SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER- STAGES PROGRAM


North Intermediate School
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3552103 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 1, 2021 Starting Date: August 26, 2021

THIS IS AN INTERNAL JOB POSTING

Job Description
The STAGES (Students Accessing Guidance for Emotional Support) Program is for students with identified emotional disabilities who, as a result of their disability, do not have the coping mechanisms or emotional regulation strategies to appropriately interact with other students and meet the academic demands of the general education classroom. Program services can range from pull out services providing direct instruction in the core curriculum to a supported full-inclusion program. The STAGES program staff are involved with all teachers and paraprofessionals working with the students across settings to monitor progress and academic performance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Writing and implementing Individualized Educational Programs, data collection, conduct assessments/evaluations, facilitate TEAM meetings and have strong behavior management skills
• Assist students with the development of social and emotional skills
•Work with the classroom teachers and all other educational assistants/staff/related service providers to implement accommodations and instructional modifications, as needed
•Collaborate on learning materials and provide accommodations for accessing the general education curriculum; Assist teachers with implementation of strategies
•Work in collaboration with school psychologist, district BCBA, classroom teacher, administration and all other related service providers to implement IEPs, facilitate the implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans (as needed), oversee data collection, as well as Positive Behavior Supports
•Attend IEP meetings, as needed to discuss student progress and present data on academic social/emotional goals
•Participate in district-wide Professional Development as assigned
•Managing students' schedules, educational assistant’s schedules and providing daily check-ins and skills training through a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach.
•Work cooperatively with staff to support North Core Values
•Other duties as assigned by the building principal

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

•Experience in elementary education, preferably grades 4 and 5
•Safety Care Training (or ability to participate in upcoming training)
•2+ years of elementary school special education experience working with students identified with social and/or emotional disabilities
•Knowledge of research based practices for providing therapeutically based interventions for students who need support with emotional regulation (ex: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
•Solid understanding of how to collect and analyze student data to direct instruction and for IEP development
•Experience facilitating Special Education Team meetings
•Experience writing IEPs and progress reports preferred


Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

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All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements
DEGREE PREFERRED: •Master’s Degree ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: •Extended year component in accordance with the students' Individualized Education Plans •Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education License: Moderate Disabilities •SEI Endorsement
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Christine McMenimen, Principal
    320 Salem Street
    Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
    Phone: 978-694-6040
    Fax: 978-694-6043
    Email: christine.mcmenimen@wpsk12.com