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Burlington Public Schools Team Chair Middle School 2023/2024 in Burlington, Massachusetts

Team Chair Middle School - 2023/2024 School: Marshall Simonds Middle School Position: Team Chair Reports To: Building Principal/Director of Special Education SUMMARY: As a Department Head, assist teachers and administration, subject to Special Education Laws, with the educational development of children with special education accommodations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure that all Massachusetts Special Education regulations are followed and implemented. Assist in the administration of the Special Education Services procedures that have been designated throughout the system. Assist in the individual Team meetings to be held within each school. Chair all Team meetings for the schools assigned. Compile and coordinate assessments for the purpose of determining the best combination of regular and special educational services for each school age child identified as eligible for special education. Supervise and coordinate evaluation teams in evaluating and diagnosing children, in determining eligibility for special education and then designing appropriate educational programming. Coordinate the scheduling of Team meetings. Coordinate the transition of students on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school. Monitor and complete the paperwork process associated with special education. Oversee the development of IEPs, timelines and all special education paperwork. Read and review all Individualized Educational Programs for compliance and accuracy. Ensure timely communication with staff and parents. Involve parents in the evaluation and formation of educational planning. Monitor the progress of special education students as noted on progress reports, report cards and standardized testing. Complete staff evaluations in accordance with the Teacher’s Contract. Advise the Special Education Director and Program Director regarding inclusion and specialized programs. Communicate effectively with all administration about programs, staff and students. Promote and safeguard the confidentiality of student records according to the student record regulations. Assist in the data collection for state mandated special education reports. Perform any other relative duties as requested by the Director of Pupil Services. The above are typical tasks regularly performed but additional related tasks of equivalent skills and responsibilities may be assigned as service and/or educational requirements change, subject to Collective Bargaining. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students in his/her care QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: MA and Administrative Certification Preferred CERTIFICATES, LICENSES Appropriate Certification Required SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on building and district objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; high-level skills in oral and written communication. 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, for example, school supplies and books. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the classroom environment is moderate to loud. The information contained in this job description is intended to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Compensation: In accordance with the Burlington Educators' Association Unit D Contract Start Date: August 2023 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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Team Chair Middle School 2023/2024

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Primary Location Marshall Simonds Middle School

Salary Range Per Year

Shift Type Full-Time

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