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Mystic Valley Regional Charter School 2020/2021 K-8 Grade Special Education Teacher in Malden, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The special education teacher is responsible for a caseload of students on IEPs and 504s; providing students with services outlined in their plans and ensuring the proper implementation of IEPs and 504s

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct and indirect instructional support as stated in an IEP or 504, to students in a positive environment.

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons and communicate those objectives to students.

  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.

  • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.

  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students, based on the school wide behavior plan.

  • Maintain accurate and complete student service logs/lesson plans and collection of data, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

  • Attend IEP Meetings for students on your caseload

  • Complete quarterly progress reports for students for students you service.

  • Act as "point person" for students who you service/on your caseload.

  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development, on an ongoing basis.

  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team and collaborate with general education teachers, by attending weekly team meetings.

  • Assist in preparation and administration of standardized testing.

  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.

  • Perform related work as required, i.e: shredding, afternoon duty.

Requirements:

  • Special Education Background/Knowledge

  • SEI Endorsement

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