The Student Support Team (SST) at Dwight-Englewood works collaboratively to address the need of students in the School. The SST at each grade level is comprised of the learning specialists, psychologist, and grade level dean. The learning specialist will work with students to identify and address learning needs. The learning specialist will also provide support for teachers as they address the needs of the students in their classes. This full-time position will be 70% in the Upper School and 30% in the Middle School.
Develop methods to support students both in small group settings and within the classroom.
Serve as a resource for teachers, families, and students
Work directly with students and teachers to support learning
Serve as a member of the Student Support Team to address student needs, assist teachers in working with students, and to create a cohesive plan both at school and at home.
Collaborate with School Psychologist and other learning specialists to develop plans to address individual student learning styles.
Collaborate with families to develop plans for both school and home.
Provide teachers with an understanding of learning issues and aid them in the implementation of school-based accommodations.
Participate in Student Support Team (SST) meetings for grades 8-12
Teach one skills class in grade 8
Provide individual and small group support for students. At times, support may be provided weekly, for the entire year while at other times, support may be necessary for a relatively short period of time.
Make herself/himself available to students on a drop-in and informal basis
Provide workshops to students to teach study strategies including time management and organization.
Participate in the life of the School community.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The ideal candidate must have knowledge of various learning styles and the impact of disabilities on learning. Degree in learning disabilities/special education is preferred. Teaching experience and master’s degree expected.
Candidates should send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com