Summary: The Learning Specialist is responsible for overseeing, supporting and monitoring the success of students with learning differences. The Learning Specialist will collaborate with faculty to support students with learning differences and manage all psycho-educational testing documentation, and communicate the accommodations students receive.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: • Responsible for reading and interpreting all psycho-educational testing information and implementing appropriate accommodations • Prepare and regularly update learning plans for all students who qualify for accommodations • Teach study skills, organization, and provide content support to students who have been identified as needing additional support and/or accommodations • Meet and counsel parents of students who have been identified as needing additional support and/or accommodations • Provide individualized instruction for students with learning differences • Provide professional development and support for faculty working with students who receive accommodations • Maintain and manage documentation on students who receive accommodations • Oversee the extended testing time for all exams and help teachers and students with regular test re-takes • Integrate study skills into the curriculum • In coordination with the Health Management Coordinator, responsible for implementation the Return to Learn protocol for concussions • Co-facilitate the requests for accommodations through the College Board and ACT for standardized testing • Faculty Advisor to a group of students • Chaperone up to two (2) student activities Reasoning ability: Ability to work on confidential issues regularly. Make evaluations and recommendations regarding students. Analytical thinker with the ability to assess situations accurately and act accordingly.
Qualifications: • Experience as an independent school teacher and/or administrator preferred • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong conflict resolution and communication skills • Excellent collegiality, professionalism, and organizational ability • Superior oral and written communication skills • Ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently and effectively within a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment • Ability to work well with teenagers and their parents • Ability to use sound judgment and work independently • B.A. or B.S. Degree in appropriate field, M.A or M.S. preferred
About Sage Hill School
Sage Hill School is an independent high school located in Newport Coast, California offering a bright, motivated and diverse student body a unique journey of discovery. Its academically rigorous, college preparatory curriculum is enriched through its commitment to service learning and enhanced by opportunities for participation in athletics, the arts, and community activities. To learn more, please visit www.sagehillschool.org.