Special Education Job Title:
Special Education Teacher FLSA Status:(Exempt/Non-exempt)
Exempt; Unit A Reports to:
Special Education Department Head / Principal general description (1-3 lines describing role):
The Special Education Teacher provides an appropriate educational program for middle school students with special needs. This teacher may act as a case manager for a group of students, co-teach in a regular education department, teach a substantially separate subject area class, and support student acquisition of skills related to IEP goals. The teacher is also expected to maintain open communication with parents, regular education teachers, counselors, and housemasters, as well as contribute to the regular functioning and development of the Special Education Department, and fulfill other responsibilities as a member of the broader school community. Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
•Requisite licensure as defined by the DESE
•Experience implementing all parts of the IEP process
•Knowledge of a wide range of disabilities
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Ability to use technology effectively
•Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues
•Believes in helping all students achieve their potential, including minority and low socio-economic students DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
•Additionally licensed in a regular education content area (Science, History, Math, English)ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):
•Teach students specific skills and strategies to help them access curriculum
.Conduct IEP meetings and complete all related paperwork in a timely fashion
•Monitor student progress; revise IEP according to progress
•Co-teach in regular education content area, or teach substantially separate subject
•Prepare students for transition to post-high school life
.Communication with school personnel outside of the department and parents
•Attendance at departmental and school-wide meetings
•Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the students
•Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as neededWork Environment & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Must be able to assist with student behavioral needs as necessary, including responding to students who are physically unsafe, using physical restraints as part of a de-escalation process, and moving furniture in response to a crisis situation.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Date Updated: 3/8/16
Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other class as protected by law. The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff.
Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.
Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education Equal Opportunity Employer
Newton 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 identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Contact Information
- Kendall Sorensen
- 100 Walnut Street
- Newton, Massachusetts 02460