Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill in Durham, North Carolina has an immediate need for a full-time Learning Specialist.
The role of Learning Specialist is supporting students with learning differences and attention challenges by providing remediation and strategies through direct and indirect services while guiding students through the process of learning about their strengths, challenges, and giftings. This position will likely serve students in the Lower (elementary) and Middle Schools.
Qualifications--Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Has a Masters in Learning Disabilities.
Is certified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Learning Disabled education or a certification from a state that the candidate is working/has worked in.
Has a strong knowledge base in dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia as well as ADHD and executive functioning issues.
Has the ability to read, summarize, communicate either verbally or in print about the results from the Psychological-Educational evaluation to parents, teachers, or students.
Can assess, identify, and recommend students for formal outside evaluations.
Knows the cognitive, social/emotional, physical, developmental stages for young children through adolescent.
Knows how to use technology and is knowledgeable about assistive technology for students with learning differences and ADHD.
Has the ability to organize and prioritize their time.
Has the ability to organize and conduct a meeting; summarize the information and identify the action points; state who is responsible for any follow-up.
Stays current with research/websites on learning disabilities/ADHD and reads articles and books regarding issues, techniques, and strategies.
Teaches (remediation) identified LD students.
Tutors/Reteaches identified LD students.
Is a member of the Student Support Team
Consults and communicates with teachers, parents, and administrators.
Provides resources and strategies that benefit all students for teachers.
With support from the supervisor, reads Psychological-Educational evaluations and writes Student Accommodation Plans. Distributes and explains Student Accommodation Plans to parents and teachers.
Facilitates and attends meetings with parents and teachers regarding student concerns.
Meets with individual parents.
Oversees or assists with assessing or testing (eg...ERBs or DIBELS) for Lower School/Middle School.
Educates faculty through mini-presentations at Division meetings.
Attends professional workshops or conferences.
To apply for this position, qualified candidates should go to https://www.trinityschoolnc.org/about/employment and click on the Learning Specialist box. The box will include a job description and a link to the Trinity School online application form. Include a cover letter and resume. Candidates may also attach grade transcripts, licenses, certifications and references.
About Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
Trinity is a place where families, staff, and students are excited about learning. As a classical Christian school, we help students grow in their faith and gain the skills that are crucial for success in their educational journey and in life. Trinity nurtures a love of learning and provides a place for students to grow as individuals and in community, to grow in their love for God and for others. At Trinity, students are known and loved.The mission of Trinity School is to educate students in transitional kindergarten to grade twelve within the framework of Christian faith and conviction—teaching the classical tools of learning; providing a rich yet unhurried curriculum; and communicating truth, goodness, and beauty.