The Palm Valley School is an exceptional learning community that educates, nurtures, and challenges each student to achieve excellence and contribute to our global society. Located in the heart of the beautiful Coachella Valley, the Palm Valley School has a 65 year history of academic excellence and service to local students and families. For more information, please see our website at www.pvs.org
The Palm Valley School is seeking a full-time Learning Specialist to join our Faculty for the 2017-2018 School year. The Learning Specialist will develop, implement, and oversee academic support plans for students who are identified and diagnosed with learning differences to include both the learning challenged and gifted prognosis. This position will work with students on an individual, small group, and classroom push-in capacity while also serving as a resource for Faculty and families in the identification of, implementation of accommodations for, and coordination of support for students. The Learning Specialist will work with Faculty, Parents, and Students directly; helping students understand themselves as learners and developing their academic skills, assisting Faculty and Parents to identify and seek diagnosis and support for their Students, and fostering Student growth to develop self-advocacy regarding their learning needs in a College Preparatory environment.
Have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Education, Special Education, Psychology, or other related field. Have successful experience working as a Learning Specialist. Be fluent in the language and assessment tools used in educational-psych and gifted evaluations. Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of learning challenges and gifted profiles as well as how to address them for optimal student achievement in a college preparatory environment. Have experience in handling accommodations with the College Board and standardized testing is a plus Be a strong and accurate communicator in written and verbal formats. Have a working knowledge of current reading practices, systematic reading curriculum, language based learning disabilities, early intervention strategies, direct math instruction, and differentiated instruction including giftedness. Ability to work effectively, professionally and enthusiastically with children, parents, and teachers Preference will be given to candidates with specialized training and direct instruction experience in literacy (reading and writing), math, and those with a history of providing effective services for students.
Additional Salary Information: Includes full benefits package + salary
About Palm Valley School
Palm Valley School is an exceptional learning community
that educates, nurtures, and challenges each student to
achieve excellence and contribute to our global society.
Individual attention to students
Inspiring, passionate, and innovative teaching
Inquiry and exploration
Academic, artistic, and athletic growth
Trust, respect, and partnership
Responsibility to self and others