs with high fidelity and quality
Periodic assessment of student progress
Planning for differentiation of instruction
Documentation of student attendance and behavior
Attend monthly project team meetings
Ongoing communication with project coordinators
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and previous experience working with children.
Teaching and/or tutoring experience is preferred as well as experience with test administration.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must have availability during regular school hours.
Part-time positions (15 to 29.5 hours per week)
NOTE: A Term position is a staff position that exists for a period longer than six months but is not expected to last beyond one year. Although a position may exist for a specified or indefinite period, staff who accept term positions are not guaranteed employment for the entire period; they are employed for indefinite periods within the limit of the appointment. There are no guarantees of continued employment, either within the term or when the term ends.
Internal Number: 2000885
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