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LEARNING SPECIALIST

La Salle College Preparatory

Posted 2/1/2019 until 3/1/2019

Description:


The Learning Specialist is directly responsible for supporting students with learning differences and is a member of the counseling department under the direction of the Director of Guidance and Counseling.

The role of the Learning Specialist includes duties and responsibilities in the following areas:

Support for Learning Differences Students
•    Experience working with special needs students.
•    Review students' education evaluation reports, coordinate Minor Accommodation Planning (MAP) meetings, and identify accommodations to support student needs with the collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, counselor, and administrator.
•    Point person to initiate, request, and follow through with accommodations for the ACT and/or SAT testing.
•    Provide consultation to counselors, teachers, and administrators with strategies to support students with various learning differences.
•    Serve as a liaison between the school, families, and community agencies to coordinate testing and educational interventions as necessary.
•    Provide in-service training to help faculty and staff understand and work with students with special needs.

Mental Health
•    Experience working with at-risk students in non-crisis and crisis situations.
•    Develop, coordinate, and facilitate therapy groups for students.
•    Create and maintain a current list of resources for students needing additional mental health services.
•    Implement programs for the purpose of fostering coping skills and well-being for students.
•    Knowledge and experience to augment the current mental health curriculum through programs, guest speakers, workshops, etc.
•    Serve as one of the lead members of the crisis response team on campus, and play a primary role in implementing prevention and intervention services. 
•    Provide consultation to counselors, teachers, and administrators for students experiencing mental health difficulties.
•    Serve as a liaison between the school, families, and community agencies to coordinate mental health services with those agencies, as necessary.
•    Consult with and refer parents and students to appropriate specialists including psychologists, psychiatrists, and community health providers.
•    Provide in-service training on topics related to working with at-risk students.
•    Responsible for collecting, tracking, and compiling data for analysis of mental health programs offered and its outcomes.

Academic and College/Career
•    Act as an academic advisor to counsel students on course selection, develop a four year plan, and monitor student grades/progress.
•    Conference with teachers and parents to implement academic plans to ensure students are on track for graduation and competitive towards their postsecondary goals.
•    Knowledge of college counseling is preferred to assist with all programs run through the counseling department including college testing, college tours, parent nights, and college events.
•    Serve on Mentor Committee and assist with developing lesson plans.
•    Pursue professional growth.
•    Other duties as assigned by the Director of Guidance and Counseling.





Requirements:

Qualifications
•    Master’s degree in School Counseling or related field
•    Possession of an appropriate Pupil Services Credential and/or LPCC, MFT, or equivalent
•    At least two years of successful counseling, preferably at the high school level

Salary
•    Competitive salary and benefit package based on experience.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 1, 2019. Please email your resume and cover letter to Ms. Tam Ly, Director of Guidance and Counseling, at tly@lasallehs.org.

Information/Application Contact:

La Salle College Preparatory


E-Mail: tly@lasallehs.org
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