Wakefield Public Schools

Wakefield, MA

Job Details

Job Description


  • 5-12 Moderate or Severe Special Needs Certification required
  • Additional middle school content certification preferred (ELA, math, social studies, and/or science)
  • Experience working with students with significant social/emotional impairments/disabilities.
  • Experience/background knowledge of Social Emotional Learning Curriculum and implementation 
  • Experience creating and implementing programming that supports the needs of students in both inclusion and Special Education settings
  • Experience collaborating with general education teachers to create plans that support academic, social, and emotional learning of students on caseload

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of special education caseload of students in grades 5-8, ensuring implementation of and compliance with all mandates related to IEP process.
  • Provide, if necessary, small group instruction of grade level content
  • Develop therapeutic service delivery model in which all students improve social/emotional competencies to become self-sufficient and independent learners.
  • Establish and maintain regular two-way communication with parents
  • Manage and direct paraprofessionals to support the needs of students 
  • Collaborate with outside agencies to support social emotional team model, as appropriate
  • Support transitions for students from elementary therapeutic programming and into high school therapeutic programming.
  • Perform all such duties as assigned by the Principal and Administration of Special Education.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


Physical Demands: the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Start Date: September 2020

Equal Opportunity Employer

Wakefield 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.

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