Waring School, a 6-12 liberal arts high school on the North Shore, seeks a part-time Learning Support Specialist for the 2019-20 academic year, to begin in late August. The ESL and Learning Skills Coordinator plays a key role on the Student Supports Team by filling the following primary responsibilities:
Coordinating action plans for students with Neuropsych Evaluations and IEPs (incoming students); facilitating teacher meetings and briefings on these plans;
Meeting with students and parents around action plans and serving as point-person for coordinating support for learning skills issues;
Supporting in-house tutors (ESL and academic support) with scheduling and facilitating appropriate lesson plans;
Some one-on-one tutoring in Study Skills, Writing Support and Executive Function;
Working with staff (Teachers, Tutors/Advisors, Social Worker and Administrators as appropriate) to address issues of learning skills and ESL needs;
Briefing faculty on student ESL and/or learning skills issues in Faculty Meeting and offering occasional trainings on appropriate strategies around classroom and homework design;
Occasional classroom observations;
Consulting with Admissions about prospective students;
Advising school leadership on relevant professional development opportunities, outside speakers, etc.
Waring is a small community of motivated and eager learners. Although this is a part-time position, being part of the community is desirable and enhanced by participation in ancillary aspects of the program (Camping Trip, All-School Meeting) as reasonable. Time and days would align with the Teacher Holiday Schedule with appropriate prep as needed. There is flexibility in determining weekly schedule, depending on mutual considerations.
The ideal candidate has experience and expertise in supporting students with learning differences and brings their own experience as a tutor to their work. Masters degree or above preferred.
Waring School offers salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. As an equal opportunity employer, Waring seeks to increase the diversity of the community and is committed to maintaining an equitable and fulfilling workplace environment.
About Waring School
Waring School is a co-educational, academic college preparatory school serving 164 students in Grades 6-12 in Beverly, MA, on Boston's North Shore. Founded in 1972, Waring offers challenging academics, extensive studio and performing arts, championship athletics, and a rich curriculum of French immersion and cultural exchange programs. Student travel is part of the program at all levels, including two trips to Europe in Grades 9 and 11. Waring uses multi-age groupings and offers numerous opportunities for student leadership. Located on a former farm of 32 acres in a beautiful backwoods area of Beverly, Waring is convenient to all coastal towns and 30 minutes by commuter rail to Boston. Its college placement record is excellent.