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Learning & Inclusion Specialist

B’nai Israel Congregation/Talmud Torah has an opening for a Learning & Inclusion Specialist. This is a new position within our Talmud Torah. Applicants are required to have at least an advanced degree in education, with a specialization in special needs education. At least three years of experience working in the field of special needs is also required.

We have a vibrant Religious School for K-12th grade that serves 300 students, its main focus is social and emotional learning combined with a strong Jewish education program. Talmud Torah is proud of its tradition as a place of inclusion, reaching out to children with learning challenges. As part of our next phase of growth, we are looking for an Inclusion Specialist who can work in partnership with the education administration and faculty in identifying, accommodating, and creating a classroom environment that is truly inclusive of every child. In addition to partially working during Talmud Torah sessions which take place from 9:00am-12:15pm, the Inclusion Specialist will spend a few hours weekly consulting and meeting with staff and parents via email and/or in person. Actual hours of work to be determined by the Education Director and employee prior to hiring. The specialist will begin working with 3-6 grade and then assist with evaluating the needs of K-2nd grade classes.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:
• Work with the Education Director on collecting and processing all the IEP's (begin process over the summer) and relevant materials in addition creating a “IEP at a glance” for teachers to access.
• Partner with the Education Director in conducting meetings with parents about their child’s learning needs.
• Give teaching staff appropriate information on learners with special learning needs PRIOR to the beginning of the school year.
• Provide teaching staff with curricular goals/outlines based on instructional needs of learners including modifications of lessons that will meet student’s needs.
• Assist in training teachers and Madrichim on best practices for varied learning styles. Lead at least one teacher meeting about strategies to create a more inclusive learning environment.
• Meet with grade teams & administration prior to the start of school to review IEP’s.
• Create a rubric that will evaluate if a lesson has a variety of learning modalities.
• Conduct in-classroom teacher observations and provide post observation feedback.
• Assess students and make recommendations for academic, social and behavioral accommodations as needed in K-6th grades.
• Implement methods for feedback and input from families of special needs students.
• Create a protocol for observations and evaluations that can be shared with the Education Director and Assistant Principal.
• Work on initiating inclusion components in the classrooms (e.g. Schedule postings, fidgets with trainings, classroom design, use of language and other techniques.)
• Help design an infrastructure that supports inclusion in our Talmud Torah and community. (e.g. Communication protocols with parents, marketing our inclusion program in the larger community, teacher forms and records for students.)

WHAT MATTERS TO US:
• An Associate degree or equivalent in secondary education or related field. Bachelors desired.
• Three years of experience in an education role focused on instruction, and or course/curriculum development.
• Prior experience working with students with learning challenges or disabilities a plus.
• Experience working in a progressive learning environment focused on social and emotional youth development.
• Intermediate level abilities using Microsoft Office, and Outlook.
• A demonstrated a track record of collaborating with other educators.
• Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes and a result-oriented culture.
• Deep appreciation and knowledge of Jewish values, culture, and tradition a plus.
• Positive experiences in establishing a sincere, welcoming, and meaningful interactions, and problem-solving skills with parents and teachers
• Ability to multitask the pedagogical, relational, and administrative responsibilities of program direction and coordination.

WHAT MATTERS TO YOU:
B’nai Israel Congregation is proud of its history and appreciates its staff. As a congregation approaching its 100th year anniversary, there is a rich history here and culture that we are committed to maintaining. This is a great opportunity if you are looking for PT flexible work, if you want to gain experience working with young people and if you want to grow in your faith and help support the efforts of the Jewish synagogue.
We celebrate our staff, inspire individuals and assist them in charting their own spiritual and professional journeys. We engage in the larger community, doing our part to improve the world and sustain the institutions of Jewish life here and in Israel.


Applicants should email their resume & cover letter to: employment@bnaiisraelcong.org

Duration part-time
Benefits
Ad Posted On 2020-06-05
Times this Ad has been viewed 228 times
Ad is posted for 90 days
Categories Hebrew School/Sunday School, Part Time Teaching
Focus Education & Schools
Organization Name B'nai Israel Congregation
Job Location 6301 Montrose Road
Rockville, Maryland
United States
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Application Instructions
Please submit your resume also to Moshe Ben-Lev at moshebl@bnaiisraelcong.org


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