Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Campus School at Boston College is located in Newton, Massachusetts on the Boston College Campus within Campion Hall, the Lynch School of Education. The University setting provides access for the program to libraries including the School of Education's Educational Resource Center, the Recreation Complex state of the art swimming pool, media technology center, and an outdoor playground and leisure area. The school was founded in 1970 to provide special education and related services to students with severe multiple disabilities. The program provides student centered , educational, therapeutic, and health care services in a school based setting to promote student growth in a stimulating environment using challenging instruction tailored to the needs of the individual. An integrated service delivery model is emphasized to address the full range of student needs across all environments, maximizing opportunities for carryover of all student goals and objectives throughout the day.
The primary role of the special education teacher is the facilitation of the care and management of appropriate educational, therapeutic and health care for each student in the classroom as indicated in each student's Individual Education Program (IEP). This includes
completing daily lesson plans
quarterly progress reports
IEP strengths and weaknesses and goals and objectives
work towards and completion of MCAS-Alternative Assessment
Responsible for using innovative approaches, and instructional strategies, including the effective use of technologies, to increase student learning and confidence to learn.
work as part of a transdisciplinary team in order to develop instructional and therapeutic strategies and practices that promote optimal learning opportunities for each student
chair of a weekly classroom team meeting with all service delivery team members to discuss each student's progress, monitor goals and objectives and upcoming IEP meetings
participate in bi-weekly trainings and professional development
act as a liaison to parents and local agencies and participates in the transition process
additional responsibilities include the supervision, training and evaluation of teaching assistants and Boston College PULSE students and the organization and planning for Boston College student employees and volunteers in the classroom
supports the mission of the Boston College Campus School
Required Knowledge and Experience:
One to two years' experience working with students with severe multiple disabilities. Experience with curriculum development, adaptation and modification of curriculum, the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and MCAS Alternative Assessment
1. Bachelor's Degree, Master's degree in Severe Special Education preferred
2. Appropriate MA Teacher's Licensure (Severe Special Needs - All Levels)
3. SEI Endorsement
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
WORK YEAR: Teachers' work year (198 days)
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2742
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.