Galvin Middle School ( learn more )

Wakefield Public Schools

Wakefield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3795412
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 4, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

POSITION:        Special Education Teacher- Severe Special Needs (22-23 School Year)


LOCATION:       Galvin Middle School


SALARY:           per contract based on experience



Galvin Middle School is seeking a qualified special educator to teach students with disabilities in our STAR Program, a substantially separate program for students who are medically fragile. 


Self-care, health, medical needs and physical development;

Therapist: speech/communication, OT, PT;

Academics (content-based, functional skills, and pre-vocational skills);

Regulation of behavior


Licensed MA Special Education teacher, Severe Special Needs

  • Experience working with students with multiple disabilities in need of individualized academic support, therapies and daily living skills. 
  • Experience working collaboratively with a team to support student needs. 
  • Experience directing and supporting paraprofessionals to meet student needs. 


  • Consult with student teams and develop an instructional model and practices that support students with severe special needs across academic settings which may include planning and implementation of a small group, 1:1 and inclusion support. 
  • Complete informal and formal diagnostic assessments and make recommendations for IEP programming and scheduling based on results
  • Serve as liaison for students on middle school academic team
  • Participate in and at times, lead special education meetings with the purpose of developing IEPs specific to the needs of students.
  • Coordinate schedule with service providers to ensure compliance with service delivery grids across settings
  • Collect, compile and interpret  data for progress monitoring and adjusting instructional practice. Support grading and develop progress reports connected to IEP goals. 
  • Support the process of creating MCAS Alternate Assessment Portfolios
  • Communicate regularly with parents, reporting progress and discussing areas of struggle
  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of student IEPs
  • Incorporate assistive technology to support student needs
  • Collaborate with special education related service providers who are providing support and consult for students. 


CLOSING DATE                     Open until filled

STARTING DATE:                 September 1, 2022





The Wakefield Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religtion or age.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Karen Fitzpatrick , Admin. Asst. to the Superintendent
    • 60 Farm Street
    • Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

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