TEACHER: SPECIAL EDUCATION SECONDARY TEACHER – STRUCTURED THERAPEUTIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (STEP)


Burncoat High School
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3668297 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 8, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
SUBJECT: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER- SECONDARY STRUCTURED THERAPEUTIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (STEP)

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:
This teaching position is accountable for providing services to students with emotional or multiple
disabilities and assuming the responsibility for delivering high quality instruction through creativity,
resourcefulness and sound judgment consistent with the curriculum frameworks, standards, the rules and
regulations of the Worcester Public Schools and in compliance with state and federal Special Education
regulations.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for serving as a member of the Special Education Team in writing educational plans
and progress reports on SAGE-IEP, and completing assessments within the required timelines.
2. Responsible for following the student IEP and ensuring compliance with state and federal SPED
regulations including the delivery of high quality services, the provision of
accommodations/modifications for instruction and assessment and the implementation of BIPs.
3. Responsible for remaining up to date with curriculum content and for modifying the curriculum and
instruction for students with disabilities as identified on their IEPs.
4. Responsible for implementing high quality teaching and learning in the Structured Therapeutic
Education Program classes using appropriate differentiated instructional techniques.
5. Responsible for communicating and collaborating with regular education teachers, special
education teachers, clinicians, school adjustment counselors, and other personnel in the
educational programming for students with disabilities.
6. Responsible for understanding the state required guidelines around standardized testing and for
providing appropriate accommodations as identified on student IEPs during the administration of
these tests.
7. Responsible for assessing student knowledge using formal and informal means to develop
measurable IEP goals and to support student learning.
8. Responsible for creating and coordinating a schedule of services for students to ensure all IEP
requirements are met.
9. Responsible for guiding and supervising paraprofessionals in the instruction/support of students
with disabilities.
10. Responsible for implementing appropriate assistive technologies to support and enhance the
students’ communication and learning.
11. Responsible for the promotion of equity and appreciation of diversity to ensure equitable
opportunities for student learning in the least restrictive environment.
12. Responsible for the implementation of a class-room wide Positive Behavior Intervention and
Support System. (Behavior Management System)
13. Responsible for developing and sustaining a class room management plan, including policies and
procedures
14. Responsible to work collaboratively with professional support staff in the development and
implementation of student Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans

15. Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race,
color, gender, age, marital status, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation,
homelessness, or disability.
16. Performance of other job-related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Mass DESE licensure in Moderate Disabilities 5-12
2. Bachelor of Arts in Special Education
3. SEI Endorsement
4. CPI/CPR training

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Advanced educational preparation
2. Bilingual skills
3. Demonstrated experience supporting students with special needs
4. Ability to speak Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Albanian, or an African language.
5. Demonstrated experience with second language acquisition

WORK DAY Teachers’ work day

WORK YEAR: Teachers’ work year.

SALARY: Appropriate step on Teachers’ salary schedule

TO APPLY: Any person interested in this position must submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of DESE licensure. You are not
eligible for hire without your licensure number attached to the application.

Please Note: Your account will read “review” once we open your application, this does not necessarily mean we are interviewing at this time. Please ensure all of your contact information on school spring is accurate, including your phone number, as we will reach out as needed throughout hiring process.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Burncoat High School!

Our Focus Statement The Instructional Focus for Burncoat High School is to work to improve all students’ ability to thoroughly and successfully answer open response questions as measured by MCAS, MEPA, and various forms of formative assessment.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or a related condition, veteran status or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-799-3020.

Job Requirements
To maximize the effectiveness of your application, it is recommended that you provide a cover letter which describes the specific training and experience that you have for the position(s) that you are applying for and that you ensure that the certification information in your SchoolSpring profile is updated. Your MA DESE certification number will allow us to verify that you possess the correct license.Please ensure that your SchoolSpring resume, specifically, is updated as this will be used to determine your Degree and Step placement on the Teachers salary schedule
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    2. Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Public Schools or the School Committee? If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.
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    Contact Information
    William Foley, Principal, Burncoat Senior High School
    179 Burncoat Street
    Worcester, Massachusetts 01606
    Phone: 508-799-3300
    Fax: 508-799-8206
    Email: foleyw@worcesterschools.net