The Rashi School, the Boston area’s Reform Jewish independent school serving students in grades K–8, seeks a full time Middle School Learning Specialist to fill a parental leave from April-June 2017. Rashi is distinguished by exceptional academics, a strong sense of community, and a deep commitment to Jewish learning and social justice. Successful candidates will have a Master’s Degree and at least three years of experience working as a learning specialist or special educator, preferably at the middle school level. Warmth, flexibility, and a willingness to work collaboratively with the rest of the middle school faculty are essential.
Teaching Organizational Skills (academic support classes) of 3-6 students for two sections of Grade 7 and one section of Grade 8; each section meets three times a week for 50 minutes each time
Providing in-class support to Grade 6 students in Language Arts
Working with students, as needed, during lunch, recess, and study hall
Meeting weekly with Jewish Studies, language arts, social studies, and science teachers for Grades 6-8 to provide consultation in to order to ensure proper accommodations and modifications
Participating in weekly Middle School Child Study meetings
Collecting data and present at Learning Team meetings
Proctoring an accommodations room during ERB standardized testing
Leading a Grade 6 advisory
Supervising after school homework support for one hour once a week
Communicating with parents about student progress
Attend grade level meetings with the Division Director.
Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) set by the Assistant Head of School
Participate in Tefillah, Kabbalat Shabbat, and other holiday celebrations.
Participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Attend weekly faculty meetings
Masters degree in Education, focus on Special Education.
3-5 years teaching experience as a learning specialist or special educator, preferably at the middle school level.
Experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities and/or weak executive functioning skills.
Strong background in differentiating curriculum and assistive technology.
Passion for advocating for students.
Exceptional interpersonal communication skills that display a collaborative, team-oriented work style.
The Rashi School is Boston's independent Reform Jewish school. Located in Dedham, Massachusetts, Rashi offers an academically challenging K-8 education to more than 300 students. The School integrates rich secular and Jewish studies curricula while nurturing in its students critical minds and compassionate hearts. Rashi's joyfully Jewish approach to learning helps children engage with the world a...nd become leaders. The School offers a collaborative work environment made up of more than 80 faculty and staff who pride themselves on being hardworking, curious, flexible and creative.