TECCA Special Education ( learn more )


Walpole, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3037589
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 2, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

School Summary:
TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School (TECCA CMVS) is a full-time tuition-free virtual public school district that in the 2018-2019 school year, will employ over 125 faculty and staff, and serve over 2,200 students across grades K-12 across Massachusetts. Sponsored by Massachusetts’ leading collaborative, The Education Cooperative (TEC), TECCA opened for the 2014–15 school year with approval by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In February, 2017, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a five-year renewal of TECCA’s Certificate.

All positions (unless distant work-at-home arrangements are made) report to the office in East Walpole, Massachusetts one day a week; faculty are expected to maintain a professional office space at home the remaining four days.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Student Services > Psychologist
  • Job Requirements

    • Position and Responsibilities:
      The school psychologist is responsible for evaluating students referred through the special education process to determine eligibility for special education. The school psychologist is expected to be trained and experienced in a wide range of testing instruments and strategies recognized and accepted as professional practice. The school psychologist is expected to be knowledgeable of the features of disabilities included in special education regulations and the impact of disability on leaning. The school psychologist is expected to be part of the special education Team at TECCA and contribute to the development of an appropriate educational program for students. The school psychologist reports to the Administrator of Special Education
      Duration of Contract: 10-month position.

      The school psychologist is expected to:
      • Complete psychological-educational evaluations consisting of assessment of Intellectual capacity, learning style, academic achievement, social/emotional functioning for any student referred through the special education process.
      • Complete all assessments, reports and associated documents within the regulatory timelines in accordance with state and federal mandates pertaining to special education.
      • Participate in all Team Meeting when appropriate; contribute to the determination of eligibility for special education services or other appropriate educational plans.
      • Consult to special education team on student related concerns when appropriate.
      • Complete any and all paper work and data entry required to maintain compliance with special education requirements and TECCA requirements.
      • Provide parent/guardian with an opportunity to discuss assessment results separate from the Team meeting when requested.
      • Understand and maintain confidential treatment of all information related to a student and his/her program.
      • Have experience and skill using technology to communicate and record information.
      • Assist with the scheduling and arranging locations in public places (i.e. library) to complete evaluations.
      • The candidate is strongly encouraged to develop groups (virtual and in-person) focused on themes and goals
      • Travel, as needed, to conduct the business described above.
      Qualification: Minimum of a Master’s Degree and certification as a school psychologist Massachusetts. Preference given to candidates with experience with school age students in a school environment. Since TECCA is a virtual school, the candidate must have a car and be willing to travel within the state to complete assessments.

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Therese Green, Director of Special Education
    • Phone: 774-315-5123

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