Learning Support Director (part time) for the 2024-2025 School Year

School Name: St. Martin of Tours Academy

Location: 7708 El Cajon Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942

Reports to: Principal

Employment Type: Part Time, 20 hours per week - 10 months

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $22.00 - $28.00 per hour commensurate with experience 

The Learning Support Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating programs and services to support students with diverse learning needs. This position involves collaborating with teachers, administrators, parents, and eternal professionals to ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education that meets their individual needs and promotes their academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement a comprehensive learning support program that aligns with the mission and values of the school and meets the needs of the students with diverse learning abilities. 
  • Collaborate with teachers to identify students who require additional support and develop individual learning plans (ILPs) to address their specific needs. 
  • Provide support to teachers on effective instructional strategies, accommodations, and modifications for diverse learners. 
  • Coordinate and oversee the profusion of accommodations and support services, such as exra time on assessments, assistive technology, and specialized instruction. 
  • Serve as a resource and advocate for students with learning differences, ensuring that their needs are understood and addressed in the classroom and throughout the school community, 
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations to identify students’ strengths, challenges, and progress, and use this data to inform instructional planning and decision-making. 
  • Collaborate with parents to communicate student progress, discuss concerns, and provide resources and strategies for supporting their child’s learning at home, 
  • Work closely with the school’s support staff/aides to address the social and emotional needs of students with learning differences. 
  • Stay current on research, best practices, and legal requirements related to special education and learning support services, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and guidelines. 
  • Foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, and respect within the school community, celebrating the unique gifts and contributions of each student. 
  • Supervise students in classrooms and schoolyards, as needed 
  • Consistently enforce administration’s policies and rules governing students 
  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding student progress or problems, as needed 
  • Use Google Platform, computers, and other electronic equipment 
  • Other duties as assigned by Principal 

Administrative/ Other Responsibilities:

  •  Return voice-mail/e-mail messages in a timely manner 
  • Keep LSPs/IEPs organized and up-to-date in the school office 
  • Demonstrate a respectful demeanor with staff, students, and parents 
  • Observe utmost confidentiality regarding parent, student, staff information/conversations 

Religious Qualifications:

  • Active, practicing Roman Catholic (preferred)
  • Respects and understands a Catholic school philosophy

Professional Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (preferred) 
  • Knowledge of IDEA 
  • Successful experience in student teaching or classroom teaching 
  • At minimum: A Preliminary Teaching Credential working toward a Clear Credential 
  • A basic understanding and acceptance of Catholic School philosophy, goals and objectives 
  • Necessary background and training in educational methods, learning differences, accommodations, and modifications 
  • Understanding of child development and skills necessary to relate to the students 
  • Appropriate control and discipline techniques, which will enhance the learning environment 
  • Active, practicing, Roman Catholic with extensive knowledge and adherence to Church teaching and life (preferred) 
  • The willingness to learn the Workshop Way of teaching (ex. asking questions is intelligent, everyone learns at their own pace, mistakes are how we learn) 

Physical Requirements:

To successfully meet the needs of the students in his/her care, the teacher must:

  • Spend the majority of the day standing in the classroom. While standing the teacher will frequently hold objects they are working with or demonstrating
  • Sit on an occasional basis 
  • Walk through the classroom and be able to maneuver in tight spaces between desks. Walk on both even and uneven surfaces
  • Deal with students while kneeling or squatting, stooping, or bending
  • Reach at, below, or above shoulder height with the dominant upper extremity; may require trunk or neck rotation to look back at the class
  • Assist in moving children's desks and chairs to change the layout of the classroom to influence the learning situation. It is occasionally necessary to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 25 pounds from the office to classrooms

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to be inside the classroom. The employee is required to be mobile to, from, and within the classroom and preschool environment, as well as maneuver throughout the school facility to attend meetings, trainings, and other work-related events. The employee may be required to conduct trips to, from, and within various city and county-wide locations to attend trainings or workshops.

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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

St. Martin of Tours Academy, as part of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego, is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.