Learning Specialist/Educational Therapist

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Elementary Education Learning Differences
Job Location: Greater San Francisco Bay Area

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s partner school in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area seeks an experienced Learning Specialist or Educational Therapist to start in late August 2021.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’ degree in Education, Special Education, or Educational Therapy, Master’s preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in elementary education
  • Slingerland, Wilson, Orton-Gillingham or Lindamood-Bell preferred
  • Experience using neuropsychological evaluations, IEPs, and related educational assessment tools to assist with interpreting scores, implementing accommodations, allocating resources, and helping teachers and families understand their students’ learning needs

More about this role…


  • Collaborate and maintain ongoing communication with the Student Support Team, as well as with homeroom and specialist teachers
  • Provide math, writing, and reading intervention, especially with upper elementary grades and with a focus on supporting the development of executive functioning
  • Interpret and implement recommendations and accommodations in the classroom and serve as counsel to teachers and parents alike
  • Demonstrate an interest in staying current on education and LD research and best practices
  • Demonstrate knowledge of managing student data with confidentiality