St. Andrew's Episcopal School seeks a Middle School Learning Facilitator for the 2022-2023 school year to support students with different learning needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Partner proactively with faculty and administrators to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.
Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their strengths and challenges.
Communicate with the Director of Learning Services consistently.
Participate in classroom instruction as needed.
Provide one-on-one and small-group instruction utilizing a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Develop and write student accommodation/learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives.
Provide regular written student progress reports to the school and parents/guardians with assessment results and recommendations of diagnostic testing and remedial programs for learning-related issues.
Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments.
Initiate and schedule parent conferences as needed.
Recommend in-school and community resources for identified students.
Provide timely and professional communication and feedback to parents.
Coordinate with faculty and families to cultivate an academic plan for students with long and short- term absences, and develop and document accommodation plans for qualifying students.
Collaborate with colleagues across the middle school as well as the lower and upper school learning facilitators and student support services department.
Attend and contribute in full, divisional, departmental, and team faculty meetings.
Take an active role in professional activities and attend relevant professional meetings and conferences.
Stay abreast of the latest advances in specialized instruction.
This job operates in a professional school environment.
This is a full-time position with teaching responsibilities from August – May. As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and carpool duties, serve on committees, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required. Master’s degree in dyslexia therapy, special education, or related field preferred.
A minimum of five years of teaching experience preferred.
Orton-Gillingham certification preferred.
Certified Academic Language Therapist certification preferred.
Responsive classroom training and experience preferred.
Knowledge of learning difficulties, especially ADHD, dyslexia, and dual language learners.
Knowledge of child development, learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology.
Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing.
Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum.
Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects the values of the school.
Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians.
High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Google Suite required.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
All employees must be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022 unless the individual has a medical or religious exemption.