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Learning Support Specialist - Middle School
|School Name||Léman Manhattan Preparatory School - Associate Member|
|City, State||New York, NY|
The Learning Specialist is responsible for supporting the needs of those students requiring supplemental academic instruction for mild to moderate learning needs. The Learning Specialist is the assigned case manager for those students who may have an IEP/Individualized Learning Plan or a 504 plan as a result of a student’s psycho-educational evaluation. The Learning Specialist is also responsible for developing learning plans for students who might need their learning extended through enrichment plans.
Additionally, s/he works closely with classroom teachers as a consultative expert to differentiate curriculum according to students' strengths and weaknesses.
Learning specialists provide both pull-out services and push-in support, and sometimes, when warranted, may teach a class focusing on a specific intervention for a group of students.
Learning Specialists serve as student advocates and are in regular contact with parents, support staff and teachers on a regular basis.
· Attend collaborative planning meetings with subject area teachers when necessary
· Communicate regularly with the DoE of NYC and complete all documentation required for students on assigned case loads.
Applicants must have a Master's degree in Special Education/Learning Disabilities, or a related field, and a minimum of three years of experience working in a classroom setting with children with needs. They should possess significant knowledge of learning disabilities, the ability to interpret results of IQ, achievement, and learning disability diagnostic tests as well as training in developing and implementing strategies that will allow different learning styles to achieve success. Applicants must know the Response to Intervention approach to services and must be willing to implement a program services delivery model based on inclusion.
For Lower School Specialists: Experience using Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Foundations or other multi-sensory approaches to reading instruction is required.?
For consideration, please send cover letter, and resume to Patrick Kane @ firstname.lastname@example.org