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The Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) serves as a member of the Child Study Team as well as a support to general and special education teachers and students. The LDTC reports to the Principal.
Participate in the evaluation, classification and placement of all students with special needs
Consultation and Collaboration
- Assesses academic proficiency and learning characteristics of each student referred to the Child Study Team for evaluation and interprets the findings in written reports and informal conferences
- Administer, score and interpret results of standardized assessments
- Monitor and evaluate the educational program of students with special learning needs both in and out of the district, through observations, review of school records, staff conferences, and written observation reports to determine whether the present educational program is the one best suited for the students’ development. Make recommendations for change where indicated
- Assist with group testing programs for measuring the aptitudes, achievement, and interests of students, and assist the instructional staff in interpretation of the findings so that programs are developed or modified to meet the needs of students
- Provide direct instruction to students with disabilities
- Prepare and implement lesson plans that include activities for differentiated instruction to meet the varied learning styles, abilities, and needs of students in a culturally-sensitive environment
- Consult with classroom teachers, administrators and parents regarding special instructional methods and/or materials necessary to meet the specific needs of individual pupils
- Provide assistance and consultation to local school staff in the resolution of individual student academic, social, and/or behavioral/disciplinary issues, identification and effective utilization of available instructional materials and equipment, implementation of Federal, state and local initiatives and mandates, and usage of school-based technology.
- Serve as a consultant to administrators and instructional staff in matters concerning identification of learning needs and curriculum development so that effective programs and experiences are provided for all students. Recommend policies and procedures that promote student responsibility and a rigorous, supportive academic school environment.
- Participate in faculty, school, parent, and community meetings and programs, sharing observations, issues and resources available.
- Conduct or provide staff development sessions and educational programs for parents to promote an understanding of learning concepts and to increase competency in dealing with problems in learning, behavior, and adjustment.
- Summarize, interpret, and disseminate current developments in learning theory and the educational performance of students through reading of professional journals, participation in professional development, and involvement in professional organizations.
- Serve as a case manager as assigned and maintain appropriate case records
- Prepare, with other Child Study Team members, teachers, and parents, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each identified student. Monitor the Plan’s implementation, and participate in the annual review
- Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as required by law and regulation or requested by supervisors
- Strong commitment to the mission and vision of Roseville Community Charter School
- Experience working with high poverty communities of color
- Valid New Jersey educational services certification with Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant Endorsement
- Successful completion of a master's program
- 3 years of teaching experience
- Knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, learning assessment and diagnosis, the needs and demands of the classroom professional, and research related to learning, instructional strategies, and classroom management
- Understanding of current rules and regulations regarding Child Study Teams and special education assessment and program requirements