Special Education Teacher-Long Term Substitute

Newton Public Schools Newton , MA 02458

Posted 3 weeks ago

Department: Special Education Job Title: Special Education Teacher FLSA Status:


(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt Unit A Reports to: Special Education Department Head / Principal general description (1-3 lines describing role): Newton South High School seeks an energetic and highly motivated educator to join an outstanding special education department. This teacher may act as a case manager for a group of students, co-teach in a regular education department, teach a substantially separate subject area class, and support student acquisition of skills related to IEP goals. The teacher is also expected to maintain open communication with parents, regular education teachers, counselors, and housemasters, as well as contribute to the regular functioning and development of the Special Education Department, and fulfill other responsibilities as a member of the community.

Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requisite licensure as defined by the DESE

  • Experience implementing all parts of the IEP process

  • Knowledge of a wide range of disabilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Believes in helping all students achieve their potential, including minority and low socio-economic students

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Additionally licensed in a regular education content area (Science, History, Math, English)

Long Term Substitute Position: April 11,2019-May 23,2019

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (not limited to):

  • Teach students specific skills and strategies to help them access curriculum

  • Conduct IEP meetings and complete all related paperwork in a timely fashion

  • Monitor student progress; revise IEP according to progress

  • Co-teach in regular education content area, or teach substantially separate subject

  • Prepare students for transition to post-high school life

  • Communication with school personnel outside of the department and parents

  • Attendance at departmental and school-wide meetings

  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed

  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students

Work Environment & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Newton South is a large, diverse school serving approximately 2,000 students on four floors. A teacher is expected to move around the school on a regular basis and be visible within the school community. There are elevators in the building.

Date Updated: March 28, 2014

Newton Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Newton Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other class as protected by law. The Newton Public Schools places a high value on diversity and active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and staff. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.


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