Student Services Job Title:
Special Education Teacher - Elementary FLSA Status:(Exempt/Non-exempt)
Exempt; Unit A Reports to:
School Principal; Special Education Administrator general description (1-3 lines describing role):
The Special Education Teacher provides an appropriate educational program for students with special needs. The teacher is responsible for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, professional staff, and administrators to improve instruction; and engaging parents/guardians in conversations with regard to instructional programs and student progress. Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
•MA teaching license in moderate or severe special needs (elementary level)
•Knowledge of a wide range of disabilities
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
.Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues
•Ability to use technology effectivelyDesired Qualifications:
•Prior experience working with students with special needs
•Experience implementing all parts of the IEP process
•Understanding of special education regulations and laws 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
•Communicate with school personnel outside of the department and parents
•Attend departmental and school-wide meetings
•Consistent and on-time attendance is required or supervision and instruction of the studentsWork 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: August 14, 2015
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