Essential functions: Learning Support Services: Collaborate with EWLS department, ABC team, teachers, admissions, administration and outside professionals to: 1) identify, advise, accommodate and advocate for students with disabilities, 2) identify and support any student who struggles academically, and 3) enhance learning for all students.
Assist Director of LSHW to implement school-based accommodations process
Review evaluations, academic files, and standardized testing to keep current
Gather teacher feedback/forms for student evaluations and send to evaluators
Meet with students, parent(s) and advisor to approve and/or update accommodation plan
Communicate with and provide guidance to teachers so they can best support students with learning differences
Maintain updated database of accommodation information for teachers
Manage extended time processes
Support assistive technology for students with learning differences, when indicated
Teach sections of Middle School Learning Lab as scheduled
Plan curriculum that provides a balance between remediation in reading fluency and comprehension, written language, study skills, curricular math concepts and support for classroom assignments
Collaborate with teachers in the Middle School to determine the details and goals of curricular assignments and align the curriculum in Lab with those assignments
Provide direct instruction for executive functioning skills, as well as self-awareness and self-advocacy for individual learning needs
Support assistive technology for Learning Lab students
Identify and support struggling students
Attend grade level and ABC meetings to advocate for struggling students and to brainstorm interventions and short-term modifications with teachers.
Administer achievement screenings, when appropriate
Confer with outside evaluators to determine appropriate assessment strategies
In conjunction with the Director of Learning Support, Health and Wellness develop division-wide programming (including flex and advisory activities) to help students know themselves as learners and to utilize strategies for academic success.
Stay current on best practices in psychoeducational assessment; diagnosis, treatment and accommodation of learning disabilities and ADHD, continually seeking ways to improve the care provided for non-traditional learners
Qualifications and skills:
Three or more years of professional experience, preferably in a school setting
Graduate of an accredited program in psychology, counseling or education
Master’s in counseling or education with appropriate certification/licensure
Proficient knowledge of psychoeducational assessment and results, standardized testing, learning disabilities, adolescent development and educational accommodation planning.
Strong communication skills with parents, teachers, students, and administrators
Ability to balance multiple perspectives: school, teachers, students, parents
Keen problem-solving skills as they relate to student’s individual learning needs
Willingness to collaborate with teachers to determine the strengths and weaknesses of students with LD and make accommodation plans accordingly