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 levels of religious 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 Responsibilities:
The Learning Specialist will provide Bernard Zell students with support, instruction, and guidance rooted in best-practice educational standards and pedagogy. The specialist will provide support to students with a range of diverse learning needs. In addition to providing direct support to students, the Learning Specialist will work closely with teachers to offer differentiation guidance, support in implementation of classroom accommodations, and the use of data collection and data-driven decision-making.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, teach, and support daily instruction and interventions with a specific focus in 3rd and 4th grades
Work collaboratively within Student Services and across the school, and maintain caseload to support students in need of curricular support and interventions
Maintain a focus, but not limited to, supporting students in the areas of literacy and executive functioning
Partner with teachers to support differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles
Collaborate with staff to ensure curriculum and differentiation in the classroom follows learning standards and best practices in supporting students with diverse learning needs
Organize and maintain data collection for reading assessments
Provide consultation with teachers and private providers regarding individual student progress
Use of multiple sources of data to inform short-and long-term decisions
Provide parent community with opportunities to learn about our student services supports
Offer consulting to parents, faculty, and staff related to student services
Support and promote pluralistic Jewish education and religious practice
Fulfill co-curricular responsibilities including lunch, recess, and other community duties
Degree, endorsement, and/or coursework in reading instruction, literacy, and/or special education; graduate-level work preferred.
Minimum 2 years classroom teaching experience required.
Experience with diverse learners required.
Experience with teaching and/or supporting in intermediate grades preferred.
Knowledge and experience with the reading and writing workshop instructional model
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Understanding of child development and best practices in education
Willingness to keep current through appropriate professional development
Proven ability to work as a member of a team
Knowledge and experience with the implementation of Reading and Writing Workshop
Commitment to implementing a multimodality approach to reading instruction
Travel Requirements: Up to 5% travel may be requested.
Other Important Information and Benefits:
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check.
Work is generally performed onsite; Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option.
The general workday is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm but must be flexible to attend meetings beyond normal working hours.
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 and flex (personal) days subject to length of tenure.
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a condition of employment, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal background screening
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or citizenship.
Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.
The school does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on any of these or other characteristics.
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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.