Job Summary: The Learning Specialist supports the overall mission of the Student Success and Discernment Center to help students discover and understand the will of God in their lives and to pursue the mission God has entrusted to them. The specialist works with students and families to overcome obstacles to learning by assessing academic needs and designing/implementing individual success plans. The following is illustrative, but not exhaustive of the scope of responsibilities of the Learning Specialist: Primary: 1. Interpreting psychological and medical evaluations of learning disabilities; 2. Administering assessment such as WIAT III, TOMA 3 and CEFI and updating every three years; 3. Creating, implementing, and annually updating Section 504 plans for students with documented disabilities; 4. Meeting with teachers and families to explain Section 504 plans; 5. Providing accommodations in the Student and Discernment Center; 6. Training and advising teachers in the provision of accommodations; 7. Coordinating the hiring and training of tutors; 8. Scheduling tutorial services for all students; 9. Tracking academic performance for all students; 10. Identifying students with lower academic performance indicators; 11. Creating success plans for students with lower academic performance indicators; 12. Identifying students with below-minimum academic performance and proactively communicating with students and families regarding plans for improvement; 13. Managing the processes for academic probation/suspension/dismissal in cooperation with the Director of Enrollment Management; 14. Collaborating with BMHS administrators to communicate students’ academic status to parents and guardians. Secondary: 1. Collaborating with the Director of Enrollment Management to assess the needs of student applicants prior to their admission to Machebeuf. 2. Planning and implementing credit recovery for students who have failed required courses in cooperation with the Director of the Student and Discernment Center. Minimum Qualifications: • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn the basic teachings of the Catholic Church; • Strong communication skills, both oral and written; • Master’s degree in Special Education or a related field; • 2 years’ experience working with adolescent students as a teacher/counselor/coach/ minister, preferably in a high school setting; • Knowledge of special education laws including the IDEA Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; • Knowledge of learning disabilities; Preferred Qualifications: • Bilingual, English/Spanish in speaking, listening, writing, reading. • Experience with diverse student populations. Salary Range: • Salary range is $50,000 to $55,000. Actual hiring range may vary based on qualifications and experience. • Teacher work schedule per Archdiocesan guidelines. • Strong benefits package, including health, dental, and vision benefits (cost is shared between employer and employee), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and sick leave. Assurance Statement of compliance with the purposes of Title IX Education Act The Catholic schools of the Archdiocese, under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop, and at the direction of the Superintendent, attest that none of the Catholic schools discriminates on the basis of sex in its admission policies, its treatment of students or its employment practices. Notice of Student Non-Discrimination Policy The Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Denver, under the jurisdiction of Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, S.T.L. and at the direction of the Superintendent, state that all of their Catholic schools admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. Furthermore, Archdiocesan schools admit disabled students in accord with the policy on Admissions in the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Administrator’s Manual. These schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, disability, color, and national or ethnic origin in the administration of their educational policies, employment practices, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.

How to Apply/Who to Contact

Application Process: Please submit the following information to employment@machebeuf.org: • Cover letter • Resume • Diocesan application (available at www.machebeuf.org) • Names and phone numbers of three professional references