The K-2 Learning Specialist serves on the K-8 Student Support Services team (Learning Specialists and Counselors) to provide appropriate support for faculty, families and students. We are seeking a candidate who is a team player and enjoys working collaboratively. An ideal candidate would also be organized and able to manage multiple projects; a strong listener and communicator, especially when dealing with sensitive topics; flexible and creative in problem solving; and interested in learning and growing as a professional.
Providing direct academic support through small-group pull-out classes in the Learning Center and push in classroom support for Kindergarten-2nd grades.
Collaborating with the K-8 Student Support Services team to support faculty, families and students.
Managing accommodations and exploring effective strategies for individual learning styles.
Serving as case manager for all K-2 students who attend groups in the Learning Center or receive support outside of school.
Providing resources and consultation for faculty, parents and students concerning learning differences and learning needs, including referrals for outside evaluations and support.
Analyzing outside evaluations and sharing appropriate information with teachers for support of students in the classroom.
Collaborating and communicating effectively with parents in formal and informal conferences and written reports.
Scheduling and overseeing Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language screenings for select Lower School classes and students, including facilitating communication and parent information meetings.
Providing support in understanding the nature of girls and their behavior to both teachers and families.
Serving on the Kindergarten Admissions Committee.
Minimum of two years of related experience with Lower School age students.
Certification and/or graduate degree in educational therapy, mild to moderate special education/learning disabilities.
Familiarity with an independent school environment helpful, but not necessary.
Using Word format, please email a cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position, a resumé, and a philosophy statement, to email@example.com.
No calls or additional emails, please. You will be contacted if your qualifications and experience match the needs of the position.
Additional Salary Information: The school offers competitive compensation based on prior experience and position requirements. Comprehensive benefits are provided. More information about the school can be found on our website at www.kdbs.org. Burke’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Katherine Delmar Burke School is an independent K-8 all girls’ school located on a 3.5-acre campus in San Francisco. Burke’s is one of California’s leading elementary schools with a 100-year tradition of educational excellence. The school combines strong academic and co-curricular programs with an emphasis on project-based learning and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive community. We empha...size the development of fundamental and higher level critical thinking skills in an atmosphere of creativity, exploration, academic rigor, and joyful learning.