The Home for Little Wanderers ( learn more )

Walpole, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3139017
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : September 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

To assist students to become more active learners and make substantial academic gains, Clifford Academy provides a year-round engaging and comprehensive program focused on education, career development, recreation/fitness, and an individualized therapeutic approach. These areas of focus are essential in helping students build self-esteem and become active members of their communities by reducing academic and behavioral regression, promoting positive social skills, and providing exercise and fun.

Under direction of a Principal, participate in the implementation of individualized educational programs for special needs children at varying academic levels; behavioral management and related crisis intervention activities in the classroom; multi-disciplinary treatment team activities; and preparation of related reports and documentation, including Individual Education Plans.

Essential Functions
  • Assist in planning and implementing of individualized educational programs for assigned students including curriculum and specific lesson plans consistent with broad educational guidelines of the agency and facility as well as Head Teacher plans. Research and collect educational resource materials, and provide individualized academic instruction to students of wide-ranging academic performance in conjunction with the Head Teacher.
  • Implement behavioral management program within the classroom. Maintain current knowledge of the facility/agency’s behavior management principles, system, and procedures, including TCI training. Participate in application of the system in the classroom including crisis intervention, use of restraints when required, processing with children during incidents, and teaching and modeling of social and emotional skills and growth.
  • Participate as a member of student/client multi-disciplinary teams, provide information regarding the child’s progress in an educational setting and receive multi-disciplinary advice and guidance to facilitate achievement of treatment, behavioral and educational goals. Meet and maintain liaison with collateral staff as required and serve as student advocate.
  • Participate in a variety of meetings, conferences and workshops, and prepare a variety of reports and records, including Individual Education Plans, client notes, conference reports, documentation forms, report cards and related comments, etc.
  • Assist Head Teacher in maintaining a safe, orderly and neat classroom environment
  • Provide monitoring and coverage as needed in the program, which may include monitoring of lunch, recess, halls, and/or chaperoning on field trips, etc.
  • May serve on department, facility, or agency committees as appropriate
  • Communicate with and involve families in the educational program of each child; assist the Head Teacher in the implementation of appropriate family activities in the program
  • May be required to carry a mobile device
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree and knowledge in field of designated assignment or subject (such as early childhood education, vocational training, computer science, etc.) required
  • Master's Degree in Education or a related field preferred
  • Previous experience working in education and/or with program specific population of children highly desirable
  • DESE Licensure required
  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer with the ability to learn new software applications
Physical Requirements

Frequent standing, walking, and climbing stairs. May require the ability to effectively restrain children using proper techniques. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to calmly and effectively talk to children.

  • The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities, or skills required of personnel so classified.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
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  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Home for Little Wanderers 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

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

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 10 Guest Street
    • Brighton, Massachusetts 02135

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