Westfield Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER - WESTFIELD VIRTUAL SCHOOL


Virtual School
Westfield Public Schools
Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4040492 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: September 19, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Westfield Public Schools is seeking additional qualified applicants for the following position:

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
  1. Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of the students.
  2. Prepare individualized education plans.
  3. Collaborate with school based related service providers.
  4. Collaborate with team on curriculum and student needs.
  5. Assess educational needs of students by use of standardized tools, running records and other informal assessments.
  6. Maintain complete records of re-evaluation periods, required student documentation and parent communication.
  7. Integrate technology into instruction.
  8. Provide differentiated instruction to students as needed.
  9. Implement school, district and department policies.
  10. Create and manage effective communication with parents of special education students.
  11. Create and follow goals and objectives for IEP’s, write quarterly progress reports and follow behavior plans with integrity.
  12. Follow the Westfield Public Schools code of conduct for the classroom which is consistent with established administrative policies and develops rules of classroom behavior which are enforced in a fair and just manner.
  13. Plans and supervises assignments for classroom paraprofessionals.
  14. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of schools and/or their designee.
REPORTS TO:
The salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Step placement will be based on the information as submitted in the application.

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

This position subject to 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><li>Certified or certifiable as a teacher of Moderate or Severe Disabilities at the appropriate level, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. <li>Experience with functional assessments (FBA) and behavioral intervention plans (BIP’s). <li>Knowledge of multi-grade elementary curriculum. <li>Ability to provide direct teaching and ABA experience preferred. <li>Strong classroom management skills and ability to lead staff. <li>Those requirements as set forth under Federal and State Special Education Regulations.</ol>
  • 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 with student support services.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

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

    Contact Information
    Thomas Osborn
    94 North Elm Street, Suite 201
    Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
    Phone: 413-564-9572
    Email: thomas.osborn@schoolsofwestfield.org