The Trustees and the Head of School of EBI are seeking faculty and staff members who, in addition to their specific responsibilities, demonstrate the following:
Enjoy working in an international, diverse school environment;
Share in our values of bilingualism, educational excellence, diversity, global citizenship, and the cultivation of character;
Support the mission of EBI;
Bring a positive attitude and a sense of professionalism to the School community.
The role of the Learning Specialist is to support all students, and specifically students with different learning profiles, through targeted academic support, including intervention and case management, as well as partnership with teachers, administrators, and families. The Learning Specialist reports to the 2nd-5th grade division head.
Collaborate with the division head and teachers regarding students’ accommodations and support needs, and serve as a resource to the student’s support team
Work effectively with an assigned caseload of 2nd-5th grade students, providing direct support through one-to-one, small group and/or push-in support as appropriate to students’ needs.
Meet regularly to collaborate with the Learning Specialist team.
Collaboratively develop a transition plan for student moving in and out of the division.
Maintain appropriate confidentiality of student information within and outside the school community
Educate faculty, families and students about learning differences, teaching styles and strategies, and provides feedback on professional development need opportunities.
Collaborate to implement and coordinate the overall learning services program for second through fifth grades.
Support the ongoing development of the EBI curriculum.
Serve as a resource to the 2nd - 5th grade division head, maintaining strong communication.
Other duties as assigned.
Identification and Screening:
Observe classes to get to know all learners in the division
Screen children for learning, behavioral and developmental differences; and works with teachers and parents to recommend outside testing, tutoring or other indicated special services.
Make referrals to families for professional evaluation and ongoing support.
Managing Student Caseload and Student Support Team:
Read, interpret and translate educational testing into appropriate accommodations and/or interventions.
Create and/or update the learning plan for the students the LS caseload on annual basis.
Share the learning plan with teachers working with the students on the LS caseload and monitor that the learning plans are being met.
Lead student support meetings and share information with all members of a student’s learning team (student, parent, teachers, outside professionals) as necessary to ensure learning team cohesion and support the student’s progress.
Collect and maintain records, goals, notes, and progress for students on caseload.
Collaborate with other faculty and staff as needed to best support all students.
Communicate regularly with parents about their child’s progress and invite their participation and questions.
Facilitate and coordinate communication between families, the school, and any outside service providers or agencies to effectively support students. This includes screenings from outside contracted specialists.
Collaborate with faculty members to recommend curricular modifications to the division head and/or implement instructional techniques to reach all learners.
Leads the collaborative process of developing and documenting the learning plan for students on the LS caseload, for students with new diagnosis and for students having demonstrated a learning need.
Supporting Faculty and Staff:
Work to develop faculty capacity and skills in working with all students, including students with learning differences.
Support teachers to meet the learning needs of all students.
Plan with teachers to create lessons and learning experiences in a differentiated manner.
Student Progress, Data Interpretation and Standardized Testing:
Regularly review student progress indicators, including standardized test scores, with the division head to identify any indicators of students needing support
Ensure student access to needed standardized testing accommodations and coordinate ERB testing schedule and support for teachers for all students.
Master’s degree in education, special education, or educational therapy
Minimum of three years’ experience in elementary education
Experience using neuropsychological evaluations, IEPs, and related educational assessment tools to assist with interpreting scores, implementing accommodations, allocating resources, and helping teachers and families understand their students’ learning needs
Excellent writing, communication, and teamwork skills
Must be organized and detail-oriented and exhibit technical/computer skills as required for job performance
Demonstrate an interest in staying current on education and LD research and best practices
Demonstrate knowledge of managing student data with confidentiality
Fluency in English and Spanish highly preferred
About Escuela Bilingüe Internacional
Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) is an independent co-educational dayschool located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland of the San Francisco Bay Area. EBI is authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer the Primary Years Programme. The school offers a Spanish-English dual language program, extending from pre-K through 8th grade. EBI opened its doors in September 2006, with preschool and kindergarten.
The mission of Escuela Bilingüe Internacional is to provide an excellent Spanish-English bilingual education based on the highest international academic standards in an environment that thrives on diversity, fosters global citizenship, and develops the character necessary to recognize that cultural uniqueness is the touchstone of our common humanity.