May 11, 2020

Extended Term Substitute, Special Educator (Feb. 2020-May 2020), High School Extension Program

  • TrulyHired
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description


The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a variety of supports and services to students in Cambridge Public Schools (CPS). Our programs are dedicated to ensuring equitable access and success for students with disabilities and students who have advanced learning needs.

The Role :

The Extended Term Substitute (ETS) Special Educator is responsible for providing specially designed instruction to students with disabilities in both general education and separate settings. The ETS Special Educator will work collaboratively with general education, special education, and related services staff to ensure that students with disabilities have positive educational outcomes.

Key Responsibilities :
  • Provide direct special education services to students with disabilities
  • Provide explicit instruction and/or support in reading/literacy, math, written language, and social-emotional behavior
  • Progress monitor student mastery of IEP goals and objectives using various assessments and data collection tools
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs for students based on various types of data specific to the student's present levels of functioning and performance
  • Provide instruction of students using systematic, structured, and multisensory approaches to learning
  • Collaborate with general education, special education, related services, and staff
  • Administer formal and informal assessments and analyze data to inform decisions regarding IEP goals/objective, learning approaches/content and support
  • Accommodate and modify for student learning and support the general education teacher with the implementation of appropriate accommodations in the general education setting
  • Any related duties as outlined by the Assistant Superintendent, Special Education Director and/or Coordinator of the Office of Student Services with mild/moderate special needs
Your Skill Set:

As the incoming ETS Special Educator you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
  • Broad knowledge and experience of programs and services specific to students' areas of eligibility (i.e. autism, academic, behavior, learning, etc.)
  • Above average skills in collaboration
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability in collaborating and supporting parents and families
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Demonstrated understanding of inclusive educational practices including various co-teaching approaches
  • General knowledge of various formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress and skills
  • General knowledge of state and federal special education guidelines and requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Special Education required, Master's preferred
  • Massachusetts Certification of students with mild/moderate special needs preferred
  • Experience teaching or student teaching in an urban school setting
  • Specialized training/certification in a foundational reading program such as Orton-Gillingham or Wilson Reading
How to Join Our Team :

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.

At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Substitute
Special Education > General Special Education
Equal Opportunity Employer
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Contact Information
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • 159 Thorndike Street
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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