Perkins School for the Blind
08/29/2023Return to view all job openings
We are the worldwide leader in education services for children and young adults who have multiple disabilities and visual impairments. We believe every child can learn and learning is for life. We are committed to delivering best-in-class education to children, providing immersive training to professionals and creating a world of inclusion, accessibility and opportunity for people with multiple disabilities. At Perkins, we think courageously, we are collaborative and we take ownership. Join a community of growth where you will be supported and where your work makes a difference.
Join our collaborative community of educators as our Home and Personal Management Teacher. As our H&PM Teacher, you will provide essential life skills for students with visual and sensory impairments based on individual needs.
Evaluates students as required. Plans, prepares and implements appropriate educational goals for each student.
Plans and provides a variety of adapted materials and aids as appropriate for each student.
Monitors individual student progress through ongoing assessment and revises instructional approach and techniques as appropriate.
Teach classes related to the Expanded Core Curriculum for students with visual impairments. These will include daily living skills, nutrition, food preparation, adult living, health/sex education, social/recreation skills, use of community resources, child care, and prevocational subjects
Experience working with students with visual impairments, or students who have multiple disabilities.
Determines present levels of performance by reviewing background information and conducting informal and formal assessments; Develops and prioritizes measurable objectives for learners; Plans short term and long term instruction or clinical strategies to address individual objectives.
Establishes Learning Environment and Provides Instruction
Establishes and maintains structures, rules, and procedures for learners; Sets and maintains high expectations and standards of behavior; Establishes and adapts the environment to make it conducive to learning; Establishes good rapport and maintains respectful relationships with learners; Adapts lessons for individuals with diverse needs and various backgrounds; Engages learners by using a variety of approaches and motivating strategies to convey knowledge and develop skills; Maximizes instructional/clinical time; Provides positive reinforcement and constructive feedback.
Measures Individual Learner Progress
Develops performance measures and informs learners of the criteria for success; Evaluates learner performance, keeps records, and reports progress in learning; Revises instructional plans based on ongoing observation/evaluation information; Develops performance measures and informs learners of the criteria for success; Evaluates learner performance, keeps records, and reports progress in learning; Revises instructional plans based on ongoing observation/evaluation information.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in education or a relevant field; Master's Degree in Severe Moderate Special Needs and Massachusetts Certification or working toward a degree in teaching and commitment to acquire such certification within one academic year. Ability to acquire First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Crisis Prevention and Physical Intervention (CPPI).
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
We have benefits that put you first, including an employer contributing retirement plan, tuition reimbursement from day one, professional development for our employees, personal days, paid time off and paid sick leave. Our campus is quaint, charming and historical, a perfect mix of legacy and modern buildings. It is located in the heart of Watertown, adjacent to the Charles River and a 5 minute drive from food & entertainment at Arsenal Yards.