Royal Palm Academy has an opening for a full-time Resource Teacher & Learning Support Specialist("Resource Teacher") for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a full-time, permanent, salaried position. Royal Palm Academy offers competitive salary and benefits for candidates to join our highly qualified faculty and staff. Applications are being accepted immediately and interviews will be scheduled for competitive candidates on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
At Royal Palm Academy, our Resource Teacher provides direct services to students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) or associated disorders.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Possess an undergraduate degree (post-graduate degree preferred) or equivalent certification in the area of early childhood education, special education, or a program of study with emphasis in ESE or SLD. • Experience working with students with learning disabilities or associated disorders.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Comfortable in providing pull-out instruction for small groups as well as in-class support. • Reliable, flexible, organized, hard-working, patient, excellent communication skills, and outstanding with children. • Provide significant coordination with teachers, parents, educational psychologists, and therapists. • Will write student assistance plans (SAPs) modified to each student's learning needs and maintain regular communication and documentation with teachers and parents regarding student progress. • Provide recommendations to teachers for classroom strategies, accommodations, and alternative methods of assessment to help meet each student's learning needs. • Conduct formal observations of students who are recommended for referral. • Assist in the interpretation and communication of results of formal evaluations, such as neuropsychological, psychoeducational, speech/language, etc. • Assist in the administration of standardized tests for students with learning disabilities. • Assist in screening new students who are applying for enrollment who may require special services. • Assist providing teachers with professional development in the areas of SLD, SAPs, interventions, etc. • Provide staff development in the areas of SLD, SAPs, interventions, etc. • Proficient with technology, including with Microsoft Office and student information systems. • Outstanding and professional written and verbal communication skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: • Licensure in Early Childhood Education or Special Education. • Experience coordinating with families, teachers, and paraprofessionals, particularly in writing SAPs and coordinating services for students.
TO APPLY: To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume/CV as two electronic documents in Adobe PDF format to Jenn Wojcik, Dean of Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Highly qualified candidates will also include a statement of how their background of education and experience makes them the strongest candidate who is ready to provide an immediate and positive impact on our students at Royal Palm Academy.
INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM IN ANOTHER ROLE? Royal Palm Academy is always looking for talented and motivated education professionals to join our team. We have other anticipated full-time and part-time positions available for the 2021-2022 school year. You can find our positions posted on CatholicJobs.com, NCEA, FCIS, and NAIS. We invite general applications be sent to Jenn Wojcik, Dean of Upper School, at email@example.com.
RPA is currently seeking: Catholic Elementary teachers (K, 1, 2); Part-time Middle School Language Arts teacher; Full-time Grade 5 LA/History teacher; Part-time Librarian and Media Specialist; Part-time Extended Day Coordinator; Part-time Lunch Coordinator; Full-time and part-time Pre-K and K Aides
ABOUT ROYAL PALM ACADEMY Royal Palm Academy is an independent, Catholic, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade school in Naples, Florida. Our mission is to partner with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. Royal Palm Academy teaches the mind, educates the heart, and forms the character of tomorrow's leaders. This mission is pursued through the development of the whole person, integral formation, which encompasses the commitment to teach, to educate, and to form our students.
About Royal Palm Academy
Royal Palm Academy (RPA) is an independent Catholic Pre-K3 through 8th grade school in Naples, Florida. The school’s approximately 240 students are from Naples as well as neighboring Bonita Springs, Estero, and Fort Myers. Royal Palm Academy was founded in 1997 with the goal of providing academic excellence, spiritual growth, and character development. Royal Palm Academy is a non-diocesan school recognized as a Catholic school by the Diocese of Venice. Royal Palm Academy is accredited by Florida Catholic Conference and Florida Council of Independent Schools.The Mission of Royal Palm Academy is to partner with families to provide an education of rich academics with Catholic formation. Royal Palm Academy teaches the mind, educates the heart, and forms the character of tomorrow's leaders.Royal Palm Academy employs an experienced 33 member teaching faculty with combined teaching experience of more than 475 years, with many teachers holding advanced degrees. The administrative staff has extensive experience in both academia and the business world with a combined 89 years of dedicated service to RPA.