• Full Time
  • Oakland

Website Northern Light School

Independent School

Full Job Description 

Position Overview:

NLS is seeking a collaborative and skilled educator to serve as a Learning Specialist for the 2024-25 school year. The Learning Specialist is a specialized practitioner providing a variety of  support to students, faculty members, and families. The Learning Specialist supports students  with diagnosed learning differences and students requiring intervention, and additionally works  with faculty and parents to ensure that learning differences and strategies for intervention are  well understood and supported in the school community.

Start Date: Fall 2024

General Duties and Responsibilities, listed but not limited to:

Identify students in need of academic support in consultation with faculty and  administration.
Provide direct academic support to identified students in 1:1, small or whole group settings.
Maintain and update students’ learning profiles.
Collaborate with faculty members to modify curricula and/or implement instructional  techniques to reach all learners.
Help teachers design and implement strategies and accommodations to support individual  students’ learning needs.
Facilitate communication between families, the school, and any outside service providers or agencies to effectively support students.
Conduct formal and informal screenings and assessments.
Facilitate the verbal and written interpretation of assessment results.
Provide student observations with verbal and written feedback for teachers,  administration, and parents.
Provide intervention support of specific skills for individual students.
Help students develop effective learning strategies that promote academic improvement.
Participate in the student referral process.
Attend and actively participate in student support team meetings.
Collaborate with faculty to provide professional development that supports and enriches  teachers’ understanding and application of differentiated instruction and best practices for  supporting all learners.

The Ideal Candidate:

Three years or more experience directly serving children with learning
differences or other special needs in a school setting.

Expertise in the areas of assessment, differentiation, and case management.
Specialized training in remedial programs.
Experience teaching in diverse learning communities.
Ability to think ahead and plan for effective one-on-one or small group instruction.
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to use technology to enhance the learning experience.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
Commitment to the school’s mission, values, and vision.
Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.

Salary Range:

$66,560-$87,000. The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position comes with full benefits, including:

100% employer paid health care

Dental and Vision Coverage

401K Retirement and Employer Match

Tagged as: K-6, Middle School

To apply for this job email your details to sdesilva@nlsoakland.com

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