Learning Specialist/Interventionist (Interim) (#1913528)
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
· 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.