Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4024477 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: August 30, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools seeks qualified applicants for an Educational Team Leader for 504 Plans for the 9-12 level for the 21/22 School Year:

Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Chair 504 team meetings in assigned buildings.
  2. Facilitate the development of 504 Plans.
  3. Write 504s and complete paperwork for all 504 and non-504 special education meetings.
  4. Ensure compliance with state and federal special education regulations, including timelines.
  5. Coordinate and schedule 504 team meetings.
  6. Monitor completion of progress reports.
  7. Ensure all staff have appropriate access to 504 services student information.
  8. Maintain student files in accordance with privacy and confidentiality requirements.
  9. Any other duties that may be assigned by the Superintendent of Schools or the Administrator of Special Education and Student Support Services.
REPORTS TO:Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on the information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position contingent upon grant funding.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield 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
<b>QUALIFICATIONS:</b> <ul>Valid Massachusetts DESE licensure <li>Minimum 5 years teaching experience in a public school setting preferred <li>Strong organizational, communication, word-processing, leadership and interpersonal skills. <li>Understanding of special education programs, eligibility requirements, curriculum and required forms. <li>Minimum of three years teaching experience. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is generally conducted within school building. Expectation for in person teaching. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job. </ul>
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be outstanding when working in student support services.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    2. How would you address a wide range of issues in your groups?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Debra Ecker, SPED Program Supervisor
    94 North Elm Street
    Suite 101
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-572-6556
    Email: debra.ecker@schoolsofwestfield.org