Elementary School Learning Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




8435 152nd St, Jamaica, NY 11432
New York
United States


Mission Statement: Growing Up Green Charter School empowers children to be conscious, contributing members of their community through a rigorous curriculum and an engaging green culture. Graduates of GUGCS will be prepared to attend high-performing schools where their interdisciplinary academic foundation, knowledge of sustainability, and strong sense of self sets them apart as leaders of the future.


Content Responsibilities:

  • Provide literacy and math small group instruction to students mandated for Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS), as well as intervention support for students identified "at risk"
  • Utilize a variety of specialized curricula to develop a long-term scope & sequence in order to ensure students are progressing towards their individualized learning goals
  •  Collaborate with classroom teachers and related service providers in order to align and differentiate instruction
  • Participate in weekly RtI committee meetings to develop academic and social/emotional strategies and interventions for struggling students
  • Support classroom teachers in implementing intervention plans, as well as monitoring and documenting student progress
  • Prepare documentation of student's current academic performance in preparation for IEP meetings
  • Administer regular assessment of student IEP goals and complete IEP goal progress reports on a quarterly basis
  • Develop individualized SMART goals for student IEPs
  • Develop weekly lesson plans to help drive instruction in a clear manner


School-Wide Responsibilities:

  • Utilize the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline and community-building
  • Establish and maintain ongoing positive relationships and communication with families
  • Actively participate in school community through weekly staff meetings, PD opportunities, department meetings, and school events
  • Work with instructional coach on improving teaching practices throughout the year
  • Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback
  • Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at-risk
  • Perform other school-wide responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter School's mission and green theme
  • Strong commitment to a multi-sensory teaching approach
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers
  • Demonstrates initiative and flexibility in scheduling changes to meet all student needs
  • Experience in environmental education a plus
  • Experience with technology integration
  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Teaching Certificate in Students with Disability required
  • At least two year experience teaching students in the Elementary school grades

Required Certificates & Licenses: Teaching certificate, NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Growing Up Green is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position.

Please apply directly through the Growing Up Green Charter School website. GUGCS job opportunities and application page can be found here.

For more information on Growing Up Green Charter School, visit us at: www.gugcs.org