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Middle School Learning Specialist

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The Bush School values different perspectives and backgrounds, inspires curiosity, encourages a collaborative work environment, and promotes compassion and kindness in our work together. Our employees are the key to building and sustaining this culture.

Middle School Learning Specialist (Seattle, WA)

Part Time (50% FTE) Salary/Exempt

Academic Year Schedule

*      This position is eligible for health benefits (details during hiring process).

*      This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work   in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School is in search of a Middle School Learning Specialist who will work together on our Middle School team with one other full-time Learning Specialist. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.  We are building a team in which diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued in order to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and families. We encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply.

The part-time, 50% FTE, Middle School Learning Specialist reports to the Middle School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Middle School Faculty and Staff, to ensure a positive learning experience for our students. This position oversees the management and implementation of accommodations for students with learning differences or other qualifying diagnoses and works directly with students receiving academic support. All the while, this position collaborates with colleagues and serves on committees to deepen their practice areas.

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below within the following practice areas:

Colleague Collaboration:

·         Collaborate effectively with colleagues, e.g. strategizing in support of students and reviewing classroom practices

·         Work closely with the Middle School Learning Specialist to support comprehensive programs

·         Participate in school admission, development, and community events

Curriculum and Teaching Best Practices:

·         Research and guide best practices on differentiating instruction in all academic areas to support student learning

·         Engage in curricular reviews, professional development, and curriculum design to support students and faculty

Family Communication:

·         Communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively with families about student growth and strengths, as well as provide follow-up steps

·         Be the liaison between families, teachers, and outside providers

Student Support Services:

·         Prioritize working closely with students who have been identified as needing support to meet grade level benchmarks on an individual and small groups basis

·         Read and analyze educational/psychological student assessments and write accommodation plans, as well as, a summary of a student’s learning profile

Teacher Support:

·         Provide effective and actionable feedback following observations

·         Provide resources and professional development about differentiation and support for all types of learners in all subject areas

Experience:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field is required

·         Graduate degree in Education or related field is preferred

·         A special education degree or endorsement is preferred

·         Three or more years of experience in school administration, teaching, reading, and interpreting academic screenings and evaluations, learning/support services or related field is preferred

·         Teaching Certification/ESA Certified or equivalent training is preferred

Successful candidates will:

·         A philosophy that aligns with the school’s mission and values – please review the school’s mission and values on our website (www.bush.edu)

·         The capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students

·         The ability to be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning

·         An ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff, students and families in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships

·         A commitment to completing work in a timely and thorough manner while being conscientious about assignments and deadlines

·         A willingness to participate in professional growth/development opportunities

·         Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook

Additional Requirements:

·         Have a current Adult and Children CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or receive one soon after hire date)

·         Meet the school’s standards when completing two separate background screenings

Compensation/Benefit Information for this position:

·         Salary Range: $28,418 – $51,412 (based on years of full-time, lead teaching experience) Faculty employees with a Master’s degree, PhD and/or National Certification may be eligible for additional compensation

·         The school offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to benefits-eligible employees, which includes:

o    Employer-paid medical insurance for eligible employees (includes an employee paid buy-up plan option)

o    Employer-paid dental and vision insurance for eligible employees

o    Health Savings Account with employer contribution for eligible employees

o    Medical, dental and vision insurance for dependents of eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care) available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Employer-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance for eligible employees

o    Employer-paid Life Insurance for eligible employees

o    Optional Voluntary Life Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Optional Voluntary Accident Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Optional Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees and their dependents

o    School lunch discounts, with free employee lunch on Wednesdays

o    Free parking at Seattle, WA campus

o    Use of school fitness center

o    Paid Time Off (sick leave and personal days)

o    Professional Development opportunities

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position doesn’t fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings: www.bush.edu.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.  In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.

To apply for this job please visit www.bush.edu.