Careers

Substitute Teacher/Instructor

JOB SUMMARY

Substitutes needed for all areas; upper, middle and elementary classroom teachers, small group math and language arts instructors, specials area (Art, Music, P.E.) and teacher assistants. Substitutes provide classroom instruction (12:1 with an assistant) in Social Studies, Science and Social Skills or small group instruction (2-4:1) in Language Arts and/or Math on an on-call basis.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Substitutes needed for all areas; upper, middle and elementary classroom teachers, small group math and language arts instructors, specials area (Art, Music, P.E.) and teacher assistants. Substitutes provide classroom instruction (12:1 with an assistant) in Social Studies, Science and Social Skills or small group instruction (2-4:1) in Language Arts and/or Math on an on-call basis.

Interest in the whole child; ability to maintain structured routines, behavior management and social skill support; strong knowledge of the English language/grammar, mathematics, executive functions, organization and study skills; understanding of learning profiles including Dyslexia, ADHD, language processing disorders; ability to follow a structured, sequential, systematic multi-sensory approach to learning; familiarity with Microsoft Office products and classroom technology.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors’ degree required for all teaching positions; a high school diploma for teacher assistant positions. Training provided in The Highlands School routines, methodologies and techniques.

Interested candidates should send an electronic application that contains a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three to five references.
To apply, email jpalinkas@highlandsschool.net

Tutor

Job Summary

The Highlands School Tutoring Program provides individualized instruction for children aged 6 and older in Phonics, Math, Reading, Comprehension, Written Expression, Study Skills, and/or Executive Function Skills based on the student’s needs and academic levels. Tutors work with children one-on-one for a full hour session, generally for once or twice a week. This position reports directly to the Tutoring Coordinator. Academic guidance is also provided by the Educational Directors.

Instruction

  • Use only Highlands School approved programs such as Wilson, Lindamood Bell, Institute for Excellence in Writing, etc. as approved by the Director of SGI and PD
  • Following prescribed Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence using VAKT techniques
  • Following prescribed THS Math scope and sequence
  • Utilize multi-sensory techniques and multiple modalities in instruction when possible
  • Create lessons utilizing all available resources
  • Strive for student mastery at each level of instruction
  • Develop strategies and assist students to overcome academic and/or social challenges

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school
  • Communicate with parents as needed
  • Communicate with Tutoring Coordinator

This is an hourly part-time position.

Interested candidates should send an electronic application that contains a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three to five references.
To apply, email jpalinkas@highlandsschool.net

Small Group Instructor: Full-Time

Job Description

Small Group Instructors report to the Director of Small Group Instruction and Professional Development. The responsibility of the small group instructor is to teach Phonics, Math, and Comprehension in a small group setting with a student to instructor ratio of 2-4:1. Full-time instructors will teach 5 small groups daily. The following is a description of the duties of the position:

Instruction

  • Use only Highlands School approved programs such as Wilson, Lindamood Bell, Institute for Excellence in Writing, etc. as approved by the Director of SGI and PD
  • Following prescribed Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence using VAKT techniques
  • Following prescribed THS Math scope and sequence
  • Utilize multi-sensory techniques and multiple modalities in instruction when possible
  • Teach and reinforce skills appropriate for grade level taught
  • Create lessons utilizing all available resources
  • Strive for student mastery at each level of instruction
  • Administer tests and quizzes to assess student mastery of the curriculum
  • Develop strategies and assist students to overcome academic and/or social challenges

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration and collegiality
  • Help to maintain a positive school climate and culture
  • Complete daily behavior charts for students
  • Keep gradebook up-to-date
  • Issue quarterly Interim Reports on a timely basis
  • Prepare quarterly report cards
  • Complete Instructor Feedback forms twice a year
  • Communicate with parents as needed
  • Communicate with Classroom Teachers regarding student needs
  • Work with the Guidance Counselor and/or Administration as needed
  • Meet and communicate with the Director of SGI and PD regularly
  • Chaperoning field trips and special programs as needed
  • Attend inservice training and professional development opportunities offered by the school
  • Attend evening and weekend events as needed
  • Assume other duties as assigned

This is a salaried full-time 10 month position

Interested candidates should send an electronic application that contains a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three to five references.
To apply, email jpalinkas@highlandsschool.net

Director of The Highlands School Learning Center

Job Description

The Highlands School seeks the inaugural Director for our newly formed Learning Center.

The Highlands School Learning Center supports bright students with language-based learning differences and promotes evidence-based literacy instruction for all students. This posting describes an initial outline for the Center; the Director will have a significant voice in planning its shape.

The Center will incorporate the school’s current Tutoring Program. The Tutoring Program provides individualized instruction for children aged 6 and older in Phonics, Math, Reading, Comprehension, Written Expression, Study Skills, and/or Executive Function Skills based on the student’s needs and academic levels. Tutors work with children one-on-one for a full hour session, generally for once or twice a week.

The Director will work with Admissions and the Testing Specialist to develop a Testing Program at the Learning Center. The goal of testing will be to assess baseline information that can serve as a tool to help place the student appropriately into one of our programs, or can be used to identify and outline recommendations for outside resources, accommodations, and specialized instruction that specifically fits the needs of the student.

For now, the Director of The Highlands School Learning Center is a half-time position, but this arrangement will be re-evaluated as the program grows. Salary commensurate with experience. To begin, the position would include at least three hours daily from 3:00 to 6:00 pm (during the school year) and daily hours during the summer.

The Director of The Highlands School Learning Center is responsible for recruiting, training, and retaining tutors. The Director will write job descriptions for tutors and oversee job advertisements, evaluate job applicants, and interview job candidates. The Director will market the tutoring program and write marketing content for the website, social media, and print advertising. The Director will collaborate on developing and implementing a budget for the Learning Center. The Director will have a voice in planning summer and auxiliary programs related to tutoring and testing.

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, list of three references, and resume to Jen Palinkas (jpalinkas@highlandsschool.net).