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7 Feb 2018

Instructional Support Immediate: Elementary School Learning Specialist

Community Roots Charter School

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 March 2018.

Learning Specialist Role Description

  • Meet with teachers regularly to design and create plans that support students’ academic, social and emotional growth.
  • Provide academic intervention for reading and writing based on student need.
  • 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.
  • Write two formal, narrative reports a year documenting student progress in all content areas taught, addressing IEP goals if applicable.
  • Participate in Child Study Team meetings as needed as well as monthly Support Provider Meetings.
  • Participate in pre-meetings with teachers and support providers for students who have upcoming meetings with the CSE.
  • Contribute to the writing of new IEP drafts in preparation for initial, triennial or annual IEP review meetings.
  • Attend meetings with the Committee on Special Education for students going through an initial, triennial or annual review or meeting and collect necessary documents.
  • Hold family conferences for all students on caseload to review individual student’s progress at least twice a year. If a Learning Specialist is concerned about a student more frequent, regular conferences are arranged.
  • Attend grade level meetings to be informed about classroom curriculum, contribute ideas on modifying curriculum and share updates on intervention groups.
  • Offer staff support in working with our school curriculum to address interventions and accommodations designed to support students’ needs.

How to Apply:

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to

How to Apply

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Job Tags: 11205, elementary, learning specialist, special education, and teaching.

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