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Posted
March 19, 2019
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F/T Upper School Learning Specialist (Grades 9-12)
Description
F/T Upper School Learning Specialist (Grades 9-12)
2019-2020 Academic Year
(1.0 FTE - Year-Round Staff)

Who we are
At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School (grades 9-12).

We are seeking an experienced Learning Specialist to join our Upper School team.

Position Overview:
The primary role of the Upper School Learning Specialist is to provide direct instruction to our growing, diverse population of students with learning and attention challenges as they navigate our academically rigorous environment. This support and intervention may be one to one and/or in small groups, and it should be innovative, purposeful, and student centered. The Learning Specialist may also be asked to serve as a student mentor, teach a class in their academic field, or its equivalent. This position is a year-round staff position, classified as exempt and reports to the Director of Upper School.

Responsibilities of the Upper School Learning Specialist
Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect that encourages students to take necessary risks and make the mistakes necessary to learn.
Review evaluations and accommodations in coordination with the Dean of Learning Support.
Develop individual student learning profiles and plans, and adjust as needed.
Conduct student observations and provide feedback to teachers, administration, and parents, as appropriate.
Maintain consistent communication with the Upper School Student Support Team in order to fully support students with learning differences
Maintain consistent communication with parents and outside support professionals
Support faculty in their work with students in the classroom (both identified and non identified students)
In collaboration with the Dean of Learning Support and the Director of Counseling, meet with students and their parents to review individualized learning profiles and record required College Board accommodations documentation
Meet with identified students, individually and/or in small groups to provide direct instruction and remediation as needed
Coordinate with the College Counseling office and the Registrar/Testing Coordinator on SAT/ACT accommodations requests, special testing, and proctoring needs.
Collaborate with the Academic Dean, Director of Upper School Counseling, Dean of Learning Support, and the Director of the Upper School on process for shared case management between all specialists.
Serve on the Upper School admissions committee by interviewing prospective students, assessing applicant files, attending admissions committee meetings, and when appropriate, coordinate with the Dean of Learning Support in communicating with prospective parents whose child has a learning difference
Support, manage, coordinate, and implement all aspects of program designed for students with learning differences, within a rich and academically rigorous environment.
Availability to work some evening hours (e.g. providing in service training for residential faculty, and setting up/monitoring boarding program study group)
Work with our Lower and Middle School Learning Specialists to continue to develop our K-12 Learning Support Program

Qualifications:
Preferred Educational Background and Experience
California Learning Specialist Credential or Educational Therapist certification,
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Special Education and/or Developmental Psychology
Math and Science expertise
Minimum of three years of experience working with students who have learning differences, colleagues, and parents
Experience interpreting Neuropsychological Evaluations as well as conducting screenings of students with suspected learning or attention differences
Experience in multi-sensory methodologies
Creative and energetic thinker and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, parents, and students
Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills
Strong writing, editing, and organizational skills and ability to teach these skills to high school students

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Frequently required to sit; occasionally required to stand and walk
Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms
Frequently required to talk or hear in person and by telephone
Ability to work in a confined area
Ability to sit/type at a computer terminal for an extended period of time
Moderate concentration/intensity, which includes prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks
Average memory, taking into consideration the amount and type of information
Moderate level of complexity for decision making. Average time pressure of decision making
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate


Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, AD&D, Life, 403(b) plan with match, and daily lunch.

How to apply:
Please send a letter to Human Resources at [email protected] describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements. Please put the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Or mail to:
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: Upper School Learning Resource Specialist position

San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please.


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