Reporting To: Director of the Center for Responsive Learning
FLSA Status: Exempt
When Needed: Immediately
On-site or remote: on-site
Pay rate: ranges between $56,000 and $116,000/ depends on education and experience
Why St. Thomas School?
You thrive in a face-paced environment, working alongside others who share your ideals. You are inspired by children and appreciate their joy and energy. You enjoy making an impact and being part of something bigger than yourself. You believe that schools should be among the most innovative places on earth. And you are committed to excellence and professional growth.
Who We Are:
Founded in 1951 and located on the east side of Seattle in Medina, Washington, STS is a private, non-sectarian school for Preschool through Eighth Grade students. Our educational journey is defined by a cognitively engaging program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our highly regarded curriculum prepared students to excel at future endeavors while honoring the schools long standing core values.
We commit to an inclusive and diverse community in which everyone can say, "I belong." We seek employees who are passionate, qualified, and offer diverse perspectives. We are particularly interested in the role education and a diverse learning environment play in promoting equity and inclusivity.
A diverse, safe, and equitable school environment
Actions and advocacy that support our Core Virtues
Cultural competence, anti-bias, and social justice
Intellectually curious and engaged global citizenship
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Learning Specialist to join our school community. The ideal candidate will have a special education certification, experience working with gifted students, and be able to provide academic interventions to meet the diverse needs of our student body.
Provide direct services to students in preschool through 8th grade setting with identified learning disabilities, including but not limited to dyslexia, ADHD, and executive functioning deficits.
Collaborate with classroom teachers, parents, team members, and administrators to develop and implement Educational Accommodations Plans (EAPs) that support the academic, social, and emotional growth of students.
Help conduct assessments and analyze data to determine appropriate interventions and accommodations.
Develop and implement academic interventions that address the specific needs of students, including but not limited to reading, writing, math, and study skills.
Work with classroom teachers and other specialists to identify and support gifted students, providing appropriate academic challenges and enrichment opportunities.
Serve as a resource and advocate for families and students to ensure they are receiving appropriate support and services.
Collaborate with outside service providers, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and psychologists to support students as needed.
Required Education, Training & Experience:
Bachelors degree in Special Education or related field required; Masters degree preferred.
Special Education Certification highly recommended.
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a special education or learning support role, preferably in an independent school setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience working with diverse learners and developing and implementing academic interventions at various grade levels.
Knowledge of up-to-date evidence based best practices and strategies related to special education, including gifted education
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders, including students, families, teachers, and administrators.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
Ability to work outside in all weather
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Some travel may be required (field trips)
Health Savings Account
Dependent Care Spending Account
Winter Wellness Days (between Dec 25 and Jan 1)
If this sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you. Please click on Apply Now on our careers website and complete our online employment application. Then upload your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position.
Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position.
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
St. Thomas School, a non-sectarian, Preschool through Eighth Grade school, is one of the oldest independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. St. Thomas School’s educational journey is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our mission is to develop responsible citizens of a global society. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 300 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.