Hoosac Valley Regional School District
Employment Opportunities

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER - GRADES 8 - 12 - ANTICIPATED OPENING FY21-22


Hoosac Valley High School
Hoosac Valley Regional School District
Cheshire, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3496246 Application Deadline: May 14, 2021
Posted: April 15, 2021 Starting Date: August 28, 2021

Job Description
Certified Special Education Teacher for students with varying levels and degrees of disabilities. Teacher is responsible for providing individualized instruction, curriculum and instruction accommodations, adaptation and modification; implementation of behavioral and academic intervention; and constant collaboration with general education teachers and support staff. A co-teaching model of instruction may be followed.

Supervision:
Works under the direct supervision of the building principal and Director of Special Services

Essential Functions:
Teacher is expected to:
· Navigate, write and understand Individualized Education Plans/Programs (IEPs)
· Ensure services are provided in accordance with the IEP
· Monitor and report progress toward IEP Goals and Objectives
· Design and implement assistive technologies
· Perform special education eligibility assessments and other data collection tools
· Submit necessary reports and documentation on time to administration and other necessary personnel
· Collaborate/consult with other teachers to ensure students are receiving an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment and with accommodations as outlined in the IEP
· Adapt and modify curriculum to meet the diverse and unique needs of each student
· Plan, schedule, and participate in and/or facilitate IEP team meetings
· Design, write and implement academic and behavioral intervention plans
· Frequent communication with parents highlighting academic and behavioral progress or challenges
· Participate in building-based and content-based professional development
· Perform necessary duties of any teacher of the district as outlined in the teacher assignment and contract
· Participate in and fulfill all aspects of the teacher evaluation program
Qualifications:
· Active DESE Student with Moderate Disability K-12 License or Early Childhood dual certification (required and licensed as appropriate for grade level hired)
· 3 years of experience working in a public or private school system (preferred)
· Training in specialized reading and mathematics programs (preferred)
· Training and experience in working with specialized programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Life Skills, and/or students with specific learning disabilities (preferred).

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Job Requirements
Qualifications: · Active DESE Student with Moderate Disability K-12 License or Early Childhood dual certification (required and licensed as appropriate for grade level hired) · 3 years of experience working in a public or private school system (preferred) · Training in specialized reading and mathematics programs (preferred) · Training and experience in working with specialized programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Life Skills, and/or students with specific learning disabilities (preferred). Skills and Abilities: · Interpersonal and communication skills when working with parents and staff and for meeting facilitation · Knowledge of special education law, policies and procedures (outlined in IDEA) · Knowledge and application of special education eligibility assessments · Frequent and ongoing note-taking and observation of student classroom performance and behavior · Data collection and analyses · Ability to use data to make informed instructional decisions · Advocacy for student needs and resources · Modeling for staff and students the cooperative process and focus on student strengths, learning style, peers as role models and positive student achievement at individual ability levels · Recognition of an outside-the-box level of thinking and initiative when working with all students · Daily flexibility and quick-thinking skills · Organization and time management skills · Demonstrate knowledge of basic computer skills · Ability to move about the classroom and building efficiently to deliver instruction, perform classroom management Additional Considerations: · Familiarity with early childhood developmental stages, social, language and physical development · Assistance with activities of daily living (hygiene, dress, toileting, diapering etc.) · In work in specialized programs, additional skills will be required including, but not limited to, restraint training, behavior management experience, development of individual and group level systems, and reading instruction training/experience. Personnel do not do restraints unless training is current. Physical Requirements: Varying degrees of physical activity are necessary for this position dependent upon the type of classroom. General moderate physical activity is required with occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Must be physically able, if training is current, to restrain a student in accordance with procedure. Certified Special Education Teacher for students with varying levels and degrees of disabilities. Teacher is responsible for providing individualized instruction, curriculum and instruction accommodations, adaptation and modification; implementation of behavioral and academic intervention; and constant collaboration with general education teachers and support staff. A co-teaching model of instruction may be followed. Supervision: Works under the direct supervision of the building principal and Director of Special Services Essential Functions: Teacher is expected to: · Navigate, write and understand Individualized Education Plans/Programs (IEPs) · Ensure services are provided in accordance with the IEP · Monitor and report progress toward IEP Goals and Objectives · Design and implement assistive technologies · Perform special education eligibility assessments and other data collection tools · Submit necessary reports and documentation on time to administration and other necessary personnel · Collaborate/consult with other teachers to ensure students are receiving an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment and with accommodations as outlined in the IEP · Adapt and modify curriculum to meet the diverse and unique needs of each student · Plan, schedule, and participate in and/or facilitate IEP team meetings · Design, write and implement academic and behavioral intervention plans · Frequent communication with parents highlighting academic and behavioral progress or challenges · Participate in building-based and content-based professional development · Perform necessary duties of any teacher of the district as outlined in the teacher assignment and contract · Participate in and fulfill all aspects of the teacher evaluation program Qualifications: · Active DESE Student with Moderate Disability K-12 License or Early Childhood dual certification (required and licensed as appropriate for grade level hired) · 3 years of experience working in a public or private school system (preferred) · Training in specialized reading and mathematics programs (preferred) · Training and experience in working with specialized programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Life Skills, and/or students with specific learning disabilities (preferred).
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Lisa Bresett, Senior Administrative Assistant
    191 Church Street
    Cheshire, Massachusetts 01225
    Phone: 413-743-2939 x1104
    Email: lbresett@hoosacvalley.org