Striving to be a leading Independent Catholic school, Malvern Preparatory School is a school for boys grades 6-12 committed to the Augustinian values of Veritas, Unitas, and Caritas, meaning Truth, Unity, and Love. We foster a radically student center approach to learning so we seek individuals who are innovative, creative, and compassionate self-starters who can work collaboratively.
April 6, 2021
Position: Middle School Learning Specialist
Department: School Counseling
Status: Full Time
The Middle School Learning Specialist position is a very student focused job and an ideal candidate would have a strong preference for working on multiple grade level teams. The ideal candidate will be able to live the school mission, willing to fully participate in the life of our school community, and able to apply their professional knowledge to execute a comprehensive learning support program for all students at Malvern Prep.
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field; Master's Degree preferred.
1-5 years of working in a K-12 educational environment supporting students with learning differences.
Current (dated within a year) clearances (required)
Measures and assesses student competency levels for the purpose of developing learning plans.
Executes a comprehensive program that meets student needs; develops activities and resources to implement and evaluate the program; collaborates with staff in making decisions about the programs.
Helps all students, individually or in groups, develops skills in the areas of personal/social growth, educational planning, and career development; implements follow-up actions as required. Works in conjunction with our counseling team, school psychologist and learning specialists to optimize a student’s educational plan.
Consults and collaborates with parents, teachers, administrators, student support services and community resources regarding student planning and/or to address students with identified concerns and needs.
Maintains knowledge of the athletic, instructional and extracurricular programs of the school and utilizes this information in working with staff, students, parents and others to enable students to obtain maximum benefit from their school experience
Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals; advises parents, students and administration on progress for the purpose of communicating expectations, student achievement, developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing goals in the classroom and home environment.
Instructs students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests; demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments to facilitate the learning process; counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, problem solving techniques and other issues.
Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards, acting as a role model. Keeps up-to-date with innovative developments and trends in the field of education. Makes the most of all opportunities to continue developing as a professional; acts to keep self professionally competent.
Actively participates in various meetings, such as department, administration, school meetings, etc.
Builds and maintains a professional rapport with a broad audience – students, parents, professionals, and all other staff.
Consults with the Admissions office on applicant’s educational challenges and needs.
Member of the Concussion Team and works directly with students during their recovery process.
Strong communication skills and a willingness to be proactive in communications with faculty, staff, students, and especially parents
Comfortable speaking to large groups at team level meetings and with large groups of parents.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Able to work independently and effectively with other team members.
Good team player and very reliable in working without close supervision.
Passionate about actively supporting the School’s mission.
Please send the following documents in a single attachment and be sure to include the position title in the subject line. All materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org: