Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant

Wallington School district

Wallington, NJ, USA

Full time

Social Worker

8 hrs

Position Type:
Student Support Services

Date Posted:
7/20/2022

Location:
Wallington Board of Education Offices

Date Available:
09/01/2022

Closing Date:
Until Filled

LDT-C

Description:

Provides a full range of services as a member of the Child Study Team in the identification and
diagnosis of perceptual and learning disabilities and in the prescription and delivery of appropriate and
effective educational services and programs. The Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDTC) is
primarily a teacher and a consultant, assisting the instructional staff in an understanding of the needs of
students with disabilities and recommending and demonstrating techniques, strategies, and materials so
that virtually every student meets or exceeds the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Hold a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Hold a valid New Jersey educational services certificate in accordance with the requirements of
N.J.S.A. 18A:27.1 et seq., and N.J.A.C. Title 6 Chapter 11 with a learning disabilities teacherconsultant endorsement (N.J.A.C. 6:11-11.13) and other appropriate endorsement(s) in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 6:11-10.1 et seq..
3. Hold and maintain a valid driver's license with no serious violations.
4. Demonstrate 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.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of current rules and regulations regarding Child Study Teams and
special education assessment and program requirements.
6. Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and the interpersonal skills to relate well with
students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.

General Description of Duties
1. Provide comprehensive educational evaluation services as a member of the Child Study Team and the Intervention and Referral Team (IRT) in the assessment of, educational planning for, monitoring of, and re-evaluation of students in need of special services, in accordance with all applicable federal, State and local codes and regulations.
2. Use observation, conferences with the instructional staff, and various assessment techniques to make diagnostic evaluations of individual students in terms of academic performance and learning characteristics in order to identify and diagnose leaning strengths and difficulties and perceptual problems which manifest themselves in the school setting. (N.J.A.C. 6:28-3.4 et seq.) Share findings in writing and orally with appropriate staff and family so that effective interventions and programs are provided.
3. 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.
4. Ensure that the instructional program for the identified student addresses the Core Curriculum Content Standards and any accommodations. Also, ensure that the IEP clearly specifies the performance levels in the Standards at which the student is expected to demonstrate competency (N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.7 et seq.)
5. 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.
6. Serve as the liaison between the student and other professionals providing services (e.g., other members of the Child Study Team, guidance personnel, administrators, teachers, specialists, and medical personnel) to provide effective communications and a coordinated educational program for the student.
7. Assist the instructional staff through conferences, consultations, observations, and demonstrations with classroom organization and the implementation of effective instructional strategies and materials for all students in general and for students with special learning needs in particular.
8. Serve as a consultant to the Principal 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.
9. Maintain positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with the administration, instructional staff, students, parents, and representatives of other school districts and agencies within the community.
10. 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.
11. Provide academic counseling in individual and group settings for students, parents, and personnel who work with the student(s).
12. Initiate, conduct, and assist in the design of surveys and research that have implications for the school program and academic climate for learning.

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