Sierra Canyon School is currently seeking a passionate, experienced, credentialed educator to serve as a part-time Academic Support Specialist beginning immediately, with the possibility of growing into a full-time position in the spring or following year. This person will work on the Upper Campus with students in grades 7-12 with diagnosed learning differences as well as with students who are experiencing challenges with executive functioning and/or one or more of their core academic classes. This person will also staff the Academic Support Center in our school library where groups of up to 12 students report each period to get additional academic guidance and support in lieu of a free period.
The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of experience in one-on-one tutoring and support of students of all abilities, with a particular emphasis on low-performing students, students with learning differences, and students who have yet to develop a full complement of organizational and study skills. Other responsibilities include classroom observations and documentation, standardized test administration, coordinating psycho-educational testing and accommodation support, interpreting educational evaluations, and creating individual learning plans when needed.
Two or more years of teaching or counseling experience in an independent school setting is required, and an advanced degree is preferred. Candidates should be enthusiastic educators and leaders with excellent oral and written communication who demonstrate a willingness to participate both in the academic and extra-curricular life of the school.
Sierra Canyon School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), genetic characteristics and information or any other basis prohibited by law.
About Sierra Canyon School
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located on two campuses within walking distance of each other in the northwest corner of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles Area and the world at large where cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity are welcomed and celebrated. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual, and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture, and a community-focused learning environment.