Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

1.0 FTE TEACHER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM (#174)


Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3920855 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 8, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Vacancy # 174

DATE: June 8, 2022 (revised on June 22, 2022)
TITLE: 1.0 FTE Teacher for Early Childhood Program
SALARY: As per BTA Salary Schedule
LOCATION: Bellingham Early Childhood Program at DiPietro Elementary

FUNCTION:To create a flexible preschool program and class environment favorable to learning and personal growth of preschool
pupils; to motivate each pupil to develop speech and language abilities, attributes and skills that will enable him/her to
reach his/her fullest physical, emotional, psychological and behavioral potential; to establish good relationships with
parents and with other staff members to build strong ties between home and school.

DUTIES
1. Teaches groups of preschool aged children.
2.Establishes a rich classroom environment for children.
3.Prepares an individualized development program suited to the needs of each child, which shall include language development,
communication and socialization skills, physical development, health, sensory-motor development and other appropriate
learning activities.
4.Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the
curriculum to meet the needs of each child.
5.Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
6.Implements educational goals and objectives for each child consistent with state education regulations.
7.Uses instructional materials suitable for verbal or visual instruction of pupils with a wide range of mental, physical and emotional
maturities.
8.Plans and coordinates the work of aides, assistants, parents and volunteers in the classroom in order to obtain the maximum
benefit from their efforts.
9.Maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in all activities without interfering with the natural
informal atmosphere of a preschool program.
10.Evaluates academic and social growth of pupils, and keeps appropriate records of such evaluations.
11.Communicates with parents through a variety of means. Holds parent conferences to discuss the individual pupil’s progress and
interpret the preschool program.
12.Identifies pupil needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health,
attitude and learning problems.
13.Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers.
14.Maintains professional competence through inservice education activities provided by the school system and/or self-selected
professional growth activities.
15.Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs as required.
16.Utilizes appropriate school and community resources.
17.Works closely with educational and service agencies in the community in making referrals deemed necessary to ensure the
welfare of pupils.
18.Develops in each pupil an awareness of his/her worth as an individual and his/her role in his/her family and community.
19.Encourages pupils to express themselves creatively in art, music and dramatic play.
20.Adheres to the policy and procedures adopted by the Bellingham School Committee.
21.Assumes responsibility for related duties that may be assigned.

EXPERIENCE
1.Experience as a teacher of children’s with moderate special needs and with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
2.Experience as a teacher in a resource room setting.
3.Experience with Applied Behavioral Analysis is desirable.
4.Such alternatives to the above experiential requirements the Administration may find appropriate and acceptable.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.Certification as a preschool teacher of children with moderate special needs issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, required. PreK-9 Moderate Disabilities preferred.
2.A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Candidate must have proof from the Massachusetts Department
of Education of certification.
3.Candidate must be familiar with Massachusetts Department of education Curriculum Frameworks.

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Good health, willing to submit to medical examination.
2.Ability to relate with students, parents and other staff members.
3.Must be a person of professional and personal integrity.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


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Job Requirements
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply by Friday, June 17, 2022. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The Bellingham Public Schools does not discriminate in its admissions and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, housing status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, in accordance with state and federal law. Additionally, the District does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of homelessness, consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act. The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination, harassment and/or who participate in an Equal Opportunity Commission investigation. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator at 4 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, Phone Number: 508-883-1706.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
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    Contact Information
    Lorien Drake, Secretary
    70 Harpin Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-8001
    Fax: 508-883-5081
    Email: ldrake@bpsdk12.org