Town of Falmouth-School District Special Education Teacher in Falmouth, Massachusetts
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED Massachusetts licensure: Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities Prek-8; 5-12, SEI endorsement Masters degree with an emphasis in Special Education preferred. Demonstrated experience as a teacher of children with disabilities. Experience with the use of specialized teaching techniques used with special education students. Candidates shall demonstrate that they possess both fundamental computation skills and comprehensive, in-depth understanding of K-8 mathematics. Knowledge of the significant theories, practices, and programs for developing reading skills and reading comprehension. Ability to design or modify curriculum, instructional materials, and classroom environments for students with disabilities. Ways to prepare and maintain students with disabilities for and in general education classrooms; for example, use of behavioral management principles and use of teaching and learning techniques. Basic principles and concepts of the physical sciences appropriate to the school curriculum. Such other alternatives as the Superintendent of Schools may deem acceptable and appropriate. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the daily educational programs for children as prescribed in the Individual Educational Plan (IEP). Be responsible for the diagnostic/prescriptive programming for students with social/emotional learning needs. Work with itinerant staff, other special needs personnel, general education teachers, and administrators in developing viable programs for special education students. Work as part of the school-based evaluation Team to assess students with suspected areas of disability. Work in concert with TEAM members to develop and write an IEP. Work with building staff to integrate students into general education classrooms and programs. Complete daily/weekly/monthly data sheets, evaluation reports, progress reports, IEPs, assessments, and other data required by local, state and federal mandates. Be responsible for ongoing diagnostic/prescriptive programming for children in consultation with itinerant specialists and other consultants. Assist classroom teachers, special subject staff, administrators and other building personnel in the implementation of accommodations and modifications for inclusionary practices. Supervise the work of the Teacher Assistant both in special and general education settings. Continue to grow in the position through attendance at meetings, conferences, seminars, through readings in professional literature, and through enrollment in college or university courses. Such other responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the Principal, Asst. Principal and/or Special Education Building Administrator.