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Lower School Learning Specialist for 2024-2025 School Year

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The Geneva School
Published
January 26, 2024
Location
1775 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL
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Lower School Learning Specialist
As a mission-driven school, faculty members play a central role in fulfilling our mission. Hired by and subject to the supervision of the Directors of the Lower School, the Lower School Learning Specialist is an exempt position. The teacher, in a formational and relational role, models Christ-like behavior within The Geneva School community as he or she studies, re-imagines, and teaches within the Christian, liberal arts tradition.
I. Essential Duties
Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Provide guidance to teachers as to how to move forward through the process of requesting assistance for students who are demonstrating they need additional support
  • Work with Student Services to create Individual Service Plans (ISP) and lead the implementation and maintenance meetings
  • Assist teachers with understanding and applying accommodations listed on student ISPs by specifically reviewing ISPs with teachers at the beginning of the year
  • Assist classroom teachers with applying accommodations to tests/quizzes/projects
  • Be familiar with tutoring and evaluation services and help to improve supply of tutoring resources so that we can provide parents with recommendations
  • Be the bridge between our teachers and our outsourced tutors in understanding a child’s progress
  • Manage the extra time accommodations room for ERBs
  • Collaborate with 1st and 2nd Grade Reading Teacher to ensure that progress monitoring is informing the reading groups and that students are being challenged and/or supported appropriately to maximize reading progress
  • Assist teachers when requested with quarterly reading and math fact fluency progress monitoring and ensure that data is being collected and maintained
  • Monthly check-ins with the grade levels to address questions and concerns about student progress
  • Push into classes as time permits to work with small groups as needed
  • Design home programs for students who are struggling with reading fluency, math fact fluency, and math procedural fluency
  • Create a list of resources and a suggested plan for general summer enrichment/remediation that can be posted on the website
  • Design engaging enrichment activities for a few students who need additional challenge that they can do independently in class once they have mastered/completed the lesson for the day
  • Present every 2 months at a faculty meeting regarding best practices in understanding and helping students with learning differences
  • Monthly update meetings with the Directors of the Lower School
Other Job Requirements:
The following requirements are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the Lower School Learning Specialist position and are not intended to be inclusive. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, to perform any essential functions.
  • Lift 20 lbs. occasionally and 10 lbs. frequently
  • Sit frequently and stand and walk on varied surfaces
  • Bend, stoop, crouch, push, pull, climb, balance, kneel, crawl
  • Use hands/arms to reach in any direction and seize, grasp, hold, and turn objects using hand(s). Use fingers, versus the whole hand, to pick, pinch, and feel objects.
  • See, talk, and hear to communicate with others in person, electronically, by phone, or by radio. Visual functions include the ability to identify and distinguish colors and bring an object into sharp focus.
II. Personal Profile
Required Skills and Experience:
  • ESE certified or Bachelor’s in Exceptional Student Education
  • At least two years of verifiable experience working with students with varying exceptionalities
Intrinsic Qualities:
  • Ascribes to and agrees to live in accordance with The Geneva School’s statement of faith
  • Holds oneself to a high standard of honesty and integrity
  • Able to work effectively both in collaboration with other professionals and on own initiative
  • Professional and approachable in appearance and attitude
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive ‘can do’ approach to work
  • Reliable/dependable
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to search for solutions
  • Practices good stewardship of the school’s resources
  • Enjoys working around children and is able to form and monitor appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
III. Employment Information
The Geneva School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical disability, handicap, or any other consideration protected by law. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant’s job qualifications, experience, and abilities and in full accord with The Geneva School’s statement of faith and the school’s statement of mission, vision and values.
To apply visit https://www.genevaschool.org/about-us/employment/
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