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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3077127
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 4, 2019

Job Description





Position:                     Special Education Teacher for the Structured Learning Center


Job Goal:                   The Special Education Teacher for the Structured Learning Center works predominantly with students with significant social emotional disabilities, their families, and the content teachers that serve them. Significant experience with this population of student need is required, excellent mediation and communication skills are essential. Understanding of IDEA and discipline related requirements a must. Must be able to supervise the implementation of behavioral modification and crisis intervention plans, to work on a multidisciplinary team, and to understand and access community and school-based support systems


Supervision:              Reports to the Building Principal and the Director of Pupil Services


Education, Work Experience, and Licensure:


Required:      Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred) Massachusetts Educators Licensure in Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities with SEI endorsement. Experience working with students with histories of trauma and challenging behaviors strongly preferred. Skills in managing challenging student behaviors strongly preferred C.O.R.I. and fingerprinting report as determined by the Superintendent

Competency in use of current related educational technology


Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Champion the district's effort to effectively and successfully serve all students
  2. Commitment to curriculum, instruction, and assessment with fidelity of implementation
  3. Analyze data, share and use data to inform instruction and support student achievement
  4. Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  5. Knowledge of a variety of academic strategies and differentiating instruction
  6. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students
  7. Collaborates with content certified teachers to modify curriculum for special needs students and increase inclusion opportunities
  8. Strong behavior management skills
  9. Supporting social, emotional, and behavioral skills development
  10. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports, updated IEP goals and objectives
  11. Confers frequently with parents and professional staff members regarding the educational, social well-being of your students.
  12. Oversees tutors and paraprofessionals as designated by the Principal or the Superintendent.
  13. Completes and maintains records and documentation pertinent to the Special Education program as required by state and federal special education regulations.
  14. Participates in transition planning and preparation for adult life experiences.
  15. Takes responsibility for professional growth and development.
  16. Conducts educational evaluations and write comprehensive reports on students.
  17. Participates in case conferences, special education team meetings, and faculty meetings on a before or after school basis when assigned.
  18. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  19. Selects and requests books and instructional aides appropriate to the ability, interest, and maturity level of students; maintains required inventory records.
  20. Identifies student needs and works with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  21. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical capacity of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  22. Communicates with parents and school personnel on student progress.
  23. Engages in ongoing curriculum development activities as part of the district’s goal of maintaining a contemporary instructional program.
  24. Develops lesson plans based on the state standards and the appropriate instruction methodology.
  25. Administers and monitors group tests.
  26. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  27. Participates on faculty committees
  28. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school and/or through self-selected professional growth activities.
  29. Compiles case history data on students for whom additional family history, health history, early developmental history, and environmental history are deemed appropriate per state regulations.
  30. Administers or monitors group tests.
  31. Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, school policy and administrative procedures.
  32. Acts as a Mandated Reporter (Chapter 119, Section 51A).
  33. Complies with the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Policy.
  34. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent

Special Knowledge/Ability Required for the Position:


Must be able to work collaboratively with faculty and parents/guardians to promote the educational development of students. Has the ability to interact respectfully with teachers, parents, students and community members to promote a positive view of the school. Ability to respond appropriately to criticism from parents/guardians. Ability to work as a member of a team to promote the mission and goals of the school.


Physical Requirements: The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs and step stool whenever necessary. Activities also include moderate physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending, twisting, grasping, pushing, and pulling of objects. The position requires lifting objects of 20 pounds on a frequent basis, and over 20 pounds occasionally. There is a frequent requirement of fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, typewriter, keyboard, calculator, and other business machines.


Environmental Conditions:              


The employee is required to work indoors. The regular chemical solvents are toners and cleaning fluids.


The Granby Public Schools strives to provide a safe, respectful, and supportive learning environment in which all students can thrive and succeed in its schools. The Granby Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or homelessness and ensures that all students have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges, and courses of study.


Granby Public Schools 


Adopted September 18, 2006

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > General Special Education
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