The High School Learning Coordinator is a member of the University High School Learning and Counseling Department. The Coordinator provides direct service to U-High students with learning differences, works in a mentorship capacity with faculty to facilitate differentiated instruction in the classroom, develops accommodation plans that are integrated into the students' high school classes, and consults with families to secure appropriate testing accommodations on the SAT, ACT and related examinations.
The Learning Coordinator reports to the High School Principal and is evaluated in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Full time teachers are expected to work a 40 hour week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2018. Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required.
Flexibility required. Verbal and written communication skills Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. Familiarity with current trends and strategies for differentiating instruction at the secondary level preferred.
Thorough familiarity with SAT/ACT/PSAT accommodation procedures and procedures for appeal preferred. Knowledge of standardized testing accommodation procedures is strongly preferred.
A background in student advocacy in instructional situations strongly preferred.
A high level of competence in the use of assistive technology to support and empower students with learning differences preferred.
Experience managing adolescent emotional and psychological concerns.
Knowledge of adolescent development preferred.
MS Office & Google Suite proficiency preferred.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in special education, clinical psychology, or closely related field required.
At least three years of experience teaching/working with students with learning differences in a high school or outside agency preferred.
Knowledge of standardized testing accommodation procedures required.
Competency in interpreting psycho-educational and neuropsychological testing required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to carry or lifts loads of at least 5 lbs and up to 25 lbs
Ability to sit for up to 2 hours
Ability to use computers extensively for up to 2 hours
Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment
Ability to move around building/classroom to interact with students, staff, faculty, and extended community
Brief statement of philosophy regarding:
Ways in which your qualifications can help Lab achieve its goals of inclusivity, equity, and diversity.
Approach to teaching and learning
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
Additional Salary Information: Depends on Qualification
About The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey—one of the great minds in education—established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today’s students still benefit from his vision, and today’s Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field.
Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes.
The Laboratory Schools seek the fine...st employees—people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission of igniting and nurturing an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence in the youngest members of the University of Chicago’s academic community.
The Laboratory Schools is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
Interested candidates should apply via our website at: http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/employment
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