Reading Specialist Teacher

“Reading Specialist Teacher” is a part-time or full-time role for a highly motivated, mission-minded, certified educator. Cookson Hills Christian School operates year round with a balanced school calendar and is a vital part of the overall ministry of Cookson Hills. All Cookson Hills teachers work together as a team whose goal is to educate students academically, spiritually, and socially in a trauma-informed environment. The ideal candidate will work alongside houseparents, social workers, and other team members to ensure Cookson Hills is providing the holistic opportunity each student needs for a well-rounded future.

Learn more about our philosophy of education HERE.


Reading Specialist Requirements:

• Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education, Special education, or related content area from a four-year college or University
• Have or are able to obtain ACSI Certification
• Self-motivated, high energy, organized and flexible
• Ready, willing, and able to make a difference in the lives of students
• Willingness to grow personally and professionally
• Ability to adapt and work in a trauma-informed educational environment


  • Fulfilling service
  • Rewarding opportunities
  • Cash compensation
  • Housing
  • Challenging responsibilities
  • Health and retirement plans
  • Christian environment

General requirements:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Baptized believer
  • Active participant in a New Testament church
  • Relatively debt free
  • Physically fit and active
  • No more than four children in the home
  • Pass a thorough background check


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