Learning Specialist

Location:
St. Catherine of Siena Academy28200 Napier RoadWixom, MI 48393
Category:
Other
Apply To:
Qualified individuals are invited to send their resume and cover letter to Kathy Isgro, HR Manager, at kisgro@saintcatherineacademy.org.

Position Description

Learning Specialist Description

The Learning Specialist reports to the Principal and works closely with faculty, counselors and the administrative team. The Learning Specialist supports students with IEP’s, Non-Public Services Plans (504’s) and other challenges in the classroom with strategies, organization, and study skills; provides individual instruction as appropriate; and serves as a resource for faculty.  The Learning Specialist will also coordinate services with South Lyon Public Schools for additional testing and support with our IEP students.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide one-on-one and small-group support/instruction for students, both in push-in and pull-out environments.
  • Make regular assessments of student achievement and progress.
     
  • Report regularly on student achievement and progress.
     
  • Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences, IEP and Non-Public Service Plan (504) meetings to discuss pupil progress with parents, if required.
     
  • Meet with individual parents as necessary to discuss the progress of their children.
     
  • Read and summarize all evaluations for students.
     
  • Counsel families on learning support and assessment accommodations.
     
  • Support teaching staff by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable faculty to better meet the needs of all learners.
  • Develop and maintain communication and documentation protocols related to learning support.
  • Assume an active role in student support team meetings.
     
  • Coordinate detailed testing of students by outside specialists.
     
  • Manage testing accommodations for standardized testing.
     
  •  Coordinate the use of external tutors and learning specialists.
     
  • Act as the liaison with local school districts and attend meetings as appropriate.
     
  • Oversee implementation of accommodations and extended-time testing.
  • Consult with Admissions Director on accommodations needs of admissions candidates.
  • Assist with the writing of Non-Public Services Plans that will target students’ specific curricular/learning needs.

Qualifications/Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and certification in special education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least two years of experience as a learning specialist or in a related role.
  • Familiarity with legal responsibilities of independent schools related to IEP and 504 plans.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, administration, and parents.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Desire to work in a Catholic environment and support the values and mission of Catholic education.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:105475