Jan 13, 2024

Special Education Teacher (Middle School, SY24-25)

  • TrulyHired
  • Springfield, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

What You'll Do As a Special Education Teacher at Veritas Prep, you'll provide special education services and accommodations to one grade level of students, including in-class and small-group support. You'll co-teach with the general education teacher and act as a co-advisor to a caseload of students. You'll also collaborate with your co-teacher and the Student Support Team, which includes the Dean of Student Services, school counselors, related service providers, school culture staff, and other Special Education Teachers, to ensure students with special education needs can access grade-level curriculum. You will also: Develop and track student progress toward IEP goals with fidelity Study and internalize subject area content and curriculum and prepare for daily instruction by completing daily lesson preparation, including appropriate accommodations, for students in your grade level Co-teach 2 classes per day Plan and lead data-driven small group and individual pull-out daily Develop modified curriculum that is aligned to grade-level standards Deliver rigorous, standards-based lessons and assessments to small groups using key instructional strategies Integrate social emotional program and skills into both formal and informal teaching moments with students Participate actively in weekly student support meetings and content level planning meetings Participate in weekly or bi-weekly coaching meetings, incorporating feedback into daily teaching and planning practices Build positive, meaningful relationships with colleagues, students, parents, and families Engage in learning about racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and be a champion for anti-racist education Actively engage in professional development and coaching to continually improve your practice What You'll Need (Qualifications) An unwavering belief that all students can achieve amazing things A passion for continuous growth as an educator Relentless pursuit of a classroom that centers students and continuously improves learning outcomes One to two years of teaching experience (preferred) Bachelor's degree Have or be eligible for a MA teaching license in Moderate Disabilities, 5-12 OR have a bachelor's or master's degree in Special Education SEI endorsement within one year of hire Current authorization to work in the United States - a candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment Alignment with our Values of Students First: We make decisions with our students in mind and know our actions model the way.Grow Together: We are role models of growth mindset, teamwork, and collaboration.One Team, One Mission: We cheer for, lean on, and support each other as we play unique roles in support of the same mission. Think you don't quite meet all the qualifications listed above? Apply anyway! We are looking for a truly diverse team of educators, and research shows that historically marginalized groups are less likely to apply if they do not meet every requirement. We are working to become an anti-racist organization and want to recruit and support a diverse staff, to understand the history of inequity in education, and to ensure students see teachers, staff, and leaders who look like them working in their schools. Want to learn more? Set up a call with a recruiter by emailing [email protected]. Veritas Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, and termination.

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