The Walker School, a coeducational therapeutic elementary school program for students with mental health, social, and emotional challenges seeks a Music Teacher for their Needham campus. Under the direction of the Principal, the Music Teacher will be responsible for teaching chorus, music appreciation, general music, and band. The successful candidate will be able to grow in the position and contribute to the development of the music program. In addition to music proficiency, the candidate must possess classroom management skills, have the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners, and use teaching methods that motivate students to engage in music study.
Essential functions for this position include:
- Develop and implement course curricula particular to assigned areas of teaching.
- Develop formative and summative assessments, and provide evaluative feedback, for each student in every class.
- Provide consultation to other teachers who have learning disabled students in their classes.
- Maintain attendance records for each class or session; posting the attendance daily.
- Maintain grade records for each class.
- Share in finding and ordering of new curriculum materials.
- Create a safe environment by incorporating therapeutic supports into the classroom, and enforcing all school rules and guidelines.
- Attend scheduled meetings, professional development trainings as schedule or assigned.
- Complete and submit course outlines and unit plans for each course.
- Participate in fulfilling administrative tasks for special education students, such as Progress Reports and Individual Educational Plans.
- Meet weekly with the Educational Director/Principal for supervision.
- Document critical incidents, as needed.
- Share information on student progress with other members of the Beacon staff, including clinicians, guidance counselors, the nurse and administrators.
- Communicate regularly with students and families about progress and/or concerns.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree & Massachusetts Licensure for Music required.