Dyslexia Teacher

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Dyslexia Evaluator
Date Revised: January 31, 2018
Dept./School: Special Education/Section 504

Primary purpose

To teach students identified with dyslexia using instructional strategies utilize an individualized, intensive, multisensory, phonetic approach and a variety of writing and spelling components; provide students the opportunity to make significant gains in reading; and develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Texas Teacher Certification

Elementary Certification preferred

Master Reading Certification preferred

CALT preferred or commitment to attend two year therapy program

Experience

Three (3) years successful teaching experience

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of dyslexia

Knowledge of the reading process

Knowledge of the Section 504 process, preferred

Ability to relate positively to students, parents, and staff

Ability to handle high-volume, fast paced workload

Detail oriented

Effective and pleasant telephone/communication skills

Good judgment in handling confidential information

Flexibility under pressure is a must

Ability to work as part of a team

Major responsibilities and duties

Instructional Strategies

  • ongoing progress measurements of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Be a positive role model for students; support mission of the school district.
  • Attend 504 meetings as dyslexia representative.

Classroom Management and Organization

  • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

Communication

  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.

Professional Growth and Development

  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  • Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Personal computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment
Posture: 
Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Frequent walking
Lifting: 
Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move text books and classroom equipment
Environment: 
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours; frequent districtwide travel
Mental Demands: 
Ability to instruct; ability to communicate (verbal and written); maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.