TKA offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance. Additionally, TKA has an HSA and FSA plan, Employee Assistance Program, 403(B) base with matching contributions, basic life insurance, paid time off, and paid professional development.
4 Year Degree
Job Title: Academic Support Specialist, High School Focus
Job Status: Full-Time, 10 Months
Department: Academic Support Center
Reports to: Director of Curriculum & Instruction
The primary responsibility of the Academic Support Specialist is to work with High School students who have documented learning differences. The ASC Specialist will work with the student, their parents, teachers, admissions and principals to advocate for the students academic needs.
Essential Job Functions
Implement Service Plans with targeted accommodations
Create and distribute learning differences spreadsheets, as a quick reference guide, to teachers, administrators and counselors
Collaborate with teachers and parents to implement student accommodations
Maintain student documentation and attend all student evaluation meetings
Maintain a list of current grades for all documented High School students
Keep student service plans current
Review all prospective HS students’ educational assessments for Admissions to TKA
Interview prospective applicants that have a documented learning difference
Meet with the student and their parents to explain the Shepherding Program
Communicate with the Shepherding Coach to set up the “Shepherding Book”
Coordinate accommodations with College Board for PSAT/SAT and AP classes
Work with Academic Counselors to schedule classes for LD students
Oversee the ASC Proctor, who monitors LD students completing unit tests and semester finals
Oversee end of semester final exams for LD students
Maintain a current Tutoring Resource list and Educational Assessment List
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required
3+ years of prior special education experience
Skills and Abilities
Strong leadership qualities and mentoring skills
Excellent skills in communicating both orally and in written form
Able to work both independently and in a team setting
Demonstrated ability to lead by example
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite
Ability to learn new computer software systems
Commitment to loving and serving Jesus Christ
Ability to work under pressure and in a fast paced environment
Positive, flexible, resourceful and solution-oriented
Able to understand, love and relate to students
Must be active in a local Christian body of believers or at least pursuing community with other Christ-followers
Must have compatible theology on significant issues of TKA's Statement of Faithand Lifestyle Agreement
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Required to use the computer throughout the day
Work will be performed from the campus
Will move throughout the campus during the day
May occasionally have to lift up to 20-pounds
Work is generally performed, Mid Aug-Early June, Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
This position will occasionally require you to work nights, weekends and overnights (for trips/events). As much advance notice as possible will be provided.
The months listed are approximate, and the annual start and end date will be dictated by the school calendar and the department’s needs.
Attend all High School grade level meetings, Open Houses and Back to School night
Salary & Benefits
TKA offers acomprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance. Additionally, TKA has an HSA and FSA plan, Employee Assistance Program, 403(B) base with matching contributions, basic life insurance, paid time off, and paid professional development.
Pay Grid: ASC HS
Pay Grid Range: $69,171 to $103,134
This position is paid based on a preset salary grid, and the actual salary will be determined by applicable education and experience as determined by the Human Resources department. The starting pay listed reflects this position's minimum experience and education requirements. The top pay range represents the top of the pay grid for this position. It is rare for a candidate to enter this position at the top of the pay grid. Most candidates can expect to enter in the lower to middle section of the pay grid, depending on experience and education.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; therefore, this job description is subject to change.
The King’s Academy is an independent, college preparatory school for grades 6-12 serving 950 students. The school's mission statement guides everything we do: "The King’s Academy is a Christ-centered school that inspires academic excellence, servant leadership, and enduring relationships."
The King’s Academy is accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). TKA was ranked by Niche as the #1 Best Christian High School in the San Francisco Bay Area, and #7 in California.
TKA is looking for the best Christian educators! Every staff member at The King’s Academy is vital to the school’s number one mission which is ministry to our students. We know that the quality of the staffs' character inevitably establishes the professional and spiritual quality of the school and has an enormously significant and life-changing influence on the development of the students' confidence and character. That is why, first and foremost, all of The King's Academy staff members are Christ followers who have a passion for teaching, mentoring, and discipling junior high and high school students.
As part of ...a comprehensive spiritual life program, staff members at TKA have the privilege of mentoring students in a variety of ways. Staff serve alongside students on annual service trips to locations in the U.S. and abroad, participate with students in yearly off-site weekend retreats, and lead small home groups and chapel discussions. The King’s Academy teaching staff includes 76 members, with a total staff of nearly 150. Approximately 90% of classes have less than 25 students, allowing for individual attention and support.
TKA welcomes diverse people at all levels of campus life to support the diversity of our student body. We have bright and dedicated faculty and staff who work in a supportive environment characterized by a desire to serve God and a commitment to mutual respect and collaboration. The King’s Academy provides a competitive salary and benefits package including excellent medical, dental, life and 403B plans. Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions.
Consider joining The King's Academy team and help us prepare students for college, life, service and eternity. For more information about TKA, please visit www.tka.org.