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K-6 Literacy Tutor

K-6 Literacy Tutor
New Beginnings Family Academy, 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605
About New Beginnings Family Academy
Opened in September 2002 offering grades K-3, New Beginnings Family Academy (“NBFA”) offers active and engaging learning experiences from Pre-K through 8th grade. NBFA is a tuition-free, public charter school proudly distinguished by:
• Social, emotional and academic learning steeped in child development best practices
• Small class sizes and two adults per classroom
• An emotionally responsive model that weaves trauma-informed practice into every classroom
• Parental involvement, in and outside of the classroom
• Placement at competitive high schools (Kolbe Cathedral, Notre Dame, Fairfield Prep, etc.)

NBFA is located on an “urban campus” at 184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT (within a mile of the University of Bridgeport and the beach at Seaside Park). NBFA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace. NBFA respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes of all its stakeholders: employees, students, families and members of its Board of Directors.

Mission-Driven Culture
NBFA employees thrive in a collaborative environment of thoughtful, self-reflective professionals on a mission to change the life outcomes of Bridgeport youth by helping to close the nefarious achievement gap. Our mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life.

The NBFA Literacy Tutor must be committed to and advocate for NBFA’s mission to provide students a meaningful, high quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. The Literacy Tutor will participate in intervention groups in reading.

Classification: Full-time/Salaried/Exempt/185 days

Principal Accountabilities:
1. Administer universal/diagnostic assessments and share results with administrators and teachers
2. Collaborate with administrators, teachers and reading specialists in order to assist their a) review of school-wide data to identify students’ strengths and/or areas of need and b) development of intervention plans and instructional groupings
3. Participate in SRBI Team meetings as may be requested by administrators to review progress monitoring data to assist the decision-making process regarding tiered support
4. Maintain and collect data/current records of students’ performance in order to keep administrators, teachers and parents abreast of students’ progress

Other Responsibilities:
1. The Literacy Tutor may be assigned to cover a class, in the temporary/short-term absence of the classroom teacher, to the extent permitted by law
2. May assume other functions as delegated by the building Principal/Director or designee, to the extent permitted by law
NBFA offers a full array of benefits, including:
•Friendly work environment
•Medical and dental plan (generous portion of employee premium paid by NBFA)
•Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
•10+ paid holidays and sick leave, school closes during the last week of the year
•Professional Development Opportunities

The Literacy Tutor must possess the following:
1. Experience with Scientific Research-Based interventions (SRBI) and progress monitoring
2. Experience with the LLI/Fundations programs and such assessments as Running Records and the DRA 2
3. Willingness to participate in relevant professional development in literacy instruction
4. Ability to support and motivate; be positive, trust-worthy and committed to promoting the school’s vision, mission and goals
5. Excellent collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written

The following experiences/qualifications are preferred:
1. An active elementary teaching certificate
2. Experience teaching reading to elementary aged students

Start Date
Contact Human Resources Dept.
Phone: (203) 384-2897
184 Garden Street, Bridgeport, CT 06605