Mystic Valley Regional Charter School K-8 Special Education Teacher in Malden, Massachusetts
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
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.
Special Education Background/Knowledge