Westmark School is seeking an experienced Middle School Reading Intervention teacher. Our ideal candidate will possess a passion for teaching students, with language-based learning differences. In accordance with Westmark’s School’s mission, the successful candidate will be able to differentiate and implement instruction for a wide-range of learners while capitalizing on student’s strengths.
Teaches middle school Reading Intervention classes to students with learning differences;
Plans and implements programs using evidence-based Reading Intervention curriculum and instructional strategies;
Serves as an advisor to a group of students and presents advisory lessons on a weekly basis. Lessons are typically about topics such as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and Executive Functioning;
Applies diagnostic and prescriptive data-informed instruction by using informal and formal assessment data;
Communicates and collaborates with team members including teachers, Advisors, Reading Coordinator, Division Director, Instructional Coach, parents and outside professionals;
Works collaboratively with team members to develop individualized student intervention plans;
Submits weekly lesson plans;
Integrates technology into the curriculum;
Maintains class pages and updates the Blackbaud gradebook weekly;
Creates a classroom culture that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
Integrates inclusive teaching practices related to diversity, equity, and multiculturalism;
Engages and supports students of varied identities, abilities, cultures, experiences, and beliefs;
Uses positive behavior management systems that are empowering and effective with students with language-based learning differences;
Models professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers, and the community; andAdditional duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Reading Literacy and/or Special Education, Reading Specialist or Educational Therapy certificate and 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience or experience in a reading remediation clinical setting; teaching credential strongly preferred
Training in a structured literacy program such as: Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Reading, or Lindamood-Bell
Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
Experience with technology, specifically iPads, IOS.05x Platforms, Google Suite, and SMART Technologies
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Strong organization and time-management skills
Commitment to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies.
COVID-19: Westmark School follows CDC and LACDPH guidelines. All faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated including any booster shots.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit in on meetings and work on a computer for long periods of time; and is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Westmark School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and job performance. School policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions (including genetic characteristics or information), sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, and local laws.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and your resume to:
Westmark School is a creative and supportive college preparatory school dedicated to educating, empowering, and celebrating students with distinct learning styles, providing the tools necessary to achieve successful and fulfilling futures.
Located in Encino, CA, Westmark offers competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. We seek talented professionals who are committed to excellence.
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