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LEARNING SPECIALIST LONG-TERM TEMPORARY POSITION

Full-Time November 2020 through March 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one and small-group support/instruction for students, both in push-in and pull-out environments.
  • Report regularly on student achievement and progress.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences to discuss student progress, if required.
  • Meet with individual parents as necessary to discuss their child’s progress.
  • Read and summarize all psych-ed evaluations as necessary.
  • Create individual learning plans (ILPs) that will target students’ specific curricular/learning needs.
  • Counsel families on learning support and assessment accommodations.
  • Support teaching staff by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable faculty to better meet the needs of all learners.
  • Develop and maintain communication and documentation protocols related to learning support.
  • Assume an active role in Student Support Team (SST) meetings.
  • Coordinate detailed testing of students by outside specialists.
  • Organize and oversee standardized testing accommodations.
  • Coordinate the use of external tutors.
  • Act as the liaison with local school district and provide evaluation information.

Remote Learning Duties and Responsibilities

During the course of remote learning and in a hybrid learning scenario, the roles and responsibilities will continue using Zoom to provide direct instruction, learning strategies and support. Communication with families and faculty is especially important during this time and will be done either through Zoom or by phone.

Skills Highly Preferred

  • Experience with learning differences: ADD/ADHD, Executive Functioning Deficits, Dyslexia/Dysgraphia.
  • Experience with different reading/math remediation methodologies – Lindamood-Bell, Making Math Real, etc.
  • Experience with learning differences in students in grades 1-8.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write lesson plans and clinical notes.

Compensation depends on experience. Salary starts at $28,000 for long-term sub commitment.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and three references to hiring@synergyschool.org

 


Synergy School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values workplace diversity. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, age, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ancestry, ethnicity, marital status, parental status, domestic partner status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer-related), or the conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS-related conditions or other non-merit factors or any category provided by ordinance.

Employee Code of Conduct

The Synergy School Agreement System stands as our guide for interactions with students. Employees are expected to follow the agreements with regards to respect and safe space, which includes tone of voice, language, and physical interactions that are deemed aggressive or sexual. If an interaction between a staff member and student is inappropriate, another member of the cooperative will be brought in to facilitate a conversation to process the incident.