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Middle School Executive Functioning Specialist

Middle School Executive Functioning Specialist

School: The Lovett School
Available Position: Non-teaching Staff
Description:

The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks a Middle School Executive Functioning Specialist to begin in August 2024. The Middle School Executive Functioning Specialist collaborates and consults with faculty, administration, and Academic Resource Center (ARC) colleagues in supporting students with and without diagnosed learning differences. The Middle School Executive Functioning Specialist may work with students individually or in small groups. Experience teaching students in Grades 6-8 is preferred, as will experience successfully implementing various learning strategies and skills. This is a 10-month faculty position.

Reports to:  Academic Resource Center (ARC) Director and Head of Middle School

Primary Responsibilities:
Carry out all responsibilities associated with teaching to engage, inspire, and challenge students consistent with Lovett’s mission, values, and whole-child education model, including:
Coordinate school-wide executive functioning supports, including advisory programming, directed study support, and potential student ambassador program
Work one-on-one, in pairs, or in small groups with students to address executive functioning skills and their impact on academic performance
Collaborate with classroom teachers to determine appropriate support and offer periodic faculty professional development relative to serving students with executive functioning challenges
Communicate with parents to inform them of progress and/or challenges in the classroom and school more generally. Provide periodic parent sessions on topics of interest
Attend conferences with parents and/or teachers as requested
Observe/monitor students who do not have psycho-educational reports to assess student needs
Interpret psycho-educational reports and convey to teachers and parents pertinent educational recommendations made in the reports of individual students
Participate as a member of the Student Support / Grade Level Team
Attend scheduled meetings: ARC, whole school, division, grade, etc.  
Is involved in the life of the school outside of the classroom
Fulfill additional duties as assigned, including responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. admission open house, observations, and interviews)

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Special Education or similar field; a master's degree in Special Education/Learning Disabilities or Reading/Literacy is preferred; a minimum of three years of experience as a Learning Specialist, preferably with students in grades 6-8.
The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom 
Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors
Employment of a variety of teaching and assessment techniques, including the meaningful use of digital tools, to engage students and further their critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a growth mindset and participating in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer
Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals
Commitment to developing one’s own cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence
Ethical behavior, professionalism, and regular and reliable attendance

Physical Demands:  
NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Contact name: Carrie Stafford
Contact email address: carrie.stafford@lovett.org


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