Purpose: This position is responsible for collaborating with all members of the community (teachers, families, scholars, admission/outplacement department, outside consultants, counselor, and academic administration) to maximize opportunities for success for scholars at BWS. All BWS staff are expected to work towards BWS’s mission and vision.
Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
Compliance with BWS’s policies/procedures as stated in the personnel handbook
Regular and punctual attendance
Participation in staff meetings, including division, department, grade-level, open meetings, professional development days, etc.
Participation in school-wide events, including assemblies on and off campus, Open Houses, Back to School Night, etc.
Compliance with deadlines
Participation in regular goal-setting, reflection and professional growth opportunities
Assessment of prospective scholars (Admissions)
Support with the coordination of tutors and other outside professionals that work with BWS scholars
Instruction & Curriculum:
Alignment with BWS’s mission, philosophy, and program goals
Observation of individual scholars in classrooms in order to assist the teachers in assessing and supporting scholars who require accommodations/support
Collaboration with teachers and counselor to modify/adapt curriculum in order to meet the needs of the scholar(s)
Individual meetings with scholars to address various needs (organizational support, study support)
Collaboration with teachers and counselor to formulate educational plans for scholars whose families present documentation of medical issues or learning differences
Purchasing of supplies/materials to support scholar’s learning, using allotted budget
Assessment & Feedback:
Preliminary screenings/assessments of scholars with learning differences (with family consent)
Review of progress reports for scholars with learning differences
Documentation of accommodations/modifications to instruction and/or curriculum
Recommendations for auditing/not attending a particular class due to learning differences
Attendance of scholars’ conferences when appropriate
Collaboration & Communication
Consultation with teachers on the interpretation of diagnostic testing, use of medications, auxiliary aids, adaptive devices, teaching techniques, learning accommodations, etc.
Ongoing communication with parents of scholars with learning differences
Assistance for families finding appropriate outside support (testers, tutors, therapists)
Collaboration with Admission and Outplacement Director in reviewing scholar files
Participation in the Admissions committee and support with Outplacement process
Collaboration with teachers and Counselor on morning meetings, homework load, grade-level expectations, etc.
Collaboration with colleagues on school-wide initiatives
Parent education around supporting scholars with learning differences
Bachelors Degree with a background in Special Education
Mastery of skills/content/understandings of special education and developmental stages of scholars, K-5
Experience using standard office equipment and school technology
Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
Effective communication skills (written and verbal)