Job Duration: Full time permanent

Salary: $45,000+ (experience dependent)

Minimum Education: Advance in Exceptional Education or related field

Minimum Experience: 5 years school-based providing learning support

Website: steds.org

Position Title:               Coordinator of Learning Support Services (Lower School)

Date Modified:             October 2021

FLSA Classification:       Exempt

Position Reports to:      Head of Lower School and Director of Learning Support Services

Position Purpose:          The Coordinator is a specialist in the field of learning differences and responsible for management and planning support for students that would benefit from early intervention as well as students with previously diagnosed learning differences.  As an advocate for the student, the Coordinator will curate resources and implement research-based instructional practices to support both the student and his/her classroom teacher. With input from a multi-disciplinary team the Coordinator will develop and implement Educational Support Plans and/or Early Intervention Plans outlining individual strengths and needs and recommended accommodations and interventions designed to promote academic growth. Additional responsibilities would include coordinating and implementing small group need-based instruction, leading parent education opportunities and supporting professional development for teachers.

Essential Functions:

General

  • Must demonstrate and support the School’s Mission.
  • Must have the ability to get along with and deal effectively with all school personnel and school families, as well as the larger business and educational community.
  • Willingness to perform in a manner that reflects positively on Saint Edward’s School.
  • As a member of the SES team, perform all other duties as requested by the Head of School or other Administrators.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the Learning Support Services Team school wide.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Learning Support Services and specialists in all divisions.
  • Partner with classroom teachers to refer, identify and support students who may need early intervention.
  • Meet with families to discuss results of psychoeducational evaluations and design Educational Support Plans to be implemented by classroom teachers.
  • Support students directly in 1-1 coaching sessions and small group instruction utilizing research based best practices.
  • Promote and lead professional development opportunities for faculty, students, and parents.
  • Oversee all non-standard testing (with accommodations) for the Lower School.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advance degree in Exceptional Education or a related field.
  • A professional background in Education.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a school-based or similar setting providing learning support for students.
  • Familiarity with interpreting psychoeducational evaluation reports and developing learning support plans based on psychologist recommendations.
  • A desire to work collaboratively with other Learning Support Specialists, support staff, and faculty in the best interest of the student.
  • A caring person who believes in seeing each student exceed their potential and is able to effectively communicate with empathy and clarity with teachers, students, and parents.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment.


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