Arrowsmith Program has a job opening for a maternity leave contract position for a Program Coordinator. The job will involve extensive training in the Arrowsmith cognitive program methodology and theory.
After training, the successful candidate will be responsible for: training teachers in the implementation of the Arrowsmith Program for learning disabled students; problem solving and supporting teachers at remote sites in the delivery of the program; monitoring student progress and providing feedback to teachers at remote sites using a web-based program; creating student learning profiles and progress reports; working in the part time cognitive program Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Arrowsmith School; and communicating to parents and professionals about the Arrowsmith Program at information sessions and conferences.
Please note this is an administrative position with limited classroom involvement.
A university degree in education or psychology and several years work experience in the education field.
Good analytical and problem solving skills; strong interpersonal skills; effective communication skills, both written and verbal; strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task; ability to work as part of a team; ability to share ideas and exchange information; energetic and self-directed; and a good memory for details. We are looking for an intelligent, self-motivated service-oriented team player who promotes a positive work environment.
Arrowsmith Program Background
The Arrowsmith Program since 1978 has been fundamentally changing the capacity of the learner to learn through using a series of cognitive programs designed to address the specific needs of students with learning disabilities and is based on many years of neuroscience research. The premise of Arrowsmith Program's work is that the learner is not fixed but that through very specific cognitive exercise programs, the learner can strengthen individual learning capacities (the underlying source of the learning disabilities) which then allow him or her to learn with average or above average capacities in areas that were previously impaired. The Arrowsmith Program is implemented at the main Arrowsmith School in Toronto and Peterborough as well as other private school sites in Canada and the U.S. Please review our website www.arrowsmithschool.org to learn more about the nature of this work.
Please submit cover letter, CV and references.