Fuller Meadow Elementary School

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

Middleton, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3038318
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 7, 2019
  • Starting Date: March 18, 2019

Job Description

Special Education Co-Teacher / Early Childhood Learning Center Teacher:

Master's Degree in Moderate Special Needs preferred
Massachusetts License as a Special Education Teacher (Moderate)
Experience working with elementary age children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or social/emotional/ behavioral disabilities.
Practical knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis and intervention strategies, including social skills/ social thinking curricula.
Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills - both oral/ written
Current/ active in-depth training/ certification in Crisis Prevention and Intervention Strategies.
Experience creating accommodations and modifications to curriculum, and integrating technology in an inclusive learning environment

Job Responsibilities:
To improve the skills of students with disabilities through direct teaching using a variety of instructional methods and in a variety of settings
To evaluate students to determine eligibility, as well as ongoing progress monitoring
To consult with other teachers and staff members regarding the educational needs and programs for assigned students with disabilities
To provide information to parents, both oral and written, regarding their child’s disabilities, educational program, and progress
To direct paraprofessional staff in the program implementation and monitoring of special education programs with various students
To record and analyze data to provide feedback to school staff and parents regarding interventions success and/ or discuss changes to BIPs based on data and discussion.
To provide crisis intervention, as needed, including but not limited to verbal discussion/ processing of events with students and staff, and the application of physical intervention methods to reduce risk of injury to students or staff.

Specific Job Tasks:
  • To teach students, in small groups, individual, and large group situations, in a variety of subjects and in different settings, i.e.: general education class, resource room, substantially separate classroom, multi-purpose areas/rooms of the school, with an outcome of improved student performance in identified areas.
  • To work collaboratively with other special education teachers, general education teachers, special education paraprofessionals, and therapists to ensure information is shared in a timely fashion and to ensure coordination of efforts/ programs for individual students.
  • To implement Discrete Trial Training (DTT) programs as developed by the team.
  • To evaluate students to determine special education eligibility, using appropriate instruments (using district defined protocols), writing comprehensive and thorough evaluation reports that clearly synthesizes and communicate findings to parents and other professionals, and to do so within the district and DESE defined time lines.
  • To provide supervision and direction to paraprofessionals regarding individual student needs, specific program implementation including techniques and strategies to ensure students are receiving the optimal support; to maintain documentation regarding paraprofessionals’ performance and response to supervision.
  • To observe designated students in a variety of settings for purposes of evaluation (using designated forms/templates), data collection and to provide consultation to educational team members.
  • To fully prepare for and participate in Team meetings, including providing specific detail and data regarding student progress and to develop or revise IEPs, using district determined software program, and to do so according to specified timelines.
  • To collaborate with pertinent professionals in order to write specific, comprehensive and accurate progress reports, which meet dictated by district/regulatory descriptions and timelines/schedules.
  • To administer and summarize interim assessment data/ information to document student progress and to inform district administrators regarding ongoing and/or changing student needs.
  • To provide information to district administrators for program planning, budget development, and staffing needs/ deployment, as needed during the year.
  • Any/ all other duties assigned by the Building Principal and/or Special Education Coordinator/Administrator to assist students and/or contribute to the smooth operation of the school.

    Reports To: Building Principal and Special Education Administrator

    Work Schedule: School Year

    Compensation: Salary/benefits and work year to be determined in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

    Physical Demands of the Job:
    Able to physically restrain children weighing up to 80 pounds.
    Able to lift/ carry children weighing up to 80 pounds.
    Able to sit on floor and/or in chairs sized for young children for up to 45-60 consecutive minutes.
    Able to reach above head in order to assist or lift children on play equipment.
    Able to run/ sprint for distances up to 1/8 of a mile.

    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.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Special Education > Autism
    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

    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    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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