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POSITION:  Dyslexia Specialist (Non-Exempt/Part-Time) * Applicant Pool

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION: Academic Technical I or II (DOE)

DEPARTMENT:  Kelley College of Business and Professional Studies

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Professor of Educational Studies

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

EXEMPTION:  N/A

LOCATION:  HSU Campus (Houston‐Lantrip Center)

TARGET HIRE DATE:  As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or careers@hsutx.edu 

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

Dyslexia Specialist will work directly under their assigned Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) in providing multisensory literacy instruction as outlined through the approved curriculum. Dyslexia Specialist will be required to plan lessons for each session based on the LDT's guidance.

HSU JOB FAMILY CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Provide TEKS based instruction to meet individual student goals and objectives.

Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.

Conduct ongoing assessments to monitor student progress.

Provide a variety of instructional strategies and techniques and technology to meet the instructional needs of students.

Incorporate the use of technology to support instruction.

Communication

Establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents, students, and coworkers.

Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, and parents

Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

Other

Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.

Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

Perform any other duties assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.

COMPETENCIES:  This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.  

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.  

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, Spreadsheet software, Internet, etc. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma and 2 years of related experience required.

Bachelor's degree preferred and 2 years of related experience preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

None are required for this position at this time.

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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This is a part-time position, which will be scheduled for 10 – 29 hours per week.

Part-Time scheduled hours will typically be from 7:30 A.M. – 7:30 P.M., thus applicants must be available during these hours as schedule will vary depending on appointments.

All hours worked beyond 40 hours in a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FSLA guidelines.

Must have an maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Additional travel may be required on occasion. 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.