Jan 13, 2024

Teacher - Special Ed (SOKO) (SY23-24)

  • TrulyHired
  • Chelsea, MA 02150, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

About Chelsea Public Schools:

The Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) is a gateway school system that welcomes and educates all students and families. In CPS, we believe all children are capable of achieving their personal best by ensuring a safe and supportive environment for school and classroom environments. The school system educates over 6,200 students in 11 schools, including a pre-K-1st grade school, 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, a virtual school, and 2 high schools. CPS is a culturally responsive school district. We believe that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful relationships that fosters and promotes high expectations and risk taking. We are a district of multilingual students where languages are an asset to student development and growth. More information about CPS can be found on our website at www.chelseaschools.com/cps.

Job 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 which includes making learning goals clear to the students, using appropriate instructional and questioning techniques;
  • 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.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities;
  • 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;
  • Responsible for providing equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, homelessness, religion, national origin, or disability;
  • Responsible to support students with disabilities in a general education setting.
  • Performance of other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:
A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university; Valid Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education teacher licensure in grade and subject area appropriate for the assignment; Sheltered Engligh Immersion Endorsement for core content teachers Ability to work with diverse population; Knowledge of MA Curriculum frameworks, curriculum, instruction, and assessment; Knowledge of differentiated instruction and response to intervention helpful Citizenship, residency or work visa required
Qualifications Preferred:
  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Dual certification in ESL and/or Moderate Disabilities


All teachers are members of the Chelsea Teachers Union (CTU). The length of the school day is 6.5 hours, but subject to longer hours for schools with extended day. The number of school days are 185 days. See CPS website for salary information.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Chelsea Public Schools 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.



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