Walker School (K-8)

Walker/Beacon High School

Needham, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3078540
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 8, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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Summary of position: Teach in a classroom of up to nine students with social, emotional, learning, and behavioral disabilities. Develop and coordinate the academic, behavioral, and social curriculum in the classroom with the support of the classroom supervisor. Supervise the assistant teacher of the classroom and lead the classroom team (assistant teacher and child care worker) in the overall functioning of the classroom. Write IEPs and reports and present at student-focused meetings with the support of the classroom supervisor. Commit to child centered, family focused, culturally competent care and strength based treatment.

Essential functions:

1. Work as a part of a multidisciplinary team to further the emotional, behavioral, and educational development of children.
2. Plan sequential units of study that make learning cumulative, connects learning across disciplines, and are based on the learning standards within the curriculum frameworks.
3. Prepare lessons and materials necessary for daily instruction, setting clear, reasonable standards and expectations for students in all academic subjects.
4 Create multi-sensory, multi-modal, varied opportunities for learning that are built on student’s prior knowledge and experience to build academic and social skills.
5. Translate evaluation of student work into records that accurately convey the level of student achievement, by writing thorough IEP’s and quarterly reports.
6 .Maintain a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning and effectively manage the behavior of students in small and large groups.
7. Apply Walker’s model of childcare, including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), which requires physical restraint when necessary, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, cooperative group games, and behavioral support.
8. Implement treatment protocol and appropriate therapeutic strategies established in children’s treatment plans, IEPs, and individual support plans.
9 .Meet children’s physical needs and provide a safe and therapeutic environment for children.
10.Participate fully in the administrative functions of teaching and child care, including attending and participating in required meetings, completing assigned report writing tasks in a timely manner, and actively communicating with families and members of the students’ multidisciplinary team.
11 .Actively participate in supervision and professional development opportunities offered at Walker.
12 .Lead classroom team and promote positive and effective teamwork and problem solving.
13 .Lead team in maintaining points/time-out database and weekly log notes.
14. Provide supervision for an assistant teacher by meeting weekly and by providing relevant, constructive feedback in a clear and timely manner and by completing a written evaluation.
15 .Lead a weekly classroom team meeting and participate in debriefing sessions as necessary to discuss behavioral issues of individual students.
16.Use a variety of formal and informal assessments to accurately measure student progress toward and achievement of the learning objetives and to plan or modify further instruction.
17. Follow and implement all Walker policies and procedures.
18 .Other duties as assigned.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Mentally Disabled
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Welcome to Walker School (K-8)!

    Walker is a network of facilities and professionals that provides world-class mental health services, state-of-the-art special education, expert professional training and consultation, and child welfare advocacy.

    Each year, Walker provides intensive services for hundreds of the most troubled children, youth and families. Walker’s multidisciplinary programs extend specialized therapeutic environments beyond our classrooms into family homes, public schools and community settings.

    Professionals and students from across the nation find rewarding professional development and training opportunities at Walker. As a center for innovation in child welfare, special education and children’s mental health, Walker has earned national and international recognition.

    Walker brings its mission to the world through professional dialogue and publication, and by providing leadership and advocacy on behalf of children, youth and families everywhere. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Walker/Beacon High School 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

    • EEducation and Licensure
      Required: Bachelor’s degree with Massachusetts licensure in Special Education

      Preferred: Master’s degree in Special Education.
      Valid US Driver’s License and ability to transport children into the community

      Required: Experience teaching children with emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities.

      Preferred: Experience in supervision, curriculum development, and educational assessment.
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Recruitment at Walker
    • 1968 Central Avenue
    • Needham, Massachusetts 02492
    • Phone: 781-449-4500
    • Fax: 781.449.571
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