São Paulo, Brazil | Primary Division (São Paulo)
Position: Learning Support Specialist (Educational Psychologist), Primary Division
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Start Date: January, 2022
Begin by thinking of Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues Silicon Valley, Avenues Online, Avenues London. Avenues is one school with many campuses, providing transformative, world-focused learning experiences to students around the globe. Avenues | The World School prepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. This role joins the student success team, which works closely with faculty, administrators and families to support our students' learning and emotional health. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
The Learning Support Specialist at Avenues supports and fosters the mental health and learning skills of students in the primary division. The specialist counsels individual students and groups, and works in close partnership with the teachers, and speech/language therapists, administrators and parents as a member of the Student Success Team. This includes conducting observations, consulting with teachers and families, creating behavior plans, making referrals to and managing outside providers, joining student conferences and supporting crisis management.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Professional experience with socio-emotional and learning needs of students
- Deep expertise in mental health and development of children ages 2-8
- Very strong clinical skills, to identify, evaluate and provide services to students with a range of mental health needs
- Experience with neuropsychological evaluations and developing appropriate recommendations and action plans
- Very collaborative, adept at working with diverse teams to support students
- A strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
Please read first about Avenues: The World School and our distinctive approach, and consider whether our mission and approach would be a good fit for you: www.avenues.org/sp.
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/). Be sure to include a letter of application, in English, in which you thoughtfully explain why this role at Avenues São Paulo would be an excellent match for your experience, skills and passions.
DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SAFEGUARDING
Avenues is neither a local school, nor an international school - we are a world school. We value and are respectful of the diversity of languages, race, gender and culture which is reflected amongst our staff. Our hiring reflects action for equal opportunity for all while appreciating that local context influences our focus for greater representation of racial diversity on our campus. We aim to interconnect different views and voices as we develop students to be world wise leaders.
Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.