Job Description: Academic Support Specialist

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Supervisor: Director of Academics

Working Days: 213

Salary: $36,000-$44,000

Full Time with medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits

The Academic Support Specialist is responsible for providing one-on-one or small group lessons that support the content teacher’s lessons and lead to the academic success of the students. Experience working with English learners, students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan, including experience with and  knowledge of IEP, 504, and English learner documents, working with teachers to modify & accommodate lessons and assessment procedures preferred.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborates effectively with teachers to increase student performance;
  • Collaborates with general education teachers and special education teacher to make sure IEP, 504, and EL requirements are being met, and to modify and accommodate lessons and assessments as appropriate;
  • Reviewing classroom or curricula topics and assignments;
  • Assisting students with homework, projects, test preparation, papers, research and other academic tasks;
  • Working with students to help them understand key concepts learned in the classroom;
  • Teaching skills to improve academic performance, including study strategies, note-taking skills and approaches to answering test questions;
  • Demonstrating academic best practices for specific subjects and assignments, including research, reading, and writing;
  • Developing and distributing teaching materials to supplement classroom lessons, including study guides;
  • Conducting practice tests to track progress, identify areas of improvement and help set goals for exam preparation;
  • Provides students positive and constructive feedback;
  • Maintains a growth mindset toward student learning and teaching practice;
  • Facilitates problem-solving with a curious mind and critical thinking skills;
  • Serves as a role-model for students;
  • Invests in the learners’ well-being, health, and safety, physically, socially, and emotionally;
  • Recognizes the relationship between social-emotional learning and academic performance and shows an ability to teach the “whole child;”
  • Designs and facilitates differentiated and personalized learning goals and activities that follow a coherent sequence, are aligned to instructional goals, and engage students in high-level cognitive activity.