Lower School seeks an innovative and highly collaborative person to work as part of a team teaching 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.
Together with the Director of Lower School and Director of Learning and Cognitive Development, the Learning Support Teacher must be able to collaborate with multiple 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, including homeroom teachers, to assist in the creation and implementation 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 Director of Lower School Learning and Cognitive Development, this intensive and individualized learning program will address each student’s specific learning and social needs by providing modifications, scaffolded activities, differentiated instruction that addresses their academic and social needs.
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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.
Availability to attend disparate evening and weekend events.
Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish objectives of the school program.
Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
Appropriate and personalized communication and instruction.
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, and reach with hands and arms.
Work in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
Lift 20 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
Work in varied and extreme weather conditions, including extreme heat.
Demonstrated interest in working with adults and children valuing diversity and the accomplishments of different learners and the whole child.
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: 1280 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