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Under direction, to develop, promote and coordinate the federally- funded Right to Read Program and/or State-funded reading programs, for the improvement of reading instruction offered to students within the California Youth Authority; to plan, organize and conduct research to determine the effectiveness of the Right to Read and State-funded reading programs within the California Youth Authority; to evaluate existing educational programs; and to do other related work.
Assists in the development and coordination of Youth Authority State-supported reading efforts and is responsible for all aspects of the Right to Read Program within the California Youth Authority; studies, evaluates and submits recommended revisions in curriculum and teaching methods; advises and consults with Youth Authority administrators, reading coordinators, specialists and teachers regarding the development of reading programs; assists in the planning and development of State-funded reading programs for the improvement of curricula and teaching strategies; recommends appropriate materials and procedures for use in identifying and remediating students with reading disabilities; writes and compiles brochures, bulletins, and other instructional aids; confers with department heads of universities and colleges regarding special training opportunities for teacher candidates within Youth Authority schools; evaluates and makes recommendations for approval of curricula suggested for Youth Authority schools; meets with lay and professional groups interested in the improvement of reading instruction; attends and participates in educational conferences; conducts reading workshops and training for administrators, reading specialists, teachers and community volunteers; recruits, organizes and trains volunteer tutors; keeps program prepared to be audited; has responsibility for the supervision of personnel, compiling statistical data, public relations, management responsibilities for supplies, equipment, and budgeting; dictates correspondence and prepares reports.
Possession of a Reading Specialist Credential and/or a Master's Degree in Reading, and a valid standard supervision or administration credential or credential or life diploma of equivalent authorization issued under authority of the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. and Either I One year of experience in California state service performing duties comparable to those of a Supervisor of Academic Instruction or Supervisor of Academic Instruction (Correctional Facility).
Experience: Two years of classroom teaching experience within a juvenile or adult correctional facility or public school system and three years of supervisory or administrative experience in secondary education which shall have included experience in curriculum development of remedial and developmental reading programs.
Knowledge of: Current trends and practices in the teaching of reading for adolescents and adults; teaching methods, curriculum alternatives, and administrative practices appropriate in secondary education; contemporary teacher training and in-service training methods; expertise in recruitment, training and utilization of community volunteers.
Ability to: Do research and analytical studies; prepare concise and comprehensive reports; exhibit public relation skills; analyze situations accurately and take effective, independent action; work cooperatively with correctional administrators, correctional educators, community organizations, schools and others.
Willingness to travel throughout the State; willingness to work in State institutions; tact and the ability to get along with others.