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Mystic Valley Regional Charter School K-8th 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:

  • SEI Endorsement

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Special Education.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.

  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.

  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all school requirements, state and federal laws, and MVRCS policies.

  • Experience evaluating student skills and writing reports interpreting/summarize findings.

  • Strong collaborative, teaching, coaching, and leadership skills to support student programming and work in a team setting.

  • Strong organizational skills to balance the demands of a multi-tasking position.

  • Knowledge of specialized content area as well as any related laws and procedures.

  • Ability to plan and implement lessons based on district and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.

  • Successful completion of applicable MTEL tests within one year of employment.

This position reports to the Head of Special Education. The position will be evaluated yearly and will be an annual appointment.

Mystic Valley is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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