The K-4th Learning Specialist (K-4LS) meets with teachers to discuss individual children; screens children for learning and developmental differences; recommends teaching strategies to meet individual needs; provides service directly to students in the classrooms and during the after school Learning Lab; and works with teachers and parents to recommend outside testing, tutoring or other indicated special services. The K-4LS educates faculty, parents and students about learning and teaching styles and strategies. This K-4LS focuses primarily on literacy instruction, social-emotional learning (including forming and facilitating social skills groups) and math.
The successful candidate will have:
Training and experience as a Learning Specialist, with an Educational Therapist certificate, Special Education Credential and/or an MA in Special Education
Three years minimum experience in elementary and teaching credential preferred
Cultural competence in multicultural classrooms and sensitivity to the needs of children from diverse backgrounds
Proven mastery of literacy instruction and social emotional learning facilitation
An ability to work comfortably with teachers and parents
Familiarity with educational resources in San Francisco
Overview of School
The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community. Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere,” The School embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a sense of social justice. They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.
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