Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks a full-time educator to work with children with a range of disabilities, beginning August, 2018. Candidates must have empathy for, and a genuine interest in, developing positive educational experiences for students with Learning Disabilities, executive function difficulties, and other learning differences. Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk Laboratory School, which is a department in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits.
Among the professional duties of a Falk Learning Specialist are the following:
Collaborate with staff members and parents/guardians in order to create and implement intervention programs that maximize students’ access to the general education content.
Administer initial screening and diagnostic testing in both reading and mathematics to identify students who are in need of remedial instruction.
Develop and teach motivating, engaging lessons that are grounded in best practices, and are appropriate to students’ ages, grade levels and abilities.
Create modifications and adaptations to support instruction.
Observe, evaluate, and prepare reports on students’ progress.
For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy that includes ideal classroom experiences in kindergarten, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) official transcripts, (6) PA instructional certificate or equivalent.
Offer of employment is contingent on candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check. Also, as required by Act 168 of 2014, candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
A Master of Education Degree in the field of Special Education is required. Broad experience in a school setting is advantageous as the position involves partnering across disciplines and grade levels.
About Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School
Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School is a coeducational K-8 laboratory school affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.