Middle School Learning Specialist job in London at The American School In London

Middle School Learning Specialist

Company: The American School in London

Location: London UK

Date Posted:Mar 15, 2018

Middle School Learning Specialist Reporting to: Middle School Principal Hours: Full-time Start Date: August 2018 Salary range: £40, 786-£89, 490 dependent on qualifications and experienceClosing date for applications: 13 April 2018 Overall purpose  The Middle School Learning Specialist is responsible for supporting students in the Middle School’s Specific Learning Differences (SLD) program. The goal of the program is to provide direct instruction in learning strategies and build independence in students with diagnosed learning differences. The Learning Specialist will be assigned to support a specific grade.  Summary of Duties:  ·         Meet regularly with grade-level team and provide general academic support and testing services for the students in that grade ·         Serve as the case manager for each assigned students ·         In collaboration with parents, teachers and students, develop and share an Annual Individualized Education Plan (AIEP) explaining specific academic goals and objectives for the academic year; update AIEP in light of new test findings and arrange AIEP meetings ·         Teach specific learning strategies using mainstream curriculum material, individualized for a particular learning profile ·         Arrange and organize special test accommodations for SLD students’ exams; coordinate and proctor tests and exams ·         Conduct informal assessments and help each student understand and articulate his/her learning style and needs ·         Communicate regularly with parents about progress and write report cards ·         Facilitate individual support services as needed, such as counselling, tutoring, et cetera ·         Share information regarding casework with the K-12 student support services team ·         Participate in meetings as required, including committees and sub-committees ·         Present information and provide training and education about SLD issues and the SLD program to faculty and parents ·         Provide continuity of the students’ educational experience to allow smooth transition from/to the US education system ·         Assume responsibility for professional development; keep abreast of current research and attending professional workshops and training ·         Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by the Principal  Selection Criteria:  Essential qualifications/experience:  ·         Postgraduate training that includes the study of SLD, child/adolescent psychology and/or special education ·         Substantive experience as a Learning Specialist in a similar setting working with students aged 10-14 with mild to moderate Specific Learning Differences·         Experience in a school with a similar teaching philosophy to that of ASL, which employs comparable teaching methods and curricula, or training that will adequately prepare the candidate for the American style teaching methods employed by the School ·         Knowledge and understanding of independent/international school communities ·         An ability to provide strategy support in all levels of English, Social Studies, Math and Science ·         Significant recent professional development ·         Strong oral and written communication skills ·         Outstanding collaborative skills and a desire to work in a team-focused environment  Desirable qualifications/experience:  ·         Teaching experience in an international environment  This position description is current at the date shown but following consultation may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the role that are commensurate with the job title and salary.TheAmerican School in Londonis committedto safeguarding and promoting thewelfareof childrenandyoung peopleandexpects all employees andvolunteers toshare this commitment. All new appointments will be subject to appropriate checks: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS enhanced), Disqualification by Association Self-Declaration, Declaration of Criminal Record, checks against the Prohibition List (Teacher Status Checks) including Identity, Address, Date of Birth, a Full Employment History, Right to Work in the UK, overseas checks where applicable, EEA checks, at least 2 references (one with current or most recent employer, where appropriate) and original documentation of Qualifications (where appropriate). For positions into Senior Management a Prohibition From Management Check (s128 Directive) will also be undertaken. Diversity and equality of opportunity are cornerstone values of The American School in London. View full job description
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