Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, a leading progressive school on the Westside of Los Angeles, seeks a part-time Learning Specialist to join its counseling group. The school is committed to teaching in diverse modes to accommodate a variety of learning styles. The school is looking for a middle and upper school Learning Specialist with the following skills:
Duties of the Learning Specialist will include:
Coordinate, facilitate and manage Middle School Support Team Meetings, which includes meeting with faculty, administrators and parents in order to devise an educational plan for individual students.
Attend weekly Upper School Counseling Meetings
Apply for standardized testing accommodations on behalf of students with disabilities.
Review psychoeducational evaluations; summarize documents for future reference.
Work in collaboration with the full-time Learning Specialist to maintain systems for managing workload and communicating with school stakeholders.
Observe and informally assess students to identify learning, social and emotional factors that impact performance.
Interact with school personnel and families to discuss learning profiles and effective teaching strategies.
Attend meetings in order to keep up-to-date with the student community and provide expertise on learning issues and appropriate interventions.
Work with one-on-one with students on a short-term basis to provide support and determine need for self-advocacy or additional services.
Prepare presentations to faculty, conduct workshops.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in special education or educational therapy, or equivalent experience.
Knowledge of learning disabilities and developmental exceptionalities.
Understanding of testing instruments used in psychoeducational evaluation and experience interpreting reports.
Evaluation of where breakdowns in learning occur; ability to recommend targeted interventions.
Ability to communicate effectively with members of the community, including students, parents, teachers, administrators as well as outside professionals.