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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3796486
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 4, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

School District Position Description


Position Title:            Special Education Teacher

Department:              SPED

Reports to:                 Director of SPED                                                      Date: 3/4/2022

Approved by:                                                                                                Date:




Qualified or Certified by Massachusetts Department of Education.

MSN  PreK – 8

Master’s Degree preferred


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Managing the needs of students on IEPs; many of which have overall weaknesses in both ELA and math.
  • Making modifications and accommodations within the regular education classroom.
  • Designing and implementing lessons in accordance with student IEPs as well as managing paraprofessional support with student caseload.
  • Must have skills in breaking down curriculum into manageable steps while integrating self-advocacy and self-determination skills into task completion.
  • Motivate students by counseling to develop abilities and talents.


Experience and Skills:


  • Adapting assignments to different learning styles.
  • Differentiating instruction.
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively work with a team.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Writing IEPs, particularly solid goals and objectives.
  • Administering and reporting on assessments including the WJR-III and WIAT.
  • Experience using data for progress monitoring.
  • Compliance aspects around Special Education regulations
  • Training in systematic phonetic based reading programs such as Lips, Wilson.
  • Training in programs such as Project Read, Read Naturally, Great Leaps, Framing your Thoughts, Empower.
  • Experience in Building high level of need service models within the public school setting.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


Physical Demands: the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wakefield Public Schools 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

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

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

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