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Teaching Coordinator

Collaborative for Educational Services
67470.00 To 81362.00 (USD) Annually
United States, Massachusetts, Taunton
June 04, 2024

No More Cell Phones

No More Lunch Duty

Real Support

Come Teach with Us and Make a Real Difference

We hire licensed and aspiring educators who are passionate about making a difference through alternative education. We are especially interested in Massachusetts licensed teachers with experience. This is a teaching and supervising role requiring Teacher certification and a Massachusetts License at the Initial or higher level.

Our students are placed in our programs by the courts, have complex learning profiles, are multi-grade level, and diverse. They are also budding artists, scientists, musicians, college students, neighbors, and future change agents eager to be seen, experience hope, and contribute. We believe everyone is a learner, and seek educators that value social justice and equity, compassion, patience, and flexibility.

We offer:

  • Membership in the Massachusetts Teacher Retirement System (MTRS)

  • Eligibility for Student Loan Forgiveness

  • Small class sizes (approximately 5 or fewer per class)

  • Behavioral staff support in the classroom

  • Clinical and guidance services readily available

  • Flexibility in the curriculum

  • In-house and subsidized support for Initial licensure and licensure advancement

  • Traditional school calendar with option for summer employment

  • Robust Professional Development by seasoned professionals

  • Competitive salaries and exceptional benefits

We believe everyone is a learner, and seek educators who value social justice and equity, compassion, patience, and flexibility.

If you are interested in a career in education and want to make a difference, we would like to talk with you.


Job Description

Department: Department of Youth Services Education Initiative

Title: Teaching Coordinator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Regional Education Coordinator and Assistant Regional Education Coordinator Salary: Union Scale

Qualifications ***

Bachelor's Degree from accredited College or University, Master's Degree desirable Current Massachusetts secondary level teacher licensure (8-12) in one of the following content areas aligned to teaching assignment: Math, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Reading. Additional licenses will be considered based on program need, e.g. Teacher of Moderate/Severe Disabilities.

A minimum of 2 - 5 years of demonstrated successful teaching and/or supervisory experience with adolescents placed at-risk preferred

Demonstrated ability to successfully lead, coordinate and supervise staff

Have demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills

Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle are required


Assist the Regional Education Coordinator and Assistant Regional Education Coordinator with recommending for hire, supervising, and evaluating teachers and other education staff, as well as overseeing and coordinating on-site education and staff development.

Provide daily instruction and related functions consistent with expectations of a teacher and as indicated by supervisor.

Coordinate educational programming activities as directed and ensure compliance of programming with DYS Minimum Education Requirements.

Support the development and implementation of multiple pathways for learning, including, as appropriate, GED preparation, diploma, post-secondary coursework, career exploration, and vocational opportunities.

Promote a personalized approach to education, including advancing supportive strategies such as blended learning, student-teacher conferences, "advisories," portfolio development, education and career planning, student voice, etc.

Provide accurate student data and other documentation required by DYS and/or CES. Develop/maintain positive communication with DYS, CES, CommCorp, provider staff, and all relevant DYS stakeholders.

Carry out and facilitate positive parent/guardian-faculty communication and oversight of up to (3) program based evening "parent/teacher open houses."

To solicit, provide input, and facilitate as necessary professional development needs of assigned site(s). In conjunction with the Regional and/or Assistant Regional Education Coordinator and instructional coach, develop and meet professional growth plan goals.

To directly supervise teachers and other educational staff assigned to program and support their professional growth.

To complete all administrative reports and duties as indicated, including compliance to expectations for use of Aspen, JJEMS, and other online systems for supporting DYS youth.

To participate in all relevant area meetings.

To provide on-site leadership and support in the implementation of effective instruction and professional practice as outlined in the Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching, and all curricula rolled out by CES/CommCorp education initiative.

Ensure youth develop through the EYF curriculum, are provided opportunities to work on their education and career plans, and have opportunities to prepare to self-advocate at staffing and/or discharge meetings To substitute in classrooms as needed in coordination with the Regional Education Coordinator and/or Assistant Regional Education Coordinator.

Support substitute protocol as indicated, including maintaining updated mini-unit and related lesson plans are readily available.

To oversee the implementation of MCAS and other required assessments within the educational setting and ensure the level of security and confidentiality as outlined by the Department of Education, where identified. To administer various assessments, surveys, and evaluations to students as indicated by their supervisor Develop and/or support opportunities to include student voice in programming

Assume control of emergency/crisis situations, informing appropriate sources, obtaining assistance as needed, dispatching staff as indicated and filing appropriate documentation in accordance with DYS and CES expectations.

Comply with all policies and procedures of host agency

Assume any additional responsibilities as directed by the Executive Director or designee. Terms of Employment:

Physical Demands:

Ability to multi-task and respond to demanding job duties with a positive mindset. Considerable walking and standing require that the candidate be in good physical condition.

Work Conditions:

Ability to handle interruptions and maintain productivity. Ability to work with diverse personalities. Skilled in working both independently and collaboratively.

Willing and able to drive to designated locations.

May be subject to dangerous, often locked settings where the threat of verbal abuse and physical violence exists. Possible exposure to communicable diseases

Contract Period:

186/7 days, Monday through Friday - CES/DYS School calendar - September -through June. 8 hours per day with benefits according to CES Personnel Policies with limited evening hours

CES is an equal opportunity employer and is particularly interested in candidates from a diverse range of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates whose backgrounds are well-suited to understanding and addressing the needs of the diverse student population we serve.

***Teaching Coordinators who hold a 5-8 Teachers License in an identified subject area will be expected to secure an 8-12 level license at the time of their next renewal or within 3 years of their renewal if it occurs in 2016-17 academic year