Learning Specialist

Staff / Full-Time

Boston College High School, Boston, MA

PREAMBLE

Boston College High School is a Catholic, Jesuit, independent school serving approximately 1400 young men across grades 7-12 from various communities across Massachusetts. Founded in 1863, Boston College High School continues its commitment to an authentic formation of the head, heart, and hands within the parameters of the Characteristics of Jesuit Education, the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, the BC High Mission Statement, and the strategic plan.

ROLE PURPOSE

Boston College High School is seeking a full-time Learning Specialist, effective immediately, who will work with the Supervisor of Learning Enhancement & Director of the Academic Resource Center to develop and manage academic programming that provides individualized, tailored support to students with a variety of learning needs. The successful candidate will be a passionate educator who is committed to the mission of BC High and displays a sensitivity to and understanding of students with diverse learning challenges. Under the direction and supervision of the Supervisor of Learning Enhancement, the Learning Specialist will foster a positive, structured, and caring environment, while also providing direct support and instruction to identified students.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Support teaching staff by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable faculty to better meet the needs of all learners • Provide one-on-one and small group support/instruction for students in grades 7-12 • Track student growth with progress monitoring • Collaborate with teachers to assist in the implementation of accommodations in the classroom • Communicate with families, teachers, and guidance counselors about individual student progress • Communicate with outside specialists and/or tutors • Host Family Conferences to discuss student performance • Work with the Director of the Academic Resource Center to summarize Ed-Psych evaluations and communicate important student information to appropriate adults in the community • Collaborate with the Guidance Office and Heads of House to actively support students • Assume an active role in IEP & 504 Meetings • Work with the Supervisor of Learning Enhancement & Director of the Academic Resource Center to create accommodation plans for students with identified learning challenges Other Expectations • Lead a small-group advisory three times a week for 10 minutes. • Participate in Professional Learning Groups • Participate in school-wide, community events including professional development days, masses, admissions events & graduation events

SELECTION CRITERIA

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, TESOL). Master’s degree preferred. • At least 2 years of experience working in a school environment with students in grades 7-12. • Broad knowledge of learning differences & experience working with students with language-based learning disabilities • Training in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, or similar program desired BENEFITS INCLUDE: free daily lunch, cost-effective/competitively priced daycare on site (pending availability), free parking, funded unique and comprehensive professional development opportunities, and a competitive salary and benefits package. Deadline for applications: January 15, 2023 Applications should include a cover letter and resume and must be submitted through our online Paycom system link. Internal applications should be addressed to the Supervisor of Learning Enhancement, Ms. Marilee Bennis. Applications should include a cover letter and resume, and be sent care of Ms. Sue Glover; Manager, People and Culture, at sglover@bchigh.edu.

Boston College High School

Boston, MA
Middle School, High School
Day
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