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Children's Aid Literacy Specialist in Manhattan, New York

Literacy Specialist 10/10/23Part Time--Manhattan

Job ID: 006630

Dunlevy Milbank (14-32 W 118th Street)


*Position Summary: *

At Children’s Aid, we believe that all kids have limitless potential. Our dedicated staff provide comprehensive supports for nearly 50,000 children and families in targeted, under-resourced New York City neighborhoods. We know what it takes to ensure children grow up strong and healthy, and ready to thrive in school and life: excellent education and health care, social-emotional support, and strong, stable families.

The Literacy Specialist is responsible for providing direct instruction to students, individually or in small groups, to enable students to develop literacy skills. The position is responsible for implementing a comprehensive literacy plan for youth programs.

Responsibilities: - Facilitate the literacy program for the afterschool and summer camp programs

  • Collect data, analyze results, and share findings with staff and Education Coordinator

  • Identify needs and make recommendations for appropriate reading and writing materials

  • Provide leadership for literacy across the community center community

  • Meet regularly with PLC team and principal to report on literacy progress and plan the next steps

  • Collaborate with coaches to identify literacy needs, set goals, and to problem-solve

  • Monitor progress and assist in accomplishing objectives

  • Develop and provide materials for coaches

  • Develop literacy strategies for all content areas

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to reading literacy as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications: -Master’s degree preferred in Education

-Minimum of three years teaching experience K-8

  • Possess or qualify for a New York state teaching Certification

-Strong organizational skills

-Strong written communication and presentation skills

-Teaching experience at more than one grade-level

-A deep level of understanding of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts


Job Type Part Time

Location --Manhattan