The Downtown School, an independent 9-12 coeducational day school located near Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington is currently recruiting for a Student Support Teacher (.5 FTE). This position is a part-time leave replacement from August 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.
0.25 FTE Learning Resources Coordinator Responsibilities The Learning Resources Coordinator will have significant knowledge of learning disabilities and the processes and skills that contribute to learning and retention, and a strong desire to work with high school students. S/he will work as a collaborative and proactive member of the teaching team. S/he will work directly with students, teachers, parents/guardians and the head of school to help ensure the learning and academic success of our student body.
The specific responsibilities of this position include:
Interpret educational evaluations and facilitate the academic accommodation processes for students with documented learning disabilities, both in school and on nationally standardized tests.
Provide direct service, time-limited interventions, and assessment for referral purposes - this includes, but is not limited to, teaching time management, study skills, learning strategies, and self-advocacy.
Be current and proficient on technology that enhances and supports student learning and help students use this technology when appropriate.
Oversee a peer tutoring program.
Oversee after school study hall scheduling and communication.
Serve as a liaison with parents, guardians, faculty, and administrators about student learning and academic support.
Co-teach fall intensive course for freshmen focused on learning styles.
Provide referalls for professional tutoring when appropriate.
0.25 FTE School Counselor Responsibilities The School Counselor is responsible for supporting the social and emotional health of the student body. S/he will have experience providing counseling services to adolescents and families. S/he will have knowledge of how confidentiality and scope of services applies to school environments and keep accurate records of student interaction. S/he will support faculty and advisors with how to address mental health concerns inside and outside the classroom.
The specific responsibilities of the position include:
Work with faculty, staff, and families around student mental health concerns.
Respond to acute mental health crises during the school day.
Collaborate with mental health clinicians working with our students.
Contribute to an overall school climate that promotes healthy development and the school’s mission and vision.
Maintain an awareness of the student body – who they are and what they are doing as individuals and groups.
Work with students individually and make appropriate referrals for students needing critical care or long-term counseling support
Facilitate SEL curriculum for advisory and assembly periods.
Maintain contact with other school counselors in the region.
Maintain proper documentation of counseling work with students.
Serve as an advisor to a group of 10-14 students.
Requirements and Qualifications An advanced degree is required and could include a M.Ed., M.A., M.S., Ed.D, Ph.D. or other degree in a related field. Experience with educational settings is preferred. The successful candidate will have solid training and demonstrated knowledge of learning assistance programs, learning theory, and successful interventions.The successful candidate will also have experience providing social/emotional support to adolescents and/or families. Knowledge of legal standards in compliance with state and federal laws, as well as an ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality is essential.
The ability to generate and implement creative and innovative ideas for engaging and working with students is needed. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated experience and skill in working with students from diverse ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. Candidates should have an understanding of different perspectives, the ability to interact respectfully with cultures other than their own and the ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with people who have different cultural frameworks. 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.
The successful candidate will possess an outstanding attention to detail, excellent time management, organization, and follow through, demonstrated ability to multi-task, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate information about complex student information in a respectful and clear manner. Candidates should be able to balance independent work and self-management with a strong collaborative approach. Familiarity and comfort with technology is essential. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
Working At The Downtown School The Downtown School: A Lakeside School is committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at The Downtown School, please visit our Careers page on the The Downtown School: A Lakeside School website.
The Downtown School: A Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
About The Downtown School: A Lakeside School
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.