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Resource Specialist $55,000-$95,000

Bishop Garcia Diego High School (Santa Barbara)






Bishop Garcia Diego High School seeks a talented Resource Specialist who will put our students first and strive to educate the entire person and make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who thrive to be engaged participants in our academic community. The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems, confidently adjust and tailor their instructional approaches to differential student requirements, and aspire to deliver an instructional experience that is rigorous and relevant.

Position Opening:
We seek a dedicated and committed individual who enjoys secondary education and can work with a variety of educational courses, consult with faculty, and deliver appropriate programs for students who have diagnosed learning disabilities. The resource specialist will be a dynamic and talented individual who will create a rich learning environment, employ varied approaches, and use multiple tools to assess student understanding and competencies. The teacher will have the ability to work collaboratively with other resource specialists, faculty and staff and employ differentiated instructional methods in developing and delivering effective support to a diverse group of learners.
Specifically, the primary role of the Resource Specialist is to support and provide instruction to 10th and 11th grade students with diagnosed language, learning, or attentional difficulties in need of minor learning adjustments. They serve as the liaison between the student and the various means of educational support including teachers, parents, tutors and the Leadership Team.

The Resource Specialist works collaboratively with the Resource Program Director and the regular education teachers to provide information and assistance to facilitate the students Minor Adjustment Plan. In addition, they monitor student progress on a regular basis, and participate in the review of individualized plans for students. Finally, they promote the development of self-advocacy and self-reliance as students progress through the grades in order to be ready to be independent in college.

Flexibility, humor and willingness to work with students inside and outside the class are valued. The individual will have preference for a faith-based, Catholic values-based curriculum and a proactive orientation to seek parent input and counsel to effectively advance student success.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Familiarity with overall curriculum and specific course assignments and timely evaluation of student progress
  • Participate in the review of individualized plans for students
  • Proactive and responsive communication with parents about student progress
  • Collaboration with other members of faculty, administration, and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based opportunities that add to the school community
  • Willingness to adapt and change approaches based on peer and supervisory suggestions and recommendations
  • Participation in school sponsored curricular and extra-curricular Catholic activities on and off campus
  • Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies in person, and through various electronic forms of communication
  • Support for divisional and school-wide initiatives through committee work, where appropriate
  • Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, including lunch and study hall as appropriate


Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Special Education, or a related field. Minimum of five years teaching experience preferred, however, candidates with less experience may be considered depending on background. The successful candidate will also possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. The successful candidate must possess or acquire a State of California issued teaching certificate. Ability to lead one or more co-curricular activities is desirable. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify its faculty.

Bishop Garcia Diego High School offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and demonstrated accomplishments and comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply:
Interested candidates are encouraged to review our school and curricular philosophy at First year applications without certification will be considered. To apply for the position please provide the following to the physical mail or email address below:

● Cover Letter
● Current Resume
● Copy of Transcript
● Credential Copy
● Letters of Recommendation (3 recent, signed letters of recommendation required)

No Phone Inquiries Please
Resource Specialist
Attn: Ms. Karen Regan
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
4000 La Colina Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Bishop Garcia Diego High School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Bishop Garcia Diego High School (Santa Barbara)

4000 La Colina Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93110