Nov 13, 2020

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL - 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

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  • Westfield, MA 01085, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Westfield Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for an immediate opening for a special education inclusion teacher at Westfield Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year.

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:
Provide basic core program for those students assigned to this class consistent with state education code requirements.
Work cooperatively with classroom teachers who have students integrated in their regular classes, interpreting the abilities and disabilities of these students to the entire staff, and assisting the student with regular assignments.
Maintain the physical environment of the classroom for organization and presentation purposes.
Encourage good citizenship.
Work with individual students in providing educational experiences designed to help in the achievement of student's specific goals.
Assist other professionals in resolving psychological, social, academic, and disciplinary problems of students.
Assist in screening, evaluating, and recommending placement of students in the program.
Supervise students in and out of classroom activities during the school day.
Provide appropriate direction for the facilitation of mainstreaming.
Assist in the development and implementation of the individual educational plan.
Collect data and assist in development of Individual Behavior Intervention Plans.
Work with other staff on curriculum development and program innovation.
Monitor student progress in and outside classroom.
Maintain contact with parents of students.
Evaluate student progress based on work output and observation; determine goals, objectives, and directions.
Prepare report cards, education records, IEP forms, classroom observation records and other forms.
Administer testing evaluation.
Participate in IEP meetings.
Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools. REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Administrator of Special Education

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

This position subject to funding.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Location Description
VISION STATEMENT
Westfield Middle School's vision is that all students will become critical thinkers, and prepared for their secondary education as independent and successful learners. The climate of WMS will support all students in setting high aspirations for the future and inspiring them to achieve their goals.

MISSION STATEMENT

South Middle School will provide all students with high quality educational opportunities, and an educational climate that fosters positive relationships and mutual respect among students, staff and families. All learning experiences must be relevant to students, and focus on higher order thinking skills. Building upon these learning experiences, students will be able to generate original ideas, evaluate information, and communicate their thoughts effectively through Reading, Writing, Speaking and Reasoning.

CORE VALUES

The core values of the South Middle School lay the foundation for the development and implementation of student-centered course offerings and co-curricular programs. Furthermore, these core values define who we are and what we are about.

At the South Middle School, we believe that:

Our primary focus is on academic achievement and equipping students with skills to be critical thinkers.
All students can and will learn.
To reach their fullest potential, children and adults need to have high aspirations and be inspired to achieve them.
Our school climate must be child-centered, and conducive to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of middle school children.
Parents/families are our partners in their children's education.
The application of current technologies will enhance teaching and learning.
Learning and professional growth is an on-going process.
All programs and educational services at SMS need to be aligned with our Vision, Mission, and Core Values. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer
Westfield 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.
Job Requirements
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Certified as a teacher of moderate disabilities by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at the appropriate level.
    • Experience working with discipline programs, behavioral needs and therapeutic interventions.
    • Those requirements as set forth under Federal and State Special Education Regulations.
    Successful candidate must be able to provide in person teaching.

    Work is generally conducted within school building. Ability to travel throughout the school building is necessary. Position involves sitting and the ability to travel from one place to another within the classroom. Work is light in nature with regular lifting of up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds with some pulling and pushing or reaching above, generally of desk and file drawers. Frequent use of hands to operate keyboards and telephones and other office equipment. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Application Questions
This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
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    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)
  • 2. How would you address a wide range of issues in your groups?
    Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)
Contact Information
  • Jessica Kennedy, Principal
  • 350 Southampton Road
  • Westfield, Massachusetts 01085
  • Phone: 413-572-6641
  • Fax: 413-572-1669
  • Email: click here

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