The Collaborative for Regional Educational Services and Training (CREST/formerly GLEC) is seeking experienced special education teachers to work with students in grades 5 and 6 in our therapeutic program. Appropriate experience with students with emotional disabilities and/or at these grade levels is preferred and licensure in Mild/Moderate Disabilities PK-8 is required. Independent self-starter with ability to develop and sustain productive and collaborative relationships is needed. Position is located in Methuen, MA.
This position allows for creativity to best meet the needs of a highly specialized student population. Classrooms are supported by school psychologist, social worker, BCBA, and all student specific therapists, as well as full time instructional assistants, therapeutic mentors, and therapeutic coaches. You would be joining a team where collaboration and co-teaching will be encouraged and supported!
The ideal candidate will ensure student progress toward team-identified skills and competencies, by development, delivery, supervision, and evaluation of specialized instruction.
Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Conduct and write formal diagnostic and functional assessment to support special education assessment.
-Conduct and write formal diagnostic and functional assessment to identify need areas during reassessment.
-Develop and write Individual Education Plans for students. With appropriate team members, identify individualized instructional priorities in indicated domains, including the general academic curriculum, functional academic skills, communication and social skills, social and behavioral development, recreation and leisure skills, functional and community living skills and pre-vocational skills.
-Participate in TEAM meetings for students and demonstrate professionalism and excellent communication skills to share information with all stakeholders (Districts, Families, outside Providers).
-Write objectives that are concrete, specifying the conditions, behavior, support, objective performance criterion, and target date.
-Develop and deliver instruction to students. Determine the applicability of specialized curricula and instructional techniques using evidenced based practice.
-In collaboration with support staff, adapt and//or modify curricula and instruction drawn form the general academic curriculum.
-Deliver instruction in the least restrictive environment in which student growth on objectives is demonstrated.
-Train and supervise special education support staff (instructional assistants, applied behavior analysis technicians, registered behavior technicians) in the development and delivery of the curricula. Assess and intervene to ensure reliable implementation of programs by all staff. Properly document training and intervention.
-In collaboration with administrators, participate in evaluation of special education support personnel, in accordance with current teacher and educational assistant contractual guidelines.
-Develop and implement continuous progress data collection procedures to assess student growth using objective measures such as percent correct, event recording, interval recording, latency measures, prompt recording, or other objective data.
-Review student progress frequently (i.e. at least once a month) and adjust instruction in response to trends.
-Create and maintain a professional and positive classroom culture with open communication to all stakeholders.
- Position Type: Full-time
- Positions Available: 1
Job Categories: Special Education > Behavior Specialist / EBD
Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
Special Education > General Special Education
Special Education > Learning Disabled
Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
Special Education > Severe/Profound Disabilities Equal Opportunity Employer
CREST Collaborative 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. Job Requirements
- Experience with Therapeutic Programming
Zones of Regulation
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Strong verbal and written communication skills
MA DESE licensure in Mild/Moderate Disabilities PreK-8, 5-8
Safety Care or other de-escalation training preferred
Excellent technology skills
Strong work ethic
Ability to work in fast paced environment
Experience in customer service environments, therapeutic settings, and educational programs
- At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
- Master degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
There are no application questions required for this job posting.Contact Information
- Jill Graham, Program Director
- 9 Branch Street
- Methuen, Massachusetts 01844
- Phone: 978 685-3000
- Fax: 978-689-7466
- Email: click here