Special Education Teacher

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Pittsfield Public Schools
269 First St
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

Website: pittsfield.net

Company Description:
The Pittsfield Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, or sexual orientation.

Special Education Teacher
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Education/Training
Bachelor's Degree

The teacher is the district's primary agent for instruction with responsibility for presenting the prescribed curriculum effectively and employing a diagnostic/prescriptive approach to identification and subsequent adaptation to the needs and interests of the students.

The duties commonly associated with the position include but are not limited to:
 - maintaining up-to-date knowledge of curriculum content
 - planning and assessment of instruction and curriculum
 - maintaining classroom management
 - planning and delivering effective instruction
 - promoting high standards and expectations for student achievement
 - communicating with students, parents, and other district employees to work on behalf of students
 - promoting equity and appreciation of diversity

One-year grant-funded position

Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred 

MA DESE Certification in Moderate Disabilities 5-12

Experience working with students who have social/emotional disabilities; strong background in behavioral management systems and writing IEPs

Excellent communication skills; ability to use student performance and behavioral data to write appropriate benchmarks; willing to be trained in de-escalation and restraint techniques provided by the district

Ability to use data to plan for, assess, and modify instruction

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