The Lower School Learning Specialist is responsible for organizing and implementing school-approved support for students with learning differences and/or students who require targeted interventions to achieve grade-level objectives. This position is responsible for creating an educational atmosphere in which students have the opportunity to reach their academic potential and achieve intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological growth.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with faculty, counselors, learning specialists, and divisional leadership to support students with learning differences and other educational needs
Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other relevant professionals
Provide specialized instruction for students in grades K-5 focused on, but not limited to literacy, math, and English language acquisition.
Teach individual and groups of students in both push-in and pull-out modes of instruction
Review and interpret psycho-educational evaluations
Develop and write student accommodation plans
Communicate and ensure the faithful implementation of approved accommodation plans
Observe individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and use the data to recommend in-school and community resources for identified students
Secure and provide standardized testing accommodations for qualifying students
Maintain confidential student records, ensuring proper documentation of consent for the external release of student information related to student accommodations
Liaise with the Admissions Department regarding prospective students
Serve on the divisional leadership team
Coordinate the work of divisional student support team
Coordinate academic tutoring for students in grades K-5 in accordance with the SA Tutoring Policy.
Other duties as assigned by the division head or the Head of School
Bachelor’s degree in an education-related field
Masters degree in Exceptional Student Education or related field preferred
Demonstrated experience serving students with diverse learning needs in an independent school or a similar setting
Strong organization skills
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents
Strong work ethic
Saint Andrew’s School seeks employees who are committed to our mission to build a community of learners, provide excellence in education, and nurture each student in mind, body, and spirit. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will help us promote an inclusive school culture and climate. We are committed to respecting the dignity of each member of our community, and we strive to recruit a diverse and talented faculty and staff.
Saint Andrew’s School is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices, including: selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability or handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirement of all federal, state, and local laws.
About Saint Andrew's School
An independent, co-educational school for grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's School seeks to educate students in mind, body and spirit. We welcome students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds to join our community.