Learning Strategies Center Coordinator

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Lick-Wilmerding High School

Position Overview

The LSC Coordinator will serve as part of a team of learning specialists that arranges accommodations and supports neurodiverse and physically impaired students in navigating the high school process. The team develops programs to help all LWHS students achieve greater academic success, and develops interventions and structures designed to foster greater understanding of neurodiversity throughout the whole community.

Responsibilities

Student Support—Work one on one with students with diagnosed learning differences (and their families), responsibilities to include:

  • Guiding students in the PLP/ IA** process
  • Mentoring in meta-cognitive skills
  • Assisting students in understanding and accessing appropriate accommodations

Work with students in need of learning support who do not have diagnosed learning differences, responsibilities to include:

  • Developing and presenting student workshops, emphasizing meta-cognitive, organizational, and self-regulatory strategies
  • One-on-one tutoring, multiple disciplines preferred
  • Working with teachers to coordinate support of students
  • Assessing and addressing students’ non-diagnosable academic challenges
  • Helping to screen students for possible diagnosable learning challenges

Test Coordination:

  • Facilitation and proctoring of internal accommodated assessments
  • Coordination of on-site standardized testing (PSAT/AP) for all students
  • Proctoring (shared) of weekend accommodated standardized tests

Organizing and monitoring specific LSC programs, including:

  • Peer tutoring program
  • Audio Archives
  • Historical Records Archives
  • Tutoring (FI: grammar, world language, math)

Assist the Director of the LSC with:

  • Managing/communicating with external resources such as tutoring organizations
  • Managing ongoing student caseload
  • Bureaucratic responsibilities and maintenance of student files
  • Envisioning new directions for the program, to better serve the community

School Responsibilities:

  • May serve as an advisor a group of 11-12 students
  • May serve on faculty/staff committees and groups
  • May develop own ideas for expanding community support

Qualifications

  • Deep commitment to working with neurodiverse students in an independent high school setting
  • Willingness to pursue education in diversity pedagogy
  • Conversant in factors related to neurodiversity—ability to interpret psycho-educational evaluations
  • Cognitive flexibility, strong communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and bureaucratic details, highly level of organization
  • MA/MS in field or commensurate experience working with neurodiverse students in an educational setting
  • Enjoys working with teenagers from a wide range of backgrounds,
  • Team player as well as self-directed worker
  • Ability to set and hold strong boundaries
  • Ability to handle stressful situations with aplomb
  • Availability to work weekend days as needed in order to proctor standardized tests
  • Personal qualities of integrity, resilience, approachability, kindness, and humor

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit www.lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Candidates interested in the position should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references in MS Word or PDF format.

The application process begins immediately and is open until filled. No calls or emails, please.

School Overview

Lick-Wilmerding High School has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Located in San Francisco, LWHS is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 515 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.

At LWHS, the average full-time teacher workload is 4 sections of classes with an average of 16–17 students each. Successful teaching candidates will have a commitment to the following areas, further outlined in our Standards for Teaching:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to Equity
  • Adaptability and Flexibility

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply for this job email your details to radanza@lwhs.org


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