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Middle School Learning Specialist

The Rashi School seeks a full time Middle School Learning Specialist for the 2018-2019 school year. The role of Middle School Learning Specialist offers an exciting opportunity for teacher leadership and collaboration for student learning and growth.
The Middle School Learning Specialist works with small groups of students within the general education classroom to provide direct, explicit instruction in reading, comprehension, written language, math, and study skills.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Teaching Organizational Skills (academic support classes) of 3-6 students for two sections of Grade 7 and two sections of Grade 8; each section meets three times a week for 50 minutes each time
  • Providing academic and organizational support to Grade 6 students as needed.
  • Working with students, as needed, during lunch, recess, and study hall
  • Meeting weekly with Jewish Studies, language arts, social studies, and science teachers for Grades 6-8 to provide consultation in to order to ensure proper accommodations and modifications
  • Participating in weekly Middle School Child Study meetings
  • Collecting data and present at Learning Team meetings
  • Attending IEP meetings and advocating for Rashi students at their local public schools
  • Reviewing educational testing and making recommendations for accommodations
  • Proctoring an accommodations room during ERB standardized testing
  • Leading a daily middle school advisory
  • Supervising after school homework support for one hour once a week
  • Communicating with parents about student progress
  • Attend grade level meetings with the Division Director.
  • Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) set by the Assistant Head of School
  • Participate in Tefillah, Kabbalat Shabbat, and other holiday celebrations.
  • Participate in Parent-Teacher Conferences.
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings

Requirements:
  • Masters degree in Education, focus on Special Education.
  • 3-5 years teaching experience as a learning specialist or special educator, preferably at the middle school level.
  • Experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities and/or weak executive functioning skills.
  • Strong background in differentiating curriculum and assistive technology.
  • Passion for advocating for students.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills that display a collaborative, team-oriented work style.
  • Warmth, flexibility, and a willingness to work collaboratively with the rest of the middle school faculty
To apply, please send resume, cover letter and professional references to jobs@rashi.org.
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