Learning Prep School ( learn more )

W. Newton, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3732877
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 2, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Learning Prep School in West Newton, MA is eagerly seeking a Horticulture Teacher to manage our on-site greenhouse/garden and instruct our students in the horticultural arts. Outgoing, highly-organized candidates with a passion for sharing knowledge and a DESE Vocational Teacher License in Horticulture and/or experience working with students with learning disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. This full-time position works our regular 186-day school year. The hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am-3:15pm, with after-school meetings until 4 on Wednesdays.

Please visit our website to learn more about our unique school for students with language-based learning disabilities. We offer a competitive benefits package, great work-life balance, and a caring community of dedicated special education professionals. Click here to see what makes our school such a special place to work!

Full-time employee benefits include:
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance (100% employer-paid)
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance (100% employer-paid)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Free on-site parking
  • Deeply discounted childcare in our on-site EEC-certified daycare/preschool program based on availability.
All applicants should submit a resume and cover letter

Direct hires only, no recruiters please

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Job Goal: To provide informed, engaged, and differentiated instruction

  • Implement the program core values and mandated programs.
  • Establish and implement behavioral and work expectations (i.e., classroom rules, in-place behavior monitoring system for reinforcement) to be consistently maintained in the classroom and throughout the school building.
  • Provide differentiated classroom instruction through the implementation of curriculum content, methods and materials, guided by the MA Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core State Standards, where appropriate, in accordance with copyright regulations.
  • Provide all accommodations to students, as required by the IEP.
  • Monitor students with vigilance and integrity at all times in accordance with the program’s policies, including the Acceptable Use policy.
  • Formulate lesson plans; monthly projected plans as specified by Supervisor.
  • Evaluate student progress through multiple assessment of student work, compile report card grades and/or individual student progress reports as required and within estimated timelines.
  • Review of all cumulative records of assigned students including: IEPs, evaluations, progress notes, status reports, medical background, etc.
  • Provide pertinent information and recommendations for IEP Meetings as specified.
  • Maintain parent contact in cooperation with other school staff (i.e., phone log, e-mail, etc.).
  • Maintain collaborative communication with staff to ensure consistent service delivery.
  • Attend to assigned duties (i.e., lunch, cab, break duty, etc.).
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, in-service trainings, parent meetings, and student-centered staff meetings.
  • Implement problem solving, negotiating, and mediating skills with students.
  • Maintain a positive, flexible and pro-active professional attitude.
  • Develop an ongoing, problem solving relationship with supervisor, seeking guidance as necessary.
  • Focus on the acquisition of adaptive, positive work behavior skills and enrichment of expressive language
  • Compile report card grades and/or individual student progress reports as required and within estimate timelines.
  • Complete weekly goal sheets when specified.
  • Establish goals to continue professional growth and development.
Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

About Learning Prep School: Located in West Newton, Learning Prep School is an innovative and unique non-profit school for students with significant and diverse language and learning challenges. Our students face a broad range of learning disabilities, including language-based, nonverbal and executive functioning difficulties. Understanding that language skills are the basis for all learning, LPS's unique curriculum integrates the teaching of language skills in all subjects. LPS strives to provide specialized instruction in an inspiring, warm, supportive and emotionally safe environment.

LPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our unique school, please visit our website
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 54,000 to $ 58,000 Per Year
  • Job Categories : Career Education > Agriculture
    Career Education > Horticulture
    Special Education > Learning Disabled
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Employer Description

    Learning Prep School serves students with language-based learning disabilities from across Massachusetts and parts of New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Our supportive, small classrooms and highly-qualified faculty offer the type of environment where our students thrive. Learn more about our unique school by visiting www.learningprep.org Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Learning Prep School 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

    • All new hires must pass CORI, fingerprinting, and reference checks
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Cate Wilson , HR Manager
    • 1507 Washington Street
    • West Newton, Massachusetts 02465

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