Learning Specialist @ Westchester Day School

Learning Specialist

Westchester Day School, a thoughtful community of educators, seeks an experienced, energetic, compassionate, and collaborative mensch and educator to contribute their strengths to our journey forward. Candidates should have strong curricular and pedagogical knowledge, excellent interpersonal skills, humility, drive and a commitment to supporting students’ learning. Please take advantage of this opportunity to join our dedicated and dynamic staff. The role of the WDS Learning Specialist is to support the school's range of learners, particularly those with documented learning differences.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Established in 1948 in Mamaroneck, NY, Westchester Day School, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational, dual curriculum Jewish elementary school (2-year-olds through 8th grade), prepares students to live as mensches and lifelong learners and inspires them to impact the world around them by cultivating a commitment to Torah, midot, community and academic rigor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Working with students in small groups
Providing support to students in both push-in, pull-out, and consultancy formats
Acting as a case manager for students with individualized learning plans
Providing curriculum support as well as skills-based remediation
Developing and teaching curriculum that focuses on executive functioning skills
Communicating and collaborating with classroom teachers, Principal, School Psychologist, and Social Worker
Supporting classroom teachers to differentiate instruction for a variety of learning styles and how to implement accommodations in the classroom
Proactively participating in and contributing to the development of the Learning Center by providing new directions, reviewing curriculum and suggesting improvements, advocating for academically vulnerable students, and participating in ongoing professional development
Observing, assessing, and analyzing data on student performance and keeping records on student’s progress towards meeting learning goals
Communicating with parents about learning strategies implemented in Learning Center and throughout WDS for relevant students
Participating in the Child Study Team
EXPERIENCE AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Finds joy in working with children and participating in school life, is kind and possesses a healthy sense of humor
Comfortable using technology in the classroom and accessing school-based learning portals
Sustained, successful teaching experience with students with learning differences
Knowledgeable about current evidence-based teaching practices
Organizational skills to maintain documentation tracking interventions, as well as to assist students with executive functioning skills
Skilled in communications and interpersonal relations with children and adults
Master's degree in special education or learning disabilities
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience. All full time employees receive health benefits and tuition benefits.

To learn more about Westchester Day School and to read our new mission statement, please visit www.westchesterday.com

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-11-16
  • Times this job has been viewed: 462 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Westchester Day School
856 Orienta Ave
Mamaroneck , New York 10543
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