1.0 FTE Special Education Teacher for Therapeutic Learning Program at Lexington Public Schools
Clarke Middle School [Get directions]
- Must have MA DESE Moderate or Severe Disabilities license at the middle school level
- Must have experience working with students with social emotional and/or behavioral disabilities; must have experience managing student behavior including developing behavior plans, collecting data and other tasks associated with this requirement
- Must have excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills and possess a high level of capability with technology.
- Must be able to assist in the protection of students and school property, assist the principal in fire and other emergency drills as required by law and School Committee policy
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be willing and able to physically manage students if needed.
Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, physical, mental or psychiatric disability, genetics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.
The Lexington Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages qualified applications from all cultures, races, and backgrounds.
Anticipated 2018 - 2019 position
Position Title: Special Education Teacher – Therapeutic Learning Program, (TLP)
Reports to: Building Principal and the Director of Special Education
Terms of Employment: 184 day work year. Benefits and salary in accordance with the LEA Unit A collective bargaining agreement
- Supports regular educator by modifying curriculum for students eligible for special education, using the course of study adopted by the MA DESE.
- Works to ensure the rights of students with disabilities to be full participants in the general curriculum.
- Implements state and federal laws and regulations as they apply to special education.
- Participates in the development of and oversees implementation of IEPs for students eligible for special education.
- Supervises and supports paraprofessionals as they implement instruction, including behavior plans.
- Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a supportive learning environment in the classroom.
- Evaluates and maintains data on pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
- Communicates with parents regularly through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and interpret the school program.
- Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
- Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
- Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
- Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned during the working day.
- Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing program and to determine special education eligibility.
- Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
- Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
How To Apply:
Please apply online. Applications will be considered only when the online application is completed and a cover letter, resume and other supporting materials have been attached to your online application.
LPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact: Kari Grossman 781-861-2580
Salary: as per LEA contract and experience
Posting date: 2018-03-12
Expiration date: 2018-06-30