The Trustees and the Head of School of EBI are seeking faculty and staff members who, in addition to their specific responsibilities, demonstrate the following:
Enjoy working in an international, diverse school environment;
Share in our values of bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, international mindedness, and character;
Support the mission of EBI;
Bring a positive attitude and a sense of professionalism to the School community.
The Learning Specialist observes students, diagnoses areas of remediation and coordinates referrals for students with diagnosed and/or possible learning differences. This position reports to the Director of Curriculum and Learning.
Meets with teachers to discuss individual children.
Screens children for learning, behavioral and developmental differences.
Recommends teaching strategies to meet individual needs and assists in modifying classroom curriculum.
Provides service directly to students in small groups, both within and outside the classroom; and works with teachers and parents to recommend outside testing, tutoring or other indicated special services.
Works with teachers to plan lessons/learning experiences in a differentiated manner.
Educates faculty, parents and students about learning and teaching styles and strategies.
Coordinates meetings with teachers, families, outside specialists and support staff, keeps records of goals and progress, as well as communicating with outside support resources to ensure a coordinated effort.
Works closely with the School Counseling staff to support the social/emotional needs of students with learning differences are met in a consistent and effective manner.
Collaborates to oversee and coordinate the overall learning services program for sixth through eighth grade.
Master's degree in education, or special education or a directly related field
Minimum of two years of experience working with students in a school setting
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices related learning differences, attention deficit behaviors, autism, and other neurodiversity
Demonstrated knowledge of managing student data with confidentiality
Demonstrated ability to work with students who are academically "at risk"
Demonstrated evidence of programming success around student development or life skills competencies
Have at least 2 years experience in testing/assessment of learning issues or academic achievement tests (i.e. Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement, Weschler Test of Achievement (WIAT), Grays Oral Reading Test (GORT), Test of Written Language (TOWL), etc.)
Spanish speaking preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Will depend on experience
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) is an independent co-educational dayschool located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland of the San Francisco Bay Area. EBI is authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Primary Years Programme. The school offers a Spanish-English dual language program, extending from pre-K through 8th grade. EBI opened its doors in September 2006, with presc...hool and kindergarten.
The mission of Escuela Bilingüe Internacional is to provide an excellent Spanish-English bilingual education based on the highest international academic standards in an environment that thrives on diversity, fosters global citizenship, and develops the character necessary to recognize that cultural uniqueness is the touchstone of our common humanity.