LEARNING DISABILITIES SPECIALIST

Central Massachusetts Collaborative

Worcester, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3426762
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 12, 2021
  • Starting Date: February 1, 2021

Job Description

POSITION: Learning Specialist
REPORTS TO: Program Director

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:
The Learning Specialist provides direct services to identified students within four Therapeutic Day Schools in kindergarten through age 22. The Learning Specialist is responsible for providing instruction to students in a manner that maximizes student learning and allows the student as much access to the general curriculum as possible.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Utilize Wilson Reading systems in compliance with students’ individual education plans.
  • Administer academic and achievement testing to students ages 5-22 in four different school programs.
  • Uses grouping strategies to ensure students learn objectives of the lesson (e.g. individual, small groups, teacher-student) and effectively manage each group of students while providing for a variety of learning styles and ability levels.
  • Ensures that appropriate accommodations are provided as identified in a student's IEP.
  • Uses various methods to engage students in learning and understanding the content/subject matter, including skill building, conceptual understanding, applying strategies, critical thinking and real-world applications.
    Proficient and competent in report writing with the ability to synthesize information and present information to a multidisciplinary team.
  • Competent in goal writing and IEP documentation.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to include individual, group, and whole class setting.
  • Experience with behavior management and PBIS.
  • Ability to address and work with a wide variety of learning differences.
  • Energetic and flexible candidate to work in a therapeutic day school with a high needs population.
  • Additional tasks at the discretion of the Director.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Masters Degree in the area of certification.
    Certification and valid teaching license recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Special Education.
    Ability to work as part of a team.
    Strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and spoken.
    Ability to relate well to others and ability to motivate students within a unique educational setting.
    Ability to meet NCLB definition of Highly Qualified by demonstrating subject matter competency preferred.
    At least 2-5 years of experience working with students with diverse learning styles preferred.


    WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time school year (plus summer programming)

    SALARY SCHEDULE: TBD and based on qualifications, skill, and experience.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Consulting Teacher
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Location Description

    The Central Massachusetts Collaborative (CMC) proudly provides educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to children, grades kindergarten through twelve. Our staff of over 180 full time dedicated employees serve over 500 students from school districts surrounding Worcester County.

    The CMC was founded in 1975 by our member districts, Webster Public Schools and Worcester Public Schools, under the Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40, Section E. Our mission is to provide cost effective solutions to public school districts that are seeking quality education for children in need of specialized services.

    A member of the Massachusetts Organization of Educational Collaboratives (MOEC), the CMSEC strives to achieve excellence within the field of general and special education by creating school environments that are safe, nurturing, and therapeutic for the children we serve. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Central Massachusetts Collaborative is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Certified in Wilson Reading Systems
      Experience in Administration of Academic and Achievement Testing (K-12)
      Experience with behavior management
      Ability to address and work with a wide variety of learning differences
      Competent in report writing and synthesis of information
      Dynamic person to work with a multidisciplinary team
      Ability to differentiate instruction to include individual, group, and whole class setting
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Jean Lindquist Grady , Director of Clinical Services
    • 14 New Bond Street
    • Worcester, Massachusetts 01606

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