SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR

The League School of Greater Boston ( learn more )

East Walpole, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4016498
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 23, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

League School of Greater Boston is an award winning year-round program dedicated to the education of children on the autism spectrum. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking a SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR to start immediately.

Position Requirements:
•Master’s degree in special education with current MA certification in moderate or severe special needs.
•Five years’ experience with autistic population and demonstrated interpersonal, supervisory, and administrative skills.
•Prefer MA certification in special education administration.
•Must pursue special education administration license within the first year of employment if not currently licensed.
•Must pass rigorous background checks, including nationwide fingerprint screening.
•Must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.

Supervision Received: Assistant Director of Education (ADOE)
Supervision Exercised: assigned teachers in their program

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

1.Coordinates with the Administrative, Clinical, Allied Health, and Residential Management teams to provide clinical input and insight on program development and strategic planning.
2.Participates in the development of behavior intervention strategies and daily living-skill techniques for individual students and follow through on the strategies developed by the team.
3.Assists in the coordination of student behavior programs with the behavioral department.
4.Develops curriculum content, as needed, to implement each student’s goals and objectives, as written in his/her Individual Education Program (IEP).
5.In conjunction with nursing and clinical staff, monitors health and safety of students and ensures follow through on recommendations. Works as a team player. Facilitates annual reviews, re-evaluations, progress meetings, supervision and staff meetings. Attends and facilitates classroom meetings. Comes prepared with agenda and ready to discuss issues and solutions.
6.Ensures completion of daily paperwork for individual students (e.g., notes to parents, Incident Reports, Accident Reports, etc.)
7.Reviews and helps teachers develop: Quarterly Progress Reports, Individual Education Programs and Re-evaluation Reports.
8.Participates in the development of Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) and reviews draft IEP’s and Progress Reports before submission.
9.Reviews prepared lesson plans for appropriateness for all students in the classroom.
10.Conducts consistent classroom observation at least 3 times per month. Documents the observations and reviews with the teaching staff on a weekly basis. Observations should address classroom management, teaching practice, and adherence to IEP objectives.
11.In conjunction with the ADOE, develops classroom schedule that provides structure for the students and limits stimuli as appropriate within the setting.
12.Provides documented supervision of assigned teachers in their program on a weekly/biweekly basis.
13.Approves attendance of teachers according to current timekeeping system.
14.Completes annual evaluations for assigned teachers in their program.
15.Screens, interviews, and reference checks all potential staff for classrooms on caseload.
16.For students on their caseload, communicates with specialists, school nurse, clinicians, and residential staff to effectively maintain the goals of the student.
17.For residential students, ensures cross programmatic cooperation and implementation of IEP goals, behavior plans, etc.
18.For students on their caseload, as assigned by the ADOE, establishes and maintains a good working relationship between the school and the student’s home. This may include: phone contact, notes to parents, parent visits, team meetings, etc.
19.For students on their caseload, arranges meetings and conducts ongoing communication with school districts.
20.Coordinates MCAS testing, training, and completion of MCAS and MCAS/ALT portfolios in coordination with the Assistant DOE/DOE.
21.Maintain database for MCAS grades.
22.Ensure the provision of services is delivered to all students and families in a respectful and dignified manner. Students should receive educational services in an environment free of abuse and neglect and with respect to their human rights.
23.Closely monitors program budget, including monthly reconciliation of expenditures.
24.Participates in all trainings, as required by League School of Greater Boston.
25.Performs other related duties, as designated by the Assistant DOE/DOE, that are deemed necessary for the operation of the school, such as evening trainings, Open House, etc.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, STD, LTD, and Life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan with match, professional development opportunities, as well as personal and sick days in addition to school vacation weeks off.

Equal Opportunity Employer
League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to HR@leagueschool.com or by mail to:
League School of Greater Boston
Attn: Human Resources
300 Boston Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032

A link to all current job openings is also available on our website www.leagueschool.com; click Work at League.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
    Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities
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