The Learning Specialist is directly responsible for supporting students with learning differences, social-emotional needs, academics, and college/career readiness. The Learning Specialist will be a team member of the Counseling Department and work under the direction of the Director of Counseling.
The role of the Learning Specialist includes duties and responsibilities in the following areas:
Support for Learning Differences Students
Experience working with special needs students.
Review students’ educational evaluation reports, coordinate Minor Accommodation Planning (MAP) meetings, and identify accommodations to support student needs with the collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators.
Develop the curriculum for and teach a Study Skills course.
Point person to initiate, request, and follow through with accommodations for the ACT and/or SAT testing.
Provide consultation to counselors, teachers, and administrators with strategies to support students with various learning differences.
Serve as a liaison between the school, families, and community agencies to coordinate testing and educational interventions as necessary.
Provide in-service training to help faculty and staff understand and work with students with special needs.
Experience working with at-risk students in non-crisis and crisis situations.
Develop, coordinate, and facilitate support groups for students.
Create and maintain a current list of resources for students needing additional mental health services.
Implement programs for the purpose of fostering coping skills and well-being for students.
Knowledge and experience to augment the current mental health curriculum through programs, guest speakers, workshops, etc.
Serve as one of the lead members of the crisis response team on campus, and play a primary role in implementing prevention and intervention services.
Provide consultation to counselors, teachers, and administrators for students experiencing mental health difficulties.
Serve as a liaison between the school, families, and community agencies to coordinate mental health services with those agencies, as necessary.
Consult with and refer parents and students to appropriate specialists including psychologists, psychiatrists, and community health providers.
Provide in-service training on topics related to working with at-risk students.
Responsible for collecting, tracking, and compiling data for analysis of mental health programs offered and their outcomes.
Academic and College/Career
Counsel students on course selection, develop a four-year plan, and monitor student grades/progress.
Conference with teachers and parents to implement academic plans to ensure students are on track for graduation and competitive towards their postsecondary goals.
Knowledge of college counseling to assist with all programs run through the counseling department including college testing, college tours, parent nights, and college events.
Collect and compile announcements and enrichment opportunities to publish in the weekly ‘Be in the Know.’
Serve on the Mentor Committee and assist with developing lesson plans.
Review admission files and conduct interviews with prospective students.
Pursue professional growth.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Counseling.
Start Date: June 21, 2021
Competitive salary and benefits package based on experience.
Master’s degree in school counseling or related field
Possession of an appropriate Pupil Services Credential and/or LPCC, MFT, or equivalent
At least two years of successful counseling in a school setting required, preferably at the high school level
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