Faculty Position: Educational Support Middle School Specialist
Reports to: Head of Middle School
Job Description 2023-2024
Trinity School, a coeducational, college-preparatory independent day school, seeks an energetic, creative, and experienced educator to serve as an Educational Support Services Specialist in the Middle School, grades 5-8.
The Educational Support Services Specialist reports to the Middle School Division Head, and is directly supervised by the Middle School/Upper School ESS Director. The ESS Specialist is expected to perform other duties as assigned beyond those responsibilities stated below, and is expected to support the school and its leadership in pursuit of the school mission, values, and core competencies.
Candidates must first have clear enthusiasm for working with children in this age group. Preference will be given to candidates with training and/or certification for working with students having diagnosed learning differences or advanced study will be favorably considered.
Successful candidates should be committed to collaborative curriculum development and continued professional development. Candidates with interest in sponsoring or directing extracurricular activities are especially encouraged to apply. Trinity School values both effective teachers and those willing to support the broader mission of the School to educate the whole person to excellence.
Trinity School of Midland is a college preparatory community that provides a nurturing environment to enrich the mind, strengthen the body, enliven the soul, and inspire servant leadership.
The primary role of the ESS Specialist is to engage with small groups of students, usually 4-8 students per group. He or she must be able to help students with Mathematics, Science, History and Language Arts- all content area curriculum except World Languages. The specialist may coordinate meetings with administrators, teachers, advisors, and parents of students experiencing academic difficulties.
Additionally, the specialist advocates for all students with all sorts of learning needs, documented as formal learning differences or not. This includes coordinating student accommodations according to school policy.
Bachelor’s degree required, with training or certification in learning difference accommodation preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including composing and proofreading, including the ability to use applicable computer programs and technology.
Commitment to student learning and to continued professional development
Ability to partner with parents and to communicate effectively with them
- Ability to work with colleagues and administration and staff as a team
- Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, in-service opportunities, workshops, and other training seminars.
- Performs related tasks such as sponsoring student activities or organizations.
Supervises the behavior of all students in the classroom, throughout school grounds, and on educational trips.
Enforces safety and security standards for students, staff, and visitors.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made, absent hardship.
Standing, walking, and sitting for long periods of time. Usually needed intermittently for brief and long periods of time. Frequency may vary depending on activities and location.
Frequent bending during several hours or more while working with students. Usually performed for 5 to 30 sec at a time.
Frequent reaching and hand dexterity for handling motor skills equipment and clerical tasks (such as handwriting, handling a clipboard, index cards, or notebooks, use of the telephone, keyboard, operating office tools and machines); manipulating small and medium size objects.
Occasional squatting/kneeling may be needed on some days for specific activities.
Able to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds. Frequent lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 25 pounds.
May deal with stressful situations in the normal course of duties, including a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
The work environment is a standard classroom, gymnasium, and/or outdoor setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, but occasionally high depending upon student population and activities. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions and/or outdoor weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and/or bodily fluids.
The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities or duties performed by this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
It is the policy of Trinity School to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all school-sponsored employee activities.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Trinity School of Midland will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Interested candidates should apply electronically by submitting the following information to Rocio Cantu, Human Resources Director at email@example.com
Letter of introduction to include your reasons for interest in the job.
Resume to include educational background, relevant employment history, and references.