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Middle School Learning Specialist (80%-time)

August 16, 2021 - June 15, 2022

St. Elizabeth's School

An intentionally inclusive school, St. Elizabeth’s seeks candidates who are interested in and committed to equity, inclusion, and justice. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Teaching at St. Elizabeth’s requires a BA or equivalent, and an MA is preferred. An Equal Opportunity Employer, St. Elizabeth’s School is committed to being an environment in which all people are respected and valued. As such, discrimination in any form, such as that based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or socio-economic status will not be tolerated. The school actively works to acknowledge, respect, and celebrate the individual and common threads of our humanity.

Middle School Learning Specialist (Part-time 80%) New Position!

St. Elizabeth’s School, an intentionally inclusive K-8 school in northeast Denver, seeks a Middle School Learning Specialist (80% time) for the 2021–2022 school year.


Reports to:

Director of Learning Support

Job Summary

The Middle School Learning Specialist supports middle school students with learning strategies, executive function coaching and individual instruction/intervention. This is a new position at St. Elizabeth’s. The Middle School Learning Specialist will collaborate closely with the Director of Learning Support, the middle school faculty and the leadership team to develop an effective learning support framework for the middle school. The Middle School Learning Specialist is an 80% position. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one and small-group intervention for students, both in push-in and pull-out depending on needs 

  • Assess student growth and use data to inform instruction and intervention 

  • Build collaborative relationships with families in a way that honors their voices and wisdom as a cherished part of a student’s educational team

  • Build collaborative relationships with Middle School faculty 

  • Work with classroom teachers to understand and create a sustainable and effective plan for recommendations of all Psych-Ed evaluations

  • Collaborate with the admissions team to screen potential applicants for learning support needs 

  • Work collaboratively with DPS to create 504 plans for any students with learning needs that are preparing to transition out of St. Elizabeth’s

  • Build community with students and families for advocacy, education and connection

  • Collaborate with Middle School teaching teams to design UDL instruction, build accommodations and modifications into lesson plans and student materials

  • Develop and maintain communication and documentation related to learning support. 

  • Attend faculty meetings, division level meetings, professional development opportunities and perform other duties as determined by the Head of School

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education or related field. Master’s degree or equivalent training, strongly preferred.

  • 3-5 years as a learning specialist, special education teacher, or related role.

  • Experience working with students and families from underrepresented groups and/or have limited access to resources

  • Confidence and experience with Middle School reading, writing, and mathematics

  • In-depth experience with a broad range of educational technology tools  

  • Extensive experience and training with: equity in education, implicit bias, assistive technology, executive function, UDL and a wide range of complex learning needs, strongly preferred. 

Leadership Qualities

Demonstrates...

  • Flexibility

  • Perseverance

  • Resourcefulness 

  • Critical thinking

  • Creativity

  • Self-awareness

  • Ability to listen well and seek understanding 

  • Desire to actively participate in social justice work 

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing

Salary Range

$33,000–55,000, depending on years of experience and degrees

Benefits

Eligible employees at St. Elizabeth’s School are offered a wide range of benefits, including:

403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Long-Term Disability Insurance

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Holidays

Sick/Personal Leave

Sick Leave Bank

Administrative Leave

Bereavement Leave

Vacation Leave

Direct Deposit

Jury Duty Pay

Professional Development

Computer Purchase Program

Free Aftercare

?How to Apply:

To apply, please provide the following February 24

  1. Cover letter addressed to Adriana Murphy, Head of School 

  2. Statement of Educational Philosophy 

  3. Resume 

  4. List of four references with contact information

Email the above to: [email protected]


Non-discrimination Statement

St. Elizabeth’s  is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.