The primary function of The International School of Panama Learning Support Specialist is threefold: 1) work with teams to identify students with specific learning needs in the academic setting, 2) develop and implement plans to meet those individualized needs, and 3) collaborate among ISP team, families, and outside providers to ensure gains are being made in all areas of the student’s programming. Provide learning opportunities for the students within the classroom setting, working harmoniously with the administrative staff and parents in support of the ISP teaching philosophy, school policy, regulations, objectives and goals.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Work in conjunction with the other Learning Support Specialists to maintain/update the Resource Program at I.S.P.
Develop programming and educational plans for students with learning disabilities and/or emotional/behavioral challenges in the academic setting.
Provide students with special needs the most appropriate program within the academic environment of I.S.P. This can also require contacting/working with outside professionals (neurologist, psychiatrists, psychologist, etc.)
Assist in the coordination of the Child Study Team meetings for students who have been referred by parents of teachers. The Child Study Team meets to discuss students that are not performing well academically or socially.
Responsible for maintaining systems for documenting child studies, disseminating information, filing and the use of these records.
Developing an Individual Educational Plan (I.E.P.) for every student who qualifies for individualized programming.
Meet with parents when a student enters the program to discuss the I.E.P.
Complete full battery of psycho educational tests with students when it is considered necessary and write a detailed educational report.
Write end of the year reports for each student in the program.
Teach and work with students an average of 5 periods a day. This can be an in-class or a pull out program.
Complete other duties assigned.
WHAT YOU BRING
Deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of individualized instruction
Highly effective collaboration, innovation and creativity.
Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning
Willingness to be flexible, adaptable, and committed to the challenges of working in an international school
Organization, time management, and problem-solving skills
A high degree of professionalism
Commitment to participating in the whole school experience including fostering joy as an authentic and important part of the learning process for students and staff.