Lower School seeks an innovative and highly collaborative person to work alongside a Learning Specialist Lead Teacher, teaching 4th/5th students diagnosed with learning or social exceptionalities in inclusive classroom settings. Students selected for this program will have average to above average intelligence and exhibit neurodevelopmental differences - including but not limited to reading / writing disabilities, language processing, or other regulatory attention issues.
As the Learning Support Teacher, this position must be able to collaborate with multiple teachers (Learning Specialist Lead Teacher and homeroom teachers) to plan and present lesson and make sure the needs of all students assigned to the program are being met. While the focus of this position may be on supporting students diagnosed with learning differences in mind, the goal of this program is to provide these students with an inclusive experience that will foster their strengths and prevent them from feeling singled out.
This position will require a teacher who can work collaboratively with a team to assist in the creation and implantation of a highly individualized teaching program for each student assigned to this program. Students will benefit from support provided both in their homeroom classroom and support provided in a small group setting outside of the classroom. Under the guidance of the Lower School Learning Specialist Lead Teacher, the Learning Support Teacher will address each student’s specific learning and social needs by providing modifications, scaffolded activities, differentiated instruction that addresses their academic and social needs. Services provided will not only benefit the students assigned to this special program but will also benefit all the students in the class.
We are looking for a teacher who is passionate about creating an environment where children with various learning exceptionalities thrive and benefit from a highly individualized program. The successful candidate must have strong focus on the whole child, with a background in teaching children with learning differences This individual should be committed to working as part of a team to foster positive attitudes towards self and society, as well as academics. The ideal candidate will have a background and interest in teaching children with learning exceptionalities and be committed to working with others to continually design, organize and implement relevant curriculum in interdisciplinary ways.
The successful candidate will also have desire to work with students from diverse ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. A strong interest in continued professional growth and development is required, as is a sense of humor and the ability to see the positive in challenging situations.
Educational degree in Special Education or similar degree.
Familiarity with literacy, mathematics, or behavioral remediation is desired.
Strong work ethic and high level of integrity.
Ability to implement best practices for enhancing student excellence and engagement.
Proven success working collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, parents, and community leaders.
Outstanding interpersonal skills, as well as exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks by volume, urgency, etc.
Detail oriented and resourceful.
Tactful and confidential.
About Miami Country Day School
Miami Country Day School is an independent, college-preparatory, day school founded in 1938, dedicated to the development of The Whole Child. The school is committed to providing a uniquely diverse and enriching educational experience that is designed to prepare each student for success in college and to make a difference in life. In rigorous pursuit of excellence, Miami Country Day School provides a caring learning community focused on unleashing the potential of every student, every day.
Location: 601 Northeast 107 Street, Miami, FL 33161
Our Students & Faculty: 1250 students representing diverse backgrounds and cultures; Lower School, PreK3 through 5th grade; Middle School, 6th through 8th grade; Upper School, 9th through 12th grade; 123 full-time faculty, 56% hold advanced degrees; 21% represents over thirty-two countries