Chicago Jewish Day School offers an exciting and innovative dual curriculum, encompassing the best of General Studies, Hebrew and Judaic Studies. At CJDS, learning is approached in a safe, collaborative, and supportive educational environment.
The Learning Specialist is responsible for the implementation of the instructional program for students with specialized learning needs. The Learning Specialist facilitates a caseload of students, in partnership with the Middle School Director, Educational Psychologist, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals and related service providers.
Understands academic, social and behavioral characteristics for middle school students
Creates a positive structured learning environment
Strong understanding of literacy and math development in children and ability to work with team members to proactively develop individualized educational plans with specific learning objectives tailored to students’ needs
Strong understanding of how to use multiple forms of assessment in informing and driving instruction
Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of commitment; ability to work as part of a team
Commits to school community through work with colleagues and participation in school events
Learning specialist teacher to caseload of children with specialized learning plans, providing both direct services and working with classroom teachers to support students in their classrooms
Collaborate with teachers, parents/guardians on an ongoing basis
Serve as a collaborative member of the school St team and assist teaching team in developing academic and behavioral interventions for students undergoing evaluations
Attend all required professional development sessions and teacher meetings
Other duties as required by the Director of Middle School or REACH Team
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred – Special Education or related degree