NASET News Alert

Learning Specialist

August 26, 2019

Durham, North Carolina

Job Descscription

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill has an immediate need for a full-time Learning Specialist.

The role of Learning Specialist is supporting students with learning differences and attention challenges by providing remediation and strategies through direct and indirect services while guiding students through the process of learning about their strengths, challenges, and giftings. This position will likely serve students in the Lower (elementary) and Middle Schools.

Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Has a Masters in Learning Disabilities.
  • Is certified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Learning Disabled education or a certifcation from a state that the candidate is working/has worked in.
  • Has a strong knowledge base in dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia as well as ADHD and executive functioning issues.
  • Has the ability to read, summarize, communicate either verbally or in print about the results from the Psychological-Educational evaluation to parents, teachers, or students.
  • Can assess, identify, and recommend students for formal outside evaluations.
  • Knows the cognitive, social/emotional, physical, developmental stages for young children through adolescent.
  • Knows how to use technology and is knowledgeable about assistive technology for students with learning differences and ADHD.
  • Has the ability to organize and prioritize their time.
  • Has the ability to organize and conduct a meeting; summarize the information and identify the action points; state who is responsible for any follow-up.
  • Stays current with research/websites on learning disabilities/ADHD and reads articles and books regarding issues, techniques, and strategies.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Teaches (remediation) identified LD students.
  • Tutors/Reteaches identified LD students.
  • Is a member of the Student Support Team
  • Consults and communicates with teachers, parents, and administrators.
  • Provides resources and strategies that benefit all students for teachers.
  • With support from the supervisor, reads Psychological-Educational evaluations and writes Student Accommodation Plans. Distributes and explains Student Accommodation Plans to parents and teachers.
  • Facilitates and attends meetings with parents and teachers regarding student concerns.
  • Meets with individual parents.
  • Oversees or assists with assessing or testing (eg...ERBs or DIBELS) for Lower School/Middle School.
  • Educates faculty through mini-presentations at Division meetings.
  • Attends professional workshops or conferences.

Job Benefits

Major medical, dental, vision,Health Savings and Flex Savings Accounts, 403b, Life insurance, Long-Term Disability, tuition remission for children

Contact Information

To apply for this position, qualified candidates should go to https://www.trinityschoolnc.org/about/employment and click on the Learning Specialist box for the job application link. Include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.