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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050393
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description


Anticipated 2019-2020 Vacancy



POSITION TITLE:            Special Education ILP Teacher 


FLSA:                               Exempt


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.


Unit A 19-20 Salary Range


Job Goal: The Preschool ILP teacher coordinates and provides children with intensive special needs including autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities instruction in academic, social language, motor, self-help, leisure, vocational, and life skills. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The ILP Teacher will:


Provide systemic, individualized instruction in an intensive learning environment with frequent hands-on practice in a variety of settings in a consistent manner using high teacher to student ratios.


Teach critical skills across settings to assist students to generalize academic, social, communication/language, vocational, health, safety and adaptive life skills in relevant contexts.


Provide instruction in a variety of formats (task analysis, discrete trial, incidental teaching, group instruction) and incorporate other evidence-based curricula that best suit the individual student’s learning style informed by data.


Coordinate and facilitate communication with the Integrated Preschool Teachers, as necessary.


Provide training, skill targets and curricula for all components of the preschool curriculum.


Direct classroom support staff while communicating with administrators as needed.


Meet weekly with support staff to review student data and programs, curriculum, and student behavioral issues. 


Participate in district-provided safety and de-escalation training. Utilize skills and strategies as needed and in accordance with behavior management plans.


Oversee implementation of the IEP for students on caseload.


Use data to contribute to the development of the IEP for students on caseload and conduct necessary and assigned assessments to provide data for IEP development.


Meets regularly with parents to discuss progress and preview future planning.


The position involves the supervision of a variety of classroom and program support staff,  including interfacing and planning with various support personnel including, but not limited to SLPs, OTs, PTs, BCBAs,  AAC and AT Specialists, School Nurse, Teachers of the Vision and Hearing Impaired and Orientation and Mobility.


Performs other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.



  • Master’s degree in special education preferred.
  • Experience teaching preschool children preferred.
  • DESE certification in severe special needs required. 
  • Good organizational and communication skills, experience in delivering 1:1 and small group instruction, curriculum modificaiton, ABA training with experience successfully implementing each instructional format is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience working with children diagnosed with intensive special needs including ASD as well as leadership experience/skills and experience working in an intensive instructional classroom serving young students required.


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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.



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.




  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Preschool
    Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Lexington 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.

    Contact Information

    • Kari Grossman , Human Resources Office Manager
    • 146 Maple Street
    • Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
    • Phone: 781-861-2580 x68048
    • Fax: 781-861-2582
    • Email: click here

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