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Christian Academy KYEducational Therapist

Christian Academy KY

Educational Therapist (RJ-ES-Educational Therapist)

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TitleEducational Therapist
Posting IDRJ-ES-Educational Therapist
Description

 

 

                                                    Position: Educational Therapist

 

                                                               Job Description

 

Scope

 

The Educational Therapist has a passion for teaching students who learn differently.  He/she should have a strong background in phonics, reading fluency, and multisensory strategies.  The therapist works efficiently as a servant-leader to accomplish the essential job results while directly or indirectly providing services to students with academic weaknesses.  The Educational Therapist serves as a liaison between the parents, classroom teachers and outside service providers.   This position will have required on-line course work to begin in May, 2018 and would be expected to attend a 2 week summer training course in June/July of 2018.  Course date will be provided once it has been published.

 

Qualifications

 

The candidate shall possess characteristics that reflect:

  • A strong clear Christian testimony with a mature and godly spirit
  • A daily example of the highest Christian virtue both in and out of school
  • Commitment to faithful attendance and support of a church whose beliefs are in agreement with the Statement of Faith

 

The ideal candidate shall possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or related field
  • Master’s degree in Special Education preferred
  • Current state teaching certificate/license
  • Meet certification guidelines required to obtain and maintain active ACSI certification
  • National Institute for Learning Development/NILD Training required
  • Experience in teaching students using multisensory strategies (i.e. Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood-Bell) 

Accountabilities/Responsibilities 

  • Continually strive for student improvement by reading current research and applying changes to student programming
  • Work in an individual or small group setting with students who are experiencing academic challenges  
  • Work cooperatively with Classroom Teachers
  • Perform classroom observations and diagnostics
  • Use data from Psycho-Educational test reports to develop a Student Success Plan, which includes information regarding areas of strengths and weaknesses, write specific annual SMART goals, accommodations/modifications, and additional services the student is receiving
  • Provide direct intensive intervention services to students with Psycho-Educational Testing
  • Provide strategies for home practice that facilities student learning
  • Consult with Coordinator/Director regarding referrals for private specialized services (tutoring, occupation or speech therapy, etc.)
  • Collect and document measurable data on current student goals and objectives
  • Communicate and monitor student progress on Student Success Plans with teachers and parents regularly
  • Monitor the effectiveness of current accommodation/modification plans
  • Modify Student Success Plans yearly or as needed based on data/growth
  • Conduct parent conferences to explain testing results, programming, and progress
  • Attend faculty meetings, Educational Resource team meetings, campus faculty meetings and monthly CASS Academic Support meetings/PLCs
  • Foster communication efforts between parents and teachers; encourages Matthew 18 principle
  • Maintain current knowledge of CASS services for students with learning differences
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve skills related to job assignment
  • Submit progress reports of caseload to CASS Administration as requested
  • Collaborate with Director, Coordinator/other Educational Resource Teachers, Therapists and classroom teachers as appropriate
  • Consult with outside service providers, such as occupational therapists, speech pathologist, tutor, etc. 

Outcomes

  • TIER III  support to students (NILD, Academic Support)
  • Ongoing assessment of student to enhance learning needs
  • Customized education programs for student 

Reporting Relationship

 

The Educational Therapist reports to the Director of Educational Resources and campus principal.

 

Shift TypeFull-Time 10 Months Full Benefits
Salary RangeExempt - Salaried
LocationChristian Academy - English Station

Applications Accepted

Start Date12/19/2017
End Date02/15/2018