Jan 13, 2024

Special Education Teacher, Lower School

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

Job Description

We are the worldwide leader in education services for children and young adults who have multiple disabilities and visual impairments. We believe every child can learn and learning is for life. We are committed to delivering best-in-class education to children, providing immersive training to professionals and creating a world of inclusion, accessibility and opportunity for people with multiple disabilities. At Perkins, we think courageously, we are collaborative and we take ownership. Join a community of growth where you will be supported and where your work makes a difference. The Special Education Teacher provides instructional services for students with multiple disabilities including visual impairment, based on individual needs and evaluates students as required. They will plan, prepare and implement appropriate educational goals for each student as well as provide a variety of adapted materials and aids as appropriate for each student. Responsibilities: Meets educational requirements and qualifies for certification/licensure while updating and expanding knowledge Demonstrates understanding of the general curriculum, expanded core curriculum, and subject matter/area of expertise Determines present levels of performance by reviewing background information and conducting informal and formal assessments Develops and prioritizes measurable objectives for learners; plans short term and long term instruction or clinical strategies to address individual objectives. Establishes and maintains structures, rules, and procedures for learners and sets and maintains high expectations and standards of behavior Establishes and adapts the environment to make it conducive to learning Establishes good rapport and maintains respectful relationships with learners, adapting lessons for individuals with diverse needs and various backgrounds Engages learners by using a variety of approaches and motivating strategies to convey knowledge and develop skills, maximizing instructional/clinical time Provides positive reinforcement and constructive feedback Develops performance measures and informs learners of the criteria for success; evaluates learner performance, keeps records, and reports progress in learning; revises instructional plans based on ongoing observation/evaluation information; Helps create positive, inclusive interpersonal relationships Shows respect for students, colleagues, administrators, family members, and others, communicating well with, supports, advises, and/or advocates for learners Collaborates, consults with, and maintains effective communication with outside agency staff, staff at all levels, and family members, and when indicated, provides training Maintains effective communication and works cooperatively with administrators Maintains a safe environment and handles emergencies Maintains a clean, neat, inviting, and well-designed learning environment Ensures learners' medical needs are met by altering teaching/clinical strategies and following protocols. To perform other related duties and tasks as assigned. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in education or relevant field, able to obtain moderate to severe special needs teacher license within 3 years of employment. MA Teaching license Ability to complete and maintain First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI) Certifications Ability to travel independently Preference may be given to candidates with: Master's degree in Special Education with a current teacher certification in severe special needs. Previous experience working with students with visual impairments or students with severe disabilities. We have benefits that put you first, including an employer contributing retirement plan, tuition reimbursement from day one, professional development for our employees, personal days, paid time off and paid sick leave. Our campus is quaint, charming and historical, a perfect mix of legacy and modern buildings. It is located in the heart of Watertown, adjacent to the Charles River and a 5 minute drive from food & entertainment at Arsenal Yards.

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