NASET News Alert

Learning Specialist

April 08, 2019

Estes Park, CO

JOB OBJECTIVE:

The Learning Specialist serves as part of Eagle Rock’s instructional team.  The position is responsible for serving students with learning needs through managing plans, direct tutoring and instruction, and coaching other instructors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Student Support

1. Admissions Evaluation
   A. Evaluate academic records and IEPs and 504s to 
      ascertain whether Eagle Rock can serve applicants
2. Manage IEPs and 504s
   A. Be sure we have updated IEPs and 504s for eligible 
      students
   B. Facilitate testing as needed
3. Manage learning profiles for all students
   A. Maintain updated learning profiles for all 
      students,integrated with our case management system
   B. Provide a snapshot of learning profiles to teachers 
      before class
4. Support students in leveraging strengths to overcome 
   challenges:
   A. Meet one-on-one with students to create success 
      strategies
   B. Provide one-on-one or small group tutoring/study 
      sessions as needed
5. Support teachers to provide appropriate interventions 
   and instructional strategies
   A. Consult with teachers to support student success in 
      classes
   B. Observe classrooms and provide feedback to improve 
      differentiation and interventions
6. Teaching
   A. Teach one course per trimester, focused on 
      foundational skills (literacy, numeracy, and 
      study/organizational skills)
7. Testing and Data Analysis
   A. Facilitate testing:  College and Work Readiness 
      Assessment (CWRA) and Measures of Academic Progress 
      (MAP)
   B. Collect and analyze results for student body as a 
      whole
   C. Use student body scores to recommend instructional 
      strategies and interventions
   D. Use individual student results to update learning 
      profiles/academic plans/CMT
8. Post-Secondary Planning
   A. Work with our School Counselor to ensure all 
      students with IEPs and 504s have post-secondary 
      plans
   B. Maintain IEPs and 504s to send to colleges
9. Serve as an advisor to a small group of students, 
   supporting their academic and personal growth

School Wide Involvement

1. Participate as an active member of one of the 
   residential house teams
2. Co-create and deliver engaging student programming 
   opportunities as part of an evening program team. 
   Regularly work one night a week on this team and with 
   students
3. Perform other duties related to being an active 
   community member at ERS including advisories, 
   intramural participation, community meetings, service 
   projects, house team participation, driving, and other 
   events
4. Share your unique skills with the school (e.g., 
   sports, spiritual practices, poetry, yoga, hiking, 
   magic tricks, etc…)
5. Be an active member of the ERS community beyond this 
   job description.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelors or Masters degree in Special Education or related field; experience, preferably in progressive models, in a thriving Learning Specialist program and/or experience building such a program; strong organizational and leadership skills; ability to work collaboratively both in the classroom and out with other staff; experience working with diverse adolescents including a mix of LGBTQ students, students from low income backgrounds, and students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, all of whom have not found success in traditional educational settings; teaching license not required.

Possess a deep love of work with high school students; knowledge of effective practices in serving students with learning differences; demonstrated success in collaborative work with colleagues; adept interpersonal skills; a sense of humor; visionary thinking; a commitment to lifelong learning; seasoned judgment; and an appreciation for the fact that working at a residential school is more of a calling than a job. 


BENEFITS:

Competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) to info@eaglerockschool.org.  Clarifying questions can be sent to our Director of Curriculum, Sarah Bertucci, at sbertucci@eaglerockschool.org.  No phone calls, please.  We ONLY accept electronic submissions. NO paper or fax materials will be considered.