Beit Rabban Day School is an innovative, non-denominational Jewish school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Beit Rabban thoughtfully combines progressive education with an emphasis on deep Jewish learning, intellectual rigor and child-centered learning.
Beit Rabban seeks a full-time Learning and Enrichment Specialist to provide academic differentiated support beyond the general curriculum for students who are struggling to access the curriculum as well as students who are advanced and benefit from enrichment. Support is provided in both pull-out and push-in models to multiple students each day and may include one-on-one or small group instruction. The Specialist works closely with teachers and providers in order to consult and share expertise with the school as a whole. The Learning and Enrichment Specialist reports to and works collaboratively with the Director of Student Support including co-leading weekly Child Study Team (CST) Meetings.
Master’s degree in Special Education.
3+ years of experience as a classroom teacher and at least one year experience working as an enrichment and/or learning specialist in an elementary school.
Certification in a researched based multisensory reading approach like Orton-Gillingham, PAF, or Wilson Reading System.
Commitment to facilitating the growth of each child, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
Ability and determination to meet the diverse needs of students with learning differences, challenges, and gifts and building on the inherent talents of each child.
Strong executive functioning skills and ability to juggle multiple responsibilities at once.
Joyful and creative approach to problem solving.
Interpersonal skills that are direct, kind, and collaborative with students, colleagues, administration, and parents.
Strong writing skills in order to prepare daily session notes, progress reports, and IESP Teacher Reports.
Commitment to highlight social justice, diversity and inclusion when teaching.
Identification with Beit Rabban’s ethos to be a community that celebrates our diversity of Jewish affiliation and practice and that grows a deep love and ownership of Judaism among our students.
Preference will be given to candidates with Hebrew language skills.
Works with students to assess strengths and areas of challenge, and then designs and implements appropriate academic support.
Acts as a consultant to share strategies with teachers and providers and supports teachers with differentiating assignments in the classroom.
Conducts classroom observations and conferences with teachers to help identify students who are struggling and who would benefit from academic support and enrichment.
Participates in Child Study Team meetings.
Designs effective academic support strategies and assessment tools.
Prepares daily session notes, progress reports, and IESP Teacher Reports.