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Graduate Teacher Reading Coach/Specialist (Primary)

Turks and Caicos Islands Government
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
US 0 - 4000 a month
Start date
Start August 2024
2 months
  • Early Childhood, Elementary
  • University Graduate
  • Bachelor
  • 1 year of teaching experience

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in Reading/Literacy education and a certificate or diploma in education are essential.


The position requires three (3) years of teaching experience at the primary school level and demonstrated competence in delivering reading instruction/literacy development for primary school children.

Application Procedure:

  • Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page. Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.
  • Hand-delivered and fax applications must have marked on the envelope/fax cover sheet the Job Title of the position being applied for.
  • Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.
  • Applications without supporting documents will not be processed

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 24th May 2024

To be discussed after the interview.

Job Title: Graduate Teacher Reading Coach/Specialist (Primary)

Ministry: Education, Youth, Sports and Culture 

Location: The job is on an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands where a public primary school is.  At the discretion of the Director and the needs of the Service, the job can be relocated to any island.

Job Summary:

This is a professional position that has responsibility for helping students develop crucial literacy and reading skills.  Responsibilities include assessing students’ reading abilities, designing and implementing effective reading interventions, and providing support to teachers and families to create a culture of literacy within schools.

Tasks And Responsibilities:

Tasks and Responsibilities of a Literacy Coach/Specialist:

Direct Instruction and Teaching:

  • Conduct small-group or whole-class literacy instruction sessions to model effective teaching strategies and techniques.
  • Provide direct instruction to students on foundational literacy skills such as phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students, including English language learners and students with learning disabilities.
  • Use research-based instructional methods and materials to engage students in meaningful literacy activities and promote skill development.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate literacy instruction across content areas and reinforce literacy skills in authentic contexts.
  • Monitor student progress through formative assessments and adjust instruction as needed to address individual learning needs.

Professional Development Facilitation:

  • Design and deliver professional development sessions to support teachers in implementing effective literacy instruction strategies.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to teachers to improve their literacy teaching skills.
  • Collaborate with school leadership to identify areas for professional growth and development among staff.

Other Tasks:

  • Curriculum Development and Implementation
  •  Data Analysis and Assessment
  • Individualized Support for Teachers
  • Parent and Community Engagement
  • Communities of Practice (COPs)
  • Continuing Education and Professional Growth
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Advocacy and Leadership

Salary: Grade 2.1 - $48,320.00 per annum plus allowances

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

The Department of Education, under the leadership of the Director of Education, is the unit directly responsible for the daily management of education (pre-primary, primary, and secondary) including the supervision of public and private schools, student and school registration, advising schools on administrative and education issues, and curriculum review and development, among other core functions.

The Director is supported by several Education Officers who assume responsibility for the different areas of education. A number of them are multi-functional as is often the case in small jurisdictions. The administrative, secretarial and clerical staff complement the team.

There are fourteen public schools in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Ten are primary schools and four are secondary schools. The primary program caters to the first eight years of a child’s school life.  The secondary program caters to the last five years of the child’s compulsory school life.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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