The Laboratory Schools' seeks the finest employees who have a desire to inspire a love of learning in our students and we employ people with a wide range of skills and training in many different disciplines. We have a long history of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work. We continue to build on this work and seek out employees who also share this commitment to one of our core values. We are committed to making sure that Lab is a great place to work and our connection to the University of Chicago provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
The Academic Specialist serves as part of the Learning and Counseling Department and a member of the team that provides support services to children and teachers in all areas of achievement.Â
Include assessing students' academic progress.
Providing instruction individually and in small groups both in and out of the classroom.
Co-teaching or leading full group lessons; providing assistance in differentiating instruction.
Consulting with homeroom teachers and other members of the Learning and Counseling Department.Â
Meeting with parents; attending staffings, and writing progress reports.
Teachers are responsible for the supervision of students both in and out of the classroom; must work collaboratively with other teachers, interact with their own faculty, (Lower School), with colleagues outside their faculty, with other professionals, with staff and administrators, with students, and with parents.
Have a responsibility to monitor the performance of their students, recognize problems, coordinate with administrators, other teachers, and parents to correct identified problems; and maintain up-to-date teaching techniques, progress-monitoring, and technology to provide students with a quality educational experience.Â
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work a 40 hour work week and the required 179 days or days as stipulated in that agreement.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2020.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Education, Experience, or Certifications
Education: Â Â
Bachelor's degree in Learning Disabilities or Special Education or closely related field required.Â
Master's degree in Learning Disabilities or Special Education or closely related field preferred.Â
Minimum three years of experience teaching students with learning disabilities in a school setting required.
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.Â Â
Experience working with small groups of students within the regular classroom and in a resource-room setting preferred.
Experience working with classroom teachers on strategies for differentiating instruction preferred.
Experience in providing remediation and differentiated instruction in the academic areas of reading, written language, and mathematics preferred.Â
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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