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Classroom Teacher, Lower School (starting Aug 2022)

  • 22 Jun 2022 5:31 PM
    Message # 12825857

    Position Summary

    Westmark School is currently seeking a Lower School Teacher (Upper Elementary.) Our ideal candidate will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students, preferably with language-based learning differences, and be able to organize and implement an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths and in accordance with Westmark School’s mission.   

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Teaches classes to students with language-based learning differences;
    • Plans and implements curriculum; submits weekly lesson plans to the Lower School Director;
    • Integrates technology into the curriculum following best practices;
    • Maintains class page on LMS and regularly updates and posts to LMS class grade book;
    • Uses behavior management systems that are effective with students with language-based learning differences;
    • Provides a positive environment that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
    • Provides effective and consistent communication with parents and Lower School Director regarding student behaviors, academic concerns and progress;
    • Individualizes lessons to fit students’ needs;
    • Models professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers, and the community; and
    •  Additional duties, as assigned.


    • Master’s degree and 3+ years of classroom teaching experience preferred
    • Credential and/or extensive graduate work in the field of Special Education or learning disabilities preferred
    • Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences
    • Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
    • Experience with technology, specifically iPads, PCs and SMART Technologies
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
    • Strong organization and time-management skills
    • Desire to continue to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit in on meetings and work on a computer for long periods of time; and is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Please forward a letter of interest and your resume to:


    Westmark School

    5461 Louise Avenue | Encino, CA 91316


    Westmark School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and job performance. School policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions (including genetic characteristics or information), sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, and local laws.

Cal-ISBOA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org

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