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.
Education: 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.
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.
Have a minimum of two years teaching at the middle school level and with diverse learners.
Experience supporting executive functioning skills within a school setting.
Experience with reading and writing workshop and middle school math.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Understanding of child development and best practices in education.
Willingness to keep current through appropriate professional development.
Knowledge and experience with the implementation of Reading and Writing Workshop.
Commitment to implementing a multimodality approach to reading instruction.
Proven ability to work as a member of the team.
Additional Salary Information: 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.
Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Learning Specialist” in the Subject line.
About Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
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 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.