Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.
Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility:
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks a warm, passionate Learning Specialist to work with the Student Services Team. The teacher will work with students with diverse learning needs, across grade levels within the Middle School, and subject areas as determined by the Director of Student Services. The qualified candidate will have experience working with diverse learning populations, will possess strong written and oral communication skills, be able and willing to jump into a collaborative planning and teaching process, and be an active member of the life of the school. The position will require a deep understanding of curriculum and content, creativity, flexibility, and a strong background in working with students with diverse learning needs. Strong collaborative skills are essential for this position, including regular communication with teachers, families, and private providers. This teacher should be prepared to differentiate learning for a wide range of children’s abilities and interests.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and implement curriculum based on individual student needs.
Take part in collaborative planning with teacher teams.
Support students and teachers with curriculum modifications and accommodations.
Utilize school resources to plan supplemental instructional programs for individuals or small groups of students.
Understand how to integrate general education curriculum into small group lessons.
Demonstrate effective classroom management strategies; experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred.
Work collaboratively with teacher teams and departmental heads.
Communicate thoughtfully, respectfully, and clearly with parents and colleagues.
Demonstrate a love of working with children, nurturing the whole child in developmentally appropriate ways.
Differentiate curriculum and instructional methods as appropriate to support students of all levels.
Use formative and summative assessments to monitor and evaluate student progress.
Give specific feedback to support student growth.
Participate actively in team meetings with families and private providers.
Be a leader who embraces change and improving practice and leads others to do so.
Support families to help them know their children as learners and to navigate through the school years.
Bachelor’s degree in special education with LBS1 certification; master's degree in education is preferred.
Experience teaching students with diverse learning needs at the middle school level.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Willingness to learn and grow professionally.
Have an understanding of the different developmental stages of learning.
Have an understanding of formative and summative assessments as well as other authentic strategies.
Deep knowledge about child development and developmentally appropriate practice.
Knowledge and mastery of the most up to date practices and pedagogies.
Collaborate with colleagues to support the mission of the school.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and drive multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of the team.
Support and reflect school values.
Travel Requirements: Up to 5% travel may be required (domestic).
Other Important Information and Benefits:
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.
Work is generally performed onsite; Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option.
The general workday is Work day is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm.
Full-time employee benefits include employer-subsidized medical, dental, life and disability (short and long-term) insurances, 403b retirement plan, parking or public transportation, daily (kosher) breakfast and lunch, as well as optional insurances. Sick, flex (personal) and vacation days subject to length of tenure.
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied reli...gious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.