Westtown School, a diverse K-12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA, seeks a full-time Upper School Learning Specialist with prior experience supporting high achieving students with diverse learning profiles.
The Upper School Learning Specialist will possess exceptional interpersonal skills, a strong facility with technology and the ability to connect meaningfully with students and families throughout our intentionally diverse community.
This position will focus on these areas:
Academic Learning Support
Collaborate with Student Support Team to develop Learning Support Plans
Work with students to develop individualized goals and progress monitoring strategies
Provide individual and group academic support in organization, executive functioning skills, study habits, note taking and other learning skills
Collaborate with classroom teachers to support student accommodations
Participate in weekly Faculty Meetings as well as grade level Students of Concern meeting
Communication of Student Progress
Facilitate Annual Learning Support Plan review
Actively communicate with teachers and families about student progress
Manage communications with tutors and parents
Provide professional development and support for teachers, modeling best practices in teaching to support a variety of learning styles
Maintain a curiosity and commitment to latest educational research in learning differences and executive function support
Participate annually in professional development related to executive function support and learning differences
Experiences in the following areas will lead to successful candidates:
Classroom teaching and educational support
Working with diverse learners using a diagnostic and prescriptive model
Productive collaboration with faculty and partnering with parents
Executive function curriculum or instructional philosophy
Standardized assessment administration
Commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive community and a program which reflects diverse cultures and perspective
5+ years working with Upper School students
BA or BS degree in Special Education, or related Education field; Advanced degree preferred
Experience teaching and working with high-achieving High School-aged students with diverse learning profiles
Strong affinity for the mission of Westtown School and an educational philosophy consistent with the school’s values
The Upper School Learning Specialist participates in a broad range of activities, including advising, supervising afternoon study halls, evening study hall supervision and other activities that contribute to the well-being of the residential community.
Westtown welcomes diverse candidates and encourages them to apply. Westtown does not discriminate in hiring, and is committed to fostering an inclusive community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices.
Interested, qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references via our online recruitment portal at: http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter. Priority will be given to applications received by June 14, 2019.