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Special Education Teacher

Company:
Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Category:
Special Education
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

SUMMARY
The Campus School at Boston College is private, publicly funded, special education day school located in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development on the Boston College campus. The Campus School educates students ages 3 to 22 with extensive support needs, including complex medical needs.

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for the management of appropriate educational, therapeutic and health care services for each student, as indicated in the Individualized Education Program.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for development and implementation of the Individualized Education Program for each student in the classroom as well as attending IEP meetings.
Supervise, train and evaluate teaching assistants, student employees, PULSE students, student teachers and volunteers.
Chair weekly classroom team meetings to discuss students' progress, monitor goals/objectives and classroom concerns.
Complete daily/weekly lesson plans, quarterly progress reports, educational assessments, screenings for potential students, MCAS Alternate Assessments as well as other professional tasks required.
Attend staff meetings, in-service training, professional development offerings, and weekly supervision meetings with director/assistant director.
Work with the director and assistant director to develop curriculum and instructional strategies that promote optimal learning opportunities for each student.
Act as liaison to parents and local educational agencies.
Participate in the transition process for students in the classroom.
Work as part of a transdisciplinary team to ensure students have appropriate therapeutic and instructional materials/equipment.
Support the mission of the Campus School at Boston College.

Requirements

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for supervision of teaching assistants, student employees, student teachers and student volunteers

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Related Work Experience
One to two years of teaching experience working in a school or program for students with extensive support needs. Experience with curriculum development and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
Master's degree in Special Education
Massachusetts Educator's License in Severe Special Education
Certifications: Receive initial certification and recertification as appropriate in the following:
* CPR
* CPI
* First Aid

Skills/Abilities/Competencies
Excellent Communication Skills
Excellent Organizational Skills
Excellent Interpersonal Skills
Excellent Problem Solving Ability
Excellent computer skills (google docs, virtual lessons, online IEP program, etc.)
Ability to multitask
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to handle medical issues
Ability to respond effectively in emergency situations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Lift up to 50lbs
Management of student daily living skills

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found onhttps://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed athttps://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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