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Job TitleMiddle School Leaning Specialist
OrganizationSt. John School/Pathfinder Church
ContactKelly Reinhart
Address15800 Manchester
LocationEllisville, Missouri 63011
Phone6363944100
Emailhr@pathfinderstl.org
Position Overview-

PURPOSE STATEMENT: As a teaching and learning expert, the Middle School Learning Specialist will provide specialized academic and social-emotional support to individuals or groups of students within St. John School through our personalized, whole-child approach.
ATTRIBUTES:
● Faith-filled. Strong personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
● People-focused. A heart for growing students and faculty.
● Teachable. A learner, open to feedback and direction.
● Organized. Detail-oriented with strong time management skills.
● Positive. A proactive collaborator and team player.
● Innovative. Able to create, problem-solve, and think outside the box.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Evaluate 504/IEP or educational evaluations to support the admissions processes and develop in-house student support plans as needed in partnership with the above Supervisors.
● Work individually with students within the classroom environments and the Learning Center classroom.
● Communicate with other staff and family members about student progress and struggles.
● Use personalized reinforcement techniques to keep students on the path toward growth.
● Participate in student transition meetings, SNAP service plan meetings, etc., as scheduled by the local school districts.
Resource Support for Whole Child Development (5th-8th)
● Serve as an internal consultant on whole child development, providing guidance and support for students and staff; collaborate in a variety of ways to improve teaching and learning practices.
● Work with staff to assist students who require extra supportive needs.
● Create and implement plans for students displaying additional needs.
● Participate in family meetings to help support the child and school in receiving outside support as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
● Strong Christian values; a desire to share God’s love with children and adults.
● A bachelor’s degree is required; additional certifications or a focused degree in special education are preferred.
● Current state teaching certification in one or more of the following areas: middle school, secondary, or special education.
● Experience working with students with mild to moderate disabilities in the school setting.
● Demonstrated ability to integrate emerging research in brain development, cognition, and social-emotional health and wellness into professional learning.
● Deep knowledge and expertise in high-quality teaching and learning.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
WORK SCHEDULE: 10-month, part-time work schedule: 24-28 hours per week following the 2024-2025 school calendar.
Apply at www.stjls.org/employment

Expiration7/1/2024

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