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Special Education Teacher (middle school or high school)

Title
Special Education Teacher (middle school or high school)
Location
190 Ashley Blvd.
Description
At GLCPS, our Special Education Teachers work in a hands-on environment with their students in an inclusion setting. We value Teacher’s support in the classroom. Special Education Teachers work with General Education Teachers to provide modified content to learners with mild to moderate needs.

Our Special Education Teachers are given guidance and supports to become great educators.
Special Education Teachers at GLCPS follow a student cohort model, usually working with small classes of 20 students (inclusion) with less than 10 Special Education Students. A typical case load is less than 15 students, with 5-7 student small group resource courses.

Teachers work with the General Education Content Teachers to provide high quality lessons, and students are 1:1 laptop in grades 7 through 12 so Google Classroom and Google Apps help us to provide a project-based learning environment with hands on applications that students can relate to.

At GLCPS, you will have the creativity to plan your own lessons, modify content and the support of a great team of staff. You will get to know your students and be able to provide consistent lessons about content you are familiar with because of your small case load and ability to be in class with your students. You will have prep time with your Team daily, and free Professional Development opportunities built into your work week to continue your professional growth/earn PDPs and renew your license.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Flexibility and willingness to learn
2. Motivated and eager to make a difference in the lives of an urban learner.
3. Training in or the ability to modify the general education curriculum.
4. Good communication skills.
5. Has passed all required Massachusetts Education Teacher Licensure Exams.
6. Excellent writing and grammar skills.
7. Case manager to Special Education students.
8. Training and/or experience working with behavioral and emotional disabilities.
9. Provide direct services to special education students on your caseload.
10. Be prepared for scheduled IEP/TEAM meetings and ensure that all attendees will be present.
11. Ensure all required documents are turned into supervisor prior to the IEP/TEAM meeting (psychological reports, provider reports/goals, educational assessments, draft IEP, etc.).
12. Work closely with Special Education Director to report any concerns.
13. Is familiar with MCAS and accommodating students during testing sessions.
14. Attend all special education IEP and department meetings.
15. Complete IEP Progress reports for each of your students as per the report card schedule.
16. Ensure that all files (documents and testing) are kept confidential and are completed within a timely fashion (compliant with deadlines/regulations).
17. Follow up with parental or teacher concerns. Respond as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours to parent, student, teacher and admin inquiries via phone and/or e-mail during regular work week.
18. Other duties as required by the Special Education Director.
Requirements
Moderate Disabilities Licensure/Certification, Grade 5-8 or 5-12 or the ability to obtain the license within one year.
Start Date
8/19/2019
Salary
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Contact Amanda Castro
Phone: 508.991.4105
Fax: 508.991.4110
acastro@glcps.org
190 Ashley Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02746