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Special Education Instructional Coach

Company name
collaborative for educational services

3 yrs required

Middleton, MA, United States

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Posted on
Aug 20,2019

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The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking a Special Education Instructional Coach to provided professional development and curriculum resources for teachers in Northeastern and Central Massachusetts with our Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS) contract with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Our ideal candidate will have exceptional collaborative skills, and be committed to positive youth development, culturally responsive practices, and supporting college/career readiness. Highly rewarding work with a statewide team of dedicated SEIS colleagues, in collaboration with the Departments of Mental Health, Public Health, Youth Services and County Houses of Correction. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

SEIS - Northeast Region:  33 Gregory Street, 01949 Middleton , MA

Purpose: To provide SEIS teachers with job-embedded coaching that improves planning and delivery of instruction, curriculum, and assessment and increases student engagement

Essential Functions:

● Implement multi-day instructional coaching cycles with all teachers

● Facilitate teacher implementation of practice tasks introduced and modeled in release-day professional development sessions and content learning teams

● Document coaching content and delivery using the SEIS Instructional Coaching Interaction (Google) Form

● Suggest structured opportunities for teachers to observe more experienced and skillful colleagues

● Provide and/or coordinate support for SEIS teachers in their role as special educators

● Co-plan and coordinate support for teacher skill development with other coaches, mentors and supervisors

● Provide coaching for SEIS teachers, as appropriate, in the skills and strategies related to The Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching, in a variety of educational settings

● Assist SEIS teachers in the development of professional and cooperative learning communities

● Assist SEIS teachers with the integration of technology into their instructional practices

● Provide support for SEIS teachers in the achievement of their Educator Growth Plan goals

● Participate in monthly coach-coordinator meetings

● Plan and deliver training workshops, webinars, narrated PowerPoint, etc., to support the professional development, curriculum, and technology plans

● Maintain, analyze and report data on all essential functions of the position

● Use data to promote continuous improvement of job performance and program outcomes

● Provide support for host agency staff as directed

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

● Provide weekly coaching schedules in alignment with the schedules of SEIS teachers on their caseload, quarterly spreadsheets of coaching activities, and bi-annual coaching reports to the SEIS Professional Development Coordinator and SEIS Coordinator for the designated host agency.

 ● Assist teachers in the use of strategies and materials appropriate to a multilingual, multicultural and specialized population

● Recommend and provide approved curriculum resources to program sites as needed

● Develop and maintain a personal Educator Growth Plan leading to continued licensure

● Assist in oversight and administration of statewide testing within the educational setting and ensure the level of security and confidentiality as outlined by the Department of Education

● Participate in summer coach training and planning sessions Updated October 22, 2015

● Assume any additional responsibilities as directed by the SEIS Contract Administrator ● Use all SEIS resources according to established policies and procedures

● Assist with annual inventories of all resources


● Bachelor's Degree from accredited College or University, Masters Degree desirable

● Appropriate Massachusetts special education license for age level and population

● Additional teaching license in a core content area desirable

● Minimum of three years teaching experience with Proficient or Exemplary evaluations

● Working knowledge of co-teaching in an inclusion setting

● Experience with assistive technology tools and strategies and other accommodations

 ● Demonstrate clear verbal and written communication skills

● Preferred co-teaching experience in a special education setting

● Preferred experience teaching in an alternative, juvenile justice, or specialized setting

● Preferred background in coaching, supervision of teachers

● Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle are required Working Conditions:

● Extensive travel from a designated home base convenient to programs served

● Must be able to transport and lift boxes of resource materials (up to 40 pounds) when requested

 ● Will often work in locked settings, with high security for students and staff

Terms of Employment:

● CES/SEIS school calendar; Monday through Friday; 189 days

● Requires an 8 hour work day

● Full benefits package as outlined in CES Personnel Policy, SEIS Teacher Scale

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