1.0 FTE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER - RESOURCE ROOM

Lexington Public Schools ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050394
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description

 

Anticipated 2019-2020 Vacancy

 

Position Title:                Special Education Teacher - Resource Room

 

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 18-19 Salary Schedule, add 2.25% for 19-20 Salary

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supports regular educator by modifying curriculum for students eligible for special education, using the course of study adopted by the MA DESE.
  • Works to ensure the rights of students with disabilities to be full participants in the general curriculum.
  • Implements state and federal laws and regulations as they apply to special education.
  • Participates in the development of and oversees implementation of IEPs for students eligible for special education.
  • Supervises and supports paraprofessionals as they implement instruction.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a supportive learning environment in the classroom.
  • Evaluates and maintains data on pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and interpret the school program.
  • Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities as assigned during the working day.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing program and to determine special education eligibility.
  • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications:

 

Must have MA DESE Moderate Disabilities license at the appropriate grade level

 

Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and possess a high level of capability with technology.

 

Must be able to assist in the protection of students and school property, assist the principal in fire and other emergency drills as required by law and School Committee policy

 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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 : Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • 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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