Learning Coach - Academic Interventionist (Grades K-5) This is a full-time position beginning 2nd semester of the 2021-22 school year.
Pembroke Hill School is committed to a culture that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion. We serve students from diverse backgrounds and seek to hire a diverse faculty and staff. This includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, divers-ability, religion, spirituality, socioeconomic status, and national identity. Applicants must be committed to and passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion to contribute to academic success with inclusive excellence. Our aspirations include fostering the development of a school community that cultivates cultural humility. We promote self awareness, knowledge of cultural and intellectual diversity and a willingness to advocate for others.
Learning Coaches have the responsibility of providing support for students with learning differences. They work closely with teachers and the school counselor.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities include:
Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles and needs.
Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
Provide Tier 2 support for classroom teachers as needed.
Develop and implement intervention plans with short-term and long-term goals and specific objectives for Tier 3 support.
Provide regular written student progress updates to the school and parents with data and additional recommendations.
Maintain accurate and confidential student records.
Initiate and schedule conferences with parents and classroom teachers as needed.
Recommend school-based and community resources for students.
Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals.
Secure and communicate standardized testing accommodations for qualifying students.
Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings, as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from area of expertise.
Direct one-on-one or small group instruction based on intervention plans.
Pursue professional development opportunities to remain current with industry trends and grow skills and knowledge.
Network with learning specialists at other schools; local and independent.
Assume responsibilities for other projects as assigned by the LS Division Head.
Bachelor’s Degree in Special education or related education field and at least three years of classroom teaching experience.
Knowledge of learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing
Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Strong networking skills to ensure access to resources in the broader community
Detail-oriented and resourceful; Tactful and discreet
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
Models the school’s core values - respect, compassion, scholarship and integrity
The Pembroke Hill School is a private independent school with 100+ years of history located in a beautiful and historical area in Kansas City. We currently have approximately1,200 students from Early Years through grade 12 on two campuses within a mile of each other.
Pembroke Hill School has a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for an employment opportunity, visit www.pembrokehill.org/about-us/employment and complete an online application.