Job Opportunities

Welcome to our job opportunities page. We are seeking dynamic and gifted individuals who have a love for Jesus, and a desire to share God’s truth in all they do. We provide specialized education for students who are falling behind academically due to learning difficulties (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, etc.), despite having average to above average intelligence levels. These students are known as “gap” kids; a regular classroom environment does not meet their needs, yet they do not belong in a Special-Ed classroom.

We are currently looking for Educational Coaches AND Classroom Teachers. Both positions are for compassionate adults who have a desire to help struggling students succeed in school and in life.

Specific professional training will be given through the expertise of Joshua Institute and the National Institute of Learning Development (NILD). Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field, and they must comply with JI’s policies and Statement of Faith.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 208-893-5130 or by email at info@joshuainstitute.org.

Educational Therapist/Coach

Our Educational Coaches are Independent Contractors and work one-on-one with students who have been formally tested for learning difficulties. This can be a part-time or full-time position working with students at JI, on other school campuses, and at off-site locations. You will be joining a collaborative team of people who are passionate about helping students who struggle to learn, finding the root cause of a student’s learning difficulty, and use research-based tools to remediate the struggle for greater learning success.

SCOPE OF THE POSITION
Educational Coaches provide effective educational therapy for students with learning difficulties (i.e., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, etc.). Specific training for this method of therapy is provided through JI and NILD. Every student has an individualized success plan which guide each session according to their individual needs. Collaboration with parents and teachers is vital for the student to reach their fullest potential.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
    • Passion for children/youth with learning difficulties (i.e., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, mild spectrum disorders such as autism, etc.)
    • Willing to pursue National Institute of Learning Development (NILD) certification training
    • Detail-oriented
    • Knowledgeable with computers, particularly email and Word documents
    • Ability to self-evaluate and receive professional feedback
    • Good presentation and preparedness
    • Positive team player
    • Ability to be flexible
    • Patience with challenging behaviors
    • A growth mindset for yourself and your students

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop a knowledge of students through their individualized plans
    • Provide Educational Coaching to students
    • Collaborate with parents/teachers/other educational professionals
    • Attend required meetings for professional development, encouragement and collaboration

TRAINING
Initial training costs will be covered by Joshua Institute. Continued training is paid for by the Educational Coach at a significant discount. Membership fees, supplies, national conferences, and workshops are also discounted in order to maintain professional certification at affordable rates. Initial training is NILD Level 1 which includes:

    • Formal initial and annual testing
    • Initial Understanding of Learning Disabilities
    • Remediation Techniques
    • Session planning and execution of therapy/coaching
    • JI training
    • Individualized Student Planning
    • Executive Functions

JOB DATA

    • Hours: As contracted with families
    • Salary: As an Independent Contractor, starting pay is $16.00 per contracted hour. Hourly pay increases with time and training.
    • Start Date: July 26th, 2021

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed JI Educational Coach employment application by clicking HERE. If you would like to download a copy of the application to print, a PDF version is available: JI Employment Application.

Classroom Teacher

Joshua Institute’s Academy operates as a year-round school, 4 days per week, 5 hours per day. There are up to 8 students per class who have all been formally tested for learning difficulties. As a Classroom Teacher, you will be joining a collaborative team of people who are passionate about helping students who struggle to learn, finding the root cause of a student’s learning difficulty, and use researched based tools to remediate the struggle for greater learning success.

SCOPE OF THE POSITION
Classroom Teachers provide effective therapeutic teaching in a classroom of up to 8 students who have learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, etc. Specific training for this method of teaching is provided through NILD and JI. A student success plan is developed for each student, and guides teaching plans to meet students’ individual needs.

Classroom Teachers are required to have at least one student who they are trained to help with academic intervention outside of the classroom. This includes pay that is in addition to their teaching salary.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
    • Passion for children/youth with learning difficulties (i.e., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, mild spectrum disorders such as autism, etc.)
    • Detail-oriented
    • Able to manage a classroom of 8 students
    • Willing to pursue National Institute of Learning Development (NILD) certification training
    • Knowledgeable with computers, particularly email and Word documents
    • Ability to self-evaluate and receive professional feedback
    • Good presentation and preparedness
    • Positive team player
    • Ability to be flexible
    • Patience with challenging behaviors
    • A growth mindset for yourself and your students

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop a knowledge of each student in the classroom
    • Provide therapeutic teaching in the classroom 5 hours/day, Monday­­–Thursday
    • Collaborate with parents/teachers/educational professionals
    • Attend required meetings for professional development, encouragement and collaboration

TRAINING
Initial training costs will be covered by Joshua Institute. Continued training is paid for by the Classroom Teacher at a significant discount. Membership fees, supplies, national conferences, and workshops are also discounted in order to maintain professional certification at affordable rates. Initial training is NILD Level 1 and includes:

    • Formal initial and annual testing
    • Initial Understanding of Learning disabilities
    • Remediation Techniques
    • Session planning and execution of therapy/coaching
    • JI Training
    • Individualized Student Planning
    • Executive Functions
    • Specific classroom training for reading, writing, math

JOB DATA

    • Hours: 9:00 AM–2:00 PM, Monday–Thursday
    • Salary: $23,000 Please note: This salary does not include the additional income earned from the required academic intervention assistance a classroom teacher provides for at least one student (as mentioned under Scope of the Position). This pay is hourly, beginning at $16.00/hr. and increases with further training and development.
    • Start Date: July 26, 2021

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed JI Classroom Teacher employment application by clicking HERE. If you would like to download a copy of the application to print, a PDF version is available: JI Employment Application.