LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE – LANGUAGE BASED SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER


Wilmington Middle School
Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3992588 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 3, 2022 Starting Date: August 25, 2022

Job Description
Wilmington Middle School is seeking a dynamic Long Term Substitute (LTS) Special Educator to join our community as a teacher in our Language-Based Program. It is imperative that the candidate demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the middle school team philosophy as well as the middle school child. This LTS position has a designated caseload of students on IEP’s and the candidate will service students with a variety of needs/abilities that can include but not limited to specific and intense remediation due to significant language-based disabilities. The teacher will also be responsible for inclusion support, supporting students in an educational learning center that are focused on individual student’s special education goals, evaluating students for eligibility/re-eligibility for special education services, generating reports/reporting out on evaluations, and chairing/participating in meetings. The special education teacher will be providing direct instruction as well as being a liaison to classes that their students are attending and share responsibility for planning/co-planning of direct instruction for their students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

? Demonstrates a strong knowledge of program design, curriculum and instruction, and behavior management
? Plan effective instructional strategies for adapting or modifying the general curriculum to meet the various needs of individual students
? Develops curriculum suitable for the Language-Based Students and will differentiate instruction accordingly to the students’ needs
? Participate in the development of, and oversee implementation of IEP'S for students eligible for special education
? Conduct schoolwide academic assessments/evaluations of student abilities and needs and serves as a member of/chair IEP meetings
? Collect and analyze student performance data to determine the extent to which student IEP goals and objectives are being met
? Assist students with all goals as stated in their Individualized Education Plans
? Assist, support, and work in collaboration with the school psychologist, district BCBA, administration, and all other related service providers in the development, implementation, and revision of student behavior plans
? Implement Behavioral and Functional Assessments for students
? Instruct and direct assigned educational assistant(s) to maximize delivery of instructional services, behavior management, and data collection techniques
? Develop personal relationships with the student's parents or guardians, and work to establish with them an understanding and cooperative relationship based on the student's individual needs.
? Excellent interpersonal skills to consult effectively with educational assistants, teachers, administration, and parents
? Maintain the integrity of confidential information regarding students
? Understanding and familiarity with the Special Education process and regulations
? Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students.
? Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education, instructional goals, and objectives.
? Conduct baseline testing to determine educational needs and develop a strategic plan to address weaknesses.
? Maintains accurate, completes, and corrects records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
? Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
? Any and all other duties assigned by Building Administrator and/or Director of Student Support Services and Coordinator of Special Education.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Notice of Non-Discrimination
All educational and non-academic programs, activities and employment opportunities at Wilmington Public Schools are offered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements
DEGREE PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: ? Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with students identified with language-based disabilities. ? Experience writing Individualized Education Plans and progress reports ?Experience running Special Education Meetings ? Experience with Wilson or other reading programs ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: ? Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education License: Moderate Disabilities 5-8 ? Safety Care Training preferred – (if not trained previously, hired candidate will be trained by WPS) ? Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement START DATE:August 25, 2022 - October 15th, 2022 (approx.)
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Jeanette Quirk, Middle School Principal
    25 Carter Lane
    Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
    Phone: 978-694-6080
    Fax: 978-694-6085
    Email: jeanette.quirk@wpsk12.com