Middle School Learning Specialist - 2019-2020 school year
Gulliver’s Montgomery Drive Campus is seeking a Learning Specialist to serve middle school students in grades 5-8 for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in special education or related field. Advanced degree in Learning Disabilities, School Psychology or a closely related field is strongly preferred. A minimum of three to five years of experience working with children at the middle school level is required.
The learning specialist will work closely with the Administration to coordinate the instructional support program, which provides academic and organizational support for students. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience supporting students of all abilities across subject areas. Experience in teaching strategies in executive functioning skills, study skills, time management, and organization is a must.
In addition, the learning specialist supports teachers in their efforts to advance students within the classroom; and work with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support academic progress. Experience conducting student assessments, classroom observations, and family meetings (which may include tutors, psychologists, or therapists) is required. Reading and interpreting psychoeducational testing, using student achievement data to monitor academic progress, providing information to teachers to understand students’ learning issues; supporting those teachers with observational data about students’ experience and performance in classes are part of this job. Other requirements include exceptional verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail, record keeping, and follow up; being self-directed, a team player, flexible and highly organized.
Internal candidates who meet the qualifications for the position posted must submit a cover letter expressing interest and a resume to the Human Resources Department. EOE M/F/VD Drug Free Workplace