New Bedford Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER


Casimir Pulaski Elementary School
New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3214655 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: January 7, 2020 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
JOB GOAL: The Special Education Teacher is responsible for day-to-day management of the classroom and provision of instruction, including development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals, assessment, and curriculum design. The teacher is also responsible for the supervision of classroom staff, ongoing parent contact, and collaboration with behavior support staff and community collateral contact.



The Comprehensive Behavior Intervention Program (CBIP) is a highly specialized special education program that services students with significant social/emotional disabilities. These students exhibit severe behavioral difficulties and may require the use of physical intervention to manage behaviors. As a result, any teacher applying to the position must have:

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Design and carry out developmentally appropriate motivating curriculum/programming as warranted by IEP goals / MA curriculum frameworks.
• Guide classroom staff in implementing goals of children.
• Provide direct individual and/or group instruction.
• Provide trans-disciplinary programming through consultation with professional, behavioral support, and therapeutic staff.
• Collect, analyze and maintain behavioral data on all students within the classroom.
• Conduct thorough educational evaluations necessary for quarterly progress reports, annual assessment and reevaluations.
• When scheduled prepare MCAS alternate assessment on students assigned.
• Provide assistance in feeding, toileting, and dressing skills as developmentally necessary and required.
• Initiate and support the use of assistive technology to provide access.
• Daily maintenance of supplies, equipment, and departmental space.
• Organize daily schedule to meet caseload requirements and uses indirect time appropriately.
• Consult with staff in other discipline areas to improve programming.
• Facilitate ongoing parent contact and encourage family involvement.
• Develop appropriate individual IEP consistent with training in a timely way.
• knowledge of reading interventions and experience working with students that have social-emotional and behavioral needs.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in special education or related field. Master’s preferred.
• Certification as a special education teacher (moderate-severe)
• Knowledge in the area of developmental disabilities, specifically social and emotional disabilities.
• Knowledge and experience in the area of Emotional Development and Social Skills Training preferred.
• Demonstrated ability in managing students with severe behavioral difficulties.
• Familiar with special education assessment tools.
• Knowledge of curriculum design and development, and the ability to successfully create, develop, and implement individual behavior plans.
• Demonstrated ability in maintaining and analyzing behavioral data.
• Demonstrated ability in maintaining effective communication with administration, parents, counselors, and related service providers.
• Demonstrated ability to lead classroom staff to ensure all are working towards a common vision.
• Knowledge of MA Curriculum Frameworks and MCAS alternate assessments.
• Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the provision of special education and the special education process.
• Certification in Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and Preventing and Managing Aggressive Behaviors (PMAB) required.

REPORTS TO BUILDING PRINCIPAL


This is a Unit A position.

The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Brenna Bennett
    1097 Braley Rd
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02745
    Phone: 508-997-4511 x 2225
    Fax: 508-997-4511 x 2370
    Email: bjbennett@newbedfordschools.org