Part-Time Learning Specialist

Part-Time Learning Specialist

Currently a part-time position with the potential to become full time in the 2019-2020 school year.


State Date: January 2019


Department: Scholar Support

Reports to: Principal


Purpose:  This position is responsible for collaborating with all members of the community (teachers, families, scholars, admission/outplacement department, outside consultants, counselor, and academic administration) to maximize opportunities for success for scholars at BWS.  All BWS staff are expected to work towards BWS’s mission and vision.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:


Professional Responsibilities:

  • Compliance with BWS’s policies/procedures as stated in the personnel handbook

  • Regular and punctual attendance

  • Participation in staff meetings, including division, department, grade-level, open meetings, professional development days, etc.

  • Participation in school-wide events, including assemblies on and off campus, Open Houses, Back to School Night, etc.

  • Compliance with deadlines

  • Participation in regular goal-setting, reflection and professional growth opportunities

  • Assessment of prospective scholars (Admissions)

  • Support with the coordination of tutors and other outside professionals that work with BWS scholars


Instruction &  Curriculum:

  • Alignment with BWS’s mission, philosophy, and program goals

  • Observation of individual scholars in classrooms in order to assist the teachers in assessing and supporting scholars who require accommodations/support

  • Collaboration with teachers and counselor to modify/adapt curriculum in order to meet the needs of the scholar(s)

  • Individual meetings with scholars to address various needs (organizational support, study support)

  • Collaboration with teachers  and counselor to formulate educational plans for scholars whose families present documentation of medical issues or learning differences

  • Purchasing of supplies/materials to support scholar’s learning, using allotted budget


Assessment & Feedback:

  • Preliminary screenings/assessments of scholars with learning differences (with family consent)

  • Review of progress reports for scholars with learning differences

  • Documentation of accommodations/modifications to instruction and/or curriculum

  • Recommendations for auditing/not attending a particular class due to learning differences

  • Attendance of scholars’ conferences when appropriate


Collaboration & Communication

  • Consultation with teachers on the interpretation of diagnostic testing, use of medications, auxiliary aids, adaptive devices, teaching techniques, learning accommodations, etc.

  • Ongoing communication with parents of scholars with learning differences

  • Assistance for families finding appropriate outside support (testers, tutors, therapists)

  • Collaboration with Admission and Outplacement Director in reviewing scholar files

  • Participation in the Admissions committee and support with Outplacement process

  • Collaboration with teachers and Counselor on morning meetings, homework load, grade-level expectations, etc.

  • Collaboration with colleagues on school-wide initiatives

  • Parent education around supporting scholars with learning differences


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree with a background in Special Education

  • Mastery of skills/content/understandings of special education and developmental stages of scholars, K-5

  • Experience using standard office equipment and school technology

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team

  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)


Please send cover letter, resume, and the names of 3 references via email to:

Mrs. Stephanie Folarin, Principal, at sfolarin@bishopwalkerschool.org

Please no telephone calls.