Léman Manhattan Preparatory School seeks a Lower School Learning Specialist for the 2021/22SY! The Learning Specialist is responsible for supporting the needs of those students requiring supplemental academic instruction for mild to moderate learning needs. The Learning Specialist is the assigned case manager for those students who may have an IEP/Individualized Learning Plan or a 504 plan as a result of a student’s psycho-educational evaluation. The Learning Specialist is also responsible for developing learning plans for students who might need their learning extended through enrichment plans.
Additionally, this role works closely with classroom teachers as a consultative expert to differentiate curriculum according to students' strengths and weaknesses.
Learning specialists provide both pull-out services and push-in support, and sometimes, when warranted, may teach a class focusing on a specific intervention for a group of students. Learning Specialists serve as student advocates and are in regular contact with parents, support staff and teachers on a regular basis.
Working collaboratively with grade level teachers to provide coaching and support for differentiation in the classroom
Small group instruction to support literacy and math development during Learning Resource Center block as needed*
Provide student support for students requiring Tier 3 interventions during Learning Resource Center block as needed*
Communicating regularly with parents with regards to testing accommodations for both internal and external assessments
Inform parents’ of their roles with regards to paperwork and testing accommodations and liaise with counselors and external testing administrators when necessary
To provide continuity and progression within the grade-level content areas and to develop analytical skills necessary for academic success
To ensure students are fully included in the mainstream when possible and have equal access to the curriculum*
Attend Student Study Team Meetings
Attend Grade Team meetings to help articulate Tier 1 interventions with colleagues.
Attend collaborative planning meetings with subject area teachers when necessary
Communicate regularly with the DoE of NYC and complete all documentation required for students on assigned caseloads.
Applicants must have a Master's degree in Special Education/Learning Disabilities, or a related field, and a minimum of three years of experience working in a classroom setting with children with needs. They should possess significant knowledge of learning disabilities, the ability to interpret results of IQ, achievement, and learning disability diagnostic tests as well as training in developing and implementing strategies that will allow different learning styles to achieve success. Applicants must know the Response to Intervention approach to services and must be willing to implement a program services delivery model based on inclusion.
About Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.