Librarian

The Hope Academy - Providence, RI (30+ days ago)


SUMMARY OF MAIN DUTIES :
Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program, including technology education, is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning and instruction program.

Part-time position: 20 hours per week, with the oportunity of increasing every school year.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Develops and implements grade level and/or developmentally appropriate library curriculum, including technology education

Supports students’ success by guiding them in:
Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
Working with peers in successful collaborative learning
Collaborates with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacy and fosters critical thinking
Participates in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
Joins with educators and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
Cooperates and networks with other libraries, librarians and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school
Models effective strategies for developing multiple literacy
Provides guidance in software and hardware evaluation
Ensures that the school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the school’s strategic plans
Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property regulations, and assists others with their understanding and observance of the same
Organizes and maintains the collection of resources for maximum and effective use
Supervises and evaluates support staff, which may include educational assistants, volunteers and student interns
Prepares, justifies and administers the library program budget to support specific program goals
Arranges for flexible scheduling of the school library to provide student and staff accessibility
Ensures equitable physical access to school library by providing a barrier-free, universally designed environment NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development
Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, and school-wide activities and events
Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies

QUALIFICATIONS:
SKILLS
Classroom and behavior management skills
Strong expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning
Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children & their families
Ability to provide effective supervision and feedback to teacher assistants and others
Flexibility
Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for learning, etc.
Professionalism inside/outside school
Ability to work as a member of a team
Communication skills
Computer skills
Physical ability to lift and transfer children as required
EXPERIENCE
Documented experience working in school library
Experience with automated library system (Follett)
Instruction and training in the use of computerized library systems
PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS
Access to all Hope Academy student records
Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties
Complete and maintain privacy and security training
Report suspected violations, including those of a business associate or contractor
Professionalism in/outside of the school
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)
State of Rhode Island certification as a School Librarian and the completion of a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree
Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work environment and physical requirements consistent with those of a typical school environment
Ability to sit, stand, and walk continuously throughout the workday
Able to follow/run 25 yards to secure students for safety reasons such as elopement, as needed
Bend, stoop, squat, push and pull (10-15% of the time)
Kneel and reach above shoulder level occasionally (1-33% of the time)
Utilize the Computer (20%) of the time and other office equipment
Lift and carry students as well as transfer students from wheelchairs to equipment as required. Usually requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds frequently with the assistance of another staff member or adaptive equipment; 50 pounds independently (67-100% of the time)
Ability to participate in physical restraints of students, as needed and trained
Physically able to position physical/occupational therapy equipment, splints, etc. Ability to use various equipment (switches, cooking equipment, etc.)
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Hope Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.