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Posted
May 12, 2022
School
Position
Learning Specialist
Description
Learning Specialist Job Description
Part Time leading to Full-Time
Overview

Trinity School is an outstanding elementary day school serving preschool to Grade 5 students. Our school, both literally and figuratively, is in a unique position for an independent school. Across the street from Stanford University on Sand Hill Road and adjacent to downtown Menlo Park and Silicon Valley, we occupy 5.5 acres on both campuses. On our campuses, we sit at the crossroads of innovation and social consciousness. Trinity is a purposefully small school and has partnered with parents for 60 years to grow children, one at a time, into motivated and capable problem solvers with big hearts.

Trinity School is seeking a talented and dynamic educator who will work closely with teachers, parents and administrators to support students in preschool through Grade 5, especially those with learning differences. The Learning Specialist will collaborate with and assist teachers in implementing effective research-based strategies, observing and pushing into the classrooms to assist with differentiation and implementation of accommodations. Ultimately, as the Learning Support Program develops and a Student Support Team is formed, the Learning Specialist will be the lead liaison between the SST and the teachers and families. This position is a growth position, starting at part-time leading to full-time.

Personal characteristics necessary for the position include:

A love of children and enthusiasm for school life\\\\
Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism
Exemplary organizational skills and follow through
Warmth and a sense of optimism
A collaborative nature and consensus building skills
Flexibility, patience and persistence
Ability to de-escalate conflicting situations
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Cultural competency and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion

Responsibilities included but are not limited to the following:

Initiate and discuss student concerns with classroom teachers
Observe students in classrooms, assess output, and evaluate concerns
Problem solve and provide ideas for addressing areas of concern and provide guidance as needed
Collaborate with Campus Directors and faculty to create and implement clear protocols and school-approved accommodations to support students.
Align and monitor the effectiveness of interventions and alternative strategies to maximize learning for students
Coordinate, schedule and lead meetings with Campus Directors, teachers, administrators and families
Maintain and update an internal list of professionals who work effectively with Trinity and provide outside referrals to families when needed
Serves as the liaison between Trinity and outside professionals
Read, interpret and summarize evaluation reports to assist in prioritizing support for families and to support implementation of classroom accommodations
Communicate student needs to other constituent groups including Teaching Assistants and administration
Maintain secure and up to date files documenting student support history, including necessary records for standardized test accommodations
Conduct baseline academic screenings and students observations when needed and to assist with admissions screenings including reviewing admission files
Provide professional growth presentations for faculty and staff along with parent education sessions regarding specific learning differences and a variety of learning needs
Support faculty transitions as well as conduct regular check-ins with faculty regarding studentsí learning needs and provide new strategies as needed
Complete accommodation forms for standardized testing

Required Qualifications:

Masterís Degree in Special Education, Educational Therapy, or a related field.
Minimum of 3 years of teaching at the elementary school level
Experience in Early Childhood Education

Position Type/Status:
This is a part-time position potentially leading to full-time; exempt
Contact
Matt Allio, Head of School
[email protected]

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