Reading Coach - JOB# 1539

Employer
The School Board of Highlands County
Location
Sebring, FL, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Administrator, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & PD, Instructional Coach / PD, Literacy Coach / Specialist
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Position Type:
Middle School Teaching/Resource Teacher

Date Posted:
9/22/2022

Location:
Lake Placid Middle

Closing Date:
10/05/2022

THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY

POSITION TITLE: Resource Teacher

ASSIGNMENT: Resource Teacher


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A valid Florida Educator's Certificate
  2. Three (3) years of successful experience in teaching
  3. Knowledge of curriculum and/or discipline program design, implementation and evaluation in the assigned area as reflected in job performance assessments
  4. Physical Requirements: Light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects
  5. Satisfactory clearance of a criminal history records check and drug screening


ADDITIONAL DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

None exist at this time

PRIMARY PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Consistent with district and state curriculum requirements, identifies or develops long and short-range plans based on student needs
  2. Plans and prepares lessons and instructional strategies supporting the school improvement plan and District mission
  3. Plans and prepares instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
  4. Identifies, selects, develops or modifies instructional materials to support learning objectives and to meet the needs of students with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs
  5. Assists in preparing for changing curriculum needs and continuous improvement
  6. Maintains a positive, organized, and safe learning environment
  7. Establishes and utilizes behavior management techniques, which are appropriate and effective
  8. Assists in enforcement of school rules, administrative regulations, and Board policy
  9. Establishes and maintains effective and efficient record keeping procedures including student records subject to the requirements of the Family Rights and Privacy Act
  10. Manages time effectively
  11. Manages materials and assigned equipment effectively including record keeping other inventory requirements
  12. Instructs and supervises the work of volunteers and aides when assigned
  13. Develops and utilizes assessment strategies (traditional and alternative) to assist the continuous development of learners
  14. Interprets and utilizes data (including , but not limited to, standardized and other test results)
  15. Establishes appropriate testing environment and ensure test security
  16. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of curriculum content
  17. Applies principles of learning and effective teaching in instructional delivery
  18. Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies appropriate for teaching student from diverse backgrounds with different learning styles and special needs
  19. Utilizes appropriate techniques and strategies to enhance the application of critical, creative and evaluative thinking capabilities of students
  20. Utilizes appropriate materials, technology and resources to help meet learning needs of all students
  21. Provides appropriate instruction and modifications for students with special needs
  22. Provides quality work for students, focused on meaningful, relevant, and engaging learning experience
  23. Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process
  24. Provides instruction on safety procedures and proper handling of materials and equipment
  25. Recognizes overt indicators of student distress or abuse and take appropriate intervention, referral, or reporting actions
  26. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with other professionals, students parents and community
  27. Collaborates with students, parents school staff, and other appropriate persons to assist in meeting student needs
  28. Collaborates with peers to enhance the instructional environment
  29. Assists others in acquiring knowledge and understanding of particular area of responsibility
  30. Engages in continuing improvement of professional knowledge and skills
  31. Conducts a personal assessment periodically to determine professional development needs with reference to specific instructional assignment.
  32. Acts in a professional and ethical manner and adhere at all times to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct
  33. Fulfills professional responsibilities.
  34. Supports school improvement initiatives by active participation in school activities, services and programs
  35. Ensures student growth/achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or student program classification

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Performs all other duties as assigned by the supervising administrator

TERM:

Length of contract and number of hours worked are determined by specific allocation as approved annually during planning-budgeting process

APPRAISAL:

Performance will be appraised annually in accordance with School Board policies

PAY GRADE:

According to the School Board of Highlands County Instructional Salary Schedule

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Except as provided by law, The School Board of Highlands County shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, exclude individuals from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity in any employment condition or practice, or be denied equal access to school facilities if the organization is The Boy Scouts of America or other patriotic youth groups.

Modified 12/2007
Reformatted 2/9/2016

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL PERSONNEL:

All applicants for positions offered by the School Board of Highlands County will be evaluated for possession of the following personal qualities:
  1. Honesty, dependability, punctuality, accuracy, and diligence on the job
  2. Ability to relate well to fellow workers, parents, students, and the general public
  3. Habits of dress, grooming, and personal conduct suitable to the work site and school environment
  4. Willingness to use professional practices appropriate to public service and school settings
  5. Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in writing
  6. Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions
  7. Ability to access, organize, and maintain information needed in the performance of specific work tasks
  8. Willingness to become totally familiar with and to comply with school district policies, procedures, rules, and functions
  9. Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and to district expectations governing equity, non-discrimination, and equal opportunity
  10. Willingness to complete in-service training needed to enhance and update job performance over a period of service

Reasonable accommodations are available for qualified applicants with disabilities during the application and interview process.
To request accommodations, please contact:

Carla Ball, Director of Human Resources
426 School Street
Sebring, FL 33870
863-471-5555
ballc@highlands.k12.fl.us
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