Brooks School seeks a supportive, organized, and encouraging Learning Specialist for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will work with students, both directly and indirectly, to provide academic and emotional support. This full-time faculty position will include supporting students who are falling behind or struggling academically, contributing to the campus community by working with students in evening study hours and being an advisor.
Brooks School seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.
Reading and interpreting outside academic testing done on students and sharing this information with teachers and advisors;
Working with faculty, parents, and outside evaluators to identify strategies and teaching techniques that best help address the needs of identified students;
Helping teachers adopt successful teaching strategies for all students;
Serving as the liaison between the school and family on issues relating to a student's learning differences;
Counseling parents, faculty, and administration on the accommodations Brooks School can and cannot make for an individual student;
Assisting in the identification of students with learning differences;
Maintaining accurate records of students with educational evaluations on file and those who are granted accommodations;
Working one-on-one with students who are struggling academically;
Working closely with the learning center team;
Working with teachers, advisors and families to create support plans for students with learning differences and those who are struggling academically; and
Serving as liaison between school and outside testing organizations related to requests for special accommodations for standardized tests based on documented learning differences.
This is a ten-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of the Learning Center.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Special Education
Master’s Degree preferred
4-5 years’ experience in student support work
Experience with reading neuropsychological reports and creating individual student learning profiles.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.