The Lead Learning Specialist coordinates the work of the Lower, Middle, and Upper School learning specialists. He/she works in conjunction with counselors, health services, athletics, academic deans, deans of students, and division heads. He/she supervises the Testing Room Coordinator.Candidates should understand Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart’s mission and act in a manner consistent with the vision of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative and exhibit strong interpersonal skills. Experience across divisions with all ages is preferred.
Support students with different learning needs through intervention.
Coordinate with parents and outside professionals to support students’ individual learning needs.
Work collaboratively to empower students with different learning needs.
Coordinate a team of learning specialists across divisions
reviewing psychoeducational documentation and developing formal data-supported accommodation plans as needed.
ensuring consistent support plans, protocols, and documentation requirements for all division levels.
reinforcing consistent all-school digital charting and documentation.
collecting and examining data to improve student support.
Serve as the SSD (Services for Students with Disabilities) Coordinator.
Supervise a testing room coordinator and testing room procedures, offering students with accommodations an equitable testing environment and documenting student access to accommodations.
Coordinate standardized testing schoolwide.
Assist with planning and marketing of practice tests, and other department events.
Meet with faculty at grade level meetings to inform recommendations and present proactive strategies.
Provide information and referrals for families in need of counseling, evaluation, or other appropriate resources outside the school.
Master of Education, Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work and degree or certifications in working with students with learning differences preferred or desire to obtain such certifications.
Experience in a PreK – 12 environment, preferably in independent schools.
Knowledge of teaching methodologies and differentiated approaches to learning.
Leadership experience, building trust among colleagues.
Strong references to convey abilities.
Genuine affinity for working with children and families in an educational setting.
Ability to make independent decisions along with maintaining the confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information.
High level of competence using technology.
Excellent communication skills with attention to detail.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Productivity, meeting deadlines, demonstrating effective use of time, and handling multiple assignments simultaneously.
Strong references to convey abilities.
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks.
Completion of Virtus: Protecting God's Children training.
Current CPR certification.
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook.
Tenets of Staff Excellence
Duchesne Academy employees embody and promote the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. As a staff of excellence, they commit to a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. As community builders, employees of Duchesne value and respect their colleagues, and they promote School goals and policies with a generous and positive spirit.
A Sacred Heart employee…
Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.
Models acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.
Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.
Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.
Embraces the importance of the integration of technology within the school; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.
Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the area of expertise.
Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.
Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school.
Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.