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Uxbridge Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3038455
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Uxbridge Public School System is seeking a special educator for an elementary position within the PIERS Program. The PIERS Program provides a therapeutic milieu in which students are offered structure, social/emotional supports, behavioral programming and specialized instruction which supports access to thoughtful academic experiences. The goal of the program is for all students, regardless of academic, social, or emotional abilities, to learn and use the skills necessary in order to become independent, productive and self-sufficient, which will enable them to be fully included within their school community.

Responsibilities may include:
• Planning and providing direct instruction both in the inclusion classroom setting and in small group/individual settings per the student’s IEP
• Assessing student learning, monitoring students’ understanding of the general education curriculum, and adjusting instruction appropriately
• Provide trans-disciplinary programming through consultation with professional, behavioral support, and therapeutic staff
• Consulting and collaborating with general education staff and specialists around student learning styles, differentiated instruction, curricula modifications, and teaching materials appropriate for students with a range of learning needs and abilities
• Align academic instruction to general education classroom expectations
• Developing IEP goals and objectives consistent with student IEPs and completing related documentation and paperwork in a timely manner
• Ensuring compliance with IEP development and implementation throughout all aspects of the special education process in accordance with federal and state regulations
• Facilitating annual review and progress update Team meetings, as needed
• Administering and interpreting formal and informal educational assessments and preparing written evaluation reports, as needed
• Collecting and analyzing student work samples and related data to monitor progress and identify skill gaps
• Collaborating with and providing supervision to paraprofessionals
• Facilitating ongoing parent contact and encourage family involvement.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Uxbridge Public Schools 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

    • • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred.
      • MA DESE Licensure in Moderate or Severe Special Needs required.
      • The candidate should possess excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrate an ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with students, parents, and the multidisciplinary team.
      • He/she should have experience working with and/or teaching students with disabilities as well as knowledge and understanding of a range of disabilities and the related needs in an inclusive educational setting. Candidates must have familiarity with Curriculum Standards as well as with formal and informal research-based assessments and interventions.
      • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive pedagogy as well as to the vision of high expectations for achievement and equal access to high quality instruction for all students.
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Stephanie Geddes , Director of Pupil Services
    • 9 North Main Street
    • Uxbridge, Massachusetts 01569

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