The Learning Specialist works with the Director of Student Services and Programing to provide support for students requiring accommodations in their learning needs. The Learning Specialist must have a Bachelors’ degree in Special Education, a Masters’ degree and experience in a high school environment is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but may not be limited to:
Working with Students:
Be familiar with individual students’ psychological testing results to prepare custom strategies that would be most helpful for each student.
Meet individually with students to help identify problems and access their needs, strengths and weaknesses.
Develop appropriate academic support plans for students with varying needs.
Provide learning resources to foster academic success.
Tutor students within certain subject areas according to their specific learning needs.
Advise students as to various and appropriate learning strategies.
Assist students with obtaining appropriate accommodations for standardized testing (e.g. ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP); and assist in any appeals process, if necessary.
Allow students to take tests in the Learning Specialist’s office.
Working with Staff:
Coordinate individual plans with teachers, individually and collectively, to maximize student success in the classroom.
Regularly visit classrooms and provide classroom support, as needed.
Manage in-school testing accommodation requests.
Consult with the Director of Admissions regarding prospective new students with documented learning issues (e.g., IEP or 504 plan).
Work closely with technology department to investigate and utilize new technology to support learning.
Working with Parents and Outside Agencies:
Communicate regularly with parents, tutors, psychologists and the local public school district professionals.
Keep abreast of current research in learning disabilities, learning styles, multicultural perspectives, brain research, accommodations, medications, etc.
Frankel Jewish Academy is an equal opportunity employer and committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.
The Learning Specialist must have a Bachelors’ degree in Special Education, a Masters’ degree and experience in a high school environment is preferred.