The Rashi School, the Boston area’s Reform Jewish independent school serving students in grades K–8, seeks a full time Learning Specialist for Grades 3-5 for the 2019-2020 school year. Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Learning Specialist in grades 3-5 works collaboratively with the faculty to support student learning across the curriculum.
Position responsibilities include:
Provide small group support in reading grades 3-5.
Provide in-class writing support grades 3-5.
Provide project-based academic and executive functioning support in science, social studies, and Jewish studies.
Work with students, as needed, during lunch and academic choice.
Meet weekly with grade level teams to ensure proper accommodations and modifications.
Participate in weekly Learning Specialist meetings.
Collect and present data at Learning Team meetings.
Develop Learning Plans for students with IEPs or private evaluations in collaboration with the School Psychologist.
Attend IEP meetings and advocate for Rashi students at their public school.
Coordinate AIMSweb benchmark screenings in grades 3-5.
Conduct progress monitoring as needed in grades 3-5.
Proctor accommodations room during ERB standardized testing.
Supervise after school homework support 2-3 times a week.
Communicate with parents regularly.
Participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Attend weekly faculty meetings.
Attend weekly supervisory meetings.
Position requirements include:
Master’s Degree and at least three years of experience working as a learning specialist or special educator, preferably at the upper elementary level.
Experience with Wilson Reading System, Read Live, AIMSweb, and EmPOWER (preferred).
Warmth, flexibility, and a willingness to work collaboratively.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include medical, dental, life, and long term disability insurance, retirement plan matching and paid time off.
About The Rashi School
The Rashi School is Boston's independent Reform Jewish school. Located in Dedham, Massachusetts, Rashi offers an academically challenging K-8 education to more than 300 students. The School integrates rich secular and Jewish studies curricula while nurturing in its students critical minds and compassionate hearts. Rashi's joyfully Jewish approach to learning helps children engage with the world and become leaders. The School offers a collaborative work environment made up of more than 80 faculty and staff who pride themselves on being hardworking, curious, flexible and creative.