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Virtual Part Time Afterschool Reading Specialist

Location: Clearwater
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Description:*POSITION SUMMARY: *Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation as it launches its Great Futures 2025 Strategic Plan and the priorities within and seeks an action-oriented, nimble leader that possesses a deep understanding of educational leadership, youth development theory and subject-matter expertise. The Reading Specialist is a key member of Club programs that will increase literacy skills of Club members. The individual will be responsible for the implementation of the literacy curriculum at his/her designated Boys & Girls Club location in Pinellas County.The Reading Specialist must be familiar with reading research, reading standards for their state, reading assessments, best practices in reading instruction, and know how to manage a classroom of diverse learners so that the learning needs of individual students are addressed. This job is after school, part time, up to 15 hours a week, and $30/hour. Hours are evening (5-8PM, EST)The successful candidate will be planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating activities provided within the literacy curriculum.The successful candidate will be able to teach virtually while engaging youth 13 and older. Experience with virtual teaching and Discord is preferred. Although this position is virtual, there will be required onsite meetings, we are only considering local candidates, or candidates that are relocating to the area.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, kneel, stoop and use a keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to bend and lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate - high. Flexibility to working schedules may be required due to changing needs.DISCLAIMER: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in the classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. Reasonable accommodations will be possible and based on individual basis.The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of this role. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive list of responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without discrimination because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.. Requirements: 1. Learning Environmenta. Helping create an environment of literacy conducive to effective instructionb. Establishing a rapport and maintaining constructive interaction with individuals/groupsc. Modeling behavior which depicts respect and a feeling for the dignity and worth of others regardless of race, creed, culture, or economic groupd. Demonstrating ability to use teacher/student time efficientlye. Maintaining instructional momentum2. Knowledge and Use of Reading Expertisea. Demonstrating an understanding of best practices in the area of readingb. Maintaining a collection of professional reading/learning materials which reflect current research3. Planning Assistance for Instructiona. Facilitating the integration of reading skills/strategies/technology into the reading programsb. Evaluation of diagnostic results and future instruction based on those results4. Assessmenta. Assisting in the administration and interpretation of reading progress monitoring and diagnosticsb. Keeping accurate records of youth's scoresc. Assisting in formal and informal assessments and interpretation of resultsd. Working with Director of Literacy to design instruction as a result of progress monitoring and diagnostic results5. Related Professional Responsibilitiesa. Maintaining and promptly submitting accurate, complete, and correct records and required reportsb. Communicating written and/or oral information on a given topic in a coherent and logical mannerc. Establishing rapport with Club members and staffd. Encouraging literacy and lifelong learninge. Attending and participating in all required meetingsQUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in reading or a closely-related field from an accredited college or university
  • At least 3 years of English Language Arts (ELA) teaching experience in an urban school setting, serving low income and minority students
  • A deep understanding of theories of literacy, including the diagnostic teaching of reading and reading intervention
  • Considerable knowledge of: the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures of Boys & Girls Clubs; or of the practices and principles of non-profit organizations
  • Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, subordinates, board members, community groups and other related agencies
  • Demonstrated organizational, staff and project management abilitiesJob Type: Part-timePay: $30.00 per hour

Keywords: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF THE SUNCOAST, INC., Clearwater , Virtual Part Time Afterschool Reading Specialist, Other , Clearwater, Florida

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