Glenelg Country School seeks a full-time Lower School Student Support Coordinator beginning in August for the 2019/2020 academic year. The successful applicant will be responsible for working closely with administration, teachers, parents, students and outside professionals. The position is designed to provide structured, targeted, and interventional support to ensure the success of all students in the Lower School. The Student Support Coordinator reports directly to the Head of the Lower School and Director of Student Support Services.
Duties & Responsibilities: • To read and analyze psycho-educational evaluations in order to develop, maintain and communicate a student’s Accommodation Plan to families and appropriate faculty members. • Work with faculty members in helping to understand and implement strategies within a classroom setting for a given student, as well as ensure that classroom and testing accommodations are being implemented. • Review students’ cumulative folders, standardized tests scores, teacher comments and observations in order to assist the School in identifying a student who may need intervention. • Provide assistance to families as they navigate the evaluation process. • To administer and score individual testing batteries, which further provide information regarding a student’s strengths and weaknesses within the School’s curriculum. • Work closely with student support faculty and counselors in the other divisions to ensure school-wide goals accomplished. • Provide small-group instruction and/or support across the curricular areas, including goal setting, planning and time management, organization, self-reflection and self-advocacy. • Participate in weekly grade-level team meetings and meet consistently with the Head of the Lower School, Assistant Head of Lower School and Director of Little Dragons Program to review student progress and concerns.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in special education, master’s degree preferred • At least 1-2 years of experience as a learning specialist or in a related role • Experience in working with early childhood and elementary aged students
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who communicates well with others and is comfortable collaborating with all constituents of the school. A high-level of organization, positive and compassionate attitude and ability to learn and implement new strategies are desired qualities.
Glenelg Country School is a coeducational independent school located in Howard County, Maryland and has approximately 750 students Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth grades. GCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary including a full benefit package. For immediate consideration interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Carol Ehlers, HRM, firstname.lastname@example.org. No Phone Calls Please.
About Glenelg Country School
Glenelg Country School cultivates a community that stimulates our students to realize their highest potential. Outstanding academic and enrichment opportunities nurture a passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and respect for others.
By embracing diversity of background, culture and thought, our students are prepared to become responsible and contributing members of our global society.