New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.
Reporting directly to the K-12 Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Pedagogy, the Learning Specialist ensures that New Roads develops the capacity of its faculty to serve a range of learners, fostering an environment that promotes “the recognition, appreciation, and encouragement of each person’s full and unique human potential,” and provides specific strategies and supports to enable each student to actualize his or her full potential.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with administration regarding various discussions and decisions related to students and families
Work closely with administration to implement school policies and strategies for support.
Attend all student support meetings and implement specific support strategies
Attend departmental and faculty meetings
Execute student accommodations/minor adjustments, including on standardized tests (College Board, ACT, SAT, etc.).
Prepare and administer campus testing (PSAT and ACT Aspire)
Additional duties, such as student advising and chaperoning events, as needed
Scheduling meetings with all incoming families who have documented learning needs on file, as well as annual meetings with faculty to assist in transitioning students from one year to the next
Collaborate with teachers, administration, parents, staff and external professionals regarding assessing and identifying students in need, subsequent referrals, observations, drafting/expanding upon student plans
Collaborate with teachers to identify and help implement effective strategies within the classroom to support all students
Coach teachers in using differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners
Regularly follow-up with teachers to monitor effectiveness of accommodations/minor adjustments implemented and/or provide new strategies
Maintain a list of outside support specialists including tutors, educational therapists, psychologists/psychiatrists, and provide information to families as needed
Coordinate the use of external tutors, learning specialists, educational therapists, and other resources
Work as the liaison between school and any additional service providers
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in psychology or educational psychology required
Minimum of 3+ years experience
Ability to maintain confidential information
Extensive knowledge of learning differences
Strong collaboration skills
Commitment and respect for diversity
Understanding of and commitment to the school mission and goals
Understanding of and commitment to motivating students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Commitment to increasing knowledge of best practices and current research
Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specification of the position
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete New Roads' online application, upload cover letter and resume.