Immaculate Heart High School, a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls located in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, California, seeks a full time Learning Specialist for the 2022-2023 school year.
Applicants should be familiar with, and supportive of, the educational and spiritual philosophy and mission of a Catholic high school. The Learning Specialist will be a dynamic person able to work closely with teachers, counselors, parents, and
administrators to support students in sixth through twelfth grade, especially those who struggle academically due to learning differences or challenging life events. The Learning Specialist will collaborate with and assist teachers in implementing effective research-based strategies and learning plans, communicating accommodations, and monitoring the progress of students with identified learning differences.
The primary role of the Learning Specialist is to provide direct instruction and support to our growing, diverse population of students with learning and attention challenges as they navigate our academically rigorous environment.
1. Review evaluations and accommodations in coordination with the counseling staff and teachers to support implementation of classroom accommodations.
2. Develop individual student learning profiles and plans, monitor the effectiveness of interventions and adjust to alternative strategies as needed to maximize learning for students.
3. Conduct student observations and provide feedback to teachers, administration, and parents, as appropriate.
4. Maintain consistent communication and collaboration with teachers and counselors in order to fully support students who are struggling academically due to learning differences or a significant life event (physical, social, emotional and/or psychiatric).
5. Problem-solve and provide suggestions for addressing areas of concern and coaching when needed.
6. Serve as the school liaison to community mental health providers and students’ private therapists
7. Support faculty in their work with students in the classroom (both identified and non-identified students).
8. Meet with students and their parents to review individualized learning profiles and record required documentation of College Board accommodations.
9. Meet with identified students individually and/or in small groups to provide direct instruction and remediation as needed – especially to support executive functioning needs (specifically organizational skills, project planning, essay writing, task initiation, and self-monitoring).
10. Coordinate with the Assistant Principal for Student Services on SAT/ACT accommodations requests, special testing, and assist with proctoring.
11. Serve as liaison between Immaculate Heart and outside professionals.
12. Provide professional growth presentations for faculty.
• Master’s degree in special education, educational therapy, or a related field
• Minimum of three years of experience working with students who have learning differences
• Experience working specifically with teachers in a consultative, peer relationship
• Experience interpreting Neuropsychological Evaluations, IEPs and 504 plans.
• Experience in multi-sensory methodologies
• Experience with educational technology, specifically assistive technology and/or learning management systems
• Experience working directly with teachers in a consultative, peer relationship
• Creative and energetic thinker and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, parents, and students
• Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills
• Ability to screen, monitor progress, and implement support
• Experience in working with adolescents with learning differences and knowledge of specific remediation programs
• Experience in working with small groups
• Training and experience working with high school students
• Strong time management and organizational skills
Interested candidates should email the following to: email@example.com
• In the subject line, indicate the position you are applying for.
• Letter of Interest
• Resume reflecting educational and professional background
• Name and contact information of three professional references. Current employer will not be contacted without candidate’s approval.
• A personal essay describing applicant’s teaching/learning philosophy, especially as it would benefit students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Copy of college transcript (at time of interview)
Immaculate Heart High School (Los Angeles)
5515 Franklin Avneue
Los Angeles, CA firstname.lastname@example.org