The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks an experienced candidate to work collaboratively in its Learning Center to support a range of learners (Grades 9-12), particularly those with documented learning differences.
The Student Support Learning Specialist will work to provide support for approximately 2-10 students per period in a supervised Study Hall. The Learning Specialist will work closely with students in the Program for Academic Success (PAS). Our Program for Academic Success is for 18 students who need specialized support in one or more areas of study to be successful in a college preparatory curriculum. Students in this program have exceptional strengths as well as challenges--they are extremely motivated, eager to learn, and participate fully in our school.
The Learning Specialist will report to, and work closely and collaboratively with, the Director of Learning Services (DLS) at The Marin School.
The Learning Specialist, along with the DLS, is responsible for:
Developing and supervising Formal Education Plans (FEP) for academic accommodations with emphasis on increasing both the faculty and student's understanding of individual learning styles.
Overseeing the Student Support Learning Center (SSLC), working with students who need individualized or group instruction.
Providing one-on-one and small group support in reading, writing, math and study skills in an engaging and nurturing atmosphere to support academic success.
Working closely with the DLS to implement an individualized study skill support program for 9-12 grade students with diverse learning needs.
Interpreting individual learning plans for students with diagnosed learning differences.
Working closely with DLS and classroom teachers to understand the individualized learning needs and plan differentiated instruction to develop a success plan for assigned students.
Participating in Parent-Teacher Conferences when necessary.
Analyzing previous and current assessment results to provide informed instruction.
Participating in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise.
Overseeing use of assistive technology.
The position is 100% time and includes medical benefits. The hourly rate will range from $30-35 per hour based on experience. The work schedule is from 7:30-3:30Monday-Friday. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required. Please send a resume, cover letter and a list of contact information for four references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. EEO.
The position will begin ASAP.
DESIRED EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE
• Bachelors degree in Special Education or a related field
• Knowledge of learning disabilities, psychoeducational tests, reports, and assistive technology
• Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and facilitation skills
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Detail-oriented and resourceful
• Knowledge of assistive technology and how it can serve TMS students
• Personable and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere that serves students with a diverse range of learning styles
The Marin School currently serves 90 students in grades 9-12. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakable belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact." Class size at the school is small by design (7-10 students), to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize ...their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.
The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring teachers who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek faculty members who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.