Dyslexia Teacher (Uplift North Hills)
Uplift Education - Irving, TX

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PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Provide students diagnosed with dyslexia or suspected of having dyslexia with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them reach their potential by developing competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Special Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area
  • Knowledge of specific multi-sensory teaching strategies such as MTA, Take Flight, etc.
  • Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation
  • Knowledge of Section 504 Committee Referral process and the development of individual accommodation plans
  • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Participate in Section 504 Committee meetings and/or ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.
  • Provide individual student assessments to determine identification of dyslexia.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP through the ARD Committee process for each student assigned.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the Stat of Texas dyslexia obligations (Per the TEA Dyslexia Guidlined Document 2007, update 2010), and demonstrate written evidence of preparation, as required.
  • Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to provide programming for student. Participate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned.
Student Growth and Development:

Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

Be a positive role model for students and support the Uplift mission.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B. A./ B.S.) from an accredited college or university required. Master’s Degree is preferred but not required. Must have a Texas Teacher Certification or be able to obtain such. Applicants should have minimum 2 years teaching experience in subject area. Spanish speaking, a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to set priorities. Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel, students, and parents.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment.

SAFETY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Every employee of the School has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.

PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described below 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 position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization.

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