About our school: Bay Ridge Prep, a NYSAIS-accredited, independent, college preparatory school, is dedicated to enriching the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and emotional intelligence of each person.
About the position: For our Upper School Bridge Program, Bay Ridge Prep seeks an experienced educator to work as a learning specialist for students with learning difficulties who are preparing for college. The students’ learning needs may include language processing difficulties, specific learning disabilities, executive function deficits, or other specific cognitive issues that can impact learning.
Specific activities of this position will include:
Review relevant data and create specific goals based on each student’s unique reading and writing strengths and needs in consultation with the Bridge Program Director.
Teach small groups of students both basic and more advanced reading and writing skills.
Provide direct instruction to improve executive function skills in small groups in a mentoring class.
Teach specific cognitive strategies and coordinate with other teachers to help these skills generalize.
Engage in more intensive individual sessions with select students as needed.
Assess the effectiveness of the interventions through regular progress monitoring.
Write progress reports and participate in annual CSE reviews with the Department of Education.
Participate in weekly meetings regarding students in the Bridge Program as well as faculty meetings.
Serve as a mentor to select students in the program.
Valid NYS certification in Special Education (Grades 7-12) or related field, or be eligible for such certification.
Training in and experience with research-based strategies and interventions for reading and writing skills including, but not limited to, reading interventions such as Wilson, Orton-Gillingham or PAF, to name a few.
Understanding of the needs of students with learning difficulties.
Knowledge of and experience with cognitive strategy instruction is a plus.
Classroom teaching experience that includes work with students with learning difficulties.
Candidates should be familiar with Common Core Learning Standards
Solid classroom management techniques
How to apply:
Qualified applicants should e-mail their résumé and statement of educational philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Learning Specialist”. No phone calls or faxes, please.
Due to the high number of résumés received for each job posting, we are unable to respond to each inquiry. The school administration will determine which candidates have a strong potential to join our staff and will make direct contact with those candidates.
We appreciate your interest in Bay Ridge Preparatory School, an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate on any basis protected by federal, state or local laws.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Bay Ridge Prep
Bay Ridge Prep, an NYSAIS-accredited, independent, college preparatory school, is dedicated to enriching the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and emotional intelligence of each person.