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7 May 2020

Instructional Support Elementary School Learning Specialist

Community Roots Charter

Job Description

About Community Roots:

Community Roots Charter School is a rigorous learning community where learning is embedded in meaningful real world context, where children are deliberately taught to see the connections between school and the world. CRCS students will meet or exceed the Common Core standards and be prepared to excel in the 21st century by being taught to be independent thinkers and to work productively within a diverse group of learners. At CRCS students will learn to combine curiosity with appropriate application, which will lead to deep understanding and the confidence to take on challenges to become who they want to be.


Currently, Community Roots has 460 students in grades K-8. Our first 8th grade class graduated in June 2015. Please visit our website for more information about our school:


Community Roots is hiring:

A Learning Specialist for our elementary school site. The position will start in August 2020.



  • NYS Special Education Certification
  • Belief in CRCS mission and philosophy
  • Strong belief in and ability to collaborate
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and problem solve independently
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize student achievement while creating a nurturing and encouraging school environment
  • Experience in working with students with IEPs and students at risk of academic failure
  • Experience implementing academic and behavioral interventions 


Learning Specialist Role Description:

  • Facilitate and/or participate in student centered research and meetings (e.g. Child Study Team, Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans)
  • Participate and contribute to grade team meetings 
  • Participate in regular Support Provider and Learning Specialist Team Meetings
  • Case manage and facilitate meetings with the Committee on Special Education for students going through an initial, triennial or annual review or meeting including pre-IEP meetings. This includes contributing to the writing of IEPs
  • Report three times a year on IEP goals
  • Write progress notes on all students on caseload
  • Facilitate and monitor all initial and ongoing assessments of students in intervention so that student’s work can be assessed and interventions and accommodations recommended
  • Hold family conferences to review individual student’s progress at least twice a year and if a teacher is concerned about a student more frequent, regular conferences will be arranged
  • Offer staff development 
  • Provide instructional support to teachers e.g. regular check-ins with teacher teams, modeling teaching strategies and creating classroom based interventions. This includes instructional support such as Multi-Lingual Learner support plans or behavior plans to help students access the curriculum
  • Attend grade level meetings for planning for differentiation, accommodations,  modifications, and embedding individual student goals into the curriculum, as well as updates on intervention groups
  • Provide academic intervention for reading and writing in the least restrictive setting
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to administer and review assessment data e.g. school based assessments, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, proctor state ELA/Math tests


How to Apply:

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How to Apply

How to Apply: If interested, please go to to apply.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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