Report: Director of the Academic Strategies Program
Oldfields School, an all-girls international boarding and day school, grades 8-12, in northern Baltimore County, Maryland, is looking for an experienced, full-time Learning Support Specialist to begin August, 2019. This is an outstanding opportunity for a person with a high degree of integrity and a keen interest and deep commitment to the value of single-sex independent school education. As an international school community, Oldfields is committed to teaching a diverse group of students, including English language learners. Consequently, the ideal applicant is someone who is versatile, energetic, engaging, and eager to inspire and support young women in a residential educational setting.
The Learning Support Specialist works under the supervision of the Director of the Academic Strategies Program and collaboratively with teaching faculty and advisors to provide academic coaching, support and guidance for students identified with specific learning needs as well as other students who would benefit from academic coaching. Candidates must have knowledge of and be able to implement best practice strategies to support students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
Responsibilities will include:
Review psycho-educational testing and help generate student Oldfields Accommodation Plans (OAP) and Academic Strategies Plans (ASP). Review plans with students, parents and appropriate faculty.
Teach students one-on-one or in small groups study skills/strategies, test-taking skills, time and materials management skills, and critical reading and writing skills.
Communicate regularly with parents and student advisors via detailed weekly reports highlighting outcomes of the student’s academic coaching sessions.
Communicate regularly with teachers to collaboratively meet students’ needs.
Observe students in classes in order to further evaluate their learning needs.
Provide professional development for faculty and staff through workshops and resource materials.
Attend academic departmental team meetings as needed.
Perform other learning support duties as required by the Director of the Academic Strategies Program.
Provide weekly dormitory supervision, serve on a weekend duty team, and perform other duties associated with living and working in a boarding school setting as a residential faculty member.
Serve on a monthly weekend duty team as a non-residential faculty member.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Learning Disabilities, or other closely related fields. Further professional or graduate experience in special education and/or working with students with learning disabilities is preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Appreciates and embraces the all-encompassing and interactive culture of a boarding school community
Respects the traditions and purpose of an all-girls secondary school education
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references in PDF format to email@example.com. Please reference the position being applied for in the subject line. Onsite interview is required. Criminal background checks are performed on all new hires. Oldfields School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package. On-campus housing is also available. Oldfields School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Oldfields School
Oldfields School is an 8th-12th grade all girls international boarding and day school in Baltimore County, Maryland.