Teacher Middle/High School Teacher – Alternative Program
Shore Educational Collaborative was established in 1975 as one of 24 educational collaboratives in Massachusetts, providing public special education to students with disabilities. Over 180 students, aged 3-22, attend our school in Chelsea, receiving a comprehensive education and related services.
This position is an exciting opportunity to work with us to develop an alternative Middle/High School program in Saugus Middle High School.
At Shore, we believe that every person can grow, learn, and achieve goals that are meaningful to them. Our work is guided by our core values – educate, enrich, inspire – and we operate with respect, integrity, accountability, and compassion. We center our students, striving to be exceptional in our programs while honoring our community of diverse backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, and perspectives. We believe in collaboration and a strong team, with an 88% retention rate of professional staff. We’re excited for you to join us.
Role and Responsibilities:
We are hiring a Middle/High School Special Education Teacher to educate students in a new therapeutic support program in Saugus High School. This program will be designed to meet the needs of the students, and will have alternative school hours that will be developed in partnership with Saugus Public Schools. The school day for the students will likely start around 10am. Using a combination of teacher-led instruction and teacher-facilitated online learning using Edgenuity, the teacher will provide instructional leadership and support. In addition, the teacher will collaborate with a Community Coach and Paraprofessional, who will work together to expand the community-based education and future-readiness options for the students. This may include volunteer opportunities, work opportunities, and/or general community involvement, and will evolve based on the student needs. Therapeutic support will be provided by School Adjustment Counselors and our Director of Therapeutic Services.
The Teacher will be supported and supervised by our Director of Transition Services, and by administrators at the Saugus High School.
- Identify students’ needs and interests and develop engaging lesson plans
- Develop individualized education plans (IEPs) for each student, setting learning goals and adopting modifications as necessary; ensure each student’s activities and lessons are differentiated and organized according to their abilities
- Develop and teach lessons that provide engaging learning opportunities for small groups and individual students while meeting required specifications of IEPs and 504 plans.
- Implement IEPs, provide ongoing or follow-up assessments, and continually track progress and make modifications as necessary.
- Collaborate with related service providers to ensure each student’s needs are met and plans are followed.
- Develop, complete, and maintain all paperwork mandated by local, state, and federal guidelines, laws, and regulations.
- Maintain knowledge of special education teaching methods, research, and best practices through professional development and study.
- Establish and enforce classroom management structure and rules that ensure the academic engagement and the physical and mental safety of all students.
- Develop opportunities for students to access community resources, and engage in future-readiness opportunities that will help them value and engage in their education.
- Celebrate the achievements and successes of students.
A flexible and innovative mindset around education, and the ability to be self-directed, are necessary to success in this position.
Current DESE licensure in Moderate Disabilities and/or any Middle or High School academic licensure preferred.Candidates who are close to licensure, who are eligible for licensure, or who have a different DESE license and are willing to pursue the appropriate licensure will be considered.
Salary range: $55,307.60-$109,164.80, commensurate with experience and education. View our salary schedule here. Placement on the salary scale takes all teaching experience into consideration (for example, if a candidate has 12 years of teaching experience, they will be placed accordingly).
This position will participate in the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System.