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Reading Associate


Seneca's Nonpublic Schools Program is hiring a Reading Associate to provide one-one or small group literacy instruction to our most struggling readers at Seneca’s Nonpublic school sites. As a Reading Associate, you'll participate in training to develop an understanding of foundational reading skills and phonics progression. Our Reading Associates are supported to effectively use whole-body reading interventions, existing curricula and technology-based programs, and games to teach word recognition and comprehension to K-12 students. You'll also have the opportunity to teach decoding, the process of understanding letter sounds & combinations of letter sounds in sounding out English words.  
Seneca’s Nonpublic Schools Program partners with school districts across the Bay Area to deliver a high-quality education with a culturally responsive lens and highly integrated therapeutic & special education services. We believe students thrive when provided an education that humanizes youth and families. We aim to inspire our students with the joy of learning and help them build the mindsets, skills, and relationships necessary to succeed beyond our setting and in mainstream educational environments. To learn more about Seneca’s nonpublic schools, click here.
Seneca Family of Agencies has been nominated among the Bay Area’s Top Workplaces for several consecutive years. We’re committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities with a network of excellent mental health, community-based, and educational services. We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage people of color to apply. Our programs are deeply engaged in conversations and training on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to bring equity and justice to the youth and families we serve.


  • Attend reading curriculum training to develop reading intervention knowledge and skills 
  • Provide targeted reading intervention to individual and small groups 
  • Conduct reading assessment, track and share data with students, families and teachers 
  • Attend weekly meetings with reading interventionist, specialist and instructional leaders 
  • Engage in observation, coaching, and feedback sessions with instructional leaders and reading interventionist  
  • Attend monthly literacy professional learning communities 
  • Work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in using behavioral, clinical and therapeutic techniques appropriately
  • Write mental health notes to document interventions 
  • Participate in individual and small group treatment 
  • Communicate effectively with all staff involved in the daily life of the client
  • Intervene with the clients in the program as needed, which may include physical management of the clients and implementation of Seneca ‘s Equilibrium Model Training 


  • Bachelor's degree 
  • TB test clearance, fingerprints, and COVID-19 vaccination 
  • Experience in educational settings working with high-trauma youth and developing reading skills/literacy development
  • Creativity to develop and implement new interventions around phonics development based on youth interests and needs


  • Full-time, school-based schedule 
  • 5 weeks of PTO, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid school break days 


  • Starting at $25.00 per hour, with actual salary dependent on creditable experience above the minimum qualifications for the role
  • Additional compensation is provided upon passing a bilingual language proficiency exam
  • Salary increases each year 
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package:
  • Medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, acupuncture, and fertility coverage
  • 50% paid premiums for dependants 
  • Family leave and life insurance 
  • 403b retirement plan 
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • 5 weeks of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, and additional paid school break days 
  •  Abundant scholarship and promotional opportunities