The May Center School for Autism - W. Springfield

May Institute

West Springfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3171403
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 10, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in West Springfield is currently accepting resumes for a Lead Teacher to provide classroom leadership to staff and students in a classroom that provides educational services to children and adolescents with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Come be part of our dynamic team! We value small class sizes usually consisting of six students with a 1:1 student to staff ratio. As the classroom's Lead Teacher you will have the opportunity to teach alongside a well-trained team while having access to support and resources to develop your professional growth.

We provide full-day, year-round educational and vocational services for children and adolescents from preschool to age 22, using proven methods of treatment and teaching based on the latest clinical and applied research.

For six decades, May Institute has set the national standard for providing comprehensive, research-based services to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and mental illness. May Institute blends science with service to help make progress possible for thousands of children, adults, and families each year.

Join us in our mission to promote independence, choice, dignity and respect for those we serve.


Provide coordination and leadership to classroom students and staff
Deliver student individualized and group instruction and other educational objectives with the understanding that this position is frequently in ratio during student school hours
Supervise classroom staff and provide support and feedback as needed·
Train staff on implementing student programming
Help design individualized curriculum and write IEPs
Collect and evaluate data
Write and review student progress reports
Implement comprehensive behavior support plans
Provide case management and home consultation
Prepare and complete MCAS and MCAS Alternative portfolios
Conduct educational assessments as needed·


Master’s degree preferred
Massachusetts certification in moderate or severe special education preferred
Applicants currently enrolled in a Master's level teacher special education licensure program working towards moderate or severe special education licensure will be considered
Experience in ABA and working with students with Autism and other developmental disabilities required
Strong organizational and communication skills
Availability to work year-round Monday through Friday
Management experience preferred
Valid Driver’s License
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
  • Welcome to The May Center School for Autism - W. Springfield!

    The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in West Springfield, Massachusetts, provides educational services to children and adolescents ages 3-22, with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. It is one of May Institute's four special education schools in Massachusetts and California for students with autism and other special needs.

    The classrooms have 1:1 staff to student ratios, and our highly trained staff utilize the most effective methods of working with autistic children. Classroom activities emphasize all areas of a child's development, including communication, language, social, school readiness, self-care, and play skills. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    May Institute 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

    Contact Information

    • Rachel Vieu
    • 511 Main St
    • West Springfield, Massachusetts 01089

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