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Primary Academic Support Teacher

Bellevue Children's Academy
Seattle, WA, United States
Date Added: Jul 1, 2024

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Description

 

 

Primary Academic Support Teacher

 

REPORTS TO:                   Head of School

STATUS:                              Exempt

DIRECT REPORTS:           No

SALARY:                              $58,000-$64,000

 

 

Purpose of Role

 

The Primary Academic Support Teacher/Learning Specialist will provide essential academic support to our Kindergarten through 4th Grade students along with their families so that students with learning challenges flourish academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Support from the Learning Specialist will facilitate and encourage student self-advocacy, skill development, and the achievement of personal and academic goals.

 

The Learning Specialist will work in a highly collaborative environment and will partner with students, parents, teachers, administration, and outside providers to effectively support students, understand individual needs, and facilitate student success.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

 

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

 

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

 

Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

 

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide students with one-on-one and small-group support/instruction based on documented learning needs and/or growth goals.
  • Identify and develop student skills and resources to maximize student success.
  • Support students with learning differences by providing intervention and remediation in learning strategies, organization, study skills, and overcoming academic and personal challenges.
  • Make appropriate referrals for students and families to tutoring and other professional service providers.
  • Proctor assessments as needed.
  • Collaborate with the principals and teachers to implement student support plans.
  • Meet with teachers regularly to develop collaborative, proactive, and responsive plans and ensure implementation.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with parents to cultivate a strong home-school partnership.

Additional Responsibilities/Skills:

  • Provide service to students individually, in small groups, and within the classrooms, including coaching students in executive functioning skills.
  • In partnership with the counselor, analyze neuro-psych assessments and work with various teams (administrators, teachers, grade-level) to design support plans accordingly.
  • Design and maintain dynamic student learning support plans when needed, guiding teachers and parents in interpreting and implementing these plans.
  • Partner with teachers to: 1) identify effective strategies that meet the needs of students, 2) assist with implementing appropriate classroom and testing accommodations, and 3) provide resources, assistance, advice, and training to help faculty meet the diverse needs of learners.
  • Assist in data analysis to support student growth goals and school community outcomes.
  • Create, share, and maintain accommodation plans based on psycho-educational evaluation documentation and students’ specific learning needs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate parent meetings and/or parent-teacher conferences to share student performance data, discuss student progress, determine next steps regarding individual learning plans, and develop and/or maintain relevant communication and documentation protocols for academic support.
  • Work with the Admissions Team to evaluate the specific learning needs of prospective students.
  • Remain current with accepted and appropriate instructional theory, practice, and research.
  • Engage in regular and strategic professional development to advance the role of the Learning Specialist (including local and national seminars and conferences).

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in special education or a related field
  • Experience working in private school environments preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Experience reviewing psychoeducational testing, developing related student accommodation plans, and tracking progress over time.
  • Experience working with elementary-age students and parents preferred.

E-Verify Participation:


ISP U.S. participates in E-Verify and will provide the Federal Government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

 

ISP Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

 

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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