ABOUT THE JOB
Responsibilities of the learning specialist include but are not limited to:
- Teach and assess small groups to establish foundational literacy, math, and study skills as appropriate.
- Experience teaching math to Kindergarten through Grade 5. Teach two sections of Grade 5 math with a familiarity of fractions, decimals, percents, integers, and geometry.
- Have in-depth knowledge of reading, writing and math curricula and experience training teachers in pedagogy.
- Assess students' progress by being familiar with several different types of formal and informal assessments, write progress reports as determined, and provide input for and/or attend parent-teacher conferences.
- Communicate and collaborate with homeroom teachers, observe students in classrooms at the request of faculty, administrators, families.
- Communicate and collaborate with the school's administrators, other learning support personnel, the psychologist and the lower school Student Support team.
- Guide school personnel and families when outside resources are suggested, such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, tutoring and neuro-psych evaluation referrals.
- Read, interpret and summarize the results of neuropsychological evaluations. Synthesize information and provide a summary for faculty, parents and administration, make recommendations about classroom and testing accommodations.
- Advise in curriculum development when appropriate.
- Attend faculty meetings and weekly student support team meetings.
- Participate in admissions which may include weekends or after school hours.
- A sense of joy and wonder and an optimistic attitude.
- A deep commitment to equity and inclusion.
- The ability to plan and deliver curriculum to students, and a deep understanding of assessment.
- The ability to implement differentiated and small group instruction, and assess students and communicate appropriately and as needed with students, peers, parents, and administration.
- Broad understanding of literacy and experience in the teaching of reading.
- Participation in a variety of duties, including but not limited to lunch, recess, supervision of children in transition, morning bus duty, dismissal duty, etc., and participation in the life of the school, including attendance at required and other school events as possible such as grade cocktail parties, game nights, the Halloween party, and Christmas Fair.
- Participation in a personalized program of professional development built around a process of collaborative goal setting.
- Serving as a mentor, coach, and/or peer partner in an on-going or limited basis, as determined by the Division Head.
- Demonstrated initiative, ability to meet deadlines, a commitment to professional development and collaboration, the ability to be flexible, and excellence in working with students.
- Modeling and embracing life-long learning.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s degree in Special Education, and ideally has training in Orton-Gillingham and experience using this methodology.
- Has a track record working with teachers, students, and families in helping understand learning variances.
- Has a growth mindset and builds on students' strengths to support their development
- 5 years or more of classroom teaching experience in PreK through Grade 5 classrooms
- Has a good sense of humor, empathy for children and families, and finds joy in working in schools
POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Learning Services
SALARY: Based on Experience
START DATE: August 15, 2020
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