Full Job Description
The Quad Preparatory School is an alternative, non-profit, K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of Twice Exceptional Students - bright and creative children who learn differently. Here, students rise to the level of talent, instead of being kept down to the level of challenge, in a completely alternative program that truly molds itself to each child. The Quad Preparatory School is a young, fast-growing school founded in 2013 and also a vibrant professionallearning community for employees. Our culture is collegial, responsive, and warm - and we look forward to welcoming you to our school!
The Quad Preparatory School transforms the lives of twice-exceptional people – those who are gifted and learn differently – by redefining the experience of school. Our personalized model fully integrates social and emotional learning with challenging academics, empowering our students to rise to the level of their extraordinary talents. Through our innovative programs we are leading a larger movement in service of both twice-exceptional people and society at large.
We are looking for a Mathematics Learning Specialist-Lower School to join our learning support team.
Expectations for this position include:
Identify and assess new and returning students for math learning difficulties.
Integrate multi-sensory techniques into math lessons.
Propose strategies and programs that serve the needs of each student who is showing difficulty with math skills.
Schedule regular sessions with lower school students with math learning difficulties and implement the approved programs and strategies during sessions.
Assess students regularly to determine progress and report to classroom teachers and parents.
Work one-on-one providing necessary interventions or grade level content for students struggling in math.
Determine when a child needs more or less time with intensive instruction and recommend next steps.
Communicate with teachers and parents about methods to support students with math learning difficulties.
Support teachers in methods of using new resources in the classroom.
Collaborate with teachers to monitor math learning progress and provide teachers with strategies to support students outside of scheduled sessions.
Create and maintain records of all strategies and programs used for each student.
Create and maintain math progress reports on students with math learning difficulties for report cards.
Work cooperatively with school administrators, special support personnel, and colleagues by attending regular Prep and Team meetings, and meeting all deadlines set by the administration.
Following the professional code and policies of the school and conducting oneself in a manner that promotes the mission and vision of the school.
Be versatile, flexible, and patient yet firm.
Empower students to take charge of their learning by providing all necessary scaffolding, modeling, materials, and resources, and consistently maintaining a high level of expectation for student success.
Utilize Google Suite, in particular Google Drive and Docs.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Love for Working with Children
Desire and Ability to Work with Students with Special Needs
Ability to Connect with School-aged Children
Providing Engaging Instruction
Attention to Detail
Maintaining Confidentiality and Privacy
Work Environment: This job operates in a school setting. School is located on the fourth floor of a building with two elevators. This role requires working in various locations around the school and accompanying students to a local park for outdoor time.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items under 20 pounds. During fire drills, the employee, unless physically unable, will need to use the stairs to go to ground level from the fourth floor. Typing is required for composing emails and writing reports. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position in an educational facility which is open eight hours a day. Employee will work ten months out of the year according to the academic calendar (late August to late June). Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. In general, though, hours are Monday-Friday 8 A.M.-4 P.M.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.
Experience working with school-aged children.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in education or content-specialty area or enrollment in a Master’s program.
Experience teaching school-aged children.
Experience working with twice-exceptional youth.
Special education training, in particular training in working with twice-exceptional youth.
AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.