Part-Time Learning Specialist (Grades K-8)

Faculty / Part-Time

Brookwood School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

About Brookwood School:

Brookwood is an Early Childhood through Grade 8 independent school of about 300 students located on a beautiful 30-acre wooded campus in Manchester, MA on the coast of the North Shore of Boston. At Brookwood, kids come first—not the test, not trophies, not to-do lists. We know how kids learn best. Every day, we use our expertise to challenge kids intellectually and ensure they feel valued so that they can grow into their best selves. Our program focuses on fostering a joyful community of lifelong learners and upstanding global citizens who embrace a culture of curiosity, kindness, and academic accomplishment.  Brookwood also offers a playful, collaborative work environment for 85 faculty and staff who go the extra mile to do what is best for kids. 

Part-Time Position Summary

We are seeking experienced Learning Specialists who are able to work individually and in small groups with students to provide direct instruction in foundational skills as well as assistance in transferring taught skills to content area material. Learning Specialists should also have experience helping students develop their metacognitive skills – understanding their strengths and what tools and strategies work best for them.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1:1 and small group support for students with learning differences
  • Communicate effectively with families and classroom teachers about student needs and progress
  • Write formal student progress reports and attend parent conferences twice a year
  • Administer academic assessments (e.g., WIAT-4, GORT-V, WRMT-III, etc.) to gain more information about students’ skills and use the information to help develop support plans
  • Review neuropsychological reports and support the implementation of recommendations within individual, small group, and classroom settings
  • Attend biweekly Skills Department meetings and weekly meetings with the Director of Skills

Literacy Position Details: 

  • The successful candidate should have training and experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities, as well as experience teaching students with executive functioning vulnerabilities.  
  • A Masters degree in Special Education and/or certification in Orton-Gillingham (or Orton-Gillingham based approach) is preferred. 
  • Caseload may include students from grades K through 8
  • Caseload is flexible depending on scheduling preferences as well as grade level and skill area experience

Math Position Details:

  • The successful candidate should have training and experience working with students who struggle in math. Knowledge of Investigations, Illustrative Mathematics or other constructivist approaches to teaching math is preferred.
  • Caseload may include students from grades K through 8
  • Caseload is flexible depending on scheduling preferences and previous grade levels taught

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to Alicia Drury, Assistant to Division Heads at: adrury@brookwood.edu 

 

We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ+ educators, or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at Brookwood.

Brookwood School

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender