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Student Learning Support (SLS) Teacher

August 24, 2022

Bethesda, MD
Full Time

The School:

Rochambeau, The French International School (“Rochambeau”), located in Bethesda, MD is an independent and coeducational day school, offering a unique combination of the French curriculum and a high-quality English program, to approximately 1,100 students from Preschool (2-years old) through 12th grade. Diversity is the hallmark of Rochambeau, with over 80 nationalities represented in the student body. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are.

Commitment To Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Rochambeau is committed to a diverse workforce representative of our students, one that embraces cultural competency and an international community.

The Position:

The Student Learning Services Teacher creates and implements programs to support students in improving student learning outcomes. The SLS teacher works collaboratively with teachers, school counselors, parents, and other specialists to assist students with learning needs to ensure academic success.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

These examples of duties and responsibilities are intended only as examples of the various types of job duties to be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position. Depending on the assignment these duties may require in-person attendance and/or virtual attendance based on the specific operational or instructional requirements.

  • Support students with varying learning needs to gain better access to the curriculum.

  • Support teachers and educational assistants in employing appropriate strategies for students with learning needs and those who may benefit from minimal support from time to time. Collaborate with teachers in the planning and implementation of accommodations and modifications in the curriculum and assessment for students requiring support in the classroom and evaluating the effectiveness of these.

  • Observe and monitor students referred for possible learning support needs, prepare documentation, and work with homeroom teachers in communicating observed challenges to parents.

  • Use basic formal and informal tools to screen for learning needs or establish a performance baseline.

  • Read through psychological assessments and other reports from external consultants to better understand the student’s learning profile and use information in the formulation of Learning Plans and IEPs.

  • Formulate and implement Learning Plans and/or IEPs for students needing intervention, instructional accommodations, and/or modifications to improve learning outcomes.

  • Prepare progress documentation needed for report cards, conferences with parents, and re-enrollment recommendations.

  • Keep detailed records and files, following strict measures to maintain confidentiality, for each student in the program.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with parents and external consultants working with students supported by the Student Learning Services program.

  • Commitment to Rochambeau's vision, mission, and values.

  • Perform related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, or significant coursework and related experience in Learning Services. Master’s Degree in Special Education, Psychology preferred.

  • Two or more years of experience working with students within the classroom setting preferred.

  • Relevant training/certifications related to teaching students with special needs desired.

  • At least 1-2 years of relevant experience related to:

    • IEP planning, writing, and implementation

    • Working with children with academic support needs (1:1, small group)

    • Assessment

    • Intervention (Literacy/Math) experience is an advantage

  • Knowledge and experience in instructional program development, learning styles, cognitive, emotional, and structural support.

  • Bilingual in French preferred.

  • Practical experience with study skills assessment, test taking strategies, organizational skills, note taking, and general academic skill sets.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Communicate regularly with department head.

Special Notes:

As a condition of employment, all employees and volunteers hired are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to provide proof of such vaccination absent an approved medical or religious exemption. To make an application for a medical or religious exemption, please contact Human Resources at (301) 798-4802.

In accordance with Maryland House Bill 486, Rochambeau is required to contact all former employers to request information relating to child sexual abuse or sexual misconduct involving the applicant. If you would like additional information please visit House Bill 486.  Also, all final candidates will be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions will also be asked.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Rochambeau is an equal opportunity employer and is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued.  All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics or any other basis protected by law.  Rochambeau is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.  For an applicant requesting assistance with the employment application process, please contact Human Resources at (301) 798-4802 or relacioni@rochambeau.org.

For more information about Rochambeau, please visit the Rochambeau website.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and current resume to relacioni@rochambeau.org

Benefits:

Full benefits package including health/dental/vision through CareFirst BCBS, STD/LTD, tuition remission for enrolled dependents, direct deposit, EAP, Retirement (TIAA), paid holidays, Transportation Commuter benefits, etc.