Learning Specialist

Faculty / Full-Time

Shrewsbury Montessori School, Shrewsbury, MA

Learning Specialist (Full or Part-Time; Fall 2022)

Shrewsbury Montessori School (SMS) seeks a collaborative and experienced educator as a Learning Specialist for the 2022-23 school year. Founded in 1972, Shrewsbury Montessori is one of the biggest AMS schools in Massachusetts, dually accredited by AISNE and AMS, serving Toddler to Grade 6 students on two campuses.

The Learning Specialist is a specialized practitioner providing a variety of support to students, faculty and families. The Learning Specialist supports the academic and behavioral programs of students with diagnosed learning differences and students requiring intervention, and additionally works with faculty and parents to ensure that learning differences and strategies for intervention are well understood and supported in the school community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify students in need of academic and/or behavioral support in consultation with faculty and administration
  • Provide direct academic and behavioral support to identified students in 1:1, small or whole group settings
  • Maintain and update students’ learning profiles
  • Help teachers design and implement strategies and accommodations to support individual students’ learning needs
  • Facilitate communication between families, the school, and any outside service providers or agencies to effectively support students
  • Conduct formal and informal screenings and assessments
  • Facilitate the verbal and written interpretation of assessment results
  • Provide student observations with verbal and written feedback for teachers, administration, and parents
  • Provide intervention support of specific skills for individual students
  • Help students develop effective learning strategies that promote academic improvement
  • Participate in Student Referral Process
  • Attend and actively participate in Student Support Team meetings
  • Collaborate with the admin team and faculty to provide professional development that supports and enriches teachers’ understanding and application of differentiated instruction and best practices for supporting all learners

 Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s Degree in Special Education or certificate in Educational Therapy, Special Education or equivalent
  • Strong working knowledge of special education: The IEP process. 504s, and ISPs
  • Previous experience directly serving children with learning differences or other special needs in a school setting
  • Training in reading systems such as Wilson or Orton Gillingham preferred
  • Expertise in the areas of assessment, differentiation, and case management
  • Specialized training in remedial programs
  • Ability to use technology to enhance the learning experience
  • Experience teaching in diverse learning communities
  • Ability to think ahead and plan for effective one-on-one or small group instruction
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Commitment to school’s mission, values, and vision
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment

Please send cover letter and resume to ashen@shrewsburymontessori.org with the Subject: “Learning Specialist: Your Name.” No phone calls or solicitations please.

SMS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit, qualifications, and skills. SMS will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All such discrimination is unlawful and contrary to SMS.

 

 

Shrewsbury Montessori School

Shrewsbury, MA
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary
Day
All Gender
Montessori