Middle School Special Education Learning Specialist (Jamaica)

    • New York, NY


• Provide daily reading, writing, and math instruction to students mandated for SETSS as well asintervention support for students who are "at-risk".

• Help teachers to develop materials and techniques for individuals and small groups

• Participate in our weekly at risk committee meetings to discuss children and plan strategies for theireducation and support

• Support teachers in helping them to implement the interventions suggested at SSC meetings

• Support teachers in monitoring students' progress within the interventions

• Attend IEP review meetings

• Use the Responsive Classroom model for community-building and behavior management strategies

• Maintain organized records of anecdotal notes and assessments

• Administer formal interim assessments and informal ongoing assessments, conferencing, end-of-unitrubrics, student portfolios, etc.

• Establish and maintain ongoing positive relationships with families

• Actively participate in the school community through weekly staff meetings, PD opportunities, staffcommittees, school events, etc.

• Work with an instructional coach on specific goals throughout the year

• Respond productively to ongoing, year-round professional feedback

• Use weekly lesson plans to help drive instruction in a clear manner

• Demonstrate commitment to working with diverse populations of families and students, including those at risk

• Perform other school-wide responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications

• Strong commitment to Growing Up Green Charter Schoolu0027s mission and green theme

• Strong commitment to a multi-sensory teaching approach

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers

• Knowledge of Responsive Classroom

• Experience in environmental education a plus

• Experience with technology integration

• Excellent organizational skills


• Bachelor's Degree required; Masteru0027s Degree preferred

• Teaching Certificate in Students with Disability required

• At least one year experience teaching students in the middle school grades

Required Certificates & Licenses:

Teaching certificate, NYC DOE/Fingerprinting & Background Clearance

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