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Learning Services Specialist

Website Bertschi School

Learning Services Specialist
Hourly Employee – Flexible Schedule
$50-$60 (DOE) Per 45 Minute Session
Up to .6 FTE
Start Date: Immediately

Our Mission

Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident, and creative learners in a
global community.

Our Values

Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity, and a commitment to sustainability.

Our Pedagogy
Bertschi School believes that students learn best when they are

● safe and known in an inclusive community that values diverse perspectives

● supported in developing social-emotional skills

● provided academic choice and challenge at their “just right level”

● engaged in meaningful work

● encouraged to problem solve through inquiry, trial, and error

● empowered to take risks and make change

● given opportunities to collaborate and dialogue with a diverse group of learners

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Bertschi School values diversity and believes engaging our differences makes us better and
stronger. We welcome and honor the unique contributions of people from all racial, ethnic, religious
and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities, and sexual
orientations. Our commitment to equity drives us to be inclusive and diverse in all areas of our

Our School
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school. We are a
member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Northwest Association
of Independent Schools (NWAIS). The school serves children from pre-kindergarten through grade
five. Bertschi School is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part of a dynamic team and who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active community. The staff enjoys a salary and benefit package in line with other independent private schools in the Northwest.

Position Summary
The Learning Specialist is responsible for providing individual tutoring for K-5 students with diverse
learning needs in reading, writing, math, and study skills as part of the Learning Services
department. The Learning Specialist also assists the Director of Learning Services and classroom
teachers with providing accommodations for classroom work and standardized testing. Option for
additional summer tutoring may also be available.


● Work closely with the Director of Learning Services to implement an individualized reading,
language, math, and/or study skill support program for K-5 students with diverse learning

● Provide one-on-one, differentiated instruction in reading, writing, math and study skills in an
engaging and nurturing atmosphere to support academic success

● Complete progress reports for assigned students, participate in related parent/teacher
meetings, and maintain frequent communication with parents and teachers

● Participate in department, grade level, student, and community meetings, as deemed
necessary by the Director of Learning Services

● Collaborate with classroom teachers to understand learning needs, plan differentiated
instruction and develop a success plan for assigned students

● Collaborate with experienced learning specialist faculty to consistently revise and
strengthen practices and curriculum for optimal student benefit

● Assist the Director of Learning Services with ongoing department tasks such as diagnostic
screenings, whole-school assessments, curriculum accommodations, record management
and teacher/parent communication


● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, special education or a related field

● 3 or more years of experience in an educational environment

● A working knowledge of current reading practices, systematic reading curriculum,

language-based learning disabilities, direct math instruction, and differentiated instruction

● Ability to work effectively, professionally and enthusiastically with children, parents and

● Preference will be given to candidates with specialized training (Wired for Reading, Orton
Gillingham, Slingerland and other research-based approaches to literacy intervention),
direct instruction experience in literacy, and a history of providing positive results for
students with learning disabilities.

Application Process:
No phone calls will be accepted. Interested candidates are invited to:

● complete the Bertschi application form

● submit a cover letter and resume to

● Please submit materials in PDF format.

For more information about Bertschi School, visit our website at
Bertschi School is an equal opportunity employer seeking a more culturally diverse workplace. Bertschi
School welcomes faculty and staff from various backgrounds of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin,
socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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