Teacher Therapeutic High School Teacher
We are hiring a Therapeutic High School Special Education Teacher to educate students in a new therapeutic support program based out of our school in Chelsea. This program will be designed to meet the needs of the students who have demonstrated high anxiety and other mental health concerns that have also led to school avoidance and/or school refusal in more traditional school settings. This program may have alternative school hours, and may include some virtual and some in person education. 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 work with Community Coaches and other support staff, 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.
Although some of the instruction may be virtual, this is an “in-person” position, based in Chelsea, MA.
The Teacher will be supported and supervised by our Director of Transition Services, Director of Therapeutic Services and/or our High School Program Director.
- 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, provides 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 the success of this position.
This position may also provide educational services to students in our existing alternative high school program, based on the needs of the students as the program grows.
Current DESE licensure in Moderate Disabilities and/or any 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.