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Special Education Teacher: Reading Specialist

Company: RFK Community Alliance
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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Special Education Teacher: Reading Specialist


Lancaster, MA

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RFK Community Alliance has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Special Education Teacher- Reading Specialist to join our team in Lancaster, MA!

Who We Seek

We seek caring and compassionate professionals to provide support to our children and adolescents. You are creative, energetic, and want to make a difference?

  • Works with the literacy specialist and classroom teachers to assess student's reading abilities and develop plans to support students requiring reading and literacy intervention.
  • Provide mentor support and instruction to teachers and instructional assistants in the area of reading acquisition and direct pull-out services for individual students.
  • Available to work with parents to develop reading intervention programs to complement the school for students needing reading and language arts support at home.
  • Provides direct 1:1, small group, and or push-in reading services as outlined on student's individualized education plan.
  • Design and implement high-quality instruction to students with reading needs including mild-moderate reading disabilities.
  • Provide explicit instruction using evidence-based reading intervention practices to students with identified reading needs.
  • Utilize student strengths and data analysis to guide instruction and monitor student progress
  • Attend and participate in IEP Team Meetings (annual, 3-year re-evaluation, reconvene) as needed.


    • Master's Degree with specific training in assessment and screening.
    • Massachusetts Educator's License in Reading, all levels.
    • One year of teaching and/or providing intervention services in the area of reading and language arts.
    • Familiarity with educational testing and informal assessment and structured multi-sensory sequential reading programs preferred


      Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm (37.5 hours)

      Who We Are

      RFK Community Alliance provides high-quality care and support to people and families facing complicated challenges. As a multi-service agency, we offer a wide range of programs serving various needs across all ages, from infants to seniors. We are team players when it comes to care. We work with the people we serve, their families, schools, and other community partners to develop a support network. We provide opportunities to build skills and confidence. We nurture strengths, determination, and resilience.

      How We Promote Equity, Cultivate Leaders, and Grow Together

      At RFK Community Alliance, we're dedicated to a culture where everyone can show up to work as their full authentic selves. Diversity and inclusion don't happen by accident; it's by design. Together we're the designers. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace makes our organization stronger. We care about including diverse perspectives and experiences throughout every level. Which is why we're committed to honoring, celebrating, and fostering diversity and inclusion on our team, in our clientele, and within our community. Our team must reflect our community and vice versa. We value, respect, and support all types of diversity across all identities including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, LGBTQIA, age, religion, and abilities. We take responsibility for the community we're creating here at RFK Community Alliance, and we're here to contribute to the progression of our society to a more inclusive and equitable one.

      Why You'll Love Us

      In addition to being a part of a supportive team, we offer amazing employee benefits, including:

      • Health Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Vision Insurance
      • Generous paid time off
      • Holiday Pay
      • Educational Assistance
      • Employer-paid life insurance
      • Employer-paid Short- & Long-Term Disability
      • Retirement Plan with generous employer match
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program

        $2,500 Sign-On Incentive

        This position is eligible for the RFK Community Alliance Sign-On Incentive in the amount of $2,500 in your first year of employment. You will receive $500 after 3 months; $500 after 6 months; $1,500 after 12 months.

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