Learning Specialist/Interventionist (Interim) (#1913528)

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The duties of the Interim Learning Specialist/Interventionist shall include but are not limited to the following list.

· Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges

· Coach teachers on how to support students in the classroom who have challenges with specific learning needs.

· Provide direct one-on-one or small-group intervention as assessed is needed

· Provide regular written student-progress reports to the school and parents with assessment results and recommendations of diagnostic testing and remedial programs for learning-related issues

· Collaborate with Lower School Learning Specialist and Middle School Student Success Coach to develop and write student accommodation/learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives

· Collaborate with Lower School Learning Specialist and Middle School Student Success Coach to organize and attend annual accommodation plan meetings

· Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments

· Initiate and schedule parent conferences as needed

· Recommend in-school and community resources for identified students

· Work with professionals outside the school to support students

· Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals

· Collaborate with Lower School Learning Specialist and Middle School Student Success Coach to determine the implementation of accommodations on standardized testing for qualifying students

· Network with learning specialists at other independent schools

· Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise

· Be involved in the school community at large

· Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School

Program Development:

· Along with the Lower School Learning Specialist and Middle School Student Success Coach, lead and guide the school in the development, organization, and implementation of an ancillary support department with a model and framework for remediating academic needs.

· Determine mutually beneficial partnerships for the school for support of student needs as well as the financial sustainability of the program

· Develop options for program expansion to include (but may not be limited to) a tutoring center, support classes before and after school, contract work with outside professionals, psychoeducational testing, etc.