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Burlington Public Schools Anticipated Special Education Teacher Developmental Skills Classroom Elementary 2024/2025 in Burlington, Massachusetts

Anticipated Special Education Teacher Developmental Skills Classroom Elementary 2024/2025 Position: Special Education Teacher Job Goal: The DSC teacher coordinates and provides programming for children with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities instruction in academic, social language, motor, self-regulation, leisure, and life skills. Duties and Responsibilities: Provide systemic, individualized instruction in an intensive learning environment with frequent hands-on practice in a variety of settings in a consistent manner using 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 ratio. Teach critical skills across settings to assist students to generalize academic, social, communication/language, health, safety and adaptive life skills in relevant contexts. Employ Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) methodologies to teach skills across a student’s day. Provide instruction in a variety of formats (task analysis, discrete trial, incidental teaching, group instruction) and incorporate other evidence-based curricula that best suit the individual student’s learning style informed by data. Coordinate and facilitate communication with the general educator as necessary. Develop individual schedules for students across grade levels. Consult with the Special Education Director, Program Coordinator, Team Chair, BCBA and related service providers to implement behavior plans and individualized reinforcement plans. Coordinate MCAS Alternative portfolios including gathering materials, contacting State, meeting with parents to review prior to sending it out. Direct classroom support staff while communicating with administrators as needed. Meet weekly with support staff to review student data and programs, curriculum, and student behavioral issues. Participate in district-provided safety and de-escalation training. Utilize skills and strategies as needed and in accordance with behavior management plans. Oversee implementation of the IEP for students on caseload. Conduct formal assessments (e.g. VB-MAPP, WIAT) in accordance with reevaluation cycles, or when deemed necessary. Use data to contribute to the development of the IEP for students on caseload and conduct necessary and assigned assessments to provide data for IEP development. Performs other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates. Requirements: Master’s degree in special education preferred. DESE certification in severe special needs required. Good organizational and communication skills, experience in delivering 1:1 and small group instruction, ABA training with experience successfully implementing each instructional format is required. A minimum of three (3) years of experience working with children diagnosed with ASD as well as leadership experience/skills and experience working in an intensive instructional classroom serving students with ASD required. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be willing and able to physically manage students if needed. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community Compensation: In accordance with the Burlington Educators' Association Unit A contract Start Date: August 2024 Burlington's student body represents a broad range of cultures and backgrounds. Our goal is for our staff to reflect the global diversity of our student population. We welcome applications from dynamic, forward-thinking individuals who positively impact student learning and growth, are competent working in a diverse environment and reflect the diversity of our student body. Burlington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, and pregnancy-related conditions, 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. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer " />

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Anticipated Special Education Teacher Developmental Skills Classroom Elementary 2024/2025

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Primary Location Pine Glen Elementary School

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