Friends School of Minnesota seeks a part time Learning Specialist for the 2018-2019 school year. The qualified candidate will have experience with students, parents and teachers in the coordination, monitoring and oversight of learning support plans designed at FSMN as well as individualized education plans through Saint Paul Public Schools. The candidate must be willing to embrace the mission and values of Friends School of Minnesota.
FSMN is committed to providing excellent services for students with learning differences. The Learning Specialist supports the capacity of our faculty and parents by creating and supervising implementation of individual student learning plans, supporting staff and students within the classroom, providing parent education and consultation, and collaborating with SPPS to initiate and facilitate learning assessments, IEPs and direct services.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Write, implement, and manage learning support plans and IEP’s for individual students.
Oversee intervention services; conduct referrals to SPPS and evaluations of students.
Coordinate and facilitate meetings and workshops with parents, teachers and other professionals who work with identified students.
Lead training sessions with FSMN staff to ensure best practices in teaching students with learning differences.
Make connections and build relationships with students to support their academic achievement and social growth.
Create and update learning support plans based on assessment results; maintain confidential student records and documentation of diagnosis and support plans.
Conduct student observations in classrooms and implement formal protocols for observations and documentation.
Support students with behavioral needs in the classroom.
Reviews policies and plans around learning differences at FSMN.
Bachelor’s Degree in special education, education, or related field.
Two plus years related experience in educational/classroom settings.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret educational/psychoeducational assessment reports.
Ability to communicate information to students, families and teachers.
Experience with a multi-sensory based reading program (Orton-Gillingham, Barton, Wilson, etc.)
Experience with EBD students
About Friends School of Minnesota
Friends School of Minnesota is a thriving, independent, K-8, Quaker, progressive school of 165 students in the heart of Saint Paul, Minnesota. In the tradition of more than 80 Friends Schools across the United States, FSM meets children’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs in an environment that nurtures their social consciousness. Now in its 29th year, FSM is a healthy, vibrant, stable institution known for its rich commitment to progressive education, community, acclaimed conflict resolution program, and holistic, joyful approach to educating children.
FSM is dedicated to its mission to prepare children to embrace life, learning, and community with hope, skill, understanding and creativity, and to the Quaker values of peace, justice, simplicity and integrity.