The LSC Coordinator will serve as part of a team of learning specialists that arranges accommodations and supports neurodiverse and physically impaired students in navigating the high school process. The team develops programs to help all LWHS students achieve greater academic success, and develops interventions and structures designed to foster greater understanding of neurodiversity throughout the whole community.
Student Support—Work one on one with students with diagnosed learning differences (and their families), responsibilities to include:
Guiding students in the PLP/ IA** process
Mentoring in meta-cognitive skills
Assisting students in understanding and accessing appropriate accommodations
Work with students in need of learning support who do not have diagnosed learning differences, responsibilities to include:
Developing and presenting student workshops, emphasizing meta-cognitive, organizational, and self-regulatory strategies
Working with teachers to coordinate support of students
Assessing and addressing students’ non-diagnosable academic challenges
Helping to screen students for possible diagnosable learning challenges
Facilitation and proctoring of internal accommodated assessments
Coordination of on-site standardized testing (PSAT/AP) for all students
Proctoring (shared) of weekend accommodated standardized tests
Organizing and monitoring specific LSC programs, including:
Peer tutoring program
Historical Records Archives
Tutoring (FI: grammar, world language, math)
Assist the Director of the LSC with:
Managing/communicating with external resources such as tutoring organizations
Managing ongoing student caseload
Bureaucratic responsibilities and maintenance of student files
Envisioning new directions for the program, to better serve the community
May serve as an advisor a group of 11-12 students
May serve on faculty/staff committees and groups
May develop own ideas for expanding community support
Deep commitment to working with neurodiverse students in an independent high school setting
Willingness to pursue education in diversity pedagogy
Conversant in factors related to neurodiversity—ability to interpret psycho-educational evaluations
Cognitive flexibility, strong communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and bureaucratic details, highly level of organization
MA/MS in field or commensurate experience working with neurodiverse students in an educational setting
Enjoys working with teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds,
Team player as well as self-directed worker
Ability to set and hold strong boundaries
Ability to handle stressful situations with aplomb
Availability to work weekend days as needed in order to proctor standardized tests
Personal qualities of integrity, resilience, approachability, kindness, and humor
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit www.lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Candidates interested in the position should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in MS Word or PDF format.
The application process begins immediately and is open until filled. No calls or emails, please.
Lick-Wilmerding High School has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Located in San Francisco, LWHS is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 515 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.
At LWHS, the average full-time teacher workload is 4 sections of classes with an average of 16–17 students each. Successful teaching candidates will have a commitment to the following areas, further outlined in our Standards for Teaching:
Commitment to Equity
Adaptability and Flexibility
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
About Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.