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Learning Support Teacher / Special Education Teacher - Full Time

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Bethesda, MD, United States

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Jun 25, 2020

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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (Rochambeau), has an opening for a Learning Support Teacher with French 2CA-SH or CAPA-SH accreditation or Special Education Teacher with at least a bachelor's degree and US degree in Special Education – Full Time for the 2020-2021 school year.    This position reports to the Academic Director.    Grade: Teacher’s Salary Schedule per CBA.    Rochambeau, located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, is an independent non-profit school, accredited by the French Ministry of Education and operating within the convention with the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE). As a member of this unique network of nearly 500 schools in 135 countries worldwide, we offer the best of an education system acclaimed for the breadth of its program and its teaching of skill, providing its students with critical thinking, discipline and rigor. Rochambeau is the only school in Washington DC and its surroundings to provide preschool through 12th grade education based on a unique combination of the French programs and a high quality English program.    Mission & Values    Terms of employment:    The Learning Support Teacher focuses on the provision of supplementary teaching to students who require additional academic help. The Learning Support Teacher works with students in groups or on a one-to-one basis, either in the classroom or in a learning support classroom. Work involves planning and implementing effective teaching strategies, liaising with parents, staff and other relevant professionals such as the Guidance Counselor. The Learning Support Teacher will build on programs established for students transitioning from Primary to Middle School and will develop strategies to help students new to Middle School.    Self-motivation, organization, creativity and enthusiasm are vital qualities in the role.    Work activities   • Planning and delivering lessons for students who have learning difficulties or gifted students in various class settings   (co-teaching, one-to-one, small groups).   • Communicate and liaise on a regular basis with staff with regards to planning, assessment, parent contact, subject    organization and classroom issues including discipline, expectations and routines.    • Communicate and liaise with the Student Achievement Advisor as needed    • Monitor students’ work with outside specialized instructors/therapists.    • Collaborate with teachers to provide documented student accommodations (such as extended time, laptop access, and    other means of assistance on a case-by-case basis).    • Conduct in-house screenings to determine possible causes for academic struggles (such as learning style differences,    attention issues, or gaps in prior learning); and recommend next steps such as in-house interventions, or referrals for    outside specialists.    • Participate in parent-teacher conferences to monitor strategies and accommodations and provide feedback about    students’ progress    • Attend and constructively contribute to staff meeting.    • Help students through their transitions between divisions (from fifth to sixth grade and ninth to tenth grade)    • Help students cope with and overcome problems that arise because of learning difficulties.    • Develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of students.    • Encourage students to develop self-confidence and independence, and to reach their potential.    • Adapt the curriculum and conventional teaching methods to meet individual needs.    • Use a large array of educational materials to stimulate interest and learning.    • Interpret educational psychological and academic assessments    • Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences and communication with parents.    • Act as a resource for new and veteran staff members regarding student needs and learning support procedures    • Participate in and assist with school events as required.    Work conditions Travel: The job is based on Forest Campus Working hours: Works as many hours each week as required to complete responsibilities per Article 5.1 of the applicable collective bargaining agreement (40 hours) including 18 hours of teaching and 10 hours of other duties such as meeting with parents and staff and 12 hours of other work.   Qualifications   • Degree in Special Education (Master’s Degree preferred)    • Bachelor of Education    • K – 12 or K – 5 license or teaching certification    • French 2CA-SH or CAPA-SH accreditation preferred or Special Education Teacher with at least a bachelor's degree and US degree in Special Education     • Experience as a classroom teacher     Requirements   • Experience with using various co-teaching models    • Experience or training in working in a bilingual setting (French-English preferred)    • Knowledge of language learning process    • Experience in working with emotional, behavioral and academic difficulties    • Highly conscientious and committed to the highest standards of professional service    • Creative, friendly, caring, optimistic and adaptable.    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English.    • Ability to communicate with teachers, to enunciate the students’ special needs and help teachers implement and    evaluate different approaches   • Ability to establish a good working relationship with students, parents and staff.    • Excellent organizational skills.    • Caring for and motivated by the best interests of the students.    • Energy and enthusiasm to engage student and develop a nurturing environment    • Willing to engage in ongoing professional development.    • Can relate well to different groups of students of different ages and ability levels.    • Creativity, self-belief and the ability to maintain discipline.    Job Functions Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.          R ochambeau, The French International School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, generic information or any protected class prohibited by law.    ,@type:JobPosting,responsibilities:Qualifications   • Degree in Special Education (Master’s Degree preferred)    • Bachelor of Education    • K – 12 or K – 5 license or teaching certification    • French 2CA-SH or CAPA-SH accreditation preferred or Special Education Teacher with at least a bachelor's degree and US degree in Special Education     • Experience as a classroom teacher     Requirements   • Experience with using various co-teaching models    • Experience or training in working in a bilingual setting (French-English preferred)    • Knowledge of language learning process    • Experience in working with emotional, behavioral and academic difficulties    • Highly conscientious and committed to the highest standards of professional service    • Creative, friendly, caring, optimistic and adaptable.    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English.    • Ability to communicate with teachers, to enunciate the students’ special needs and help teachers implement and    evaluate different approaches   • Ability to establish a good working relationship with students, parents and staff.    • Excellent organizational skills.    • Caring for and motivated by the best interests of the students.    • Energy and enthusiasm to engage student and develop a nurturing environment    • Willing to engage in ongoing professional development.    • Can relate well to different groups of students of different ages and ability levels.    • Creativity, self-belief and the ability to maintain discipline.    Job Functions Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position.          R ochambeau, The French International School, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, generic information or any protected class prohibited by law.    ,validThrough:2020-08-24T04:00:00Z,title:Learning Support Teacher / Special Education Teacher - Full Time,datePosted:2020-06-26T02:39:37Z}

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