Harrington Elementary School
Chelmsford Public Schools
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 4241586 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 2-4) -- Autism Program

Location: Harrington Elementary School

General Description: The primary responsibility of this position is working with elementary school students with Autism who require ABA methodology of instruction to access the curriculum. Services are provided within a sub-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 Harrington Elementary School!

The Charles D. Harrington Elementary School is one of four elementary schools within the Chelmsford Public School District. Our school services over 500 students in Kindergarten through grade four. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment where all students can achieve success. Our school community prides itself on educating the whole child; making sure the needs of students come first. Whether in the classroom, performing for guests, or playing at recess, we are constantly learning and growing.

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 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
    Robert Asselin, Principal, Harrington Elementary
    120 Richardson Road
    North Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863
    Phone: 978 251 5166
    Email: asselinr@chelmsford.k12.ma.us