Title One-to-One / Relief Instructional Aide
Location Easthampton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-28
Job Information

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc.

Tri-County Schools has a One-to-One / Relief Instructional Aide position available to assist at-risk youth in a special education setting. This position includes performing duties such as assisting teachers in the delivery of daily academic instruction, assisting in monitoring and performing of daily school routines and student related tasks as specified within the IEP and ITP, modeling appropriate behavior, and participating in program activities.

Requirements include an Associate’s degree or Work Keys / Paraprofessional certification. Experience working with the Special Education population preferred. This is a non-benefited position.

Human Resources: 413-529-7777

Posted: 8-15-17

email hr09@ncyf.org
Website http://www.ncyf.org


Title SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEAD
Location Walpole, MA
Start Date 2017-08-14
Job Information

League School of Greater Boston

The League School of Greater Boston is a year-round program dedicated to the education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our team approach to education creates a collaborative, supportive and open environment within our community. We are currently seeking a PROGRAM COORDINATOR for our Foundations and Content Teaching/Life Skills Programs to start immediately. This position leads a team of Head Teachers, Clinicians, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts to achieve the desired results for the program.

The Foundations Program services our early and elementary-aged students between the ages of 3-12, focusing on the development of communication skills, emotional and behavioral regulation, academic skills, daily living skills, and independence. The Content Teaching/Life Skills Program (CTLS) is for students from age 11-16 and adds pre-vocational training to the curriculum. These are done in a small class environment that is sensory friendly with reduced auditory and visual stimuli.

Position Requirements:
*Master’s Degree in Special Education with current MA certification in K-12 moderate or severe special needs required. MA certification in school administration preferred.
*Five years experience with autistic population and demonstrated interpersonal, supervisory and administrative skills.
*CPR, CPI and First Aid certifications.
*Valid driver’s license.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Principal/Assistant Principal
Supervision Exercised: Supervises and evaluates all Head Teachers in the program

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Develops and implements Individual Education Programs (IEP) within the classroom/school and community settings. Attends IEP meetings as needed.
2. Participates in the development of behavior intervention strategies and daily living-skill techniques for individual students and follows through on the strategies developed.
3. Implements student behavior programs: positive reinforcement, breaks, time outs, etc., as designed by the Behavior Department and the team.
4. Works with the Admissions Coordinator to complete tours and intakes.
5. Develops curriculum content, as needed, to implement each student’s goals and objectives, as written in his/her Individual Education Program.
6. Monitors health and safety of students.
7. Attends and facilitates classroom meetings and program meetings.
8. Completes daily paperwork for individual students: notes to parents, Incident Reports, Accident Reports, etc.
9. Review prepared lesson plans and make sure they are appropriate for all students in the classroom.
10. Conducts consistent classroom observations.
11. Oversees development of classroom and school schedule that provides structure for the students and limits stimuli within the setting.
12. Establishes and maintains a good working relationship between the school and the student’s home. This may include: phone contact, notes to parents, parent visits, team meetings.
13. Participates in all trainings, as required by League School of Greater Boston.
14. Performs other related duties, as designated by the Assistant Principal/Principal, that are deemed necessary for the operation of the school, such as evening trainings, Open Houses, Parent/Teacher nights, etc.
15. Manages and monitors the Foundations/CTLS budget.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word: Microsoft Excel: Microsoft Internet Explorer; Microsoft Office and Google Mail.

The League School offers a substantial benefit package that includes health, dental, STD, LTD, and Life insurance, tuition assistance, 403(b) retirement plan with match, professional development opportunities, as well as Personal and Sick days, in addition to school vacation periods off.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The League School of Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by federal and state laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who challenge such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

To apply:
Please submit resume, cover letter, and other supporting documentation such as transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter(s) of reference, etc. to HR@leagueschool.com or by mail to:
League School of Greater Boston
Attn: Human Resources
300 Boston Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032

Posted: 8-10-17

email hr@leagueschool.com
Website http://leagueschool.org/


Title Educational Administrator
Location Holyoke, MA
Start Date 2017-08-28
Job Information

The Center School

The Center School, a Full Year (12 month) private Special Education day school located in Holyoke, MA, has re-opened its search for applicants for an Educational Administrator position.

The Center School provides a unique and rewarding opportunity to serve students with a wide variety of moderate to severe special needs. We assist schools, agencies, families & communities and provide considerable resources to staff in order to meet the needs of individual students. Faculty and staff participate in such activities as therapeutic horseback riding, pet therapy, swimming, community outings, field trips, life skills & vocational activities, and enjoy collaborative work with a dedicated team of professionals.

We offer an outstanding benefits package which includes health & dental insurance, life insurance, PTO & EST time, paid school vacations and holidays, 401K. We also offer an excellent tuition reimbursement program, providing up to $6,000.00 per year for reimbursement of tuition and fees.

The Educational Administrator supervises the provision of special education services in the school and ensure that the services specified in each student’s IEP are delivered by the Teachers in accordance with regulation and statute.

Position Responsibilities:
– Oversees and directs all classroom staff as it pertains to students’ Individual Education Plans.
– Develops school-wide educational goals.
– Develops, orders and/or adapts school curriculum to comply with the MA Curriculum Frameworks/Common Core.
– Supervises all Teachers and reviews and strengthens Teachers’ weekly lesson plans.
– Assists with hiring process of Teachers and provides employee orientation and training as required.
– Provides support of team implementation of IEP’s in conjunction with other disciplines, administrative departments and external services providers.
– Monitors compliance with all IEP grids and advocates for needed professional services.
– Edits IEP’s, Progress Reports, reports cards, and other educational documentation in a timely manner.
– Attends IEP, review and emergency meetings as requested or needed. Attends IEP meetings to support students and train Teachers.
– Remains current & knowledgeable in all federal/state ESE regulations, particularly with regard to special education, MCAS testing, IDEA, & NCLB. Informs, assists & monitors all Teachers’ compliance with state & federal regulations regarding special education and MCAS testing.
– Oversees field trips and other special events, in conjunction with Site Administrator.
– Oversees MCAS testing and arranges for all testing needs of students.
– Oversees education budget and ordering of all educational materials and supplies.

Applicants must have the minimum of a Master’s degree in Education or a closely related field and current/valid DESE licensure as a Special Education Administrator, Professional Level, or advanced degree in Education, current/valid DESE licensure as a Teacher of Special Education & three years administrative experience.

NOTE: All candidates who have been given an offer of employment will be subject to screening through the following agencies: CORI, SORI, DCF, SAFIS (Fingerprinting)

Tina Vanotti, HR Manager, 413-533-9500

Posted: 8-9-17

email tvanotti@positiveregard.com
Website http://www.positiveregard.com


Title Special Education Teacher
Location Framingham, MA
Start Date 2017-08-31
Job Information

Reed Academy

Small day school for boys with social/emotional difficulties
Therapeutic milieu
Friendly work environment, very team oriented, family friendly
Competitive salary

Maura: 508-877-1222

Posted: 7-26-17

email reed.academy@verizon.com
Website http://reed.academy@verizon.net


Title Special Education K-12 Teacher
Location Easthampton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-28
Job Information

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc.

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc. seeks a Special Education Teacher to join our team of educators dedicated to students with emotional and behavioral needs. Duties including teaching academic classes following the Common Core, creating and following goals and objectives for IEPs, writing quarterly progress reports and following behavior plans.

Requirements include DESE certification in Special Education K-12. Preference given to candidates with DESE 3 years classroom experience and experience with students on behavior plans.

NCYF offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.

Human Resources: 413-529-7777

Posted: 7-20-17

email hr09@ncyf.org
Website https://www.ncyf.org


Title Science Teacher/Counselor
Location Cambridge, MA
Start Date 2017-07-05
Job Information

Farr Academy

Farr Academy, a 36 student therapeutic day school serving bright adolescents (7th-12th) with a range of special needs including emotional, social, LD and ADHD, has an opening for a Science teacher interested in a team-oriented school that emphasizes enhancing student academic performance while teaching students how to successfully manage the emotional issues and learning challenges they face.
Licensure required.
Skill in athletics and camping helpful; tenacity and a good sense of humor are essential.
AA/EOE

Christy Pappas, Director 617-492-4922

Posted: 7-17-17

email cpappas@farracademy.org
Website http://www.farracademy.org


Title Elementary/Middle School Assistant Teacher
Location Newton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-25
Job Information

Dearborn Academy

2017-2018 school year full-time position
Start date: August 25, 2017
Note: Dearborn Academy has moved from Arlington, MA to Newton, MA

Dearborn Academy, one of New England’s leading 766 Approved, therapeutic day schools, is seeking a full-time Assistant Teacher for our Elementary/Middle School program. The Elementary/Middle School enrolls students in grades 3-9 who typically have average or above average academic potential along with specific learning disabilities and/or moderate to severe emotional challenges. Our rich academic program, diversified support systems, and our explicit instruction style, which includes the use of visual mnemonics, graphic organizers, templates and modified instructional language, often allows students who have been unsuccessful in previous school settings to achieve substantial gains. Please check out our website @www.dearbornacademy.org for more information on our school.

Assistant Teacher duties include, but are not limited to:
Assisting in the planning and delivery of instruction
Leading whole-group instruction when the lead teacher is unable
Planning and leading small group instruction
Supporting positive behavior of students
Monitoring and documenting student progress
Developing strong relationships with students

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required
Experience working with elementary and/or middle school students required
Experience with moderate disabilities preferred

Dearborn provides a supportive team environment with a competitive wage/benefit program. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (letters of recommendation preferred) to:

Pam Sweeney, Director Elementary/Middle School Program
psweeney@dearbornacademy.org
781-641-5992
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Dearborn Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Dearborn Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions

Posted: 7-13-17

email psweeney@dearbornacademy.org
Website http://dearbornacademy.org


Title Associate Director/Clinical Coordinator
Location Newton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-25
Job Information

Dearborn Academy

Dearborn Academy, one of New England’s leading 766 approved therapeutic day schools, is seeking an Associate Director/Clinical Coordinator for its Elementary/Middle School Program (Grades 3-9). Dearborn enrolls approximately one hundred students in grades 3-12 who have specific learning disabilities and/or moderate to severe emotional challenges. Our rich academic program, which includes vocational and career training, diversified student supports and explicit instruction, combined with our strong clinical component, allows students who have been unsuccessful in previous school settings to achieve substantial gains.

The Associate Director/Clinical Coordinator works closely with the Director of the Elementary/Middle School (EMS) Program to run the everyday affairs of the program and to help students become engaged members of their community. This leader would also play a fundamental role in hiring, supervising, training and evaluating our clinical and milieu counseling staff and interns. The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have the following qualities and credentials:

● Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
● A sense of humor
● Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills
● Proven ability to form relationships with families, state agency representatives and public school district liaisons in order to create integrated student support teams
● Belief that suspension is a last resort and interest or experience with restorative justice practices
● Proven ability to coordinate and lead change processes
● Strong and effective leadership skills including collaboration, written and oral communication, meeting facilitation and decision making
● Demonstrated ability to observe therapeutic interventions and provide objective feedback and skill development
● Experience using data to help inform and shape teaching and therapeutic interventions
● Experience supervising staff
● Administrative experience in a therapeutic school setting preferred
● Ability to serve as a role model for staff and students
● MA Professional License (LICSW)

Responsibilities include:
1. Assist the Program Director in the daily running of the school
2. Supervise individual EMS clinicians, the intern program (group and individual supervision), and additional staff as needed
3. Lead clinical team meetings
4. Oversee the clinical group work and lead a clinical group with the students as needed
5. Serve as the senior clinician to provide clinical insight to EMS staff
6. Supervise the senior milieu staff & help structure milieu counselor meetings
7. Be on-call for behavior support assistance
8. Communicate with parents
9. In conjunction with the Director, provide clinical and behavioral support professional development
10. Oversee Case Conferences and other student meetings
11. Responsible for reports of abuse and neglect (with consult with the Director and Head of School)
12. Responsible for determining whether the crisis team should be called, and facilitating the process after contacting the crisis team
13. Carry a small caseload of students if needed
14. Serve as a member of the EMS admissions team
15. Serve as a member of the Dearborn Leadership Team

The Dearborn Academy EMS Associate Director/Clinical Coordinator works 12 months.

Dearborn Academy has moved from Arlington, MA to Newton, MA.

Pam Sweeney, Program Director: psweeney@dearbornacademy.org – (781)641-5997

Provide a cover letter, resume, copy of certification(s) and at least three professional references.

Dearborn is an EOE/AA employer
Dearborn Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Dearborn Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

Posted: 7-10-17

email psweeney@dearbornacademy.org
Website http://www.dearbornacademy.org


Title Learning Center Coordinator
Location Newton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-25
Job Information

Dearborn Academy

Dearborn Academy, one of New England’s leading 766 approved therapeutic day schools, is seeking a Learning Center Coordinator. Dearborn enrolls approximately one hundred students in grades 3-12 who have specific learning disabilities and/or moderate to severe emotional challenges. Our rich academic program, which includes vocational and career training, diversified student supports and explicit instruction, combined with our strong clinical component, allows students who have been unsuccessful in previous school settings to achieve substantial gains.

The Learning Center Coordinator works closely with the Head of School, Program Directors, Clinical and Education Coordinators, and staff to prepare students to learn how to learn and to become engaged members of their community. This educational leader hires, supervises, trains and evaluates the Learning Center staff, which includes two full time Speech and Language Pathologists, one part time Occupational Therapist, and four special educators. The successful candidate for this challenging and rewarding position will have the following qualities and credentials:

Demonstrated compassion and kindness towards students, families and staff
A sense of humor
Belief that students who demonstrate unexpected behaviors have gaps in their skills
Proven ability to form relationships with families, state agency representatives and public school district liaisons in order to create integrated student support teams
The ability to communicate a vision and coordinate and lead change processes
Strong and effective leadership skills including collaboration, written and oral communication, meeting facilitation and decision making
Demonstrated ability to observe teaching interventions and provide objective feedback and skill development
Experience training staff in how to use specialized instruction both in larger class settings, and in small group or 1:1 sessions
Experience conducting and analyzing special education assessments
Experience using data to help inform and shape teaching interventions

It is highly recommended that applicants have certification in Wilson, or be committed to completing the training.

The Dearborn Academy Learning Center Coordinator works 10 months.

Dearborn Academy is moving from its current location in Arlington, MA to its new home in Newton, MA in June, 2017. MA DESE Moderate Special Needs certification preferred.

Contact Person: Rebecca Altepeter, Head of School raltepeter@dearbornacademy.org – (781)641-5992

Provide a cover letter, resume, copy of certification(s) and at least three professional references.

Dearborn is an EOE/AA employer

Dearborn Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. Dearborn Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

Posted: 7-10-17

email raltepeter@dearbornacademy.org
Website http://www.dearbornacademy.org


Title Work Study and Transition Guidance Coordinator
Location W. Newton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-01
Job Information

Learning Prep School

Learning Prep School is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and visionary leader in the field of Transition Planning to oversee our Transition and Work Study program for learning disabled students ages 14-22. For many years Learning Prep has been a leader in this important field, and we are looking for an experienced professional with proven skills to create the next generation of best practices and innovation for transition planning and programming.

In addition to developing the strategy for Learning Prep’s approach to transition planning and work study, the Coordinator will work collaboratively with our students, parents, counselors, job coaches, other school staff members and work site personnel to established best-in-class and individualized transition plans for each student. This role has oversight for the Consumer and Career Teachers and Job Coaches. The Coordinator also is responsible for related programming, assessments, IEP development, and annual events such as our College Fair, Transition Night, and Financial Literacy Day. The ideal candidate will draw upon best practices and current research to build upon the successes of our language-based program, in harmony with school philosophy, programs, and culture.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a record of successful experiences working with populations similar to Learning Prep and possess knowledge of a large network of employers willing to offer opportunities to our population. This position requires the ability to be both a self-starter and team player – who brings an upbeat and positive attitude to the role each day.

This is a 12 month position that reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement the program core values and mandated programs
• Manage Transition and Work Study staff
• Develop work based assessments and review staff assessments
• Maintain parent contact
• Provide comprehensive IEP input for each Team meeting, following transition-based DESE requirements
• Maintain communication with worksite supervisors; facilitate student worker advocacy skills
• Conduct College Fair, Career Fair, and career based field trips
• Supervise Career Education curriculum planning adhering to IEP Transition Benchmarks
• Supervise Transition Guidance staff plans for each senior
• Conduct Life Skill assessments for each work study student
• Communicate with post high school transition agencies for post high school planning

Requirements:

• Master’s Degree
• Special Needs Certification, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
• Experience with supporting adolescents and families in navigating transitional tasks, familiarization with transitional assessments and related state regulations
• Successful history of working with a similar profile of LPS students and families
• Experience with supervising staff
• Comfortable making presentations to families and employers to create a positive and enthusiastic understanding of LPS
• Proficient computer skills, i.e. Word, Excel, Google Docs
• Strong organizational skills
• Highly professional demeanor and attitude, strong written & verbal communication skills, ability to interact professionally with students, families, and the external community

About Learning Prep:

Located in West Newton, Learning Prep School is an innovative and unique non-profit school for students with significant and diverse language and learning challenges. Our students face a broad range of learning disabilities, including language-based, nonverbal and executive functioning difficulties. Understanding that language skills are the basis for all learning, LPS’s unique curriculum integrates the teaching of language skills in all subjects. LPS strives to provide specialized instruction in an inspiring, warm, supportive and emotionally safe environment. Founded in 1970, LPS is the largest independent day school serving students with disabilities from across the state.
LPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers Health, Dental and 403(b) plans.

To learn more about our unique school please visit www.learningprep.org

Contact Person: Andrea Stern Armstrong

Posted: 7-6-17

 

email astern@learningprep.org
Website http://www.learningprep.org/


Title Middle School Special Education Teacher
Location Easthampton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-28
Job Information

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc.

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc. seeks a Middle School Special Education Teacher to join our team of educators dedicated to students with emotional and behavioral needs. Duties including teaching academic classes following the Common Core, creating and following goals and objectives for IEPs, writing quarterly progress reports and following behavior plans.

Requirements include DESE certification in Special Education at appropriate grade level. Preference given to candidates with DESE middle school certification, 3 years classroom experience and experience with students on behavior plans.

NCYF offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and life insurances, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401K, and membership discounts!

AA/EOE, we believe diversity strengthens our organization.

Human Resources: 413-529-7777

Posted: 6-27-17

email hr09@ncyf.org
Website https://www.ncyf.org


Title Elementary Special Education Teacher
Location Easthampton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-28
Job Information

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc.

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc. seeks a Middle School Special Education Teacher to join our team of educators dedicated to students with emotional and behavioral needs. Duties including teaching academic classes following the Common Core, creating and following goals and objectives for IEPs, writing quarterly progress reports and following behavior plans.

Requirements include DESE certification in Special Education at appropriate grade level. Preference given to candidates with DESE middle school certification, 3 years classroom experience and experience with students on behavior plans.

NCYF offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and life insurances, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401K, and membership discounts!

AA/EOE, we believe diversity strengthens our organization.

Human Resources: 413-529-7777

Posted: 6-27-17

email hr09@ncyf.org
Website https://www.ncyf.org


Title Elementary Special Education Teacher
Location Easthampton, MA
Start Date 2017-08-28
Job Information

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc.

Northeast Center for Youth & Families, Inc. seeks an Elementary Special Education Teacher to join our team of educators dedicated to students with emotional and behavioral needs. Duties including teaching academic classes following the Common Core, creating and following goals and objectives for IEPs, writing quarterly progress reports and following behavior plans.

Requirements include DESE certification in Special Education at appropriate grade level. Preference given to candidates with DESE elementary certification, 3 years classroom experience and experience with students on behavior plans.

NCYF offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and life insurances, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, 401K, and membership discounts!

AA/EOE, we believe diversity strengthens our organization.

Human Resources: 413-529-7777

Posted: 6-27-17

 

email hr09@ncyf.org
Website https://www.ncyf.org


Title Classroom Teacher
Location East Providence, RI
Start Date 2017-08-28
Job Information

The Wolf School

The Wolf School, an innovative independent lower and middle school for children with multiple learning challenges, is currently recruiting a classroom teacher.

History of the Wolf School
The Wolf School, a small independent day school in East Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1999 to provide a unique educational environment for children with multiple learning differences. The goal was to create a school that would provide children with opportunity to reach their full academic and social potential. The founding members of the Board, including educators, clinical specialists and a family, created a model that emphasizes the development of core grade level skills taught through a therapeutically guided curriculum. As a result, our students make significant gains academically and socially. Today, the Wolf School educates 50 students in grades K-8 from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Job Requirements:
• Master’s Degree required
• Special Education certification required
• Minimum of two years teaching experience at the elementary or middle school level working with children who have special needs
• Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching techniques
• Training and knowledge of a variety of academic programs and methods for teaching
math and reading
• Knowledge of various assessment measures (standardized and non-standardized) and ability to interpret data to evaluate progress
• Knowledge of classroom behavior management and data collection

General statement of duties and responsibilities: Work with students in various settings, develop and modify a therapeutically guided curriculum, generate reports to meet students’ needs, communicate with families, coordinate with therapists and plan for teaching assistants to carry out lessons.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with occupational therapists, speech therapists and support staff to develop and implement therapeutic goals within individual academic programs to carry out Wolf’s Immersion Model©
• Teach and plan for instruction across all subjects areas
• Work with and plan for teaching assistants to reinforce and integrate lessons
• Participate in planning community outings to practice academic and social skills
• Administer academic screenings/assessments to develop individualized learning plans
• Ability to integrate and support use of educational technology resources in the classroom
• Communicate and meet with the Education Supervisor on a regular basis
• Communicate and meet with Social Emotional Educator as needed
• Communicate and update families on student progress
• Ability to work with families in support of the home/school partnership
• Develop IEP/Learning Plan goals and document progress throughout the year
• Attend weekly staff meetings, and all team meetings
• Complete educational reports twice a year
• Participate in parent conferences three times a year
• Consult with teachers, parents, administrators and outside professionals regarding the student’s individual classroom and home interventions
• Engage in ongoing professional development
• Develop and implement positive reinforcement systems and behavior management techniques in the classroom
• Communicate & coordinate with integrated art and music programs to support curricular study
• Maintain documentation and data collection as needed
• Other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities:
• Creative thinker and planner
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to establish rapport with special needs students
• Ability to work on a team
• Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
• Ability to be flexible and take initiative
• Must be able to work with multiple distractions and changing priorities
• Find creative and effective ways to solve problems
• Appreciate and enjoy working with adults and children
• Be energetic, flexible, resilient, open to change and new ideas
• Possess good organizational capabilities and be able to implement these effectively
• Be open to giving and receiving feedback
• Have strong interpersonal skills which support and engender trust
• Be a thoughtful and effective listener
• Have a strong sense of self and a good sense of humor
• Possess a deep sense of community
• Have a passion for researching and learning new teaching practices
• Understand and respect human differences and support multicultural education
• Strong technology literacy
• Maintain an attitude that encourages teamwork & personal responsibility

Please email or mail resumes to:

Lauren Duffy Karlsson
Education Supervisor
The Wolf School
215 Ferris Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
lkarlsson@thewolfschool.org

Lauren Duffy Karlsson – 401-432-9940

Posted: 6-23-17

email lkarlsson@thewolfschool.org
Website http://www.thewolfschool.org


Title Technology Integration Specialist
Location East Providence, RI
Start Date 2017-08-28
Job Information

The Wolf School

The Wolf School, an innovative independent lower and middle school for children with multiple learning challenges, is currently recruiting a part time Technology Integration Specialist.

General statement of duties and responsibilities: The Academic Technology Specialist is a year round, part-time position designed to facilitate the integration of educational technology with best teaching practices. As the Wolf School continues to invest in technologies that help empower students to access curriculum and further understand who they are and what they need as complex learners; it is critical that we are equally committed to developing the capacity of our faculty to incorporate these tools into the curriculum in a way that serves to both enhance academic content and support student understanding of the universal challenges that technology presents. The Technology Integration Specialist will promote and oversee the technology skill development and curriculum integration for all faculty, and work with students to enhance instruction through the effective use of technology in the classroom, supporting and promoting the utilization of technology throughout the school.

History of the Wolf School
The Wolf School, a small independent day school in East Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1999 to provide a unique educational environment for children with multiple learning differences. The goal was to create a school that would provide children with opportunity to reach their full academic and social potential. The founding members of the Board, including educators, clinical specialists and a family, created a model that emphasizes the development of core grade level skills taught through a therapeutically guided curriculum. As a result, our students make significant gains academically and socially. Today, the Wolf School educates 50 students in grades K-8 from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Job Requirements:
● Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred
● Teaching Certification in Elementary, Middle School and/or Special Education required
● Have 2+ years of teaching experience
● Strong technology literacy/background
● Appreciate and enjoy working with adults and children
● Possess good organizational capabilities and be able to implement these effectively
● Have a passion for researching and learning new technology
● Be adept at operating Macs and iPads, Experience with both Mac and Windows environments
● Extensive working knowledge of computer hardware, software, peripherals, and related technologies
● Ability to explain technical jargon to general audiences.
● Strong understanding of key learning theories and methods of instruction and their relation to technology integration
● Familiarity with methods for integrating technology into the curriculum such as online portfolios, web-based research methods, and other forms of assessment.
● Experience with effective technology teaching strategies in teaching software and hardware skills
● Technology skills in current computer software, including word processing, web page development and design, presentation, digital video and audio editing, digital photography and design software, and graphics applications

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Meet regularly with classroom teams to develop uses of classroom technology that will enhance their programs
● Collaborate with teachers to support their use of technology in delivery of curricula through a variety of instructional methods, work with teachers toward achieving technology-related learning objectives through the use of various hardware, software, and Internet resources, and assist teachers in developing curriculum and content that utilizes those educational technology resources
● Teach Digital Literacy and Citizenship to all students
● Outline and implement Scope and Sequence for each class level
● Assess technology skill levels of teachers and staff, and assist in the achievement and progress tracking of each faculty member’s technology goals (with support of Education Supervisor)
● Troubleshoot basic hardware and software issues, roll out and update as needed
● Research new and existing technologies that infuse S.T.E.A.M into the curriculum and advance Wolf’s Vision for Technology
● Support faculty and co-teach as necessary to facilitate the integration of new technology into the curriculum
● Support parent body (ie: updates, workshops, tech talks)
● Be able to work with multiple distractions and changing priorities
● Develop pilot program for integrating new devices into classrooms (ie: Chrome Books)
● Attend staff meetings
● Create and provide learning resources for faculty and staff, including web sites, tutorials, and interactive programs that support technology integration. Teachers will be guided and encouraged to develop their own resources, while the Technology Integration Specialist will support these efforts by providing additional support as needed
● Attend Curriculum Committee meetings
● Identify trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies, and other educational areas
● Participate in the selection of appropriate educational software to augment class content
● Provide tips on how to increase productivity through the use of technology
● Advance and promote use of technology throughout the school
● Attend technology-related workshops and conferences
● Provide professional development sessions and workshops for faculty and staff
● Provide technical support and training for administrators, faculty, staff, and students
● Provide desktop support when needed

Additional Skills/Abilities:
● Provide consistent high-quality work with minimal supervision, takes initiative
● Find creative and effective ways to solve problems, able to be flexible, open to new ideas
● Creative thinker and planner
● Strong verbal and written communication skills
● Ability to establish rapport with special needs students
● Ability to work on a team, open to giving and receiving feedback
● Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
● Have strong interpersonal skills which support and engender trust
● Have a strong sense of self and a good sense of humor
● Possess a deep sense of community
● Understand and respect human differences and support multicultural education
● Maintain an attitude that encourages teamwork & personal responsibility

Please email or mail resumes to:

Lauren Duffy Karlsson
Education Supervisor
The Wolf School
215 Ferris Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
lkarlsson@thewolfschool.org
Lauren Duffy Karlsson, Education Supervisor, 401-432-9940

Posted: 6-23-17

 

email lkarlsson@thewolfschool.org
Website http://www.thewolfschool.org


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