Convent of the Sacred Heart 91st St | New York, NY | Middle School Learning Specialist

Date Accepting Applications Through: 5/31/2021

Full or Part Time: Full Time

School Name: NY - Convent of the Sacred Heart - 91st Street

Overview of Position : Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls. As an independent, Catholic school, educating students in Pre-K through 12, we are part of an international network of 160 schools. We are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria," these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to building a community that is anti-racist, anti-bias, fair, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
Middle School Learning Specialist
Full-Time
Beginning late August 2021

Reports to: Head of Middle School
FLSA: Exempt
Date Posted: March 19, 2021

Responsibilities:

  • Teach 5th grade study skills class and small groups to address the learning needs of students.
  • Supervise and coordinate accommodations and outside of school supports, which include professionals such as tutors, evaluators, and physicians.
  • Assist and communicate frequently with families and faculty to ensure the learning needs are understood and supported.
  • Adapt to changing circumstances and schedules.
  • Promote an atmosphere of inclusion and equity.
  • Support the students and division by covering study halls, lunch duties and other assignments as needed.
  • Perform other school duties as required as a member of the middle school community.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with
  • Middle School students.
  • Knowledge of learning disabilities.
  • A commitment to using innovative teaching practices and technology to enhance instruction.
  • A demonstrated enthusiasm for working with adolescent learners, a strong sense of school community and teamwork, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in teaching with technology, especially with Google and Smartboard platforms.
  • The ideal candidate is/has:
  • An understanding of and appreciation for Sacred Heart’s Catholic identity, including its Mission and the Goals and Criteria.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
  • An energetic team player, organized, innovative and self-motivated.
  • Possesses a collaborative nature and enthusiastic energy.
  • Integrity, warmth, confidence, and a strong work ethic.

It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.

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Link to Full Description: Responsibilities: Teach 5th grade study skills class and small groups to address the learning needs of students. Supervise and coordinate accommodations and outside of school supports, which include professionals such as tutors, evaluators, and physicians. Assist and communicate frequently with families and faculty to ensure the learning needs are understood and supported. Adapt to changing circumstances and schedules. Promote an atmosphere of inclusion and equity. Support the students and division by covering study halls, lunch duties and other assignments as needed. Perform other school duties as required as a member of the middle school community. Qualifications: Master’s degree. A minimum of 2 years of experience with Middle School students. Knowledge of learning disabilities. A commitment to using innovative teaching practices and technology to enhance instruction. A demonstrated enthusiasm for working with adolescent learners, a strong sense of school community and teamwork, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience in teaching with technology, especially with Google and Smartboard platforms. The ideal candidate is/has: An understanding of and appreciation for Sacred Heart’s Catholic identity, including its Mission and the Goals and Criteria. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work. An energetic team player, organized, innovative and self-motivated. Possesses a collaborative nature and enthusiastic energy. Integrity, warmth, confidence, and a strong work ethic. It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.