Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3923081 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 9, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

Job Description

Job Description

Date: June 9, 2022
Title: Special Education Teacher - Substantially Separate
Location: 1.0 FTE Bellingham Early Childhood Program at DiPietro Elementary
Reports to: Principal/Pre-School Director
Job Goals: To teach children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Intellectual Impairments, and a variety of
other Developmental Disabilities using evidence-based instructional practices based on the principles of Applied
Behavior Analysis (ABA), in order to ensure that students gain skills in the areas of academics, functional
communication, life skills, and social skills, with the goal of building independence in all areas of their lives.

Performance Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively as a member of the educational team
Develop and implement Individual Educational Programs (IEPs)
Collect and analyze data to develop and implement individualized skill acquisition lessons based on ABA techniques
Develop measurable IEP goals and objectives in all domains of learning
Conduct behavioral observations and assist Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) with developing Behavior Support Plans for students in the substantially separate classroom
Implement Behavior Support Plans with students and model implementation for ABA Technicians
Develop, coordinate and oversee student program components for ABA Technicians working with the students
Develop student schedules within the classroom
Participate in ongoing consultation with Program Coordinator, ABA Technicians, Special Education and Regular Education teachers, and related service providers (BCBA, Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, and Orientation & Mobility Specialist) to maximize consistency of programming for students across settings
Prepare for and lead weekly Clinic Meetings for ABA Technicians to review students’ ABA lessons, Behavior Support Plans, and inclusion support strategies
Ensure that all components of the students’ ABA lessons, Behavior Support Plan, and IEPs are implemented
Collect and analyze data on students’ progress towards IEP objectives, including objectives within the following goal areas: Functional Communication, Functional Academics, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Behavior Management, Social Skills, Activities of Daily Living, and Pre-Vocational/Community Skills
Consult with and assist inclusion teachers in meeting the behavioral needs of students across general and special education settings
Utilizing the Massachusetts Curriculum Standards, develop and implement modified curriculum for 1:1 instruction and small group instruction within the ABA classroom
Assess effectiveness of curriculum modifications and Behavior Support Plans for each student within the ABA classroom and when students are participating in inclusive settings
Administer and interpret standardized and informal assessments, including but not limited to language, academic, social/emotional, adaptive, and self-help assessments. Write assessment reports based on the findings of these assessments.
Attend and participate in IEP team meetings
Write IEPs and IEP Progress Reports for all goals/objectives targeted within the substantially separate classroom
Implement federal and state special education laws, regulations, and mandates
Communicate effectively with parents
Participate in district-wide and program-specific professional development
Assume such responsibilities as assigned by the Principal, Preschool director, Program Coordinator, and/or Director(s) of Special Education
Adheres to the adopted policy of the Bellingham School Committee


DESE License as a Early Childhood Education Pre_K-2 with or without disabilities and/or
Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Grades PreK-9
Training in developing individualized modified curriculum for students with cognitive delays (required)
Experience teaching students with Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder (required)
Knowledge and familiarity with state and district curriculum standards (required)
Knowledge and familiarity of federal and state special education laws, regulations, and mandates (required)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (required)
Certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (preferred)

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Bellingham Public Schools!

Thank you for you interest in our district. Please be advised the notification on the status on your application will be provided through SchoolSpring. You will receive further notification if you are selected to be interviewed for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham Public Schools 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
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 Monday, June 20, 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
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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

    Contact Information
    Suzanne Michel, Director of Student Services
    4 Mechanic Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-883-1706
    Fax: 508-966-2402