The Middle School Learning Specialist will be an active, integrated part of the K-8 learning specialist and academic team. They will partner closely with the K-5 Learning Specialist/Learning Plan Coordinator, and report directly to the Middle School Director. In addition to working closely with teachers, they will monitor the progress of students with identified learning differences, assist in developing learning plans, and oversee implementation of accommodations in 6-8 classrooms. The Middle School Learning Specialist will assist teachers, parents, and students in broadening their understanding of the learning process.
Redwood Day believes strongly in universal design or access to curriculum and learning for all students. This includes, but is not limited to - addressing differentiation, development, and social/emotional growth. Direct services will include facilitating regular lunchtime/after school study centers and teaching study skills/learning strategies in the Middle School. The Middle School Learning Specialist will consult with and coach teachers through collaborative meetings, attend student support meetings and conduct observations of individual students who are identified as requiring additional support. Also, this individual will lead/attend parent meetings with the Middle School Director, K-5 Learning Specialist/Learning Plan Coordinator, and/or Assistant Head of School as part of student-family partnership around learning support for individual students.
As a teacher in the Middle School, this individual will also serve as an advisor, facilitate an elective activity, and participate in various student and community activities. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties, and outdoor education.
This is a full-time position, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for faculty/staff meetings) beginning in August 2018.
Masters and/or Graduate Certification as a Learning Specialist, Resource or Educational Therapist preferred
Graduate students in educational therapy and/or learning specialist programs are encouraged to apply
A minimum of three years experience in a school setting, including teaching responsibilities
Knowledge of National Standards in various disciplines (Language Arts, Math, Science, History)
Experience in working with adolescents with learning differences; knowledge of specific intervention/remediation programs
Experience in working with small groups of students
Experience in collaborating with teams, teachers, and parents
Experience in using assistive technology
Training and experience working with upper elementary through 8th grade
Demonstrated ability to effectively network and build relationships with various internal and external constituencies
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
Strong time management and organizational skills
Compensation/Benefits: Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.
Limitations and Disclaimer: The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Apply Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day application form and submit it electronically by February 15, 2018, to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Jim Rendle and Cheryl Ting.
Non-discrimination Policy: Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration by federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 385 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through chall...enges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.