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ESY Special Education Teacher

Company: Newton Public Schools
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:


Student Services

Job Title:

ESY-Special Education Teacher

FLSA Status:



Reports To:

Special Education Administrator

In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination

policy for students, employees and prospective applicants . All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


ESY - Special Education Teacher are special educators who work collaboratively with all members of an IEP team to ensure a students progress, growth and successful inclusion experiences.

  • Please kindly note: due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we are asking all summer staff to be flexible to in-person, virtual or hybrid to teaching and learning to accommodate all students, and to commit to the full duration of the summer program of which they have been assigned.*


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in special education required.
  • Certified in either intensive or moderate special needs.
  • Prior experience working with students with intensive special needs.
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years experience.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

  • ESY- Special Education Teachers may provide direct and/or consultation services dependent on student needs:
  • Direct Services-
  • Training assistants
  • Crisis intervention (restraint trained as needed)
  • Instructing students in functional curriculum
  • Consultation Services
  • Modifying curriculum
  • Modeling of instructional strategies to general education staff/students
  • Developing behavior intervention plans
  • ESY- Special Education Teachers develop specialized educational and behavioral programs to meet student's individual needs.
  • ESY- Special Education Teachers assist or design programs that support students with behavioral, academic and functional daily living skills.
  • ESY- Special Education Teachers model instructional techniques to teaching assistants so that lessons are consistently delivered across all environments.
  • ESY- Special Education Teachers collaborate with related service personnel to create a student-centered approach for meeting therapeutic skills.
  • ESY- Special Education Teachers complete required paperwork, including the end of summer progress reports about maintenance of skills aide/BT hiring paperwork and any incident reports.
  • ESY- Special Education Teachers communicate directly with the school year IEP team about student needs, services and ESY goals to be targeted.
  • ESY- Special Education Teachers interview and recommend for hire the aide and behavior therapists for the programs and/or individual students.
  • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:

  • Must be physically able to respond (e.g. push, pull, or carry at least 60 lbs.) to students who are physically unsafe and use physical restraints as part of a de-escalation process.
  • Must be able to physically respond to students who have bolted from the building.
  • Must be able to physically maintain a safe learning environment, including moving furniture in response to a crisis situation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Keywords: Newton Public Schools, Newton , ESY Special Education Teacher, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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