Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21 st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks a warm, passionate Learning Specialist to work with the Student Services Team. The teacher will work with students with diverse learning needs, across grade levels within the Middle School, and subject areas as determined by the Director of Student Services. The qualified candidate will have experience working with diverse learning populations, will possess strong written and oral communication skills, be able and willing to jump into a collaborative planning and teaching process, and be an active member of the life of the school. The position will require a deep understanding of curriculum and content, creativity, flexibility, and a strong background in working with students with diverse learning needs. Strong collaborative skills are essential for this position, including regular communication with teachers, families, and private providers. This teacher should be prepared to differentiate learning for a wide range of children’s abilities and interests.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Plan and implement curriculum based on individual student needs.
Take part in collaborative planning with teacher teams.
Support students and teachers with curriculum modifications and accommodations.
Utilize school resources to plan supplemental instructional programs for individuals or small groups of students.
Understand how to integrate general education curriculum into small group group lessons.
Demonstrate effective classroom management strategies; experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred
Work collaboratively with teacher teams and departmental heads.
Communicate thoughtfully, respectfully, and clearly with parents and colleagues.
Demonstrate a love of working with children, nurturing the whole child in developmentally appropriate ways.
Differentiate curriculum and instructional methods as appropriate to support students of all levels.
Use formative and summative assessments to monitor and evaluate student progress.
Give specific feedback to support student growth.
Participate actively in team meetings with families and private providers.
Work Conditions, Benefits, Etc.
Work day is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
Work is performed on site, i.e. Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option
Full-time employee benefits include employer-subsidized medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; 403B retirement plan; parking or public transportation subsidy; breakfast and lunch; optional vision insurance, HSA
Paid sick, flex, and vacation leave commensurate with length of tenure and position
Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor’s degree in special education with LBS1 certification; master's degree in education preferred.
Experience teaching students with diverse learning needs at the middle school level.
Willingness to learn and grow professionally.
Have an understanding of the different developmental stages of learning.
Have an understanding of formative and summative assessments as well as other authentic strategies.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience