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Welcome to Julie Billiart Schools, a family of K-8 coeducational, independent day schools for children with learning differences.

Overview

Akron Campus

Librarian Literacy Specialist

Full Time | Posted June 04, 2021

Julie Billiart Schools is a network of schools serving children grades K-8 with special learning challenges. Currently, we have campuses in Westlake, Lyndhurst, and Akron that offer unique learning environments for students with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and social learning challenges. We are Catholic, non-public schools, that respect diverse faith traditions.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following is a list of primary duties and responsibilities. Other duties to be assigned as needed. Reasonable accommodations can be made to employees with qualified disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job, so long as there is no undue hardship created upon the organization or other employees within the organization.

  • Collect and catalog library resources including books, films, and publications
  • Assist people in locating reference and leisure reading material and educate patrons on how to search for information using the library database
  • Manage budgeting and planning
  • Oversee the check-out process for books and other resource materials
  • Develop library policies and procedures
  • Clarify the use of library amenities and provide information about library policies
  • Review and evaluate resource material, such as book reviews and catalogs, in order to select and order print, audiovisual, and electronic resources
  • Assemble and arrange display materials
  • Encourage the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing access to digital information resources for the entire learning community
  • Collaborate with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
  • Assist with the development of a strong literacy culture across the School
  • Lead library lessons for all students K-8
  • Encourage and support individual reading programs aligned with the curriculum need and/or student interests
  • Disaggregate and analyze data to target instruction, enhance student learning and inform teacher practice
  • Administers assessments to target literacy strengths and weaknesses of students
  • Develops and delivers school-wide literacy initiatives
  • Creates a learning environment which stimulates learning and promotes excellence, where students are both challenged and supported
  • Motivates students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good educational foundation, in accordance with each student’s ability
  • Uses a variety of teaching strategies, recognizing that students learn in a variety of ways: through independent learning, directed learning and group learning

Requirements

Education and Experience and Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of three years of recent experience as an Intervention Specialist or Special Education teacher.
  • Reading Endorsement
  • Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs designed for students with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and social learning challenges
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team member, demonstrate flexibility and desire to learn new skills and improve professional qualifications
  • Basic computer skills and ability to use required software
  • An understanding of the scope and the sequence of library and information literacy curriculum
  • Excellent oral, written and inter-personal communication skills to work with a diverse team, including the ability to proactively collaborate with students, faculty, and parents
  • Proven creative abilities and strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must remain current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs
  • Belief and commitment to the JB way and mission and to embracing the Sisters of Notre Dame’s philosophies and teachings

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Speak, stand, talk, walk, sit, see, and hear (corrected or uncorrected).
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Supervision Received

Reports to and is evaluated by the Principal.

Direct Reports

None.

Conclusion

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, qualifications, or physical demands associated with the position.

Julie Billiart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Julie Billiart Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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