Start Date: ASAP

Applications accepted until position is filled

Organizational Mission, Vision, and Strategic Commitments

One in 5 children experiences learning and attention challenges that limit their school success. For over twenty years Lee Pesky Learning Center has worked together with children, families, schools, and communities to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. Our vision is to create a pathway to learning for every child. We have positioned ourselves to positively impact learners throughout the country.

Position

Lee Pesky Learning Center is an innovative educational nonprofit organization with the mission of working with our clients to understand and overcome challenges to learning so that they can find success in school and in life. As an Educational Specialist at Lee Pesky Learning Center, you will work directly with students who learn differently using individually designed programs of instruction which utilize research-proven methods.  You’ll work in cooperation with other client services staff to support an integrated service delivery system.

Essential Attributes

  • Believe in our mission and work tirelessly to help accomplish it
  • Self-determined, self-aware, strategic, and resilient
  • Flexible team player
  • Excellent and appropriate communication skills

Responsibilities

Teach reading intervention sessions for up to 4 English learning students

  • Follow prepared lesson plans for each session
  • Collect and maintain on-going data (every session) on student performance

Maintain close communication with parents or guardian

  • Provide a Learning Update to the parents or guardian at least once monthly
  • Coordinate data collection with parents for Spanish reading program
  • Conduct a final meeting with parents at program end

Train and supervise tutors

  • Train summer program tutors to deliver reading intervention prepared by LPLC
  • Oversee tutor implementation of program

Write Program Reports

  • Prepare program reports detailing number of students and families served and the reading progress made
  • Maintain data on tutors to inform the pathway to teaching career data

Keep current in educational methodology and materials, particularly in reading for English learners

Administrative responsibilities

  • Write lesson Plans
  • Train, observe and mentor other tutors and Education Specialists serving students through this program
  • Participate in the development of new training curriculum and products
  • Review, evaluate, order, organize, and maintain educational materials
  • Participate in the program evaluation of Center services

Provide classes and external training related to this reading program

Qualifications

Education and experience:

  • Master’s degree in education (in literacy, bilingual education or special education)
  • Minimum 2 years working with students who are English learners
  • Experience with systematic teaching methods
  • Proficient in Spanish

Knowledge of:

  • Intervention techniques and instructional methodology
  • Special education instructional procedures and practices
  • Literacy programs for English learners

Abilities

  • Teach one-one sessions and supervise others delivering instruction
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Skilled in using computerized office programs
  • Well organized, detail oriented
  • Comfortable in a team work situation
  • Has good problem solving capabilities

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable in a teamwork situation
  • Software and computer proficiency
  • Work independently and meet schedules and deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality

Compensation:

Compensation commensurate with degree, experience, and skills.

Lee Pesky Learning Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

 

To Apply

  1. Complete the Application for Employment
  2. Send these, a cover letter, and a resume to MScott@lplearningcenter.org, or fax to 208-333-0888. Or mail to:

Matt Scott, Director of Operations
Lee Pesky Learning Center
3324 Elder Street
Boise, ID 83705