STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: BTU SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSESSOR - RELATED SERVICES (SUMMER 2021)

Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital ( learn more )

Roxbury, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3570688
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : June 14, 2021

Job Description

*** This is a stipended position and is only open to current, eligible, BPS employees whose current job status allows them to participate in this opportunity. ***

 

REPORTS TO: Heather Geary, Manager of Compliance  & Aixa Borrero-Sanchez, Assistant Director Related Service

 

DATES: July 12 - August 13, 2021

 

Terms/Salary Grade:  A stipend of $150.00-$550.00 per assessment area (please see breakdown below), per student will be provided to each assessor. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 school closures effective March 16, 2020, the Office of Special Education (OSE) and Behavioral Health Services (BHS) teams have experienced a backlog of student assessments.  These assessments are required for Teams to not only remain in compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations but also in ensuring that students’ IEP goals are accurate and appropriate. 

 

STIPEND POSITION OVERVIEW: The Office of Special Education (OSE) is in need of current BPS Teachers/Related Service Providers to administer Special Education Testing to address the current backlog due to the COVID-19 Emergency. 

 

Related Service Assessors will need to be familiar with administering, scoring, and interpreting the assessments in their respective areas. 

 

This is an in-person opportunity with an immediate start date, as assessments will be conducted at designated testing centers city-wide. Adequate PPE will be provided to all testing sites.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 

As part of the stipend opportunity, Assessors will be required to:  

  • Administer the assessment in-person and complete the evaluation reporting components. The evaluation report will be an original document written by the assessor and will contain testing results, description of subtests administered, interpretation of the results, and recommendations.
  • A generated test summary from testing platforms will not be an acceptable form of an evaluation report. 
  • Upload the assessment results and reports into EdPlan three days prior to the meeting. 
  • Contact the TEAM member presenting their report to discuss findings at the TEAM meeting. 

 

Please note that this is a temporary, stipend opportunity with an immediate start date to be completed outside of your normal working hours. 

 

The stipend will be paid out once the work is completed at the end of the summer. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED:

  • Currently working in Boston Public Schools;
  • Experience administering Related Services approved battery of tests; and 
  • Appropriate licensure for administering assessment. 

Discipline

Stipend per Case

Adaptive Physical Education

$200.00

Occupational Therapy

$300.00

Orientation & Mobility

$250.00

Physical Therapy

$250.00

Speech Therapy

$350.00

Teachers of the Visually Impaired

$550.00

  • Position Type: Summer
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Employer Description

    Academic Excellence for Every Child
    As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

    Our responsibility is to ensure every child has great teachers and great school leaders. In the Boston Public Schools we tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. Together, we are:

    Strengthening teaching and school leadership
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    Redesigning district services for effectiveness, efficiency, and equity
    By securing new flexibilities and resources, we have intervened in our lowest-performing schools, many of which are showing greater growth than the district average. By partnering with community organizations and expanding grant opportunities, we have expanded science, arts, athletics and doubled summer learning opportunities to end the cycle of summer learning loss.

    Federal stimulus dollars allowed us to create Parent University, one of the first in the nation, to deepen the home-school connection. We have increased the number of schools serving students with disabilities with inclusive settings from four to 26 and are moving toward inclusive settings in every school. Investments in teacher training and stronger assessments have enhanced our ability to serve English Language Learners, who in 2013 saw a graduation rate increase of over seven percent.

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    • Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
    • 2300 Washington Street
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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