Position:                    Long-Term Substitute Special Education Teacher

Department:              Coolidge Middle School

Reports to:                 Principal

FLSA Classification:   Exempt                                   

Approved by:             John F. Doherty, Ed.D                                  

Revision Date:           April 2016


SUMMARY: Coolidge Middle School is in search of a Long-Term Substitute Therapeutic Support Program Teacher to cover a leave of absence. The Special Education Teacher is to help student learn subject matter and skills, subject to Special Education Laws, that will contribute to their educational development, in consideration of their cognitive learning abilities. The Teacher would provide Academic Support as well as teaching small group math classes, so some math experience is preferred. The leave is anticipated from August 26 - January 15.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe essential functions or duties listed below are illustrations of the type of work that is performed and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for by this position. Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Supervises the classroom, students, paraeducators and parent volunteers.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The Superintendent may waive or modify the qualification requirements.




Minimum of baccalaureate degree, master’s degree preferred.



Teachers must possess valid Massachusetts teacher licensure appropriate to their student population, such as:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about to provide services and may be required to occasionally traverse throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk while performing the duties of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move fifty (50) pounds. Workday may include providing limited personal care to students. The employee must also occasionally lift or position students to provide services. The employee must be able to input information into a computer and as well as read material from a computer monitor as well as handwritten or printed matter with or without visual aids. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members in person and on the telephone.



The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work out-put of students.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.