JOB SUMMARY The Student Support Learning Specialist (K-12) is responsible for overseeing and facilitating student support services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Student Support Learning Specialist will: • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to identify and support students with different learning styles, and teachers in their efforts to differentiate curricula and address different learning needs. • Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges. • Develop and write student support plans with short and long-term goals and specific objectives. • Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments. • Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction and oversee resource teachers. • Coordinate meetings with teachers and parents, and oversee communication with parents. • Recommend resources for identified students. • Provide resources to help faculty and parents with questions about learning challenges • Work with professionals outside the school to support students and coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals. • Secure testing accommodations for qualifying students. • Work with the Director of Curriculum and Student Support to provide professional development opportunities for faculty in area of academic and behavioral needs. • Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise. • Be involved in the school community at large. • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and Student Support. • Oversee after school learning support.
DESIRED EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE • Graduate degree in Special Education or a related field • 3+ years of teaching experience • Knowledge of learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology • Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing • Proven success as a leader in program development • Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational and facilitation skills • Exceptional written and oral communication skills • Strong networking skills to ensure access to resources in the broader community • Detail-oriented and resourceful • Tactful and discreet • Technologically savvy • High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere