The successful candidate will be an experienced learning specialist with a clear understanding of the academic and developmental needs of the age group, work collaboratively in a team setting, inspire learning, and possess the skills necessary to enhance the overall educational experience by fostering students’ academic, ethical, social, and emotional development in accordance with the Riverside Presbyterian Day School mission and philosophy.
Provide literacy support to upper elementary students via small group and individualized instruction
Construct and implement researched-based interventions and developmentally appropriate learning strategies to support student learning
Build students’ organizational and study skills
Collaborate regularly with faculty, parents, and outside resources to support the needs of students
Provide information to parents, faculty, and students regarding desired learning outcomes and progress toward goals and objectives
Provide a safe and caring learning environment that inspires learning and builds students’ capacity to develop as learners
Participate in faculty, grade level, and Student Needs Committee meetings
Ensure appropriate modifications and accommodations are in place for students throughout the school year
Administer standardized tests and provide appropriate support for students testing with accommodations
Participate in school events and activities and positively contribute to the life of the school
Stay current with educational research as it relates to learning differences and instructional practices
Degree in Special Education or a related field with a specialization in literacy intervention. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience in a research-based literacy intervention program such as the Wilson Reading System, Orton-Gillingham, Barton, or Lindamood-Bell
Demonstrated knowledge of intervention methodologies and experience as a reading specialist and/or learning specialist
Strong understanding of children’s developmental, intellectual, and social and emotional needs
Proven ability to work collaboratively with students, parents, faculty, and administration and capacity move toward solutions through professional dialogue
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong Interpersonal skills with an ability to problem solve and build consensus.
Exceptional organizational skills and strong work ethic
Positive attitude and sense of humor
Individuals interested in applying for this position should send a resume, cover letter, and references (via email preferably or by regular mail) to:
Tina Burrow Executive Assistant to the Head of School 830 Oak Street Jacksonville, FL 32204 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Riverside Presbyterian Day School
Jacksonville's first private elementary school, Riverside Presbyterian Day School is a co-educational independent day school serving 455 students from PreK 3 through Grade 6. Characterized by high academic standards and a commitment to an excellent educational experience.