The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School of Greater Washington is seeking a part time special educator to work with students, teachers and parents in our Lower School for the 2017-2018 school year. Approximate hours for this position will be 8:15 – 11:45 AM, 4 or 5 mornings a week.
The Learning Specialist will be part of a team of other special educators that work at the school through the Educational Support Services Department, providing a variety of strategies and interventions to students with diverse learning needs, both in and out of the classroom setting. In addition to providing direct remedial support to students, other responsibilities include design of individualized education plans, case management, chairing educational management team meetings and close collaboration with classroom teachers. Experience in co-teaching is preferred.
Training and experience in one or more research based multi-sensory reading methods such as an Orton Gillingham based program is required. Familiarity with effective writing programs for students with language-based learning disabilities is beneficial.
The ideal candidate must have:
Master’s Degree in Special Education from an accredited university.
At least 3-5 years’ teaching experience.
A high level of interpersonal skills to work with staff and parents dealing with sensitive and confidential issues concerning a child’s learning differences.
Leadership skills to implement staff workshops and conduct parent meetings.
Experience supporting students with executive functioning challenges.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.