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Reading Specialist

Summary Information:
Employer: Reading School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Reading/Literary Education
School / Org: Reading Intermediate High School
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 196
Posting Date: Saturday, 01 June 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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Reading School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Reading Specialist

Position Goal:
Provide reading instruction to identified students that will assist students in mastering the ready skills and strategies appropriate to age, grade level and individual capacity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:

Implements the Reading School District reading initiatives
Conducts diagnostic assessments to determine the reading abilities of all students
Plans and implements the remedial reading program
Interprets student needs and progress in reading remediation for the classroom teachers and the parents
Recommends the use of varied instructional materials, including text books, reference units, kits, trade books, audiovisual aides, and the like
Conducts in-service workshops and demonstrations pertinent to methods and materials appropriate to various levels of reading instruction
Confers with parents concerning individual students having special reading problems or requiring special remedial help, and with parents requesting such a conference
Interprets, as appropriate, test results and statistical data concerning reading
Devises and maintains such records and reports as are necessary to the successful execution of the job
Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee. This job description does not constitute an exhaustive list of responsibilities and management may revise it at any time.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Prior classroom teaching experience; Prior experience with all areas of curriculum.


Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate; Instructional II Certificate; Reading Specialist Certificate


Skill in both oral and written communication
Ability to present information in one-on-one and group situations for students


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Ability to create and maintain a school budget


Good knowledge of procedures, practices, materials, and equipment required to provide appropriate learning activities with students
Ability to develop and maintain required records and reports
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with staff


Ability to work as a member of a team
Must be courteous and able to deal with parents, students and staff effectively
Must be cooperative, congenial and service-oriented
Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions
Ability to maintain personal self-control and a sense of humor in stressful situations

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 walk and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Some driving is necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The position frequently requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but may be moderate to loud at times. The employee is frequently required to interact with the parents, public and staff during and after the normal workday. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and exhibit good human relation skills including courtesy, tact and patience. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of subordinate staff.


The employee will be formally supervised and evaluated with regard to his/her duties on a regular basis by the Building Principal.

The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the Department of Human Resources of any and all reasonable accommodations that will be required. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Reading School District is an equal opportunity employment, educational, and service organization.

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