Reports To: Middle School Director and Director of Counseling Services
Position Type: Full-Time; Faculty; Exempt
Bentley School seeks a Middle School Learning Support Specialist at the K-8 campus in Oakland.
Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:
Assist individuals and small groups of students in implementing strategies described in individual learning plans, particularly with executive function support.
Serve as consulting support to faculty regarding learning differences and strategies to shore up strengths and to address weak areas with appropriate strategies, resources and accommodations.
Track grade levels of students with identified learning/attention differences with support and guidance from the administration.
Review caseload weekly with the grade-level Deans and communicate developments with students, families, faculty, and administration as requested and needed.
Ensure student access to needed standardized testing accommodations and coordinate schedule for the ERB for students with accommodations.
Organize and lead student success team (SST) meetings.
Attend student/parent/faculty meetings as required.
Collaborate with counseling team as needed.
Certification in Educational Therapy or B.A. with demonstrated experience tutoring adolescents with diagnosed learning and/or attention disabilities.
Experience assisting students with executive function challenges and supporting students in different subject areas (e.g. math, chemistry, history, world language).
Experience using neuropsychological evaluations, IEPs, and related educational assessment tools, to assist with interpretation of scores, allocation of accommodations and resources, and to inform work with students, teachers and families.
Experience and interest in ongoing experimentation with a range of assistive technology tools that can help students manage learning and attention challenges.
Experience teaching or coaching larger groups of students, demonstrated support for teacher colleagues and proven ability to work well with a wide range of constituents (students, parents/guardians, teaching and administrative colleagues, outside tutors).
Previous experience in an independent school
Established in 1920, Bentley School is a K-12 coeducational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette. Bentley is an inclusive community that shares a vision of transformational learning and respect for the individual.
Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits.
How to Apply
Please email letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include Middle School Learning Support Specialist in the subject line. No phone calls please.