Jan 13, 2024

LPS Secondary Resource Inclusion Teacher

  • TrulyHired
  • Lynn, MA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

The new high school at North Shore Community college is considered a "wall-to-wall" early college school. Every student at this school will be a college student as well as a high school student. The school will start out with an inaugural 9th grade class with the intent to expand each subsequent year to a full 9-12 population. The goal is to maximize the possibility for students to achieve a high number of college credits and be well on their way to a college degree upon graduation.

About LPS

Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston's north shore. The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation. Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative junior/senior high school. We are a linguistically-rich community with 68% of our students speaking two or more languages.

LPS Vision and Core Values
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all of our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values:
  • Inclusiveness
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • High Expectations
  • Inspiring Life-Long Learning
Lynn Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of strengthening an environment and school culture that honors and celebrates diversity and responds effectively to the social-emotional experiences of every student and family. LPS Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Valid license from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Moderate Disabilities, 5 - 12.
  • SEI Endorsement
  • Additional content area licensure is encouraged
  • Licensure requirements and validity are subject to change at the discretion of DESE
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism, and bias, and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities?
  • Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations
  • Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders
  • Experience in an urban district/setting preferred
  • Ability to meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice
We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above. The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world. We are committed to hiring educators that represent diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.

JOB DETAILS

The educator is the primary instructional delivery person in the classroom. Student achievement and growth are primarily dependent on the work and efforts of the classroom teacher. The position is demanding, varied and complex. The classroom teacher must be a relationship builder, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be well trained in content knowledge and teaching strategies.

SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for effective planning and assessment of curriculum and instruction.
  • Meets and instructs assigned students in the locations and at the time designated
  • Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
  • Responsible for effective instruction and culturally responsive teaching which includes making learning goals clear to the students, using appropriate instructional and questioning techniques
  • Provide small-group instruction to students diagnosed with from moderate to severe cognitive delays to ensure understanding and progress in the general curriculum.
  • Write and implement goals and objectives consistent with student Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and provide timely and regular progress reports on student development.
  • Provide needed accommodations for student learning and testing when required.
  • Collaborate as a team member within school building in supporting other staff members to respond to student needs for modification.
  • Responsible for using innovative approaches and instructional strategies, including the effective use of technologies, to increase student learning and confidence to learn
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
  • Responsible for the promotion of high standards and expectations for student achievement and behavior
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum standards and establishes clear objectives which reflect these standards for all lessons, units, and projects
  • Implements the district's mission, philosophy of education and instructional standards and objectives
  • Assesses and documents the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required
  • Documents the learning problems of students and seeks the assistance of district specialists as required.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation
  • Assists administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, maintaining order in the classroom in a fair and just manner
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence especially as relates to the specific assignment and student grade and subject area appropriateness
  • Attends staff meetings as required
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with others
  • Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students, colleagues, and parents concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of assigned students
  • Responsible for the promotion of equity and appreciation of diversity to ensure equitable opportunities for student learning, including, for implementing specific strategies for students with special needs, with 504 plans and/or second language learners
  • Establish and maintain a safe, nurturing and engaging learning environment with standards of student behavior that promote positive social and academic experiences
  • Regularly engage with families and extended community members in support of creating a collaborative learning environment that fosters equity for all learners
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Responsible to support students with disabilities in a general education setting.
  • Responsible to support and differentiate learning for students who are second language learners.
  • Performance of other job-related duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • As negotiated with Lynn School Committee and Lynn Teachers Union.
  • 180 days per year
  • Teacher Salary Estimator

BENEFITS: The City of Lynn offers comprehensive and competitive health and dental benefits; Harvard Pilgrim PPO/HMO, Altus Dental High/Low, and Vision Insurance. Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA) as well as Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability are available on a voluntary basis. Please see the website: City of Lynn for more details.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, including a drug test, National fingerprint-based Criminal Background Check (NCBC), and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).

All MUST be completed PRIOR to the start of employment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed/religion, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, marital status, homelessness, special need, proficiency in the English language or academic achievement or any other consideration made unlawful by any federal, state or local laws or regulations, including Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and M.G.L. Ch. 76:5, M.G.L., Ch.151C.

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