Byam Elementary School
Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4241573 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 5, 2023 Starting Date: August 28, 2023

Job Description
Chelmsford Public Schools - Announcement of Teaching Vacancies 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: Elementary Special Education Teacher Grades K-2-- Autism Program

Location: Byam Elementary School

General Description: The primary responsibility of this position is working with elementary school (K-2) students with Autism who require ABA methodology of instruction to access the curriculum. Services are within a substantially separate setting. Programming will focus on the academic and behavioral needs of the students assigned to this teacher as liaison. This position requires strong collaboration with the BCBA, related service providers, and general education teachers with whom students are shared. Consistent communication with parents and outside providers is required. Training/Experience writing and implementing behavior support plans. Understanding of de-escalation techniques, ABA, and social thinking curriculum. This teaching position provides elementary school students with Autism specialized instruction based upon their individual Educational Plans. Direct instruction of social skills, communication skills and behavior regulation strategies required. 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.

- Create and design the aspects of schedule, routines, and transitions that promote development and learning

- Design, supervise and implement students’ IEP plans

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

- Develop and maintain individual curriculum binders for students utilizing the ACE specialized curriculum.

- Participate & facilitate IEP Team meetings.

- Write effective IEPs for students

- Collect and analyze student data and monitor student progress in order to make decisions about programming and write quarterly progress reports.

- Effectively work with a team of professionals to coordinate services

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

- Assist classroom teachers with instructional strategies to facilitate meaningful inclusion as appropriate for individual students.

- Administer various diagnostic achievement assessments as appropriate that identifies student capabilities as part of the reevaluation process for students.

- Write effective evaluation reports summarizing findings and making recommendations for assigned students.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Byam Elementary School!

Byam Elementary School has a student population of roughly 425 students from kindergarten through fourth grade. Byam prides itself on educating the whole child and creating a caring and supportive environment for every student to learn. The staff is committed to providing high quality instruction with a solid understanding in pedagogy and developmentally appropriate practices. Students are held to high standards and are supported to achieve those standards by a host of talented educators and support staff. The staff is also steadfast in their professional growth and development in order to better serve the students and families of the Byam community.

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
<li>Successful candidates will hold a Master’s degree in special education from an accredited college or university - MA DESE Teaching License-- Severe Disabilities license is required - Strong knowledge of the Principals of ABA. - Experience working with students with Autism. - Experience working with the ACE Curriculum preferred. - Ability to consistently implement behavior support plans - 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. - Solid understanding of the IEP process, state and federal regulations.
  • 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. Please share some examples of special education strategies you have used to support the academic, social, emotional or behavioral needs of your students with ASD.
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information
    Jason Fredette
    25 Maple Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978 251 5144
    Email: fredettej@chelmsford.k12.ma.us