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Lower School Learning Specialist

Hannah Senesh Community Day School is hiring a dynamic, collaborative, supportive, lower school learning specialist. This full-time position will work directly with students in kindergarten through fourth grade, to support, supplement and extend classroom teaching. This direct student intervention will be across all subjects but with particular attention to math and language arts. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Special Education or a related field, several years of teaching or specialist experience at the lower school level, training in Orton Gillingham or other related reading programs, facility with educational technology and strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences. Please send cover letter and resume to Shelley Fogelson, Lower School Director, sfogelson@hannahsenesh.org.

The Learning Support Educator is responsible for the assessment, monitoring and differentiation of student instruction and learning. Collaborating with lower school director and grade level teachers the LS educator identifies individual students and determines optimal strategies for maximizing each student’s growth. LS reports directly to the Lower School Director.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop learning plans 
  • Adapt lessons and work with students individually and in small groups, through push-in and pull out services to teach reading skills and comprehension strategies, writing skills, and math support and enrichment. 
  • Assess students’ performance, track  and document their progress, and revise plans throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress towards learning goals. 
  • Support faculty to understand student learning profiles and to differentiate classroom instruction for students with varied learning styles or specific learning challenges. 
  • Mentor associate teachers to support differentiated instruction in the classroom. 
  • Communicate with parents of students receiving services. 
  • Collaborate with Lower School Director, School Psychologist and School Learning Specialist to to determine if a student needs further testing and/or support.

Lower School Counselor

Hannah Senesh Community Day School is hiring a full time Lower School Counselor to support and guide our students with their social and emotional development and to be successful in the classroom learning community. The counselor is a part of a collaborative student support team with a high level of communication and collegiality.  The position includes observing students within the classroom setting and providing support to faculty, facilitating small group and individual student meetings, communicating with parents and outside support providers, participation in the admissions process; and acting as liaison between the school and outside professional support related to social and emotional support.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Shelley Fogelson, Lower School Director, Hannah Senesh Community Day School, sfogelson@hannahsenesh.org. Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn. 


  • A master’s degree in counseling, social work, or a related field is required.
  • Prior experience working in a school setting.
  • Strong communication skills; both oral and written
  • Must be flexible, organized, proactive, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment

Work with teachers

  • Serve as a resource to faculty on student social, emotional and behavioral concerns
  • Model and implement effective strategies for classroom and behavioral management to support teachers in their handling of challenging student and classroom situations
  • Address students behavior in the classroom by observing students, coaching teachers on effective strategies, developing behavioral plans, and supporting teacher implementation
  • Monitor effectiveness of individual
  • Guide teachers in implementation of classroom lessons focused on health and wellness, building social skills and self-esteem
  • Attend weekly grade level meetings about class as a whole and individual students

Work with students

  • Observe whole class and individual students
  • Support students through short-term individual counseling and guidance to address specific social, emotional, or behavioral needs of students and, if necessary, make recommendations for ongoing outside support services.
  • Maintain documentation of observations, work with students, and communication with parents in a shareable format
  • Meet with students if there is a crisis or immediate situation
  • Lead groups for children who are living in divorced, separated, and single-parent homes
  • Participate in the admissions process through individual assessments

Work with parents

  • Coordinate and facilitate parent education programming.
  • Communicate and meet with parents on a limited basis regarding student behavior and wellbeing and provide guidance to find outside support when students need more ongoing counseling.

Kindergarten Hebrew and Judaics Teacher

The Hannah Senesh Community Day School is hiring an experienced educator to teach kindergarten Hebrew and Judaics starting in September 2019. Applicants should be committed to working in a collaborative professional environment and in a child centered classroom setting. Responsibilities include implementing a Hebrew curriculum using an immersion approach to language acquisition, integrating Hebrew into the Judaics curriculum, differentiating according to individual students’ needs, collaborating with the kindergarten team including a Hebrew associate, and communicating with parents. Qualified candidates will be fluent in Hebrew language, have teaching experience, and hold a degree in education or a related field. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: Nir Rikman, Hebrew Language Coordinator, nrikman@hannahsenesh.org.

Substitute Teacher, Grades K-8 

Seeking substitute teachers for General Studies, Judaic Studies, and Hebrew Language for Fall 2017. College degree and experience working with children required.  Hannah Senesh is a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish Day School in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Email resume to: office@hannahsenesh.org

Hannah Senesh Community Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community.