Learning Support Teacher Reading Specialist (Grades K-4)
Whitby School is a community of educators dedicated to helping students develop a passion for learning while empowering them to become open-minded, principled citizens in a global community. Whitby’s staff and faculty are passionate about teaching because we ourselves are passionate about learning.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Whitby School seeks an experienced, innovative Learning Support teacher to join our dynamic and collaborative faculty. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional learner to contribute to the Whitby School Vision and Mission through commitment to Whitby students, colleagues and community.
The Learning Support teacher is expected to provide effective and consistent learning support across the school, in accordance with the Student Assistance In Learning (SAIL) handbook. He/ she will work collaboratively with all members of the teaching team to identify students with support or enrichment needs. The Learning Support teacher will teach individual students and/or small groups of students using appropriate and motivating materials. Student contact is based on need and is either push in or pull out as per the SAIL referral process and Learning Support Handbook. In addition, the Learning Support Teacher will...
Guide and support teachers as they follow the protocols and recommendations of the SAIL handbook.
Assist classroom and single-subject teachers to implement modifications in work tasks to better match the needs of all learners.
Assess students formally and informally including classroom observations, which results in assessment reports, circulation of relevant findings, meetings with parents and teachers, designing of IPs, and monitoring further recommendations.
Provide ongoing and timely feedback (academic progress, social/personal, etc.) to individual students.
Collaborate as part of the Child Study Team meeting to discuss students and review the quality of the services offered at Whitby.
Confer with all parties to model and support differentiation in the classroom.
Where necessary, work with teachers to create an instructional plan for any identified student.
Communicate with other professionals such as speech therapists, psychologists, and occupational therapists.
Provide a point of contact for teachers to discuss students with learning challenges
Provide regular opportunities to liaise with parents and class teachers to discuss student progress.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with students and parents.
Proactively collaborate with colleagues
Respect the confidentiality of all school data and student information
Attend faculty, in-service, grade level, and department meetings.
Must have an advanced degree in literacy, special education or related field from an accredited institution
Minimum of 3 years experience working in the area of learning support or a related field
Experience with formal and informal reading and writing assessments
Minimum of 3 years experience working with K - 4 grade students
Meets all local or state health requirements
About Whitby School
A Whitby education is about allowing students to define success on their own terms by inspiring their love of learning, broadening their sense of responsibility, developing their critical thinking skills and empowering them to take action in a global community. These are the ideals that we value and they inform our teaching, learning and curriculum development each and every day.
Whitby is recognized by three accrediting bodies - the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). We think this is pretty amazing. This ensures we remain focused on our mission and progressive in our continued commitment to provide an exceptional learning continuum for our students.
Whitby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information on Whitby School visit www.whitbyschool.org.