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Lower School Teacher

  • 14 Oct 2020 2:59 PM
    Message # 9304197

    Westmark School is currently seeking a Lower School Teacher. 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 be in accordance with Westmark School’s mission.   

    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Teach classes to students with language-based learning differences;
    • Plan and implement curriculum;
    • Submit weekly lesson plans to the Lower School Director
    • Integrate technology into the curriculum following best practices;
    • Maintain class PowerSchool page;
    • Regularly update and post to PowerSchool class grade book;
    • Use behavior management systems that are effective with students with language-based learning differences;
    • Provide a positive environment that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
    • Provide effective and consistent communication with parents and Lower School Director regarding students’ behaviors, academic concerns and progress;
    • Individualize lessons to fit students’ needs;
    • Model professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers, and the community;
    • Additional duties as assigned


    • Master’s degree in education, special education or related field preferred;
    • Credential, graduate degree or extensive graduate work in the field of Special Education  or learning disabilities;
    • Minimum 2-4 years classroom teaching experience;
    • 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; and
    • Desire to continue to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    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.

    Submit your cover letter and 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.

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