Dayton Elementary Literacy Specialist 2019/20

Location
Yerington, NV, US
Salary
$42,899.00 - $78,061.00 / Per Year
Posted
Jul 15, 2019
Ref
4461
Grade Level
Elementary School
LYON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Literacy Specialist (Teacher on Special Assignment-TOSA)

Job Group: General Education Services-Licensed

Classification: Certified

Terms of Employment: 9 Months or (195 Days)

FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT

This is a salaried position assigned to the Licensed Employee Salary Schedule.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for all processes associated with the application for and management of the state literacy grant (NRS 388.157; NRS 388.159). As the Literacy Specialist, this position is responsible for staff professional development, on-going coaching, data reporting, and implementation of all grant related activities. The Literacy Specialist will assist teachers with the strategies needed to implement balanced literacy instruction and the educational curriculum based on the Common Core State Standards, Nevada Content Standards and the Lyon County School District approved curriculum. This person will be expected to adhere to the LCSD Professional Standards for Licensed Employees as outlined in policy and the CBA and report directly to the District Lead Literacy Specialist. Travel is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This list of Essential Duties and Responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
  1. Read and implement the newly revised Nevada State Literacy Plan
  2. Demonstrate leadership abilities in organizing, implementing, and participating as a key player on the site-level instructional team.
  3. Instructs elementary educators:
  4. how to effectively use data to drive instruction.
  5. how to implement NVACS into teaching practice.
  6. how to use current research-based methods in literacy instruction.
  7. how to effectively assess students in need & provide evidence-based interventions.
  8. Provide instruction on all identified assessments to elementary instructors (formative, interim, & summative).
  9. Plan, prepare, and conduct professional learning opportunities to support school-based personnel with effective practices in literacy instruction.
  10. Provides parental literacy education and support (particularly for those students who have been identified as " at risk" in literacy.
  11. Coordinate grant project activities.
  12. Collaborate and support professional staff regarding grant projects.
  13. Prepare performance and other reports as required.
  14. Serve on individual school Data-Based-Management Teams.
  15. Use data to analyze instructional strategy use and program effectiveness.
  16. Coordinate monitoring activities of grant.
  17. Train all staff at school locations.
  18. Other duties assigned.

POSITION EXPECTATIONS:
  1. Ability to provide instructional coaching to elementary teachers.
  2. Ability to effectively deliver and receive constructive feedback.
  3. Ability to maintain collaborative and reflective communication.
  4. Ability to be a skillful evaluator of literacy needs through the use of identified assessment tools & student data.
  5. Effectively collaborate with peers in databased decision-making teams & overall literacy instruction.
  6. Ability to implement current evidenced-based best practices in literacy instruction.
  7. Ability to implement current evidence-based best practices in literacy interventions.
  8. Ability to identify methods for enhanced screening and intervention for dyslexia.
  9. Mobility and stamina to maintain an active schedule, with frequent travel to each of the school sites to which the Literacy Specialist is assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Training:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Three years public school teaching experience.

Literacy background and experience preferred.

Licenses and Certifications:?

Must possess or be able to acquire a Nevada teaching license issued by the Nevada Department of Education and be certified in the relevant subject area.

When applying for a certificated licensed position, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the appropriate position vacancy announcement.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods. Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; occasional lifting of files, stacks of paper or reports, references, student work, and other materials. Some reaching for items above and below waist and head level. Some reaching, bending, squatting, and stooping to access files, student work, and other items is necessary. The manual dexterity and cognitive ability to operate a personal computer and other educational technology (LCD projector, SmartBoard, iPads/Tablets, etc.) to enhance student learning. Involves hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Light lifting (up to 25 pounds) may occasionally be required.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations. Incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed under the following conditions:

Exposure to climate controlled office/classroom settings to outside weather with temperatures ranging from mild/moderate to extreme cold/heat. May involve exposure to noise levels ranging from moderate to very loud on occasional to frequent time periods. May involve work in crowded environments. Travel is required.

Hazards: Office/classroom furniture, playground/office equipment, communicable diseases, chemicals (as related to specific assignment), and power/hand operated equipment and machinery (as related to specific assignment).

PHYSICAL CAPACITY REQUIERMENTS FOR POSITION

(Mark with an X, leave blank where not applicable)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

LESS THAN 25% OF TIME

25% TO 49% OF TIME

50% TO 74% OF TIME

75% TO 100% OF TIME

Sitting

X

Standing

X

Walking

X

Bending/Stooping/

Squatting/Twisting

X

Crawling

Kneeling

Reaching above of body

X

Reaching away from body

X

Climbing Stairs

Climbing while working (ladder, stools, roofs, poles)

Balancing

Lifting &/Or Carrying objects:

Up To 50 Pounds or 1/3 Bodyweight

X

Pushing

Pulling

Grasping/ Gripping

X

Handling

Applying Torque (arms)

Fine Manipulation

Repetitive Work

X

Weight Bearings

Typing, Keyboarding, or Entering Data

X

Computer Monitor/ CRT

X

Driving a Vehicle

Working Alone

Operating Machinery or Equipment:

Heavy Equipment

Vibrating Equipment

Power Tools

Machine/Electrical Hazards

Ladders ≥ 6 Feet

Personal Protective Equipment

Respirator Use

Work Conditions:

High Noises

Heights

Confined Spaces

Heat Stress

X

Cold Stress

X

UV Exposure

X

Hazardous Chemical/Waste

>8 Hrs Day

Overtime/Irregular Hrs

Senses:

Eyes

Visually Demanding Work

X

Near Vision

X

Far Vision

Depth Perception

Basic Color Discrimination

Hearing Protection

Speech Discrimination

Audio Alarms

Ability to Smell

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lyon County School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not knowingly discriminate in any area of employment. Those include discriminatory recruiting and hiring practices against any United States citizen or legal alien on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, disability, or any other protected class and shall extend to working conditions, training, promotion, and terms and conditions of employment.

Individuals with a disability who require reasonable accommodation(s) during any step of the screening process or who have questions about qualifications should notify a representative in Human Resources. Notification may be made in person, in writing, or by calling: (775) 463-6800.

Primary Location:
Dayton Elementary
Salary Range:
$42,899.00 - $78,061.00 / Per Year
Shift Type:
Full-Time

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