Amherst-Pelham Regional School District
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Fort River Elementary School
Amherst-Pelham Regional School District
Amherst, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 2989395 Application Deadline: August 22, 2018
Posted: August 9, 2018 Starting Date: August 23, 2018

Job Description
The Amherst Public School District is seeking candidates for a Certified Special Education teacher position at Fort River Elementary School. Applicants must have their Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Special Education license for K-6.. Inclusion is our philosophical approach to special education programs and service delivery and we are seeking candidates with interest and expertise in co-teaching. This position currently serves upper grades, but this may vary year to year.
Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred due to the possibility of dual language program in 2019/20.
Typical responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• preparing, adapting, and delivering differentiated lessons (instruction, assignments, and assessment);
• co-teaching and small group instruction; (push in or pull out instruction)
• preparing and adapting teaching materials;
• checking and assessing student work and providing meaningful feedback and adjusting instruction
• participation in IEP meetings; writing of IEPs & progress reports
• liaison and regular communication with families, professionals and outside agencies;
• collaboration and coordination and supervision/evaluation of paraeducators;
• collaboration and planning with general education teachers;
• collaboration and consultation with related service providers;
• collaboration and consultation with guidance and other mental health team providers;
• provide expertise for colleagues on areas related to special education (legal mandates, adapting lessons and student work, assessing progress, grading);
• use of assistive technology to promote student achievement;
• effective classroom management skills and positive behavior management techniques;
•formal and informal assessment of student achievement and writing evaluation reports.
The ideal candidates will have or be willing to pursue additional skills in multi-sensory reading instruction and core content expertise.
Other highly desirable qualifications include bilingual proficiency and multicultural competency.


Position Type: Full-time

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Amherst Public, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham Public School Districts prohibits discrimination against employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, genetic information and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment.

Job Requirements
Candidates may provide a brief description of any experience that you feel will prove helpful in the work for which you are applying. Give any additional information that will afford a clearer interpretation of your qualifications which may include any verifiable work performed on a voluntary basis.

The applicant should be aware that, if she/he is successful and is moving into another district, this transfer will result in the loss of Professional Teacher Status and seniority for purposes of the Reduction in Staff provision of the collective bargaining agreement.

Under the laws of MA the ARPS have the final responsibility for establishing educational policies for ARPS and may require additional professional development as a condition of employment


The Amherst Public, Amherst-Pelham Regional and Pelham Public School Districts prohibits discrimination against employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, genetic information and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    1. Our district is committed to "Becoming a Multicultural School System". We work to provide all students with an education that enables them to be contributing members of a multiethnic, multicultural society. We strive to ensure that our community of students, families and staff are learning, treated equitably, and share the job of creating a caring environment. Please describe any personal background, training, work, or other experience that you feel would help us in achieving this goal.
    2. Our schools are committed to academic excellence for every student, every day! We strive to attain high levels of student achievement for all of our students and we work to insure the academic engagement and a sense of belonging of all students. Describe how you will fulfill this obligation to attain high levels of achievement and specifically, how you will plan for and foster the academic engagement and a sense of belonging of every student, all students, every day.

    Contact Information
    Damany Gordon, Diversity & Equity Specialist
    170 Chestnut Street
    Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
    Phone: 413-362-1872
    Fax: 413-549-5907
    Email: gordond@arps.org
    Learn more online at http://www.SchoolSpring.com/job?2989395