The Raleigh School
Learning Specialist Teacher for Fall 2017
The role of the Learning Specialist is to support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; support teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom; work with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support students who require additional support and intervention. The teacher’s broad area of responsibility is to ensure that each student may learn and flourish academically, socially, and emotionally in a nurturing and responsive classroom and school environment. Each student, guided by the Learning Specialist is expected to achieve at a high academic and personal level, according to his/her potential.
Core Duties and Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
- Develops solid knowledge of elementary curriculum, essential questions, concepts and skills so as to better support students and assist classroom teachers.
- In cooperation with classroom teacher(s), creates a support and intervention plan for each student requiring services.
- Assists teachers in classrooms to help adjust, modify, and enrich curricular approaches and improve pedagogy.
- Works in conjunction with Elementary School Director and Guidance Counselor to recommend tutors, psycho-educational evaluators, etc.
- Meets with outside specialists attending to students’ needs.
- Works with students across a variety of settings, as deemed appropriate according to individual needs and as schedule allows.
- Provides skillful classroom management practices (routines and procedures) to ensure a safe, orderly, positive, enjoyable, and productive learning environment.
- Uses formative and summative assessment and documents student progress and achievement; assesses and analyzes student strengths and needs; designs and implements appropriate instruction to facilitate learning and growth.
- In consultation with the Head of School and Elementary School Director, creates and implements a protocol for determining who will receive special needs support.
Ideal Qualifications for Learning Specialist Teacher Position
- Bachelor’s degree and/or Master Degree from an accredited four-year college in Special Education
- Significant experience working with children who have an identified learning disability
- Experience reading and interpreting psycho-educational evaluations and knowledge of a variety assessment tools
- Skill and experience in preparing instructional materials and plans to meet the needs of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery;
- Skill and experience working in a student centered environment including using ongoing assessments to design appropriate learning activities, ability to differentiate curriculum, and knowledge of child development;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to provide a supportive, positive, and caring environment for children;
- Ability to develop and utilize management techniques that consistently promote the learning and growth of children;
- Ability to use a wide varied of technology resources
Hours and Compensation
40 hours per week during the school calendar
Competitive compensation and benefits package
Candidates interested in serving asLearning Specialist should send a resume and cover letter to Mary Golden, email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Full job description at http://www.raleighschool.org/about-trs/employment