The Case Manager & Educational Support (hereafter referred to as Case Manager) is part of a three person team collaboratively working to create an environment where all students are provided the resources they need to succeed at Carondelet.
The Case Manager works closely with Carondelet High School’s students, parent/guardians, faculty and staff, community stakeholders, and outside professionals to help meet the various needs and challenges that relate to academic and learning success.
The Case Manager will also be responsible for coordinating services for all students with documented learning disabilities as well as identifying students who should be tested and who do not currently have an Ed Plan.
The Case Manager embodies the school’s core values and works to accomplish the school’s mission.
Essential Responsibilities - As Teacher/Trainer
Plans and teaches ed support classes for students needing extensive academic support in order to progress in all Carondelet courses.
Assists teachers in classrooms to help adjust, accommodate, and enrich curricular. methodologies that improve pedagogy for students with learning differences and needs
Makes professional development a priority and shares out new learning with faculty and staff when appropriate.
Remains current with accepted and appropriate instructional theory, practice and research, including engaging in strategic professional development to advance the role of the Learning Specialist.
Creates a test-taking and classroom environment that has integrity and is safe, orderly, positive, and enjoyable.
Uses formative and summative assessment to drive learning instructions and practices that enhance student progress and achievement.
Designs and implements appropriate instruction to facilitate learning and growth.
Proactively provides support and training to faculty and staff who work with students identified as having learning needs.
As Case Manager
Is the lead person for all matters related to students on their caseload and are responsible for monitoring progress in all courses and proactively communicating with faculty, student, and family as needed.
Seeks out students at risk of failing and/or with a GPA of 2.4 or lower who may need support even if they do not necessarily have a learning difference and act as their case manager for success.
Proactively identifies students in the community who may need to be tested for learning differences.
Acts as liaison between parent guardians and public school district personnel for request of formal outside assessments.
Recommends and works with tutors, psycho-educational evaluators, and outside Learning Specialist/personnel as needed for students that require additional ongoing support.
Creates and documents academic support to students identified as having learning disabilities to include classroom accommodations, learning aids, management of extended time for testing.
Supports classroom teacher in the implementation of the plan.
Effectively develops programs/curriculum to provide academic support for all students.
Meets with Oakland Diocesan High School Special Needs Coordinators as needed and shares out findings to members of the department and greater faculty and staff when necessary and warranted.
Evaluates critical success and areas of improvement of the Ed Support program, and works on promoting methods toward continuous improvement of the program.
Establishes, documents, and maintains important information and confidential student files with frequent communication to parent guardians and their teachers when deemed appropriate about the students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.
Reviews admissions folders of students with documented learning differences in consultation with the VP for Academics and Director of Enrollment to establish course placement, schedules, and set-up needed accommodations.
Meets with parent guardian, elementary school officials, and/or faculty and staff of incoming ninth grade students to formulate plans toward a smooth transition to Carondelet High School.
When necessary, meets with the appropriate teacher(s) and department chairs to ensure the transition and assimilation of all new students.
Provides on-going education and support for parent guardians regarding students with learning difficulties.
Coordination of Exams
Coordinates, compiles, and submits documentation regarding testing accommodations for students with documented learning differences to the College Board and toward standardized testing (SAT, ACT, and AP Exams).
Administers extended time for classroom exams, including AP exams and high school placement tests for incoming freshmen, etc.
Proctors exams as necessary i.e. semester finals in a closed testing environment ensuring the integrity of the test, and returning finished exams to the teachers in a timely fashion
Organizes PSAT and identified standard assessment (Support of AP coordination for ex) for all students.
Works with Data Analyst on interpreting data and understanding correlation between external testing and internal grades at Carondelet to identify trends and potential areas of focus.
Organizes and coordinates internal testing for students (extended testing, testing accommodations, make-up exams).
The Case Manager is steeped in current research and participates in continual development related to educational practices regarding students with diagnosed learning differences, needs, disabilities, styles, accommodations, and brain research, including medical aspects. The Case Manager provides innovation, solves complex problems, works collaboratively, and drives greater program development and design that continues to promote positive and successful learning outcomes.
The Case Manager is an active listener and is an effective communicator with high emotional intelligence.
The Case Manager must be proactive, introspective, and lead by example. In addition, critical thinking and ability to problem-solve and effectively use data that drives positive learning outcomes toward the general program are needed.
Credential in special education or related diploma
Experience working with students needing differentiated approaches
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to get along with co-workers and other school community members
Computer literate to include Microsoft office, g-suite, and ability to navigate databases
Carondelet High School is an outstanding college-preparatory high school in the East Bay area dedicated to excellence in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. We are committed to serving all young women who seek to grow in heart, faith, courage, scholarship and leadership through educational excellence that integrates intellectual, moral, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual development.
Carondelet High School models collaboration among students, faculty, parents, alumnae, Board, and the greater community that integrates a global perspective and a call to service.
In partnership with our brother school, De La Salle, located directly adjacent to our campus, our students share classes, activities and social events with their brothers as they continue to develop and strengthen their own sisterhood and the confidence to lead lives of purpose, in college and beyond.