Teaches secondary school subjects in their content expertise in a special education environment and helps students learn subject matter and skills that contribute to their development as mature, able, responsible and productive citizens. Prepares curriculum and lesson plans that reflect Massachusetts’ curriculum frameworks and individualizes instruction based on student needs. Develops Individual Education Programs and documents students’ progress. Aids students with behavioral, emotional and/or physical needs or disabilities.
Prepares and implements lesson plans to meet individual needs of students, considering state and agency requirements, and the physical, emotional and educational levels of student development. Lesson plans reflect the MA curriculum frameworks.
Designs, modifies and/or selects instructional materials and strategies appropriate to individual student needs.
Employs differentiated instruction using a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media and materials.
Utilizes appropriate assessment techniques, instructional materials and strategies to implement instruction with a variety of learners.
IEP (Individualized Education Programs) and ISP (Internal Service Plan)
Under the direction of the Education director and/or Assistant Education Director, designs, develops and implements Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
Attends and participates in IEP meetings for assigned students.
Develops and attends Individual Service Plan (ISP) meetings for assigned students.
Models and demonstrates care giver qualities that treat all students and staff with dignity and respect.
Creates a warm, nurturing classroom environment for student learning.
Manages student behaviors within their classroom to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for students.
Develops a code of conduct for the classroom consistent with established administrative policies and develops rules of classroom behavior which are enforced in a fair and just manner.
Teaches socially acceptable behavior employing techniques such as behavior modifications and positive reinforcement .
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field (psychology, human services), Masters preferred.
Experience with age-range based upon teaching position needs.
Teachers must possess or, in the alternative, must obtain licensure post-hire. Licensure determination rests with the MA Department of Education. Teachers must comply with the individual specific .
If not licenses, must meet waiver eligibility, apply for licensure and obtain licensure post hire.
Valid Massachusetts’ (or state of residence) driver’s license.