SPECIAL EDUCATION CO-TEACHER (1 YEAR LEAVE OF ABSENCE)

Fuller Meadow Elementary School

Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6)

Middleton , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2957085
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 14, 2018
  • Starting Date: August 27, 2018

Job Description

As a special education co-teacher, you must collaborate with the general education teacher and other service providers to plan and present lesson plans, create assessments and make sure the needs of all students in the classroom are being met. While the focus of the special educator is to plan for special education students, as part of the Co-Teaching team, you will be responsible for instructing, challenging, and maintaining high academic and SEL expectations for all students in the class. The special education teacher's focus is on providing learners with specially designed instruction, developing accommodations and modifications, and offer language instruction or other interventions to facilitate learning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Provide direct support to students in a classroom by delivering instruction and ensuring learning through a variety of co-teaching models and strategies.

- Develop Individualized Student Programs (IEP) for students; maintain compliance with all Federal Regulations and State Policies regarding the education of students with disabilities.

- Ensure appropriate accommodations to the curriculum, lessons and learning environment. Instruction may be provided within the regular classroom setting, resource setting, and/or small classroom setting.

- Design engaging classroom activities and specialized instruction so that all students may access the curriculum and benefit from the educational experience.

- Formally and informally assess the student learning (rather than relying solely on standardized curriculum) to create a comprehensive learning program.

- Set high expectations that are suitable for the students. Assessments may be differentiated or specialized based on each individual student plan. This may require developing alternative assessments.

- Work collaboratively with general education co-teacher, teaching and grade-level teams and other staff, especially instructional support team, to plan, share student work and ensure that instruction is aligned with identified curriculum and standards.

- Build a partnership with families, encouraging their active participation in students’ learning.

- Perform other duties as assigned by the principal, early childhood coordinators and/or Director of Special Services
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Welcome TO Fuller Meadow Elementary School!

    Middleton Public Schools Mission Statement

    The missions of the Middleton Elementary Schools, in cooperation with family and community, are to instill the joy of learning in all students, to promote academic excellence, to be supportive of children's social and emotional needs, to constantly strive for improvement in these areas.



    Core Values of the Middleton Elementary Schools

    All children can be successful if they are provided with opportunities to learn, are active in their own education, and are exposed to a variety of enriching experiences at school and at home.

    A strong climate of respect between children and the entire school community is necessary for children to reach their potential as productive students and citizens.

    Effective education must be a partnership between school, home and community. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Tri-Town School Union (Topsfield, Boxford & Middleton Elementary Schools PK-6) is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Special Education teachers provide direct instruction, are engaged in consultation with other professionals or parents, and complete various paperwork requirements for students with disabilities throughout the week. All of the students assigned to a special education teacher for supervision/ monitoring/and instruction are students with disabilities.

      Given the various types of students’ needs/ disabilities, programs are created and revised annually, based upon the evolving students’ needs within a building and/or district. Teachers will be expected to work with students with various disability types, including Learning Disabilities, Emotional/ Behavioral Disabilities, Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurological, Physical, Communication, Health, etc.

      Special education teachers work with students either in Preschool (ages 3-5), Primary schools (ages 5-9), or at our intermediate schools, (ages 9-13). Massachusetts license should be either:
      Moderate Disabilities (grades PK-9)
      Intensive Special Education (all ages)

      Physical Demands:
      -Consistent attendance, start/end times of the work day consistent with teachers’ contract
      -On feet and moving around the classroom, between desks/ work areas frequently
      -Able to sit in low/ child size seats and instruct/ work with children at tables/ desks built for students’ size
      -Vision/ Hearing demands include:
      - Read various types of materials/documents, typically 12 point font
      - Classrooms lit by overhead fluorescent lights
      - Natural light controlled by standard shades or blinds
      - Read information on computer; type reports, enter information into special education software program and/or word-process
      - Classrooms range from quiet work areas to busy, noisy environments with several
      groups talking amongst themselves concurrently
      - Able to distinguish phoneme sounds (for those teaching reading/decoding)
      -Cognitively able to multi-task, read/interpret complex, technical information regarding student needs, write comprehensive reports
      -Clearly communicate verbally with colleagues, aides, administrators, and parents
      -Able to lift 20 pounds
      -Able to reach across tables to assist students
      -Given proper training, able to administer physical restraint with students up through grade six

      Middleton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
      It is the policy of the Middleton Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

      Applicants are informed that school systems are required to obtain all available criminal offender record information (CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR51.00) from the criminal history systems board (CHSB) of any current or prospective employee of the school department.
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Write a letter to the new students in your classroom. Introduce yourself, and explain to the students and their families how you and your colleague are co-teaching and why this is such an exciting model of instruction for students.
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Diane Carreiro , Principal of Fuller Meadow School
    • 143 South Main Street
    • Middleton, Massachusetts 01949-2447
    • Phone: 978-750-4756
    • Fax: 978-777-3352
    • Email: click here

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