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|Job Title||Learning Specialist|
|Organization||Hong Kong International School|
|Address||1 Red Hill Road|
|Location||Hong Kong, N/A|
|Phone||+852 3149 7828|
|Position Overview-||Job Title: Learning Support Specialist
Department: LP/UP/MS/HS Student Services
Reports to: Director Student Services/Division Administrator
Direct Reports: None
Provide support and specialized instruction to meet the needs of students with mild to moderate special learning needs. Collaborate with classroom teachers in planning modifications and accommodations within the regular curriculum. Direct instruction individually and in small groups as required to address particular disabilities and skill deficits.
It is understood in carrying out these responsibilities that the teacher supports the school mission which follows: Dedicating our minds to inquiry, our hearts to compassion, and our lives to service and global understanding: An American style education grounded in the Christian faith and respecting the spiritual lives of all.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Direct and indirect support of students with special educational needs: Work within a collaborative team with other specialists and classroom teachers to provide specialized instruction and classroom accommodations for students with special educational needs. Act as liaison between outside specialists, ancillary and elective teachers, parents, administrations and students with special learning needs.
ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATION
Assessment and Recommendation: Use and interpretation of curriculum-based and standardized assessment tools to determine need for intervention. Design and provide instructional modifications and interventions.
Teaching: Provide direct remedial instruction in literacy and foundational math skills strategies, study skills, learning strategies and other areas of identified special needs.
DOCUMENTATION AND MONITORING
Documentation and Monitoring: In collaboration with the classroom teacher, maintain appropriate documentation for students with special educational needs. Monitor progress in all aspects of the curriculum.
Other: Communicate on an on-going basis with classroom teachers, other specialists, administrators and parents. Maintain a positive, nurturing, collaborative and consultative-type relationship. Assist in the transition of students to the next grade level.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
In order to successfully fulfill your role, you are expected to meet or exceed the HKIS competency standards for Learning Specialist.
HKIS Code of Ethics In addition to the above HKIS teachers are required to follow and abide by the code of ethics.