Hampshire Regional Middle and High School ( learn more )

Hampshire Regional School District

Westhampton, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079467
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2019

Job Description




Office of the Superintendent, 19 Stage Road, Westhampton, MA 01027-9655
Phone (413)527-7200 FAX (413)529-9497

Hampshire Regional Middle/High School

Date: March 18, 2019

Job Title/Position:
FTE 1.0 Special Education Teacher

Curriculum, Planning and Assessment
• Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental levels of students in the classroom and the different ways the students learn
• Design units and lessons with measurable objectives that are aligned to the state standards, common core, and adopted curriculum of the Hampshire Regional School District
• Coordinate, facilitate and supervise curriculum and specialized programming and support services in compliance with federal and state requirements for students with special needs in grades 7-12. This includes confer with parents, administrators, testing team, social workers and others to develop and write Individual Education Plans for students.
• Plan curriculum, lessons, and special education programs/interventions.
• Implement and provide consultation on effective instructional strategies and curriculum that align with the MA curriculum frameworks and Common Core as modified to meet the individual needs of children and instructional requirements of the Individual Education Plans.
• Evaluate and observe students as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Collect data, monitor progress, and modify general education programs.
• Collect and analyze data from various sources including formal and informal assessments, observations, performance evaluations and teacher reports.
• Write quarterly progress reports and year end evaluations based on collected data.
Teaching All Students
• Maintain an integrated therapies model of intensive instruction and support that provides follow through for occupational, physical, and Speech/language therapy services, as well as assistive technology and other related services required for individual children to progress effectively.
• Provide appropriate direction to the teaching team for the facilitation of inclusion.
• Facilitate the positive transition, placement and curriculum planning for students with special needs into general education classroom activities.
• Schedule, plan and oversee student support in inclusive settings.
• Support student to prepare for statewide standardized testing with accommodations as dictated in the IEP. This includes making appropriate recommendation in the IEP for standardized and non-standard accommodations.
• Provide students with opportunities to explore life and career goals appropriately to their individual age and situation.
• Lead an advisory group and advocate for student needs
• Anticipate and respond appropriately to student misunderstandings, conflicts, differences and questions
Family and Community Engagement
• Maintain open and effective communication with parents, staff, and administration about student learning, progress and grades
• Participate actively in IEP, 504, SAC, and Pre-referral meetings
Professional Culture
• Participate in and lead IEP team meetings, parent conferences, and case management staffing and transition meetings as needed.
• Participate actively in team/department/faculty meetings
• Continuously seek out ideas for improving practice and actively participate in professional development opportunities and the educator evaluation process
• Collaborate with colleagues to support students on IEPs, develop curriculum, analyze student performance, and plan interventions
• Observe and implement the rules and regulations established for the school as outlined in the school handbook and by administration

• Perform any other task/duty required or requested that is related to maintaining services and student records in compliance with Federal and state law, regulation, and policy.

Start Date: August 28, 2019
• MA License Moderate Disabilities 5-8, 8-12
• Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required
• Special Education teaching experience with students with disabilities
• Experience working with curriculum accommodations and modifications
• Experience with inclusion and de-escalation strategies
• Knowledge/experience with students with autism preferred
• Knowledge of services provided by or available from other agencies preferred
• Superior interpersonal skills/ability to communicate and interact with parents, staff, and students.
• Restraint Training preferred, and willingness to complete restraint training required.
CORI Check required by District.
Federal Fingerprinting Check required by State.

Call the Superintendent’s Office at 413-527-7200 for an application or visit the employment section of our website: www.hr-k12.org/pages/Hampshire_RegionalSD/Offices .

Application Deadline: April 26, 2019

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

    Hampshire Regional School District 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

    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Leann Fanion , Payroll and Personnel Coordinator
    • 19 Stage Road
    • Westhampton, Massachusetts 01027

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