Learning Resource Specialist, Bishop Blanchet High School

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Bishop Blanchet High School

Learning Resource Specialist  24-25

Reports to Vice Principal of Academics

Start date: August 19, 2024

Bishop Blanchet High School is a 9-12 grade catholic school located in Seattle, WA.

Bishop Blanchet High School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding individuals to better reflect the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our student population. We actively seek candidates of different backgrounds who are devoted to engaging and inspiring a high-achieving and well-rounded student population to be leaders, in and out of the classroom.

At Bishop Blanchet High School we strive to embody the example of Jesus Christ and live out Catholic Social Teaching by employing empathy, finding dignity in all people, and fostering a true sense of community. We believe it is important to provide a safe space for courageous conversations, exchange of ideas and problem solving while welcoming our differences and respecting our unique life experiences.

Bishop Blanchet High School is located in Seattle, one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Our city has a vibrant culture, a rich history and is close to many attractive destinations. We offer a fun, supportive work environment and ample opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Mission Statement: 

Bishop Blanchet is a Catholic, college preparatory high school established by the Archbishop of Seattle. Rooted in Gospel Values, we educate students within a challenging, positive and diverse learning environment. We inspire students to transform the world around them through a lifelong commitment to faith, scholarship and service.

Statement on Non-Discrimination for Employees:

As a Catholic School rooted in Gospel Values, we affirm the human dignity of every person as created in God’s image, and thus, we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our school community. 

Bishop Blanchet High School does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, or disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or Special Education required. Masters degree or equivalent training and experience in learning disabilities, educational therapy, special education, or related field preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of learning differences and strategies.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with students, parents, and faculty/staff.

  • Professional training as an educational psychologist (preferred).

  • Ability and qualification to administer educational testing (preferred).

  • Training in and demonstrated knowledge of learning assistance programs, learning theory, educational psychology, and successful interventions.

  • Experience and willingness to work with a diverse student population in developing helpful learning strategies and increasing motivation for learning.

  • Ability to generate and implement a vision and program for a comprehensive and integrated learning support program for a college prep high school.

  • Knowledge of legal standards and limits of the Section 504 law as it applies to private schools.

Position Overview:

The High School Learning Resource Specialist plays a crucial role in supporting the diverse learning needs of our students, ensuring that every individual receives the necessary resources and assistance to excel academically. This position encompasses a range of responsibilities focused on facilitating student learning, collaborating with teachers, and fostering a culture of inclusivity within our school community.

Responsibilities:

  • Interpret educational evaluations and facilitate the academic accommodation process for students with documented learning disabilities, in accordance with the school's learning plan guidelines.

  • Develop student-learning plans for all students with documented learning disabilities, as requested by the parent or guardian or through counselor referral.

  • Collaborate with teachers to assess and implement student accommodations and support needs.

  • Facilitates the distribution of information about students with all members of a student’s learning team (student, parent, counselor, teachers, outside professionals, etc.) as necessary to ensure learning team cohesion and support each student’s progress.

  • Communicate regularly with parents about their student’s progress and invite their participation and questions.

  • Attend student-parent-teacher/counselor conferences and team meetings as needed.

  • Provide support for students with diagnosed learning disabilities in their application for SAT/ACT standardized test accommodations and organize the administration of on-site testing.

  • Serve as a liaison with parents, guardians, faculty, and administrators regarding student learning and academic support.

  • Provide referrals for professional testing and tutoring when appropriate.

  • Offer education on relevant learning resource topics and strategies for faculty, parents, and students.

  • Support faculty in the design and implementation of a centralized extended testing program.

  • Collaborate with faculty, counselors, and administrators to envision and design a comprehensive and integrated menu of support structures for students with learning disabilities.

  • Participate in Student Support Team Meetings and other related meetings to identify students in need of support.

  • Serve on the Admissions committee.

  • Assist with course selection for incoming 9th-grade students.

  • Teach 0.2 FTE of academic support as needed.

Compensation and Summary of Benefits: 

  • Competitive salary based on experience and education

  • Current Salary Range: $72,515 - $141,752

  • Position date range: Teacher date range plus 10 days, 5 days before and 5 days after the academic school year

  • Medical, dental, life insurance

  • Access to 403(b) retirement match program

  • Access to HSA match program 

  • Access to fitness center

  • School funded professional development opportunities

  • Continuing education and/or in-building child tuition support

  • Opportunities to help with our robust co-curricular programs, including our competitive athletic programs, clubs, and performing arts

  • Incredibly supportive, professional, and committed faculty and staff that value community

  • 9-acre campus two blocks from Greenlake that boasts an outdoor athletic stadium, a fitness center, sports medicine training room, three gymnasiums, three performing arts spaces including a black box theater, and a recently renovated student commons.

Application Process: 

Interested and qualified applicants must complete an application in AppliTrack through the Archdiocese of Seattle and email a cover letter and resume to the Vice Principal of Academics

nmccoy@bishopblanchet.org
 
Nicole McCoy, Vice Principal of Academics
Bishop Blanchet High School
8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
 
Inquiries about this position may be directed to the Vice Principal of Academics at: nmccoy@bishopblanchet.org or 206-527-7702

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted By

Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools

710 9th Ave. , Seattle, WA 98104
 

At the following locations

Bishop Blanchet, Seattle

710 9th Ave. , Seattle, WA 98104