Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (#107)


Joseph F. DiPietro Elementary School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3931812 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 15, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

THIS IS AN INTERNAL JOB POSTING FOR MEMBERS OF
CURRENT BELLINGHAM (MA) PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES

Job Description
BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

VACANCY # 107
DATE: June 15, 2022
TO: All Personnel
SUBJ: Vacancy Announcement

Appropriate MA DESE Dual Certification in Moderate Disabilities 5-12
Willingness to be safety care and CPR trained, as required for position

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the school principal, assistant superintendent for student services, the special education teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized designed instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, modifications, accommodations, and other needed supports.

Qualifications: Massachusetts Certification in Moderate Disabilities (Grade Pre-K-8) Required
Massachusetts Certification in Elementary 1-6, Required
Master’s Degree Preferred
Experience working with students within the inclusion, small group and individual settings
Experience working with students with social/emotional needs preferred
Safety Care Trained
Co-Teaching Experience Required
Experience working with Elementary students
Experience facilitating IEP meeting
Experience delivering specialized instruction targeting individual student goals.
Experience with transitional planning for students with social/emotional disabilities.
RTI experience required.
SEI Endorsement Course Required.


ESSENTIAL TASKS
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

1.Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment
2.Develop and implement Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) with measurable goals and objectives (SMART Goals)
3.Administer and interpret a variety of standardized academic assessments and construct professional assessment summary
reports
4.Adhere to and implement state and federal special education laws, regulations, and mandates
5.Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and
perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
6.Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition
to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
7.Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) and positive
behavioral support plans by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.
8.Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and
technologies in accordance with the student’s IEP
9.Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with
opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
10.Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
11.Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized
educational needs.
12.Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized
education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
13.Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district
policies, and administrative regulations.
14.Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
15.Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
16.Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms.
17.Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions.
18.Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
19.Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports.
20.Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other
professional opportunities.
21.Perform related work as required.


Skills:
1.Excellent oral and written communication skills
2.Working knowledge of state and federal special education laws, regulations and mandates
3.Work collaboratively with staff, parents, administrators
4.Excellent organizational skills
5.Knowledge of and ability to implement social skills groups
6.Ability to implement and utilize positive behavioral intervention strategies


Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Joseph F. DiPietro Elementary School!

Welcome to DiPietro Elementary School DiPietro Elementary School opened in 1989, originally named South Elementary School. The school has 22 classrooms with an enrollment of 444 students in kindergarten through third grade. The mission of DiPietro Elementary School is to provide a creative, supportive learning environment that meets the needs of individual students in which we maximize achievement, promote social competency, respect similarities as well as differences, and develop life-long learners who contribute positively to the community. DiPietro Elementary School a great place to be. Our teachers are dedicated to ensuring that each child meets his or her full potential. Our goal is to create a positive school environment in which all children can learn and celebrate their accomplishments. Our PAWS program (Positive Actions and Words at South-DiPietro) promotes the development of positive social competency skils. Students and staff have committed to treat one another in the way we want to be treated, be safe, include others, be kind, be honest, and be respectful. More information about our programs, our policies, and our teachers is posted throughout this website. Please browse around and feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in DiPietro Elementary School.
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

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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