Parker Middle School
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4176824 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: March 13, 2023 Starting Date: August 29, 2023

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Teaching Vacancy for the 2023/2024 School Year


The Chelmsford Public Schools is now accepting applications for the following anticipated vacancy. The district reserves the right to change this vacancy or not fill this vacancy based on further staffing changes, enrollment, or budget.

Position: Middle School Special Education Teacher--Language Base Program

Location: Parker Middle School

The primary responsibility of this position is working with students whose learning is impacted by language-based disabilities. Programming will focus on teaching and supporting students with language-based disabilities in the areas of reading and written expression. Services will be provided in a combination of an inclusive and small group pull-out setting. Specialized reading instruction utilizing a multi-sensory rule governed phonetic based program such OG, Wilson, LiPs will be required. This position requires strong collaboration with the general education team teachers and related service providers with whom students are shared.

This teaching position provides middle school students with language-based disabilities specialized instruction based upon their individual Educational Plans. The position will require the successful candidate to work to facilitate instruction specific to the needs of the assigned students. This position includes the use of evidence-based assessment and intervention practices in the prevention, assessment, intervention, and program design efforts that are integrated within a school. In this role the special educator must also be able to manage support staff, work collaboratively with various service providers and oversee the scheduling of staff and students.

- Design, supervise and implement students’ IEP plans

- Develop curriculum modifications and adaptations and provide training to assure implementation in the general education classroom.

- Participate in IEP Team meetings.

- Write effective IEPs for students

- Collect and analyze student data and monitor student progress

- Effectively work with a team of professionals to coordinate services

- Consult with general education teacher and related service providers.

- Assist classroom teachers with instructional strategies to facilitate inclusion.

- Write quarterly progress reports for IEP goals that are data based on student performance.

- Undertake various diagnostic testing that identifies student capabilities and recognize student progress on timely basis

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Parker Middle School!

The Parker Middle School staff is committed to the unique development of each child. We recognize the distinct social, emotional, and physical needs of early adolescence and strive to give our students a sense of belonging in a dynamic learning environment. We embrace a shared responsibility with the students, parents and the community for students to reach their individual academic potentials by demonstrating the value of learning, promoting respect, encouraging wise choices, and setting high expectations for student achievement.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelmsford 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
- Successful candidates will hold a master’s degree in special education from an accredited college or university, preferred - MA DESE Teaching License-- either K-8 or 5-12 Moderate Special Needs license is required - Experience and training with specialized reading curriculums (OG, Wilson, LiPs, etc) - 3 years or more year experience teaching special education preferred. - Experience working with students with language-based disabilities. - Experience teaching study skills and executive functioning skills. - Experience in modifying and adapting curriculum to assure students can access the curriculum. - Ability to effectively consult and work collaboratively with various service providers and support staff. - Solid organizational skills. - Experience with IEP development is required. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Amy Reese, Director of Student Support Services
    230 North Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978 251 5100
    Fax: 978-251-5110
    Email: Reesea@chelmsford.k12.ma.us