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Learning Center Specialist

Position Type Teacher
Start 01/07/2019
School Name Hamlin Robinson School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 04/21/2017

The Learning Center Specialist is a flexible, part-time to full-time position in the Hamlin Robinson School Learning Center. As a partner in our mission to provide learning services to the broader community, Learning Specialists deliver instruction and tutoring services in the areas of reading, writing, math, and/or organizational skills to students with learning challenges in grades 1-12, most of whom do not attend Hamlin Robinson School. Learning Specialists may deliver tutoring services in the HRS Learning Center or at other local schools before school, during the school day, after school hours, or on weekends, as available and in coordination with the Learning Center Director.

This description is intended to outline the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


  • Provide direct service to students which may include tutoring, screening, and other services as necessary.
  • Work with the Learning Center Director to develop a strategy for a student’s academic success based on the student’s learning needs, including the recommendation for outside diagnostic assessment or testing when appropriate.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues, families, outside school personnel, and professionals to develop strategic learning plans.
  • Complete related paperwork, and documentation of lessons, assessments, and results in a timely and organized manner.
  • Monitor and report on students' academic progress on a regular basis and in a timely manner.
  • Work to build partnerships and awareness of Learning Center services within the community, including other schools, educational psychologists, tutoring centers, and other related groups or individuals.
  • Promote Learning Center activities as needed.
  • Attend professional development trainings and consultation groups.
  • Maintain an organized and safe work space
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Competitive degree in education, special education, educational psychology, or other related field.
  • Knowledge of learning differences and disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the process of reading, writing or math and the development of study skills.
  • Sensitivity to intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students.
  • Commitment to Mission and Philosophy of the School.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Teaching or tutoring experience, preferably at the elementary/middle school level.
  • Formal training in a multi-sensory based approach to teaching reading, writing, and/or math.
  • Experience working with students with Dyslexia or other, related language learning challenges
  • A valid Driver’s license and car (this is not required for all instructors)


  • Believe in each individual’s ability and potential to learn and succeed.
  • Possess strong communication and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Enjoy professional collaboration.
  • Maintain current knowledge of techniques and best practices in education and take advantage of professional development opportunities.
  • Commit to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student.
  • Commit to team building and consensus building with administrators and school in sharing ideas, making decisions, and sustaining the school’s mission and vision.

Salary competitive and negotiable, depending on experience and background.

Please send resume and cover letter to Edward Alvarran, Learning Center Director: ealvarran@hamlinrobinson.org

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