Per Diem Reading Specialist

Education Middleboro, Massachusetts


Who we are looking for:

Are you the Per Diem Reading Specialist we have been looking for? In this position you will be able to convey your passion for helping others by working with our youth! Anchor Academy is a special education, therapeutic day school that serves school aged students between the ages of 10-22. Anchor Academy operates as an extended year, 11 month academic program, with an optional summer experience. Certified special education teachers provide students with a curriculum that prepares students for high school graduation and transition to post-secondary education, career or vocational training. Our staff promote a transformational learning experience for students who require alternative pathways for educational and emotional success and growth.

JRI provides the training so that:

  • YOU will utilize our innovative Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC), a trauma informed response framework, to maintain structure within the classroom setting.
  • YOU will support students struggling with reading and provide services per the student’s Individualized Education Plan.
  • YOU will implement research based reading interventions to support students in building proficiency.
  • YOU will assist in collecting data, establishing and implementing reading goals, and building strategies to master foundational reading skills to build mastery.
  • YOU will work collaboratively with the educational, clinical, nursing, and vocational departments to carry out Anchor Academy’s mission.

Bilingual a plus!! We offer a $1,000 bilingual bonus to any candidate who speaks, reads and writes in a different language other than English.

Why JRI?

  • Be who you are! JRI is strongly committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for our employees and the people we serve.
  • Access to our excellent Blue Cross medical and Delta Dental benefits.
  • Retirement benefits including 401K matched up to $800 a year and pension after 5 years of employment.
  • Professional development opportunities such as tuition reimbursement up to almost $4,000 per year and discounted tuition rates to select partnership colleges and universities!
  • Wellness benefits including access to employee resource groups (including multicultural affinity groups, LGBTQ+ advocacy, employee engagement groups, etc.), self-care resources, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Generous paid time off up to 19 days for full time employees in your first year and much more!


  • Candidates must have a Reading Certification.
  • Candidates with experience with rules based reading and meeting the needs of students with IEPs are preferred.
  • Candidates should have two years of relevant experience work with an adolescent population.
  • Candidates should have the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of researched based reading interventions.
  • Background and driving record checks will be performed.

JRI is strongly committed to providing an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment for our employees and the people we serve. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. JRI is an equal opportunity employer.