Hamlin Robinson School, located in the North Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, is an independent, non-profit, accredited, state-approved, elementary and middle day school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The Hamlin Robinson School core philosophy is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere.
Position: Resident Teacher
Reports to: Head of School and Assistant Head of School
Job Classification: 10 month-exempt position
The Resident Teacher is a beginning educator who is dedicated to the mission of the school in meeting the needs of students with dyslexia and other related language challenges. The Resident Teacher will have a year-long mentored teaching experience. Through a progression of duties and responsibilities, the Resident Teacher will provide overall instructional programs, guidance, and support to ensure each student’s academic success and to help meet the student’s social and emotional needs. A component of the program includes Level 1 training in the Slingerland® Multisensory Approach to instruction. Resident Teachers maintain a professional demeanor in all actions and communication with colleagues, parents, and students.
Willingness to work in a collaborative and team environment
Dedication to professional development workshops and classes
Plan, deliver, and amend as necessary the instructional programs and learning activities to ensure student success
Participate fully in the life of the school by supporting school events, development efforts, and school programs.
Maintain a classroom and workspace that is orderly, consistent, organized, and equipped to meet the needs of the program and students
Participate in the completion of student progress reports and support the organization, scheduling and participating in parent-teacher-student conferences three times annually
Communicate, in collaboration with the mentor teacher, with parents/guardians via conferences, phone conversations, and emails with regards to student progress, school activities, etc.
Provide supervision during lunch and/or recess periods
Substitute in classes when teachers are absent or unavailable
Administer standardized testing (Fall and Spring)
Attend weekly Resident Teachers meetings and other faculty, team or committee meetings as needed
On the path to becoming a Certified Teacher
Commitment to Mission and Philosophy of Hamlin Robinson School
Sensitivity to intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students
Willingness to participate in Slingerland® Teacher Training
Maintains current knowledge of techniques and best practices in education and take advantage of other professional development opportunities
Provides the unique support, attitude, and environment necessary for student success
Enjoy professional collaboration
Maintains a positive attitude and connects well with students and families in the midst of challenges and learning obstacles
Commits to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student
Commits to team building and consensus building with administrators and school board in sharing ideas, making decisions, and sustaining the school’s mission and vision
Believes in each student’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities to meet the ongoing needs of the school.
Additional Salary Information: Hamlin Robinson School is committed to attracting and retaining excellent faculty candidates who will add to our school community. We provide a competitive compensation package which includes, excellent health, dental, and vision benefits; access to professional development funds; flexible spending account; and 403(b) pension plan with employer match.
About Hamlin Robinson School
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.