Reading Specialist, Full Time, The Lourie Center School

Rockville, MD
Apr 18, 2022
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time
The Lourie Center School seeks to hire a Reading Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As the Reading Specialist, you will:
•Identify strengths and needs in the schoolwide program
•Help content area teachers develop, maintain and evaluate ongoing reading program for each student
•Assist school leadership in grouping and scheduling students (e.g., skills, honors, gifted/talented).
•Assist school leadership in recommending, selecting, and ordering reading materials (content area, media, reading recovery)
•Provide guidance to school leadership on reading program matters
•Help develop ongoing assessment measures and interpret standardized test scores in relation to school objectives
•Inform faculty of new materials and current trends in reading
•Serve as a resource to content area teachers in identifying reading needs, adapting instructional techniques, and selecting appropriate materials for their disciplines
•Consult with parents and teachers regarding student progress in reading.

Qualifications include:
•Master's level in Special Education required
•Master's level in Curriculum Development, Instructional Design or other related area preferred
•Minimum 5 years teaching and reading intervention experience
•Eligible for certification in Maryland as a Reading Specialist
•Preferred to have certification in Orton Gillingham, Linda Mood-Bell, and Wilson reading interventions
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
•Experience with conducting and interpreting reading assessments
•Experience with developing and implementing IEPs
•Ability to consult with, support, and educate content-area teachers regarding reading intervention strategy and integration
•Ability to provide in-school training in reading and language arts to school staff
•Ability to work effectively with school leadership, staff, LSSs and families
•Demonstrated strengths in written and oral communication, human relations, organization and time management

Work Schedule:

Full Time Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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