Learning Support Associate
Job Details
St Thomas School - Medina, WA
Full-Time Salaried Exempt
4 Year Degree
Education
Description

Open Position: Learning Support  Associate

Reports To: Director of the Center for Personalized Learning

When Needed: Immediately

FTE: Full-Time, Regular, Academic Year

 

“I’ve never felt so empowered.”
-STS employee

We are seeking a talented, compassionate, and ambitious Learning Support Associate committed to our mission of developing responsible citizens of a global society. This represents a remarkable opportunity! We’re looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in personalized learning, and who is passionate about working with students from preschool through 8th grade. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you! You will support students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles and will abide by our Framework for Professional Standards.

 

Who We Are

St. Thomas School, a non-sectarian, Preschool through Eighth Grade school, is one of the oldest independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. St. Thomas School’s educational journey is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our mission is to develop responsible citizens of a global society. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 300 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.  

 

Job Summary:

Learning Support Associates play an integral role in personalizing learning at St. Thomas School. Learning Support Associates create lessons and deliver direct instruction, using specialized curriculum, to small groups inside St. Thomas School classrooms, under the guidance and mentorship of the Director of the Center for Personalized Learning. Learning Support Associates support students with accommodation needs. They also assist in extending learning opportunities for all through data gathering, analysis of learning progress, and crafting enrichment opportunities. 

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Trains with the Director of the Center for Personalized Learning across the year in methodologies for small group instruction, student study, educational accommodation planning and execution, and diagnostic assessment  

  • Teaches flexible, small groups of students, meeting students’ strengths, interests, and needs in reading, writing and math  

  • Teaches independent study classes to middle school students with modified schedules  

  • Supports accommodation needs for elementary and middle school students  

  • Administers, scores, organizes and analyzes data from triannual student assessment periods, in partnership with the Director of the Center for Personalized Learning and grade-level teaching teams; this data serves as a foundation for small group instruction  

  • Develops and uses enduring understandings and core knowledge and skills, which provide a focus for teaching that is consistent with the needs, skills, and abilities of individual students and St. Thomas School’s Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles, and curriculum  

 

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field  

  • Two years of instructional experience in school environments. Lead teaching experience is not required, but is also welcomed  

  • Experience teaching small groups  

  • Experience with student assessment, including both formative and summative protocols 

 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching   

  • Knowledge of learning differences, assessment and remediation for those who have learning challenges   

  • Knowledge of best practices with highly capable learners 

  • Current knowledge of best practices in teaching reading and math 

  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  

  • Ability to maintain confidential information  

  • Ability to work collaboratively in team situation  

  • Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows environment using Microsoft Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology  

 

If this sounds like you, please click on Apply for Job, complete our online employment application, and upload your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position. . Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position.

 

Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

 

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

 

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