Position Title: Learning Resource Specialist
Status: Full-time; Exempt
Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With the student-teacher ratio at 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic and athletic excellence while celebrating diversity and inclusion. This year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Students of color make up more than 48 percent of the student population and more than $3 million is awarded in financial aid annually.
Summary Description: The Bishop’s School seeks a Learning Resource Specialist to provide support for students with diagnosed disabilities as well as information and resources for students, families and faculty about disabilities.
The ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition, irrespective of one’s own religious orientation, is essential to this role.
● A master’s degree or equivalent experience in a field related to teaching and/or working with students with diagnosed disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychiatric disorders and autism spectrum disorder;
● A minimum of three years of experience with and knowledge of disabilities and children;
● Training in reading and language disorders and executive functioning; and
● Experience in the interpretation of psycho-educational assessments, determining appropriate accommodations and monitoring their implementation, and in processing requests for accommodations on standardized tests (College Board, ACT).
● Experience with middle and high school-aged children is preferred, as is formal classroom teaching experience with this age group.
● Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills.
Essential Functions and Specific Duties:
● Provide and coordinate support for students with disabilities and teacher training in support of these students.
● Keep abreast of new research regarding neurodevelopmental disorders.
● Recommend professionals to do testing of neurodevelopmental disorders in students.
● Read, interpret, summarize and maintain students’ documentation for accommodations.
● Work with students, parents and teachers on accommodation plans for students.
● Monitor students’ use of accommodations.
● Facilitate requests for accommodations on standardized tests.
● Design and operate a system of testing for students who qualify for extended time accommodations on school assessments.
● Work with other personnel on campus to administer standardized testing on campus and act as a proctor for standardized testing.
● Uphold the School’s Fundamental Standard, as stated in The Bishop’s School Faculty, Staff and Administration Handbook: “Each employee must act in a manner that sets the highest example for the students of the School.” Accordingly, you are expected to maintain integrity, honor, responsible citizenship and respect for the rights of others.
● Perform other duties as directed by the Academic Dean and/or the Head of School.
The Bishop’s School offers competitive compensation including a full benefits package and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com.
To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number, and email address) to email@example.com