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Reading Specialist in Weymouth
Reading Specialist in Weymouth
Reading Specialist in Weymouth

South Shore Stars

Full Time - Work at Location Address

Salary Pay - $91,350.00 to $91,350.00 Annually

Added on: 02/12/2024

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Stars School and Learning Center aims to provide an innovative, evidence-based, multi-sensory education, grounded in the Science of Reading, for cognitively skilled students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences.  Stars School is seeking enthusiastic educational leaders that are committed to educational success for all.  Through methodical planning and implementation of a carefully crafted curriculum our students will embark on a journey filled with confidence as they transform into lifelong learners with the skills to pursue their dreams.

Job Description

South Shore Stars invites applications for the following position:

Title: Reading Specialist


Hold a Massachusetts Teaching Specialist License in Reading and hold an SEI endorsement or dual certification in ESL. 

Knowledgeable advocate for Equitable Literacy, including research on the Science of Reading

Experience and demonstrated expertise as a teacher of Literacy

Demonstrated success working with teachers and administrators as a professional development provider, team leader, and/or facilitator

Previous experience in education

Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check (C.O.R.I.) and fingerprint check

Current authorization to work in the U.S. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification in Orton Gillingham preferred or willing to obtain certification. 

Certification in Lindamood Bell preferred or willing to obtain certification.

Reports To: Building Principal

Job Goal: The Reading Specialist - will work collaboratively with colleagues to consult, coach, and evaluate best instructional strategies for reading, writing, and literacy skills. The individual will provide direct explicit reading interventions and instruction for students that diagnostically support student growth. The specialist will analyze various forms of data to best inform instruction utilizing evidence based practices and carefully monitor student responses to protocols to continuously evaluate progress. The Reading Specialist will collaborate with all educators to support student  literacy learning in all content areas. 

Position:  Full-time

Work Year: A school year position (184 days) and occasional evenings and weekends for parent/guardian engagement and/or student and agency events. 

Reading/Literacy Teacher


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with South Shore Stars’ Board approved compensation plan and commensurate with experience and certifications. 

Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by South Shore Stars

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel. Metrics modeled on Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Educator Rubrics will be used. 

Performance Responsibilities:

Provide colleagues with evidence based tools for instruction. 

Participate in planning with the Principal, and/or the classroom teachers to design appropriate academic supports to meet student needs.

Assist in administering appropriate benchmark screening, progress monitoring and assessment of students.

Meet with Principal and classroom teachers to share observations of student performance and progress.

Maintain a database for tracking and assessing interventions and student progress.

Attend grade level data meetings to analyze student data and progress.

Provide direct services within the classroom and/or small group settings.

Collaborate with colleagues to improve curriculum and instructional effectiveness for all students.

Participate in professional growth opportunities

Meet weekly during common planning time to map out lessons and strategies. 

Consistently champion and model practices that are culturally and linguistically affirming for peers and teachers and students. 

Actively participate in and support the work of the Leadership Team to continually develop and implement the instructional vision, measure progress toward school goals, as well as develop and deploy school-wide systems and structures to support student learning. 

Inspire school-wide systems and structures to support student learning. 

Model and reinforce the consistent implementation of the instructional vision through best practices, including co-teaching, peer observation, task analysis, and co-facilitation of professional learning.

Essential Functions of the Job:

Must possess the ability to:

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel and students.

Communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.

Use appropriate tiered intervention programs in reading and writing to instruct at risk students.

Ensure those strategies used support Star curriculum goals.

Maintain student confidentiality at work and after hours at all times

Specialty Areas:

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong organizational and planning skills.

Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups.

Knowledge of curriculum and instructional best practices.

Physical and Environmental Demands: The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Ability to work in a normal classroom and school building environment.

Ability to move freely about the building to perform duties with students and teachers.

Ability to utilize computers and other administrative technologies appropriate to the position.

Excellence in Education, Enrichment and Family Support South Shore Stars School & Learning Center 

Our Vision: Stars School and Learning Center aims to provide an innovative, evidence-based, multi-sensory education, grounded in the Science of Reading, for cognitively skilled students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences. It is our desire to collaboratively create a path to success that will promote self-efficacy, resiliency, and future academic opportunities for all children regardless of prior learning experiences, demographics, or academic history. We seek to encircle our students and their families with resources that celebrate neurodiversity and build upon assets, positively impacting the trajectory of our students’ lives.  

Non-Discrimination Policy:  It is the policy of South Shore Stars to not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed/religion, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, marital status, homelessness, special need, proficiency in the English language or academic achievement or any other consideration made unlawful by any federal, state or local laws or regulations, including Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and M.G.L. Ch. 76:5, M.G.L., Ch.151C.

Job Requirements

Please submit Resume, Letter of Intent, 3 Professional References and MA Licensure 

Please do not contact this employer all resumes will be reviewed and interviews set up pending success review. Thank you.

At least 5 year(s) of relevant experience preferred.

Master degree preferred.

Reading Specialist License 

Citizenship, residency or work visa required

South Shore Stars Inc is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled


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Excellence in Education, Enrichment and Family Support South Shore Stars is a nonprofit organization providing the highest quality early education and youth development programs for the communities south of Boston. Founded in 1970, we annually serve over 1,000 children and youth age newborn through 18 years.

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