Courageous Part-Time Learning Specialist


Job Type

Part Time

Published:

05/14/2018

Address

1901 Mississippi Avenue, Southeast
Washington
DC
20020
United States

Description

The part-time Learning Specialist is an experienced special education professional who will take a leadership role in providing intervention services and instruction to students at WSG who show the most need. The overall goal is to meet the needs of students where they are, to foster a love of learning, and to demonstrate improvement in reading, math and writing through measurable outcomes. The program emphasizes the delivery of services to all students (grades 3rd  – 8th) with an emphasis on the middle grades.


Brief Description of Classification: This is a 10 Month Position

 

Detailed Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Exhibit personal interest and enthusiasm for learning differences and ensuring student needs are met;
  • Assists administrator, teachers, and school staff in implementing and monitoring a comprehensive student support program which includes influencing and tracking RTI and SST processes;
  • Assist the SIT team in the identification of learning differences, developing Student Support Plans, and/or evaluating student progress.
  • Attend and support SST, CAP and IEP meetings;
  • Instruct students (e.g., individually, group sessions etc.) for purpose of providing effective intervention services to meet the needs of identified students; plan engaging intervention lessons, assignments and instructional materials;
  • Confer with parents, students and appropriate fellow teachers regarding concerns and progress, participate in all formal parent-teacher conferences, arrange conferences with parents as needed for the welfare and progress of the student;
  • Fulfill all record keeping and other administrative duties in a timely manner;
  • Work with school administrators to facilitate professional development for all staff. Support the development of common practices that support the learning strengths and needs of all students throughout the entire academic program;
  • Engage in professional learning to enhance his/her knowledge and skill in literacy, contribute to the knowledge and skill of others in the area of student support, and work collaboratively to advance professional practice in meeting the exceptional needs of students.



Professional Competency

·     Reflect and model WSG values and attitudes as a Catholic School in interactions with students, teachers, families, and members of the public.

·     Follow the policies and procedures of WSG as described in the WSG Personnel Handbook, including such items as being on time, professional dress, and maintaining appropriate records and reports.

·     Demonstrate high standards of professionalism, including legal and professional ethics in interactions with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the public.


Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations;
  • Collaborative leadership and decision making
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Data managements tools, organizational tools, computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Google Email)

·     Experience with Common Core State Standards

·     Experience with RTI and implementation of effective intervention strategies

·     Ability to analyze and use data to design, modify, and evaluate curriculum, instruction, and assessment

·     Two or more years experience in the field of special education


Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.  


Supervisory Responsibilities: None


Accountable to: Principal and Assistant Principal

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

lnelson@wsgdc.org

Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs at wsgdc.org.



ATTN: Kelley Lockard + Brianne Wetzel, School Principals

In Subject Line: Courageous Part-Time Learning Specialist


NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


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