SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATE TEACHER, K-6

Prospect Hill Academy: Upper Elementary Campus

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Somerville, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3427275
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 12, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.




At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are seven core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school—
(1) High Expectations: Each student can do and be whatever s/he wants;
(2) Equity: Access and opportunity drive achievement;
(3) Personalization: One size does not fit all;
(4) Cultural Proficiency: We see, honor, and embrace differences;
(5) Collaboration: Many minds are better than one;
(6) Balance: Both-and, not either-or;
(7) Inquiry: Decisions are strategic and informed by data; and
(8) Accountability: If students fail, we all fail.




Job Summary: The Special Education Associate assists teachers in ensuring that all students receive a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in accordance with IDEA.




Primary Responsibilities:
  • Under supervision of a special education teacher, assist with and/or provide high quality instruction to students with a variety of mild to moderate learning disabilities.
  • Collect data related to student's IEP's to monitor student progress and inform instruction as directed by special education teacher
  • Implement student accommodations and/or modifications per student IEP's with support of special education teacher
  • Collaborate with special education teachers, general education colleagues, and members of the multi-disciplinary team (OT, SPL, PT, school counselor, etc)
  • Provide academic, behavioral, and social emotional support for students in the inclusive setting as directed by special education teacher
  • Utilize instructional and assistive technology for students, as needed.
  • Provide explicit instruction in meta-cognitive and executive functioning skills (time management, organization, self advocacy, etc.) as directed by special education teacher
  • Provide social coaching to support student access to social periods including recess, lunch, morning meeting, etc
  • Participate in professional development that is specific to the mission of PHA and responsive to the needs of our student population.
  • Use principles of restorative practices to both proactively and reactively support student behavior
  • Adhere strictly to timelines for the completion and submission of all required paperwork and data collection
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Fulfill non-instructional duties as assigned by the building director (morning supervision, advisory, bus duty, recess duty, etc.).
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times (attendance, punctuality, dress, written and oral communication, etc.).
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director of Special Education and/or the Building Principal.
Educational or other qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Understanding of state and federal regulations pertaining to Special Education
Specific skills and/or competence required:
  • Experience supporting students with various needs and learning styles
  • Flexibility, collaboration and a “growth mindset”
  • Ability to multi-task and perform a range of instructional and administrative duties
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Employer Description

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

    At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.

    The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

    P…positive
    R…resilient
    O…open-minded
    S…student-centered
    P…professional
    E…engaging
    C…collaborative, culturally competent, caring
    T…track record of High Performance

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is seeking energetic, dedicated, and flexible individuals to join the faculty and staff of our college preparatory school. The school prides itself on the passion, compassion, talent, and expertise of the people who work here. Together we strive to implement best practices in service of student achievement. As such we provide:

    - A coherent, comprehensive, and creative K-12 college preparatory curriculum
    - An emphasis on high academic and behavioral standards for all students
    - A collaborative environment with extraordinary educators who are committed to ongoing learning, reflection, and professional growth
    - Strong parental and community involvement

    Prospect Hill Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking to attract teachers who reflect the wonderful diversity of our student population and encourage minority candidates to apply.

    For a look at what it is like to work at PHA, please go to: http://www.phacs.org/apps/pages/careers Learn more about us...


    Location Description

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

    At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.

    The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

    P…positive
    R…resilient
    O…open-minded
    S…student-centered
    P…professional
    E…engaging
    C…collaborative, culturally competent, caring
    T…track record of High Performance

    PHA's Upper Elementary Campus is located in East Somerville and serves grades 4-6. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Please describe how your educational philosophy aligns with PHA’s Mission: "Prospect Hill Academy Charter School will prepare each student for success in college, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and foster responsible citizenship."
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Please tell us where you found this position posted.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Alison Bradley
    • 17 Franklin Street
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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