Classroom Teacher

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Closes
Apr 06, 2018
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Focus Areas
Education
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Masters

The Atlanta Speech School   Full-Time Classroom Teacher for Children with Dyslexia and the related Language-Based reading differences – Wardlaw Lower School

The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Established in 1938, the Atlanta Speech School serves children and adults with speech, hearing, language, or learning disabilities through clinical and educational programs, in addition to providing professional development for teachers and educators in partner schools and preschools. All of our programs are built upon a foundation of caring instruction, based on proven research, and strengthened with a depth of academic and clinical knowledgeWe encourage applications for employment from professionals seeking meaningful careers and who are committed to the mission, values, and principles of the School.  (www.atlantaspeechschool.org)

The Atlanta Speech School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

The Wardlaw School for children with dyslexia and the related language-based reading differences is currently seeking an outstanding professional to serve as classroom teacher in our multi-disciplinary, collaborative educational environment.

Description

The Wardlaw School is dedicated to serving children with average to very superior intelligence and mild to moderate language-based learning disabilities including dyslexia (reading disability). Children accepted into the Wardlaw School may exhibit underlying auditory and/or language processing problems that make it difficult for them to learn in their present educational setting. Our students are between the ages of 5 and 12 years old and are in kindergarten through 6th level.  Wardlaw School students typically have a diagnosis of dyslexia or “red flags” for the disorder.  They may also have difficulty understanding and/or using spoken language, expressing themselves through written language, or experience mathematical difficulties.

Essential candidate qualities, preferences, and skills:

The Wardlaw School employs passionate professionals who strive to be leaders in their field and who are committed to excellence in the education of all children. Knowledge and understanding of research-based practices in the areas of language development, reading and math are the cornerstone for all that we do.  We seek to hire innovators and thinkers who choose to work in an environment where they can truly make a difference in the life of a child.   The Wardlaw School encourages all of its students, educators, specialists and clinicians to be engaged, perpetual learners.

Requirements:

A Master’s degree in learning disabilities, reading, speech/language pathology, or special education is required.  In addition, all candidates should possess or be eligible for a current Georgia teaching certificate, eligibility for Georgia certification and/or certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association as appropriate.  An understanding of the interaction between language and reading is expected and training in at least one multi-sensory reading method is desirable.  Experience is preferred.  The Wardlaw School is dedicated to ongoing staff development and provides opportunities for individuals to add to their repertoire of skills and methodology.  We are looking for professionals who seek to be the best in their field and who enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.  Opportunities are available to present locally and nationally. 

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement a remedial program of instruction for a class of nine or ten children, each with the diagnosis of mild to moderate language-based learning disability.  Instructional emphasis and goals are derived from students’ psycho-educational evaluations and diagnostic teaching.
  • Complete two written reports per school year and lead three parent-teacher conferences.
  • Serve as the case manager for each student in the class to secure other services provided by the school or by referral to outside sources.
  • Work within a collaborative framework with the Speech/Language Pathologist for your class to establish and implement appropriate language goals for each student within the class setting.
  • Establish an effective means of communication with parents.
  • Maintain student files.
  • The position is full time (5 days per week 7:45-2:45)

Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

This 190-day, full-time school position offers a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long term disability insurance; the School subsidizes health insurance premiums of staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; complimentary meals during working hours; accrued sick leave; and credit union membership.

To Apply:

Please submit all of the following documents by April 5 to ensure that your information is considered: cover letter, resume, copies of certificates and/or license, college transcript, and written submission describing how your particular skills, talents, and/or expertise would be beneficial to the Wardlaw School (please limit to 500 words).

Contact:

Iris Goodson

Director of Human Resources

Subject line: Classroom Teacher, The Wardlaw School

No phones calls, please

The Atlanta Speech School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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