Transition Instructor
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Learning Prep School, West Newton, MA

Learning Prep School is seeking an engaging, enthusiastic Transition Instructor to join our dynamic faculty of special education professionals. This position will teach functional skills and career/consumer education both in-classroom and on-site at job placements.  (Note: Due to COVID-19, our students are not currently traveling to off-site job placements). The ideal candidate has a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (Social Services, Education, or related field preferred) and at least 1 year of experience working with students with learning disabilities. This is a full-time position: Monday - Friday 7:30am-3:15pm, with some after-school meeting days until 4pm.

All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.  Applications can be emailed to Cate Wilson, Human Resources Manager at cwilson@learningprep.org

Reports to: Supervisor of Transition Services

Job Goal: To provide informed, engaged, and differentiated instruction as defined in each student's IEP

Responsibilities: 

  • Implement the program core values and mandated programs.
  • Establish and implement behavioral norms, consistent routine (i.e., classroom rules, in-place behavior monitoring system for reinforcement) to be maintained in the classroom and throughout the school building.
  • Provide differentiated classroom instruction through the implementation of curriculum content, methods, and materials, guided by the MA Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core State Standards, in accordance with copyright regulations.
  • Provide all accommodations to students, as required by the IEP.
  • Always monitor students with vigilance and integrity in accordance with the program’s policies, including the Acceptable Use policy.
  • Formulate weekly lesson plans; monthly projected plans as specified by Supervisor as needed.
  • Review of all cumulative records of assigned students including educational plans, evaluations, progress notes, status reports, medical background, etc.
  • Participate in IEP meetings as needed; make specific recommendations, report progress.
  • Maintain parent contact in cooperation with other school staff (i.e., phone log, e-mail, etc.) as well as job site supervisors as needed.
  • Maintain collaborative communication with staff to insure consistent service delivery.
  • Attend to assigned duties (i.e., lunch, cab, break duty, etc.).
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, in-service training, and parent meetings.
  • Establish goals to continue professional growth and development; maintain professional development Plan.
  • Implement problem solving, negotiating, and mediating skills with students, following CPI guidelines.
  • Maintain a respectful, positive, pro-active professional attitude.
  • Develop an ongoing, problem solving relationship with supervisor, seeking guidance as necessary
  • Use a wide variety of assessments including individual, common, and external assessments to inform and evaluate teaching and learning.
  • Compile report card grades and/or individual student progress reports as required and within estimated timelines.
  • Maintain language-based classroom structure to facilitate development of receptive and expressive language skills.
  • Complete weekly goal sheets when specified.
  • Implement assistive technology when specified and consult with Assistive Technology Specialist as needed.
  • At times, establish baseline work-based skills and goals, and provide feedback to work study students.
  • Provide support for planning and facilitation of events such as the Post High School and Financial Literacy Fair.
  • Assist in the job placement of work study students each year, including completion of the junior needs assessment.
  • Keep current regarding changes within the world of work and careers.
  • Work collaboratively with the transition department to implement transition goals, find and set up employment for work study students, meet with work study students to discuss placement, set up and accompany students to job interviews as needed.
  • Work with work-site management to familiarize personnel with LPS procedures as needed.

Work Year:  186 days

Note:  The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future. 

About Learning Prep: Located in West Newton, Learning Prep School is an innovative and unique non-profit school for students with significant and diverse language and learning challenges. Our students face a broad range of learning disabilities, including language-based, nonverbal, and executive functioning difficulties. Understanding that language skills are the basis for all learning, LPS's unique curriculum integrates the teaching of language skills in all subjects. LPS strives to provide specialized instruction in an inspiring, warm, supportive, and emotionally safe environment. Founded in 1970, LPS is the largest independent day school serving students with disabilities from across the state.

LPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer full-time employees health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, 403(b) match, and paid time off.

To learn more about our unique school please visit www.learningprep.org

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