SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER- ELEMENTARY

Paul Rodrigues Administration Buildilng ( learn more )

New Bedford Public Schools

New Bedford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3171111
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Goal:
The Special Education Teacher is responsible for day to day management of the classroom and provision of instruction, including development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, assessment, and curriculum design. The teacher is also responsible for the supervision of classroom staff and ongoing parent contact. The teacher is expected to collaborate with general education/special education teachers to ensure student needs are met.

Performance and Responsibilities:
1. Design and carryout developmentally appropriate motivating curriculum/programming as warranted by IEP goals/MA curriculum framework
2., Develop data collection systems using curriculum based and school wide progress monitoring tools to monitor progress towards goals and standards
3 Implement behavior and incentive plans and maintain data to support children’s behavior and social emotional needs.
4. Guide classroom support staff in implementing activities that support childrens’goals and other areas of need and in collecting data.
4. Provide direct individual and/or group instruction through inclusion and/or resource models
5 Provide trans-disciplinary programming through consultation with professional and therapeutic staff
6. Conduct thorough educational evaluations, developmental assessments, and/or progress monitoring necessary for quarterly progress reports, annual assessment and re-evaluations
7 When scheduled, prepare MCAS alternate assessment on students assigned
8. Provide assistance in ADLs for students as necessary
9. Implement social skills training approaches and programs
10. Utilize various techniques to provide sensory diets for students
11. Initiate and support the use of assistive technology to provide access to the curriculum and to support communication as necessary
12. Support the transition of students within the classroom and building by using positive behavior supports, visuals, and developmentally appropriate interventions.
13 Daily maintenance of supplies, equipment, and departmental space
14. Organize daily schedule to meet caseload requirements and uses indirect time appropriately
15. Consult with staff in other discipline areas to improve programming
16 Facilitate ongoing parent communication and encourage family involvement
17. With the guidance of the team facilitator or Supervisor and in collaboration with required team members, develop appropriate individual IEPs consistent with District expectations and all applicable laws and regulations
18. Participation in ongoing professional development in the Special Education Department and in your school(s) to support the implementation of School and District initiatives and goals
19. Other duties as outlined by the Special Education Director or Designee


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
    Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    New Bedford 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.

    Job Requirements

    • QUALIFICATIONS:

      1. Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Special Education or related field
      2. Certification as a Special Education teacher
      3. Knowledge in the area of developmental disabilities
      4. Familiar with special education assessment tools
      5. Knowledge of curriculum design and development
      6. Knowledge of MA Curriculum Frameworks and MCAS alternative assessments
      7. Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the provision of Special Education and the Special Education process


      Reports to:Principal/ Special Education Director
      This position follows the UNIT A contract.




      The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Sandi Ford
    • 455 County Street
    • New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

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