Edmund Burke School seeks a full-time (part-time considered) temporary High School Learning Specialist, beginning December 11th, 2017 through June 15th, 2018. The High School Learning Specialist reviews all psycho-educational testing reports, creates Learning Profiles for students with accommodations, and submits applications for College Board and ACT accommodations. As a member of the Admissions Committee, the Learning Specialist reviews the psycho-educational testing reports of prospective students, and provides feedback to the Director of Admissions and Associate Director of Admissions. The High School Learning Specialist also provides academic support to students on a drop-in basis and conducts classroom observations of students who are experiencing difficulty with the classroom curriculum. As a member of the Student Support Team, the High School Learning Specialist, in concert with the Academic Dean and School Counselor, creates and implements support plans for students experiencing academic difficulties. The High School Learning Specialist also provides outside referrals for tutoring and testing, manages the peer tutoring program, and consults with families regarding academic concerns.
The Learning Specialist possesses a minimum of a bachelor's degree and has 3-5 years of experience in a secondary school setting working with students with learning differences. A Masters in Special Education or a related field is strongly preferred. Familiarity with independent schools and the progressive philosophy strongly desired.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The Learning Specialist is flexible, enthusiastic, and has a proven commitment and sensitivity to students of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and talents. The Learning Specialist possesses strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience.