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READING SPECIALIST / ELA RTI TEACHERS - Elementary & Middle School Positions

Company: Beloved Community Charter School
Location: jersey city
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionIn SY15-16, BelovED was ranked the top public school in New Jersey for pace of student learning growth among schools serving a demographically like mix of students.We have achieved this academic success without burning out our teachers through meshing an effective education program with effective teacher supports and professional development.If you want to work in a highly successful charter school that supports its teachers, serving a mix of students that is among the most diverse in America, while enjoying the cultural vibrancy of Jersey City, Hoboken and New York City (just 2 miles away)...Then apply today online at DescriptionSPECIALIST RESPONSIBILITIESThe Reading/ELA Specialist will provide intensive support to individual or small groups of struggling upper and elementary diddle school students, working as a member of a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring that all of our students succeed.RESPONSIBILITIES SHARED BY ALL TEACHERSValues, Expectations, and Commitment - Teachers must commit themselves to their School's values and mission. Moreover, appreciating the example of excellent schools which succeed at helping all students achieve at a high level, teachers must hold high expectations for each student and commit themselves to helping every student achieve their full potential.Student Learning - Every teacher must accept ultimate responsibility for his or her students achieving learning progress that meets or exceeds their School's high standards and must actively develop solutions to problems, reaching out for peer and leader support, and taking advantage of other school resources, as necessary.Teaching and Assessment - Teachers may make use of school-provided curricular materials, or they may design their own, but they must plan and deliver vibrant and engaging lessons - each with a measureable goal - within the framework of the School's carefully sequenced, standards-aligned education program. In addition, to effectively target instruction and to ensure that students are scheduled for extra help when needed, teachers must make use of the School's highly effective formative assessments.Culture and Classroom Management - Teachers must communicate, and also model for their students, behaviors which befit the high expectations culture and the caring school climate to which we are committed. They must apply School and classroom rules consistently and effectively; make use of preventive discipline; and effectively supervise students both in their classroom and elsewhere on School grounds.Teamwork, Professional Relations, and Professional Development -Teachers should see themselves as members of a team and should commit themselves to their own and to their peers' on-going professional development. Teachers will be required to attend professional development sessions and to become part of a professional learning community where they can lend assistance to, and gain assistance from, their grade-level peers.Special Needs Students and English Language Learners - Teachers must work collaboratively with the school's special education and ELL staff to implement the school's special education and ELL supports and to comply with all state and federal regulations.REPORTING AND STAFF RELATIONSHIPSTeachers will report to the Dean of their academy (our Primary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, or High School academy) who will provide considerable supervision and assistance, supported by the academy's Dean of Students and the Department Chair of a teacher's subject area.Teachers will be part of a school-wide team that includes many different professionals, but should expect to work particularly closely with their grade-level and department peers, with whom they will be engaged within professional learning communities, assisting one another to solve problems.TEACHER SUPPORTSSample teacher supports include:A teacher coach, career-long professional development assistance and grade-level professional learning community support;A research-based curriculum and supporting curricular materials (you will have the freedom to develop your own, but after a full day in the classroom, you may appreciate not always having to develop lessons and curricular resources from scratch);High-quality formative assessments, aligned with our curriculum, that will help you immediately identify when students in your class have not achieved mastery of a skill, concept, or knowledge item;Full-time reading and math specialists who will be available to tutor students who are struggling to master an essential skill, and social workers who will be available to help students struggling with outside problems;The staffing of our afterschool program by Academic Tutors, so we can limit the length of our teachers' work-days;Abundant planning periods that provide teachers an opportunity to prepare up-coming lessons during the school day.As equal opportunity employer, BelovED hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.QualificationsReading Specialist / ELA RTI candidates must hold Reading, English, Language Arts/Literacy or Teacher of Supplemental Instruction in Reading and Mathematics K-8 certification from the New Jersey Department of Education. We seek teacher candidates who also possess:A powerful commitment to the mission and goals of the school;A commitment to preparing every student for college and to developing every student's values and character;Belief in a structured and predictable environment for children and a commitment to education standards, assessment, and accountability;A record of producing significant student learning gains;A willingness to be the authority in the classroom and set the rules; andA commitment to building student relationships and engaging parents/guardians in their children's education.Additional InformationCompensation: $60,000-$80,000 starting salary (depending upon experience).Apply online at

Keywords: Beloved Community Charter School, Jersey City , READING SPECIALIST / ELA RTI TEACHERS - Elementary & Middle School Positions, Other , jersey city, New Jersey

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