Jan 13, 2024

Teacher/Behavioral Specialist (10 Months)

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

Job Description

Position: Teacher/Behavioral Specialist (10 Months)

Office of Student Services

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city and a central hub and driver of the nation's innovation economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 7,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools includes award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning plus personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home, and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

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.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide training to staff regarding proper implementation of behavioral programming, teaching strategies, and data collection
  • Determine appropriate goals/objectives for students and design effective skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs to make progress towards these goals
  • Monitor and support the implementation and effectiveness of skill acquisition and behavior reduction programming, and make changes/recommendations to enhance progress
  • Provide regular consultation services to teachers and support staff
  • Facilitate inclusion opportunities into the general education setting and community settings
  • Participate in team meetings, including but not limited to IEP meetings, re-evaluations, progress meetings, and school-home carryover meetings
  • Collaborate with all team members, including teaching and support staff, Office of Special Education staff, specialists, parents, and outside organizations
  • Collaborate with specialists to implement procedures within the classroom setting to assist with carryover of skills targeted in therapy sessions
  • Conduct functional behavior assessments, prepare and analyze results
  • Write and monitor behavior support plans
  • Provide training to parents regarding proper implementation of behavior management strategies
  • Consult with families/guardians and coordinate care/home services.
  • Carry out other related duties as may be designated
Your Skill Set:

As the incoming Behavioral Specialist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
  • MA License: Severe Special Needs OR Moderate Special Needs preferred and/or BCBA Board Licensure
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge of and experience working with students with social, language, and behavioral deficits
  • Strong working knowledge of behavioral principles
  • Experience with adaptive technology
  • Experience working in a public school setting preferred
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

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.

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