The Abraham Joshua Heschel School seeks a lower school (Grades 1-5) learning specialist for beginning in the fall of 2019.
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, located in New York City, is an independent Jewish school, N-12, unaffiliated with any single movement or synagogue. The school's approach to education is governed by profound respect for children. It nurtures their curiosity, cultivates their imagination, encourages creative expression, values their initiative and engenders critical thinking skills. The Heschel School is dedicated to inspiring its graduates to become responsible adults and active, compassionate citizens of the Jewish world and world communities.
The ideal candidate should have the following:
Master’s degree in special education, learning disabilities, or related field
Training in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, PAF, or similar programs
Experience administering a variety of assessments to track and support student growth, including Fountas & Pinnell
At least five years teaching experience as a learning specialist with a focus on attaining early literacy skills
A strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep knowledge base regarding ADHD
The learning specialist will :
Provide small group and one-on-one literacy remediation to students in first through fifth grade, using a pull out/push in model
Partner with teachers, families, and outside specialists regarding the needs and progress of students
Collaborate with teachers to modify curriculum and develop strategies to meet the needs of a range of learners
Participate in parent conferences and write individual progress reports
Salary commensurate with prior relevant work history and skills.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Nina Goodman, Coordinator of Academic Support, at email@example.com
Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.