Learning Specialist

Central Christian School is seeking a Christ-filled, innovative and passionate individual to serve our school as our Senior Kindergarten-6th grade Learning Specialist. This individual will be responsible for supporting academic student success to a broad range of learners and working collaboratively with teachers and parents. The learning specialist will address the specific needs of a particular child when regular classroom instruction is not sufficient.
Job Responsibilities
  • Design and implement an effective Individualized Learning Plan for students in the Learning Center Support Program based on each student’s individualized psycho-educational testing report
  • Facilitate small group, and one-on-one literacy and math instruction
  • Maintain organized, up-to-date records and provide informative reports at regularly scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences and annual ISP/22:6 Meetings
  • Partner with parents to understand specific learning profiles and promote opportunities for individual student growth.
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of tiered models of student support.
  • Monitors student progress and adjusts instruction accordingly.
  • Support the development of academic accommodations and modifications for students with identified learning needs- both in the classroom as well as through standardized test processes 
  • Coaching students to understand and articulate their learning profile and need for accommodations
  • Collaborates with staff, administrators, instructional staff, other school personnel, parents/legal guardians for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student achievement.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Be a Christ follower whose relationship is defined by having received Christ as Savior and a pursuit of spiritual growth
    • Knowledge of child development, learning and behavior
    • Skill in critical thinking and planning
    • Calm and patient demeanor with students
    • Exhibits a professional manner and a positive attitude
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
    • Ability to receive feedback and make adjustments in response to the feedback
    • Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or Education
    • Dyslexia interventionist, trained and certified by Wilson, ALTA, IMSLEC, or Academy of Orton-Gillingham or willingness to receive training
    • Two or more years of successful classroom experience, preferred.
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