Ivy Street School ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3733516
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 2, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Ivy Street School is a small, year-round, private residential special education school committed to advancing equity and access for young people living with disabilities. We serve neurodiverse adolescents ages 13-22. We support the whole child through a student-first model that is driven by collaboration, a willingness to think big, and a commitment to knowing our students well.

We believe that every student is exceptional and at Ivy Street, we work tirelessly to create the educational and therapeutic conditions for our students to thrive. As a community, we are focused on the immediate needs of our scholars with an unwavering eye on their future needs and the concrete plans to achieve it. Our multidisciplinary team works to create rich and meaningful experiences that will nurture learning and prepare our students for their transition into adulthood and independent living. While our classrooms have four walls, we consider Boston our second classroom and our students are often making meaning and deepening learning throughout the city.

Job Description:

We are seeking a Special Education Teacher to join our team. The ideal candidate is an experienced educator who has a creative, flexible, and future-focused approach. Teachers are charged with building healthy and dynamic relationships with students and developing and differentiating curriculum to meet a wide range of needs. Teachers work with a Teaching Assistant in a classroom with 6-8 students. The position, under the supervision of an administrator, involves teaching, unit planning, technology integration, IEP writing, and grading. At the core, it involves driving outcomes and supporting young people in developing the skills and tools they need to transition into their adult life.

Responsibilities include:

· Develop and facilitate responsive and engaging lessons based on student IEP goals and learning styles

· Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the diverse learning styles and needs of students

· Develop IEP goals for students and attend and present at annual IEP meetings, 3-year reevaluation meetings and reconvene meetings for students on their caseload

· Complete formative and ongoing assessments of student knowledge and achievement and use data to inform academic planning

· Provide classroom behavior management utilizing the principles of PBIS, in conjunction with the behavior team and clinicians

· Lead weekly classroom collaboration meetings with other members of the treatment team that focus on student and family support

· Communicate with families regularly to communicate student progress and outcomes

· Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to assess student progress and determine additional supports or interventions for areas of additional treatment needs

Supervision, support, and professional learning are provided. Ivy Street School is driven by trauma-informed care and we use Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Restorative Justice to support positive behavior development and deepen character. Our organization is committed to deepening its work in anti-racism and seeks team members who are committed to that fight.

All employees must be Covid-19 vaccinated.


The Ivy Street School offers a competitive benefits package including a generous earned time package, health, dental, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings plan, and employee discount programs. Free parking is available at the school. Meals are provided during the shift by our culinary team. School employees enjoy a supportive environment and the opportunity to work, learn and grow alongside an expert multidisciplinary team.


· B.A. or B.S. in Special Education or Education

·"License in Special Education 5-12-Preferred. We will consider putting a teaching candidate on a waiver for the 2021-2022 school year if they are a good fit and are invested in their professional growth and development."

· Previous experience working with neurodiverse students

· A valid driver’s license

· A background check, drug and alcohol test will be performed prior to start

· CPR and First Aid required, offered upon hire

Visit our website! www.ivystreetschool.org

MAB Community Services is committed to workplace diversity, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Alternative Learning Environment
    Special Education > Autism
  • Employer Description

    MAB serves a broad range of adolescents and adults through its three distinct service divisions: Adult Disability Services (ADS), The Ivy Street School, and the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI). The Ivy Street School provides a Chapter 766 approved comprehensive education, treatment and transition program for adolescents with brain injuries, autism spectrum, and behavioral health issues.

    MAB's divisions are unified by a common mission that all its programs, employees and leaders share: to provide the training and support necessary for people to live full and satisfying lives in the community, despite their impairments. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ivy Street 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

    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Andy Cavanagh
    • 200 Ivy Street
    • Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

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