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26 May 2022

Instructional Support Math Learning Specialist (Part-Time, school-based)

The Lang School
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Math Learning Specialist (Part-Time, school-based)

The Lang School (thelangschool.org) is a progressive independent school located in lower Manhattan serving grades K-12. Our high potential and gifted learners also have learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, EF difficulties, dyslexia, or high functioning autism. These twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social-emotional and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are and empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports & a robust Talent Development Program.

Our MISSION is to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students with an emphasis on creative thinking and assets-based approaches. Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community — in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

We have an opening for a part-time Math Learning Specialist to support students 1:1 and in small groups (on a pull-out and push-in basis) in grades K-8 (two days weekly, hours flexible between 9 am until 3 pm), especially those who struggle with foundational mathematics (e.g., fluency and cardinality), recalling learned procedures, or math anxiety. These students may have a formal diagnosis of dyscalculia, and they tend simultaneously to be sophisticated conceptual math thinkers. The Math Learning Specialist must have targeted training and experience in remediating math challenges. At Lang, we want our students to see themselves as “math people,” as well as to see math as the stand-alone discipline and language it is.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • MA/MS in education psychology, education, mathematics, or a related field, including coursework on diverse learners
  • Training and experience in remediating math challenges, from a formal diagnosis of dyscalculia, to difficulties remembering processes, to remediating fluency issues, and addressing math anxiety
  • Understanding of neuropsychological evaluations
  • Genuine interest in special education, gifted, and/or 2e learners
  • US teaching certification (consideration may be made for candidates with significant full-time, lead-teaching of mathematics to grades K-8)
  • Minimum commitment of two years

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with colleagues to develop rigorous and engaging plans and projects for students on a push-in and pullout basis
  • Submit curricular materials for faculty and administrative review and reference
  • Maintain careful records of student progress
  • Provide regular feedback and updates to all interested parties
  • Proactively identify and work towards resolving student and learning challenges
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with students and colleagues
  • Participate wholeheartedly in all school and grade meetings, as well as opportunities for professional development
  • Be highly organized, with careful attention to detail
  • Write Progress Reports & take part in parent-teacher conferences twice each school year
  • The Math Learning Specialist is a part-time position

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Authentic connection with The Lang School mission and population
  • Absolute tenacity — a “whatever it takes” attitude to student learning
  • Genuine appreciation for the perspectives of others
  • Adaptability, flexibility
  • Willingness to put a child and class’s needs about ego and inclinations
  • Exhaustive self-reflection
  • Exemplary time-management
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Facility in incorporating multi-sensory approaches
  • Commitment to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Dedication to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and practices
  • Profound kindness and patience
  • Proficient with classroom technologies (e.g., SMARTBoard, Chromebooks, Google Suite) and eager to learn more

All Lang Therapeutic Staff & Faculty:

  • Take personal responsibility to ensure that each child is supported and feels good about themselves, their learning, and their school community;
  • Enjoy working with youngsters, especially those who present challenges; they like getting to know and “unraveling” the mystery of 2e learners;
  • Value diversity in all forms and understand that people learn and grow best in an environment rich in differences — different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, experiences, cultures, abilities, genders, inclinations, interests, expertise, and perspectives;
  • Embrace inclusive practices and an inclusive mindset, extending that mindset to all staff, students, and their families;
  • Are committed to examining their work through an equity lens: looking at the intersections of their identities and the identities of their students and colleagues, and reflecting on opportunities to learn and grow in that analysis;
  • Are innovative outside-the-box thinkers — both in the way they approach content and topics and in the way they interact with students, colleagues, and families;
  • Work collaboratively to ensure that each child’s disparate needs are met, they are challenged, they achieve at a high level, and that they experience a sense of personal and academic achievement;
  • Have exemplary communication skills, written and spoken;
  • Are intelligent, accomplished, and profoundly curious;
  • Have deep knowledge in their area(s) of specialty;
  • Proactively seek, welcome, and integrate feedback.

 

COMPENSATION:

Compensation is competitive and based on credentials and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health and life insurance, employer-matched 401K, and ample opportunities for paid professional development.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter specific to our population and program to employment@thelangschool.org. All applicants follow the same process for submitting materials, and we review them using the same lens and rubrics.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $20,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

The Lang School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lang does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

COVID-19 considerations:

Lang students and staff must get vaccinated (barring medical exclusion) as vaccines become available.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter specific to our population and program to employment@thelangschool.org. All applicants follow the same process for submitting materials, and we review them using the same lens and rubrics.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Job Tags: 2e, gifted, interventionist, learning specialist, math, Math Interventionist, Math Specialist, and mathematics.