For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of bright children who experience academic difficulty as a result of language-based learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, visual-spatial or auditory processing difficulties, and/or gross and fine motor coordination issues. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway will expand in 2019-2020 and enroll 210 students between the ages of 5-14. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream school and life. As a result of our expansion, we will have several new positions available in 2019-2020.
The Gateway School seeks an experienced Literacy Specialist to assist the Director of Language and Literacy in overseeing the implementation of the School’s reading and writing programs. The Literacy Specialist will support classroom instruction by assessing the strengths and needs of students and will provide information to classroom teachers, faculty, parents and specialized personnel in order to ensure effective, direct instruction of language, literacy and critical thinking skills. Further, the Literacy Specialist will administer informal and formal assessments to monitor student progress and to inform the delivery of diagnostic instruction. The ideal candidate is an experienced Literacy Specialist with a strong desire to work in a collaborative environment dedicated to ongoing professional growth and a commitment to teaching students with language-based learning disabilities.
Master’s degree in Literacy Education and/or Special Education
Post Master’s Reading/Literacy Specialist, IMSLEC, CALT Certification preferred
A minimum of five years of related experience, which includes experience implementing multisensory, explicit instruction
Training in and experience teaching using an Orton Gillingham based reading program and Teaching Basic Writing Skills
Independent school experience preferred
Experience administering and interpreting educational assessments
Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of students as they pertain to literacy acquisition and the development of reading and writing skills
Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
The Gateway School offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive professional development program. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit by email to: Posting185@gatewayschool.org and indicate position of interest in the email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.
About The Gateway School of NY
The Gateway School is a K-8, independent day school that transforms the lives of bright students with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. At Gateway, our students become skilled, strategic learners and confident self-advocates. Relying on direct, multisensory instruction and guided by an integrated curriculum, expert faculty teach students the language, literacy, and critical thinking skills that are the foundations for success in mainstream educational settings and beyond. Gateway believes a close relationship between the school and parents provides essential support as students grow and seek to realize their potential. In small classes and as members of a diverse and inclusive community, Gateway students experience academic and social success, recognize their strengths, and are empowered to become independent learners.