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Elementary Learning Specialist (2020-2021)

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Prospect Schools | Brooklyn, NY
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About the Position:

As Learning Specialist with us, you will help differentiate instruction and learning approaches as needed in literacy and mathematics in both push-in and pull-out small group settings.  You will help to create a classroom that is a warm, well-structured, and organized learning environment where consistent routines and expectations are set for their students and for yourself. Our goal is to offer students numerous chances to try, fail, and grow. We rely on data to inform progress and our decision-making process, all while engaging in culturally-responsive pedagogy. At all times, Prospectors — students and staff alike — should strive for deeper and higher-order questioning and thinking.  

About Us:

Prospect Schools is a K-12 college preparatory community where excellent teachers prepare a diverse student body to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning. Find more about who we are and what we believe by checking out our Prospector Principles.

Our Core Values are:

  • Curiosity: Develop sound judgment and intellect by asking questions confidently and thinking critically
  • Care: Support others by grounding every action in empathy while championing equity and inclusion in our work
  • Persistence: Grow and learn by solving problems with determination, creativity and tenacity
  • Passion: Succeed by approaching challenges with excitement, enthusiasm and self assurance

Job Responsibilities:

  • Differentiates instruction and learning approaches as needed in literacy and mathematics in both push-in and pull-out small group settings (“at-risk” and SETSS mandates).
  • Possesses a deep understanding of the diverse learning needs of students with disabilities, including how to support students’ executive functioning challenges.
  • Work closely with our school Principal and fellow teachers to continuously improve and iterate on relevant curricula.
  • Use assessment data, student work, and other information to inform plans for student and class objectives.
  • Operate with the belief that all students can and want to learn.
  • Prioritize each student’s academic and social-emotional development.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in education strongly preferred
  • NYS teaching certification preferred
  • Experience with Orton-Gilligham, PAF interventions, and Handwriting Without Tears
  • Extensive experience developing IEP’s including Present Levels of Performance and individualized academic and socio-emotional goals.
  • Ability to work with young children, K-5 who present with various learning challenges.
  • Ability to utilize multi-sensory techniques to help students develop foundational skills in literacy and mathematics.
  • Create opportunities for students to build self-advocacy skills.
  • 5 years or more of classroom teaching experience with students aged 5-11.
  • An active community builder who believes in collaborating across teams and functions in order to achieve results.
  • A deep belief in our mission & vision with a strong enthusiasm for integrating public education


About the Position:

As Learning Specialist with us, you will help differentiate instruction and learning approaches as needed in literacy and mathematics in both push-in and pull-out small group settings.  You will help to create a…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

How to Apply

To Join our Team:

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including how you learned about the position, and the position for which you are applying.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we will only notify those who meet our selection criteria.

Brooklyn Prospect is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Location

Brooklyn, NY

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