Ayer Shirley Regional School District
Employment Opportunities


Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School
Ayer Shirley Regional School District
Shirley, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3695181 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: October 8, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
This is a long term substitute position is from January 4, 2022 through May 6, 2022.

The Special Education Teacher will provide direct service to students that meet IEP goals, objectives, and accommodations. The teacher will be well versed in the use of ABA pedagogy including discrete trials and the use of data collection to inform instruction and report on student progress. The teacher will also be able to lead and oversee paraprofessionals while collaborating with classroom teachers to provide IEP accommodations in an inclusive setting.
  • Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
  • Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual educational program.
  • Administers, under supervision, crisis de-escalation, first aid and assistance to medically fragile children (e.g. tube feeding, toileting, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for children as assigned.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals (e.g. behavioral, motor development and communication skills, academic needs, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
  • Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
  • Directs instructional assistants for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Experience working with adolescents and families struggling with complex social/emotional challenges including ASD.
  • Collaborate with helping professionals (OT, PT, SLP, & transition specialist and school psychologist.)
  • Monitors students’ behavior/activities in a variety of educational environments for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  • Participates in and/or coordinates a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Reports incidents for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment.
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
  • Reviews and conducts assessments identify learning, social, psychological, ADL and transitional challenges of assigned students.
  • Other duties as determined by building principal.

    Position Type: Full-time
    Positions Available: 1

  • Welcome to Ayer Shirley Regional School District!

    Educators with a diverse background are encouraged to apply. Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work. We strongly encourage educators with diverse backgrounds to apply.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Ayer Shirley Regional School District 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
    Bachelor’s or higher earned academic degree in the subject area sought <li>Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in Moderate Disabilities, Pk-8 or 5-12
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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

    Contact Information
    Bryan Oelerich, Assistant Principal
    1 Hospital Road
    Shirley, Massachusetts 01464
    Phone: 978-425-2630
    Fax: 978-425-0474
    Email: boelerich@asrsd.org