District Job Descriptions

Dudley-Charlton Regional School District
List of Positions and Job Classifications

Academic Data Specialist/Central Registrar

Title: Academic Data Specialist/Central Registrar

Reports to: Director of Technology (in academic data specialist role) and Superintendent of Schools (central registration)

Classification: Support Staff, Schedule A

Essential Functions: To provide coordination, management and reporting of district data, including but not limited to SIMS, EPIMS, SCS and SSDR. This position interfaces with staff and faculty on a continual basis and requires a high degree of interpersonal skill and human relations ability. All job functions are to be executed with a high quality of customer service. Customers include administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and community members. Examples of high quality service includes, but is not limited to, prompt responses to inquiries, professional and courteous verbal and non-verbal communication, and proactive problem solving.

Qualifications:

  • Effective knowledge of state academic data systems, testing, state and federal regulations for reporting requirements.
  • Experience with school wide data information systems and state Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF).
  • Strong organizational and computer skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with record keeping
  • Exhibits positive interpersonal skills and capability to teach/train others in new processes
  • Experience using academic data systems software applications
  • Demonstrates success experience in integrating and extrapolation of different software applications in various report formats
  • Experience using Excel database software
  • Demonstrates training and/or course work in database software applications other than Excel.

Responsibilities: In accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the administrator’s duties shall include the following:

Academic Data:

1. Ensures district data is accurately and consistently maintained and troubleshoot inconsistencies.

2. Assists staff with correctly entering data into student and business systems, while conforming to state and district standards.

3. Maintains procedural knowledge of state and federal guidelines for data reporting as well as technical knowledge of the reporting system used.

4. Assists with timely and accurate state DESE submission and validation of the same. Notifies staff of timelines, needs and requirements.

5. Remains current in the field by participating in workshops, seminars, training and certification programs.

6. Provides professional development and training for staff to achieve and maintain quality data systems with consistent data collection in compliance with district and state standards.

7. Provides and facilitates data mining, decision-support services and reporting for instructional and operational personnel.

8. Assists with annual uploads/roll-overs of teacher/student accounts for curriculum programming.

Central Registration:

1. Offers a friendly face to prospective district families.

2. Serves as the primary resource for all matters related to central registration and its components.

3. Coordinates the student enrollment process for all seven district schools.

4. Prepares all materials (i.e. free/reduced lunch, home language survey, transportation) for student registration and residency requirements.

5. Arranges with individual schools for new student tours/visits.

6. Maintains, monitors and manages accurate databases of information relative to registration and residency according to federal and state laws, as well as district policies and procedures.

7. Handles confidential information concerning students, families, etc.

8. Works in conjunction with special education staff and health service staff to confidentially maintain and collect appropriate special education and/or health records where applicable.

Other:

Performs other duties as assigned by the District Leadership Team

Accounts Payable Clerk

Title: Accounts Payable Clerk

Reports to: Finance Director

Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule A

Essential Functions: Completes payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.

Qualifications: Tracking budget expenses, attention to detail, thoroughness, organization, analyzing information, accounting, vendor relationships, PC proficiency, data entry skills, general math skills

Responsibilities:

  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.
  • Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Reimburses employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and requests for reimbursement; preparing checks.
  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects finance operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Administrative Assistant to the Finance Director

Title: Administrative Assistant to the Finance Director

Reports to: Finance Director and Superintendent

Classification: Benefit Schedule A

Essential Functions: To perform administrative duties and provide support to the finance director and superintendent as required.

Qualifications:

  • Well organized with methodical approach to tasks and responsibilities
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office package software
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task under pressure deadlines

Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to the finance director
  • Prepares and maintains database for district budget utilizing Excel and PowerPoint
  • Implements and maintains school bus transportation for 4,300+ students
  • Effectively addresses student transportation issues
  • Bills member towns for town assessments
  • Processes school rental applications and bills outside organizations
  • Processes and maintains database for CORI checks and SAFIS finger prints
  • Documents and maintains check/cash log-in system for deposits
  • Processes and maintains database for teaching staff conference request forms
  • Coordinates annual mandatory bus evacuation drills in September and April
  • Utilizes Compusense bidding software to process invitation for bids for school supplies,
  • custodial supplies, computer supplies and photocopier supplies
  • Prepares and processes purchase orders for all above-referenced bids for seven district schools
  • Prepares and processes additional invitation for bids as needed
  • Distributes and conducts free/reduced lunch applications audit each October 1 and issues report to DESE
  • Maintains capital assets inventory
  • Troubleshoots office equipment problems; places call for service on office equipment as needed
  • Prepares purchase orders for district office
  • Opens and distributes mail for Finance Director
  • Processes and maintains employment applications
  • Types correspondence for the Finance Director
  • Maintains records, filing systems, computer files
  • Answers incoming calls
  • Reception

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Title: Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule A

Essential Functions: To perform a variety of complex and responsible duties to relieve the superintendent of administrative detail; to serve as administrative aide and confidential secretary for the superintendent; to coordinate the activities of the employees in the superintendent’s office; to perform a variety of other duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Responsibilities:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as administrative aide and confidential secretary to the superintendent; compose correspondence, reports and commendations independently or from rough drafts or oral instructions, and prepare for superintendent’s signature as needed; arrange appointments, oversee, review, sort and routing of incoming mail; respond to routine matters not requiring the superintendent’s attention.
  • Prepare school committee agendas for regular and special meetings; obtain, compile and coordinate information; supervise publication and appropriate distribution of agendas; oversee the distribution of agendas and other materials to board members.
  • Coordinate the activities of staff in the superintendent’s office; oversee the maintenance of confidential files; schedule, assign and review work; oversee timely, proper and accurate completion of duties of subordinate staff; oversee mailroom, monitor efficient processing of mail; establish and implement office procedures; set priorities and timelines.
  • Ensure appropriate dissemination of minutes including safekeeping of official copy of minutes for historical purposes; arrange to grant requests from the public to view the minutes and/or other documents which are public records.
  • Prepare and disseminate annual letters to staff and parents, as required by law; assure appropriate and timely distribution.
  • Assist in maintaining official school committee policies and monitoring new laws and legal requirement affecting the district, its board and staff and students for incorporation into policy.
  • Communicate with district staff, legislators, town offices, parents, community groups and other school districts to obtain and provide information, resolve problems and conduct routine business.
  • Plan, organize and arrange meetings at sites in the district office or other locations.
  • Serve as liaison between sites, departments and staff members.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Functions and clerical operations of an administrative office.
  • Applicable sections of the DESE Code and other applicable laws.
  • District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment, including computers.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Administrator of Special Needs

Title: Administrator of Special Needs

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

Classification: Administrator

Essential functions: To provide PK-12 leadership in the areas of special education curriculum, instruction, learning, assessment, strategic planning, staff development and grant management in coordination with the district administration.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher, appropriate licensure, Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Responsibilities: In accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws and applicable regulations, the administrator’s duties shall include:

1. Exercise general supervision of identification, referral, evaluation and program planning for all school age children, as defined by state and federal regulations regarding special education.

2. Provide for the register and census of children with special needs.

3. Insure that current records are kept of all information relating to evaluations required by the Department of Education.

4. Organize the TEAM evaluation/review process.

5. Receives referrals of school aged children for evaluation and assigns such children to appropriate evaluations.

6. Maintain current list and description of program options available for school aged children with special needs.

7. Develops and maintains a continuum of program options ranging from in-class to substantially separate program options.

8. Maintains contact with all out-of-district programs necessary to the District.

9. Assist the TEAM in determining eligibility guidelines regarding Special Education services.

10. The Special Education Administrator shall be the contact person and source of information for site-based and district administrative personnel in matters related to the implementation of Special Education regulations.

11. The Special Education Administrator shall advise and assist in the planning, development, and the implementation of new program, policy, and procedure related to program for special needs children.

12. Other duties assigned by the Superintendent.

Leadership:

1. Displays creativity, initiative and resourcefulness.

2. Faces controversy openly.

3. Encourages shared decision-making.

4. Demonstrates effective communication.

Grant Management:

1. Authors grant proposals and supervises the implementation of such grants that support system-wide needs.

2. Manages the grant accounts with central office personnel.

Strategic Planning:

1. Maintains curriculum and program information currently in use.

2. Participates in budget development, as it related to curriculum and staff development.

3. Establishes an ongoing multi-year plan for curriculum/program analysis/evaluation and improvement.

4. Maintains records appropriate to job responsibilities.

Assistant Principal - High School

Title: Assistant Principal, Shepherd Hill Regional High School

Reports to: High School Principal

Classification: Administrator

Essential functions: The assistant principal shall be an educational leader and manager of the school and shall supervise the operation and management of the school and school property, subject to the supervision and direction of the principal. (See M.G.L. c. 71, §59B.) The assistant principal shall perform faithfully, diligently and competently the duties of a public school assistant principal. The assistant principal hereby agrees to perform his/her duties in accordance with the policies of the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District, provided that except as required by law no amendment to such policies subsequent to signing of this contract shall impair the district’s contractual obligations hereunder.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher, appropriate licensure, Massachusetts Dept. of Education.

Responsibilities: At his/her assigned school and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws and applicable regulations, the administrator’s duties shall include:

A.Administer curriculum and instruction of the students enrolled in his/her school.

B. Advise and assist the principal in recruiting and appointing regarding the following:

Teaching Staff and Paraprofessionals

Other Professional Staff

All Non-Professional Staff

Other resource and service personnel,while functioning in the assigned school.

C. Assist the principal as to supervision and oversight, in accordance with their right to due process, all of the above staff while they are employed at the assigned school in the following areas:

1. Discipline

2. Assignment

3. Promotion

4. Evaluation

5. Suspension

6. Demotion

7. Termination

D. Assist in the supervision and operational management of school personnel, facilities and property.

E. Manage, operate and evaluate educational programs and services.

F. Provide for the implementation and observance, by the school’s staff and students, of all school committee policies and regulations.

G. Inform the principal on a continuing basis concerning the school’s activities and problems and wherever appropriate, make recommendations for the improvement or solution.

H. Serve as a liaison between principal and staff and assist the principal in the adoption and implementation of a Professional Development Plan for all teachers and other professional staff.

I. Bear primary responsibility for initiation and submission of applications for, and subsequent management, supervision and administration of, local, state and federal grants subject to the direction of the principal and superintendent

J. Communicate with and inform the general community on the development, the needs, and the accomplishments of the school.

K. Organize informational meetings with parents, e.g., open house, parent conferences, orientation, etc.

L. Utilize community resources that will assist in developing highly effective educational programs.

M. Administer and oversee the attendance, conduct, health and safety of all students in accordance with their rights of due process.

N. Subject to the direction of the principal, purchase textbooks and other school supplies for use in the assigned school.

O. Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in school.

P. Serve as the principal in the absence of the building principal.

Q. Assist the principal in supervision and evaluation of the work of all non-teaching employees, including custodians, cafeteria personnel and general office workers.

R. Assist the principal in development of a School Improvement Plan, in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993.

S. Other duties as may be necessary to the safe and efficient operation of the school as assigned by the principal.

Assistant Principal - Middle Schools

Title: Assistant Principal - Middle Schools

Classification: Administrator

Reports to: Middle School Principal

Essential functions: The assistant principal shall be an educational leader and manager of the school and shall supervise the operation and management of the school and school property, subject to the supervision and direction of the principal. (See M.G.L. c. 71, §59B.) The assistant principal shall perform faithfully, diligently and competently the duties of a public school assistant principal. The assistant principal hereby agrees to perform his/her duties in accordance with the policies of the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District, provided that except as required by law no amendment to such policies subsequent to signing of this contract shall impair the district’s contractual obligations hereunder.

Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher, appropriate licensure, Massachusetts Dept. of Education.

Responsibilities: At his/her assigned school and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws and applicable regulations, the administrator’s duties shall include:

A.Administer curriculum and instruction of the students enrolled in his/her school.

B. Advise and assist the principal in recruiting and appointing regarding the following:

Teaching Staff and Paraprofessionals

Other Professional Staff

All Non-Professional Staff

Other resource and service personnel; while functioning in the assigned school.

C. Assist the principal as to supervision and oversight, in accordance with their right to due process, all of the above staff while they are employed at the assigned school in the following areas:

1. Discipline

2. Assignment

3. Promotion

4. Evaluation

5. Suspension

6. Demotion

7. Termination

D. Assist in the supervision and operational management of school personnel, facilities and property.

E. Manage, operate and evaluate educational programs and services.

F. Provide for the implementation and observance, by the school’s staff and students, of all school committee policies and regulations.

G. Inform the principal on a continuing basis concerning the school’s activities and problems and wherever appropriate, make recommendations for the improvement or solution.

H. Serve as a liaison between principal and staff and assist the principal in the adoption and implementation of a Professional Development Plan for all teachers and other professional staff.

I. Bear primary responsibility for initiation and submission of applications for, and subsequent management, supervision and administration of, local, state and federal grants subject to the direction of the principal and superintendent

J. Communicate with and inform the general community on the development, the needs, and the accomplishments of the school.

K. Organize informational meetings with parents, e.g., open house, parent conferences, orientation, etc.

L. Utilize community resources that will assist in developing highly effective educational programs.

M. Administer and oversee the attendance, conduct, health and safety of all students in accordance with their rights of due process.

N. Subject to the direction of the principal, purchase textbooks and other school supplies for use in the assigned school.

O. Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in school.

P. Serve as the principal in the absence of the building principal.

Q. Assist the principal in supervision and evaluation of the work of all non-teaching employees, including custodians, cafeteria personnel and general office workers.

R. Assist the principal in development of a School Improvement Plan, in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act.

S. Other duties as may be necessary to the safe and efficient operation of the school as assigned by the principal.

Athletic Trainer

Title: Athletic Trainer

Reports to: Superintendent/ Building Principal

Classification: Wage and Benefits Schedule for Nurses/Athletic Trainer

Essential Functions:

• The position of athletic trainer (AT) is a full school year position, from the earliest fall practice until the final spring contest. The duties of the AT include, but are not limited to, prevention of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, health care administration, administration of baseline/follow-up neurological (such as ImPACT) testing, and professional development and responsibility as specified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association's current role delineation study.

• The AT serves as a liaison between physicians, allied health providers, coaches, athletes and parents.

• The AT protects students by ensuring that players participate only when physically able and that any physician instructions are understood and followed.

• The AT will be responsible for athletic training room and on-site event coverage as specified in

Employment contract.

Qualifications:

• The AT must be certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification

(NATABOC) and maintain the standards established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association's

(NATA) role delineation study.

• The AT must be in good standing with the Massachusetts Allied Health Board and hold a current license.

Responsibilities:

• The AT is responsible to the athletic director and the supervising physician will be the team physician.

• The AT will coordinate with the athletic director to ensure that the athletic training room and all required events will be covered, as well as the priority of coverage for non-required events.

• The AT will cover selected post-season contests as determined by him/herself and the athletic director.

• Develop and maintain a comprehensive emergency plan.

• When appropriate, administer an athletic training student intern program in accordance with our independent study guidelines.

• Establish a working relationship with the designated team physician, community physicians, and community allied health care providers.

• Maintain a good rapport and communication with parents.

• Maintain adequate medical records on all injuries and rehabilitation procedures.

• Comply with any and all policies regarding health care delivery as indicated by the Dudley Charlton

Regional School District guidelines.

• Work and maintain daily hours of operation in the athletic training room.

• The AT will be responsible for budgeting, inventorying and making orders for athletic training supplies.

• Have a working knowledge of fitness center equipment use and basic maintenance.

• Assisting in the application of protective equipment.

• Maintain a clean working environment in the athletic training room by exercising appropriate disinfecting techniques. Monitor locker room and fitness center for environmental cleanliness.

• The AT will be available to advise coaches of flexibility, strength and conditioning programs to help prevent injuries and optimize performance.

• The ATC may serve as a consultant to the middle school athletic program by advising middle school athletes in the athletic training room on an appointment basis.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Clinical Supervisor/Behavior Specialist

Title: Clinical Supervisor/Behavior Specialist

Reports to: Administrator of Special Needs, Principal

Classification: Collective Bargaining Agreement

Essential Functions:

Serves as a district-wide service provider and behavior consultant for special education students requiring services beyond the scope of a school psychologist. Serves as a member of a clinical team including the Principal, Special Education Teacher, General Education Teacher, Team Chairperson, related service providers, ABA technicians and teaching assistants to develop and assist in the implementation of behavior plans, as well as creating programs for ABA technicians.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 plus years experience in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master’s degree or program training for a BCBA certification preferred
  • Extensive experience working with autistic children and their families
  • Experience working with children at the PK-K level desired
  • Experience in developing Individualized Education Plans
  • Excellent listening, communication, and organizational skills

Responsibilities:

  • Careful reading of records, observation and creating the programs for the ABA technician to use with each student, primarily at the elementary level
  • Observe the operations of the programs to ensure that they remain current and continue to meet the student’s needs
  • Oversee data collection conducted by service providers to monitor progress toward goals and objectives
  • Consultation with teachers and parents, as part of IEPs and as part of pre-referral activities at all school levels in both Dudley and Charlton
  • Provide recommendations and develop behavior plans for service providers to implement to reduce undesirable behaviors
  • Required to provide services during the summer
  • Act as a liaison between school and family

Conditions of Employment:
The physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by a teacher of elementary education, although reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the staff person is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, see, speak and hear. The staff person is periodically required to reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. He/she must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds, tolerate occasional loud noise levels, and possess good physical endurance. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and distance vision.

Benefits Coordinator

Title: Benefits Coordinator

Reports to: Superintendent, Finance Director and Treasurer

Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule A

Essential Functions: Minimum of three years’ experience in benefits management and payroll processing in a firm of at least 100 employees

  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws and regulations governing Massachusetts employee payroll and benefits
  • Substantial knowledge of health insurance administration
  • Competence in bookkeeping/accounting

Responsibilities: Act as district liaison with insurance providers, tax sheltered annuity providers and State and Federal regulatory agencies related to wages and benefits.

  • Provide new employee orientation to include payroll, retirement, insurance and annuity information.
  • Assist employees with problem resolution of benefit issues. Responsible for all written and phone inquiries of current and former employees concerning employment verification, retirement, buy-back provisions, etc.
  • Act as payroll clerk when that person is absent from work
  • Provide required payroll and benefits notifications to employees in a timely manner, including lump sum payment option.
  • Maintain personnel records
  • Keep finance director informed of problems and changes in benefits administration
  • Complete bookkeeping/accounting duties as assigned
  • Reconcile checking accounts as required
  • Other duties as assigned by the finance director or superintendent

Cafeteria Manager

Title: Cafeteria Manager

Report to: Principal, Food Services Manager

Classification: Support Staff, Benefit Schedule C

Essential Functions:

Responsible for the successful overall operation of the cafeteria program at assigned sites.

Performs various duties, of gradually increasing complexity and responsibility, relative to food service operations. Assists the Cafeteria Director, by assuming responsibility for minor administrative details.

Responsibilities:

  • personally performs a variety of specialized work
  • oversees and monitors the accuracy of filing systems relating to
  • confidential free and reduced meal applications and related records
  • verifications of information on free and reduced applications
  • coordinates the record keeping activities of the department
  • prepares state and federal claim reimbursement form
  • explains and interprets facts and policies to other employees about food
  • service procedures, USDA requirements
  • attends appropriate seminars applicable to job requirements
  • coordinates and maintains the record keeping activities of the department and may verify the work of other employees
  • responsible for ordering and invoicing
  • interviews job applicants and participates in the selection of employees
  • oversees the nutritional analysis of the school menu
  • designs menu each month and prepares a copy for school office
  • as required may perform various food service duties as cooking, serving of food or cashier

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree

Knowledge of:

  • food service related issues including USDA regulations
  • safety practices relating to the handling, storage and use of food products
  • cleaning, sanitation and health standards
  • modern office methods, procedures and equipment
  • familiarity with district policies, rules and regulations pertaining to assigned areas
  • a variety of software applications including Microsoft applications

Ability to:

  • perform a variety of complex tasks involving use of independent judgment with accuracy and speed
  • operate computer and standard office equipment
  • make complex arithmetical calculations with accuracy and speed
  • independently compose correspondence
  • plan and organize work to meet deadlines
  • understand, carry out and give oral and written instructions
  • read, interpret and apply complex rules, regulations and policies
  • adhere to safety standards and safe practices especially in the handling and use of chemicals and blood borne pathogens
  • maintain cooperative and productive working relationships through the use
  • of courtesy and tact when dealing with others
  • retain a valid license to operate any school equipment
  • be certifiable in federal and state mandated safety laws if required

Training and Experience:

Three years experience in food service and/or office management or any combination or training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands or arms and talks or hears. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell and occasionally required to sit.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, an employee may occasionally be required to work in adverse job environmental conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Cafeteria Worker

Title: Cafeteria Worker*

Report to: Cafeteria Manager/Principal

Classification: Support Staff, Benefit Schedule C

* This job description applies to the following rated assignments: Helper, Assistant Cook, Assistant Baker, Head Cook, Head Baker or Cashier. (refer to cafeteria wage schedule for pay differential information)

Essential Functions: Under general supervision, the employee works to assist in the preparation and serving of food in a school cafeteria. To maintain food service area, facilities and equipment in a cleaning and sanitary condition and to perform related work as required.

Responsibilities:

  • assists in the preparation, packaging and serving of food
  • washes dishes and kitchen equipment
  • assists in maintaining proper care of equipment and sanitation of the
  • kitchen area
  • serves food at a school site when needed
  • assists with cleanup of general work area
  • assists in inventory and maintaining necessary records
  • may be assigned to act as cashier, collecting money, making change and counting totals

Knowledge of:

  • methods and materials used in the preparation of large quantities of various food service items
  • safety practices relating to the handling, storage and use of food products
  • cleaning, sanitation and health standards
  • modern work methods, procedures and equipment

Ability to:

  • perform in a team-oriented job environment
  • prepare a wide variety of food in large quantities
  • lift moderately heavy items and stand for sustained periods of time
  • work efficiently during rush conditions
  • understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • plan and organize work to meet deadlines
  • adhere to safety standards and safe practices especially in the handling and
  • use of chemicals and blood borne pathogens
  • maintain cooperative and productive working relationships through the use of courtesy and tact when dealing with others
  • be certifiable in federal and state mandated safety laws if required

Training and Experience:

High school diploma required

  • Six months experience in the food service field and the ability to demonstrate knowledge of food preparation procedures, equipment and cleaning procedures.
  • ServSafe Certification or ability to acquire same

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands or arms and talks or hears. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell and occasionally required to sit.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, an employee may occasionally be required to work in adverse job environmental conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Certified Occupational Therapist

Title: Certified Occupational Therapist

Reports to: District Principal

Classification: Collective Bargaining Agreement

Essential Functions: Utilize treatment procedures involving physical, sensory, manual, creative recreational, and/or play activities.

Qualifications: Registered with the American Occupational Therapy Association, with current certification and/or licensure from Mass. Dept. of Education

Responsibilities:

  • Screen/evaluate students recommended by the Instructional Support Team at each building;
  • Use standardized evaluation measures as well as the district’s play-based screening and assessment to evaluate motor skills, coordination, muscle strength, range of motion, postural reflexes, sensory motor development, need for adaptive equipment and other areas as indicated by the evaluation process;
  • Evaluate treatment effectiveness by observation and testing and by communication with the family and school staff;
  • Participate in the Evaluation Team Process;

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Title Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Reports to Principal, TEAM Chairperson

Classification Wage and Benefit Schedule

Essential Functions: Assists the OTR in administration of services for students;

Qualifications: Registered with the American Occupational Therapy Association, with current certification and/or licensure from Mass. Dept. of Education

Responsibilities:

  • Observes and reports students’ responses to treatment procedures
  • Maintains supplies, equipment and therapy areas;
  • Completes quarterly reports as appropriate with supervising therapist
  • Participates in school meetings when appropriate

Custodian

Title: Custodian

Reports to: Head Custodian and Building Principal

Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule A

Essential Functions: Perform various manual tasks to maintain school buildings and grounds in a clean and orderly condition, working from established procedures under the direction of the Head Custodian/Maintenance Supervisor.

Qualifications:

1.Possesses a high school education or the equivalent.

2.Passes a physical examination.

3.Able to make minor repairs.

4.Has the ability to make judgments to comply with instructions and prescribed procedures and to make minor decisions in the performance of duties.

5.Able to operate small machinery.

6.Possesses a general knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.

7.Possesses a commercial driver’s license, or is willing to obtain one.

8.Possesses the ability to maintain congenial, positive and productive working relationships with students, staff and the public.

9.Possesses basic computer skills.

Responsibilities:

1.Maintains a courteous and helpful attitude toward pupils, staff and the public.

2.Is responsible for the general condition of the building and grounds committed to his/her charge.

3.Maintains assigned areas including classrooms, offices, cafeteria and any other areas in school under the control of the district in a clean and orderly condition.

4.Sweeps floors, wash, mop, strip and wax according to instructions.

5.Washes windows, walls, light fixtures, furniture and other equipment as needed.

6.Cleans lavatories/urinals; and replace supplies, paper goods, soap and so forth.

7.Performs other duties that include but are not limited to the following: disinfecting specified areas, changing bulbs or lamps, unclogging drains, cleaning or replacing air filters, collecting trash, using equipment and materials including but not limited to brooms, mops, scrubbers, water, vacuum, polisher, brushes, dusters, soaps, polishes, wax stripper, drain openers, bowl cleaners and disinfectants.

8.Moves furniture and other equipment as necessary.

9.Unloads trucks, deliver materials to proper destination.

10.Perform minor repairs to furniture, equipment, and building.

11.Shovels snow and keep walks and steps clear of snow and ice.

12.Maintains immediate grounds in a clean, orderly, and safe condition.

13.Reports promptly any conditions that need to be remedied or repaired.

14.Maintains security and safety of building as instructed by supervisor.

15.Guards against waste of fuel, water, electricity and supplies.

16.Performs other duties as the supervisor assigns.

Mental and Physical Demands:

1. Will be required to stand for prolonged periods of time.

2. May be required to move heavy objects such as furniture or equipment.

3. Will be required to operate power equipment such as scrubbers, mowers, and tractors.

4. May need to take precautions to avoid exposure to cleaning and stripping compounds and fumes.

5. May need to take precautions to avoid student bodily fluids.

6. May be exposed to noise from power equipment.

7. may be required periodically to work outdoors in inclement weather.

8. Must be able to shovel heavy snow.

9. May be required to be on call to return to work off hours for emergencies.

Director of Curriculum and Student Assessment

Title: Director of Curriculum and Student Assessment

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools, collaborates with building principals

Classification: Administrator

Essential functions: To provide PK-12 leadership in the areas of curriculum, instruction, learning, assessment, strategic planning, staff development and grant management in coordination with the district administration.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in appropriate field; previous experience with curriculum development, program design, grant writing and statistical evaluation; minimum of five years teaching experience

Responsibilities: In accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the administrator’s duties shall include the following:

Curriculum and Instruction

1.Works with principals to ensure that teachers develop and implement measurable objectives for each student.

2.Works with principals and teacher committees in organizing and coordinating departmental and grade level meetings to effect horizontal and vertical continuity of the instructional program.

3.Guides development, implementation and evaluation of in-service training programs for professional personnel.

4.Has knowledge of and keeps abreast of developments in curriculum, instruction and technology and provides leadership in determining their appropriateness for students.

5.Works with principals to effect improvement of staff competencies.

6.Assumes responsibility for reviewing and evaluating results of system testing and other evaluation measures used in the system.

7.Actively seeks alternative sources of funding and grants to assist in program creation and enhancement.

8.Conducts analyses of instructional programs and materials and encourages experimentation and enrichment of curricula by the instructional staff.

9.Evaluates existing curriculum and textbooks for their validity and relevance.

10.Evaluates and interprets Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) results and other standardized test scores in order to modify and enhance curricula.

Leadership:

1.Displays creativity, initiative and resourcefulness.

2.Faces controversy openly.

3.Encourages shared decision-making.

4.Demonstrates effective communication.

Grant Management:

1.Authors grant proposals and supervises the implementation of such grants that support system-wide needs.

2.Manages the grant accounts with central office personnel.

Strategic Planning:

1.Maintains curriculum and program information currently in use.

2.Participates in budget development, as it related to curriculum and staff development.

3.Establishes an ongoing multi-year plan for curriculum/program analysis/evaluation and improvement.

4.Maintains records appropriate to job responsibilities.

Director of Finance and Operations

Title: Director of Finance and Operations

Reports to:Superintendent of Schools

Qualifications:

Education and Experience - The successful candidate will possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field and have demonstrated successful experience in accounting, financial operations, supervisory and/or management responsibilities. An advanced degree and experience in government or regional school district business/finance are preferred.

Special Requirements and/or Certifications - Must be certified or certifiable by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a School Business Administrator.

Additional Knowledge, Ability and Skill - The successful candidate will possess:

• The highest level of professional integrity

• Strong work ethic

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Working knowledge of public school or municipal finance practices and procedures

• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with others, both verbally and in writing

• Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently within deadlines

• Ability to demonstrate flexibility and prioritize multiple tasks

Essential Functions:

  • Assumes responsibility for the internal management and administration of the District’s finances, including the establishment and maintenance of systems to manage the approved budget (general fund), grants and revolving funds, capital reserve funds and trust funds, student activity accounts, voucher and payroll preparation, inventory, employee benefits, debt financing, long-range capital programs, pre-audit or internal auditing procedures, and post-audit procedures. These activities will be in accordance with School Committee policy, state and federal law and regulations.
  • Prepares the annual operational and capital budget in conjunction with the Superintendent and School Committee and in keeping with the District’s Strategic Plan, long-term fiscal planning and revenue projections.
  • Analyzes and controls expenditures through use of a purchase order system and budgetary control procedures.
  • Manages, supervises and evaluates Business Office staff.
  • Supervises the preparation and verifies the accuracy of financial reports to local, state and federal officials and agencies.
  • Manages the transportation program, including the assignment of students to bus routes, balancing routes / schedules and managing route changes. Administers the District’s transportation contract.
  • Provides the School Committee, Superintendent and other management staff with appropriate financial information to assist in the decision-making process.
  • Administers, through the Director of Food Service, the operation of the District’s cafeteria and food services.
  • Administers, through the School Principals and their respective Head Custodians, the maintenance of the District’s facilities, grounds and equipment.
  • Acts as the District’s Chief Procurement Officer and ensures that all provisions and responsibilities of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30B are met.
  • Oversees the annual independent audit of the District and responds to audit recommendations.
  • Manages the District’s Health Trust Fund. Keeps abreast of insurance trends and legislation. Recommends health insurance premium rates to School Committee.
  • Develops and administers liability and property insurance coverage, including the development of insurance policies, insuring of buildings and contents, claims reporting and insurance procurement procedures.
  • Administers risk management and employee benefits programs, including workers compensation, deferred compensation, and health, life and disability insurances.
  • Supervises all construction and renovation projects, maintains project fiscal management and assists District building committees.
  • Acts as District’s financial representative to local Selectpeople, finance/advisory boards and community groups (PTO, Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, etc.). Maintains active liaison with Town Accountants, Treasurers, and Town Managers.
  • Engages in activities to enhance professional growth related to current school business and finance practices.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding personal and work/school related information for all students and staff of the District.
  • In Superintendent’s absence, acts as designee in all non-instructional matters.
Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.

Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

Title: Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

Classification: Administrator

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools; Collaborates with Director of Technology, Director of Curriculum and Student Assessment, and school principals.

Essential functions: To provide K-12 leadership in the areas of instruction and learning, strategic planning, staff development and grant management for the areas of science, technology, engineering and math in coordination with district administration.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in appropriate field; previous experience with STEAM curriculum development, program design, grant writing; minimum of five years teaching experience with proven classroom technology integration.

Responsibilities: In accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the STEAM Director’s duties shall include the following:

Curriculum and Instruction:

1. Works with principals and teacher committees in organizing and coordinating departmental and grade level meetings to effect horizontal and vertical continuity of instruction in STEAM.

2. Guides development, implementation and evaluation of in-service training programs in STEAM for professional personnel.

3. Has knowledge of and keeps abreast of innovative developments and best practices in STEAM, including new technology, devices and digital media and provides leadership in determining appropriateness of such for students.

4. Develops and promotes implementation and integration of instructional technology with staff and students.

5. Works will principals to promote effective improvement of staff competencies in STEAM

6. Assumes responsibility for reviewing and evaluating results of state mandated testing and other evaluation methods in STEAM, in order to modify and enhance curricula and programming.

7. Assists with the coordination and development of special STEAM events/activities or extra-curricular programming.

8. Develops effective and lasting partnerships with colleges and local businesses

9. Researches and applies for STEAM grant funding

Leadership:

1. Demonstrates the highest level of personal and professional integrity

2. Displays creativity, innovation, initiative and resourcefulness

3. Is willing to professionally and appropriately challenge conventional thinking

4. Encourages shared decision-making

5. Demonstrates effective communication

Grant Management:

1. Researches and authors grant proposals/financial community partnerships and supervises the implementation of such grants that support system-wide needs.

2. Manages grant accounts in conjunction with Central Office personnel

Strategic Planning:

1. Establishes, in conjunction with other administration, a STEAM vision promoting college and career readiness.

2. Works in conjunction with the Director of Technology to systematically provide long-term planning for technology upgrades and additions.

3. Maintains STEAM curriculum and program information currently in use.

4. Participates in budget development as it is related to STEAM curriculum and staff development.

5. Establishes an on-going, multi-year plan for STEAM curriculum/program analysis/evaluation and improvement.

Driver Education Teacher, Shepherd Hill Regional High School

Title: Driver Education Teacher, Shepherd Hill Regional High School

Reports to: Principal, Driver Education Director

Classification: Stipend Position, Dudley-Charlton Regional School Committee

Essential Functions: To enable students to develop the proper attitude and necessary skill for safe driving.

Qualifications:

Minimum:

1. Bachelor’s degree in education

2. Meet state requirements for endorsement of driver education

Desired:

1. Master’s degree in traffic safety and driver education.

2. Ability to work effectively with school staff and the community at large.

Responsibilities:

1. Prepares the driver’s training vehicle and its occupants for safe and efficient travel.

2. Instructs students to comply with all regulations pertaining to driving and the necessary skills to operate a motor vehicle safely and efficiently.

3. Prepares the students to identify, predict, and respond according to urban and rural driving environments.

4. Maintains and prepares all necessary records and reports.

5. Explains and interprets the school’s driver education program to school personnel and the community at large.

6. Performs all responsibilities listed under the heading of teacher.

7. Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the principal, may assign.

Elementary Library Coordinator

Title Elementary Library Coordinator

Reports to: Principal

Classification: Wage and Benefit Schedule E

Essential Functions: Support students and staff in their visits to the school library. In addition, the coordinator should be prepared to organize a workforce of parents and friends who are willing to commit to training, to a schedule, and to volunteering their time and talent to our school libraries.

Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree or higher, appropriate licensure from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and creative, artistic abilities necessary.

Responsibilities:

1.Coordinate the Library Volunteer Program

2.Provide volunteer training

3.Communicate with students, teachers, parents, and principal about all aspects of the library program

4.Collaborate with the principal to design, distribute, and analyze a student/staff survey to obtain information to be used when updating the book collection

5.Assist with the compilation of book orders to update book collection

6.Maintain library collection data base (inventory and process new books)

7.Inform staff/students of new books as they are processed

i.Organize the bookshelves / Change the books on display

8.Teach students to use the computerized catalog system

9.Maintain library supplies / Repair books

10.Read to the students

11.Introduce library and research skills to students.

12.Foster a love of reading in our children and make the library a special place for them to visit.

Conditions of Employment: The physical demands of this teaching position are representative of those that must be met by a teacher of elementary education, although reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the teacher is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, see, speak and hear. The teacher is periodically required to reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. He/she must occasionally lift and or move up to twenty five pounds, tolerate occasional loud noise levels, and possess good physical endurance. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and distance vision.

English as a Second Language Instructor

Title: English as a Second Language Instructor

Classification: Collective Bargaining Unit

Reports to: Building Principal

Essential Functions: Ability to plan and effectively deliver instruction in alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework; while providing a suitable learning environment, supervision and motivation of assigned pupils.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Current MADESE certification in ESL or ELL, PK-5; Familiarity with WIDA Standards; Current ACCESS testing certification; Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and creativity, as well as sound professional ethics are necessary.

Responsibilities: Screening and intake of new ELLs; ESL Instruction for all proficiency levels; communication with core teachers; progress monitoring; LEP designation; data analysis.

At his/her assigned school(s), and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the teacher’s duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

1.Plan effective lessons aligned with elementary level Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

2.Motivate pupils’ interest and maintain a classroom environment conducive to instruction in the general education curriculum, and the promotion of student learning and achievement.

3.Properly supervise pupils to insure health and safety as well as positive interaction among peers.

4.Work cooperatively with teaching colleagues to plan, develop curriculum, and be a contributing member of a professional learning community.

5.Contribute to the proper inventory, care, maintenance, storage, of instructional materials and equipment, along with other staff members.

6.Attend and actively participate in grade level and full faculty meetings.

7.Maintain ongoing communication with parents relative to pupil progress including preparation of interim progress reports, quarterly grades for report cards, participation in parent teacher conference days, communication logs and other written telephone/personal conferences as necessary.

8.Spend appropriate time outside of regular school hours to prepare classes, assess student work, and perform ancillary duties.

9.Actively engage in ongoing professional development activity, and to maintain state certification (recertification), including an Individual Professional Development Plan approved by the principal.

10. Fulfills the teaching role in alignment with The Principles of Effective Teaching (Regulatory Authority: 603 CMR 35.00: M.G.L. c.69, §1B; c.71, §38) .

English Language Learner Coordinator (K-12)

Title: English Language Learner Coordinator (K-12)

Reports to: Superintendent

Classification: This is a stipend for increased responsibilities and evening commitments (beyond the contracted number) commensurate with the job responsibility. The ELL Coordinator is a teacher position with all rights and responsibilities as delineated in the Agreement Between the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District and the Dudley-Charlton Teachers' Association.

Essential Functions:

The English Language Learner coordinator works in cooperation with the superintendent, the director of curriculum, and the principals in providing leadership for the development, assessment, maintenance, and revision of the ELL program, and ensures a high level of student learning across the grades.

  • Supports the district, state, and national philosophy and strategic development for English Language learners
  • Ensures that eligible PK-12 students are initially assessed for language proficiency and maintains updates to English Learner Education master roster
  • Works in cooperation with the technology personnel to ensure the proper identification of all students identified as Limited English Proficient for SIMS data collection
  • Coordinates and supervises the ESL tutors/teachers at each building
  • Ensures programmatic needs are met in compliance with MGL 71A and federal civil rights legislation.
  • Meets with ELL building liaisons quarterly to address programmatic needs and re-designate students as needed
  • Provides representation at mentoring and New Teacher Institute meetings to raise awareness of ELL instructional strategies and recruit new sheltered content teachers
  • Communicates professional development opportunities for Sheltered English immersion, WIDA trainings, ELL pdps necessary for re-licensure of all educators
  • Maintains inventory of books, MA DESE-approved bilingual glossaries, bilingual dictionaries for MCAS, and other materials for ELL students
  • Manages the ACCESS assessments district-wide and makes certain that all of the requirements from the DESE are being met by all deadlines
  • Develops and maintains a file of programmatic forms necessary to maintain proper school and district records of English Language Learner students
  • Participates in the Massachusetts English Learner Leadership Council to make certain that the district remains updated on all current information regarding ELL students’ needs.
  • Meets with parent representatives on the English Language Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELLPAC) in order to assist in making the home-school connection more accessible
  • Arranges interpretations and translators when necessary and keeps an active, up-to-date list of interpreters/translators in a variety of languages
  • Supports the administration’s effort to provide any relevant training to all faculty members
  • Assists administrators in making educational and budgetary recommendations and decisions regarding ESL initiatives
  • Researches and applies for grant opportunities.
  • Participates in the Instructional Support team for LEP students and may assist in the selecting and administering of diagnostic tests in selective high risk cases and appropriate interventions
  • Completes all of the documentation and interview requirements for the English Language Education portion of the DESE Coordinated Program Review.
  • Provides necessary information for publication on the ELL link to the district-website
  • Ensures the civil rights of LEP and SIFE students are being met
  • Assists in the process of re-designating students as Formerly Limited English Proficient (FLEP) and exiting students from ELL programming
  • Ensures that language acquisition progress reports are provided in the same manner and frequency as regular education progress reports.
  • Works with data entry personnel to provide relevant information for ipass “language” and “government test scores” tabs so that instructors have access to pertinent information concerning their LEP students
  • Writes and revises the ESL curriculum with input from district ELL liaisons and ESL instructors
  • District RETELL liaison and master course scheduler for SEI
  • SEI trainer (full course, long bridge, short bridge, administration endorsements)

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree required
  • MA DESE licensure in ESL or ELL, supervisor/director licensure
  • Familiarity with core curriculum and WIDA, ACCESS, and MCAS; and standards-based instruction
  • Ability to use technology as a teaching tool for LEP instruction; teaching experience in field

English Language Learner Liaison

Title: English Language Learner Liaison

Reports to: ELL Coordinator and Building Principal

Classification: This is a stipend for increased responsibilities and evening commitments (beyond the contracted number) commensurate with the job responsibility. The ELL building liaison is a teacher position with all rights and responsibilities as delineated in the Agreement Between the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District and the Dudley-Charlton Teachers' Association.

Essential Functions:

This is a stipend for increased responsibilities and evening commitments (beyond the contracted number) commensurate with the job responsibility. The ELL building liaison is a teacher position with all rights and responsibilities as delineated in the Dudley-Charlton Teachers’ Agreement.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree preferred; Familiarity with Frameworks, MCAS; and Standards-based instruction; Ability to use technology as a teaching tool for ESL instruction; category trained/SEI endorsed; familiarity with MGL chapter 71A, familiarity with WIDA

  • Supports the district philosophy and strategic development for English Language learners
  • Makes arrangements for assessment of incoming students in all domains using the Idea Proficiency test or other approved screening instrument for language proficiency
  • Assists in making placement decisions for LEP students in the classroom.
  • Communicates DCAP ELL strategies, category two instructional strategies, and programmatic needs to sheltered content instruction teachers
  • Communicates with the ESL tutors at each building, in order to ensure programmatic needs are met in compliance with MGL 71A and federal legislation.
  • Meets with ELL coordinator quarterly at a minimum to address new developments.
  • Ensures that those LEP or FLEP students taking MCAS have the proper bilingual dictionary and/or glossary per state regulations.
  • Coordinates and helps administer ACCESS
  • Completes forms necessary to maintain proper school and district records of ELLs and sends copies to ELL coordinator.
  • Requests interpretations and translators for critical documents and home-school communication and/or translates documents with appropriate software when able.
  • Supports the administration’s effort to provide training to colleagues.
  • Assists ELL coordinator in making educational and budgetary recommendations and decisions regarding ESL initiatives.
  • Helps in determining the dominant language of a child who is to be tested for SPED and ensures that language acquisition needs have been factored into the process, specifically by documentation with the ELL/IST form.
  • Participates in the Instructional Support team for LEP students and may assist in the selecting and administering of diagnostic tests in selective high risk cases and appropriate intervention.
  • Completes the FLEP monitoring forms over the mandated two year cycle.
  • Ensures the civil rights of LEP students are being met in his/her building.
  • Assists in the process of re-designating students as Formerly Limited English Proficient (FLEP)
  • Ensures that the language acquisition progress reports are in a language that the student and parent can understand.
  • Assists in completion mandated annual paperwork for those LEP students who have completed waiver or opt-out forms.

Food Service Manager

Title: Food Service Manager

Report to: Principal, Finance Director

Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule A

Essential Functions: Responsible for the successful overall operation of the district cafeteria program at all sites. Performs various duties, of gradually increasing complexity and responsibility, relative to food service operations. Assists the finance director, by assuming responsibility for minor administrative details.

  • personally performs a variety of specialized work
  • oversees and monitors the accuracy of filing systems relating to
  • confidential free and reduced meal applications and related records
  • verifications of information on free and reduced applications
  • coordinates the record keeping activities of the department
  • prepares state and federal claim reimbursement form
  • explains and interprets facts and policies to other employees about ServSafe Certification and other food service procedures and USDA requirements
  • attends appropriate seminars applicable to job requirements
  • coordinates and maintains the record keeping activities of the department and may verify the work of other employees
  • responsible for ordering and invoicing
  • interviews job applicants and participates in the selection of employment procedures
  • oversees the nutritional analysis of the school menu
  • designs menu each month and prepares a copy for school office
  • as required may perform various food service duties as cooking, serving of food or cashier

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree

Knowledge of:

  • food service related issues including USDA regulations
  • safety practices relating to the handling, storage and use of food products
  • cleaning, sanitation and health standards
  • modern office methods, procedures and equipment
  • familiarity with district policies, rules and regulations pertaining to assigned areas
  • a variety of software applications including Microsoft applications

Ability to:

  • perform a variety of complex tasks involving use of independent judgment with accuracy and speed
  • operate computer and standard office equipment
  • make complex arithmetical calculations with accuracy and speed
  • independently compose correspondence
  • plan and organize work to meet deadlines
  • understand, carry out and give oral and written instructions
  • read, interpret and apply complex rules, regulations and policies
  • adhere to safety standards and safe practices especially in the handling and use of chemicals and blood borne pathogens
  • maintain cooperative and productive working relationships through the use of courtesy and tact when dealing with others
  • retain a valid license to operate any school equipment
  • be certifiable in federal and state mandated safety laws if required

Training and Experience:

Three years experience in food service and/or office management or any combination or training and experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands or arms and talks or hears. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell and occasionally required to sit.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, an employee may occasionally be required to work in adverse job environmental conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Instructional Assistant – General Education

Title: Instructional Assistant – General Education

Reports to: Classroom Teacher, Principal

Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefits Schedule B

Essential Functions: The instructional assistant is responsible to the general educators with whom he or she work for daily consultation and direction as immediate supervisor, and, through those teachers, to the building principal and /or assistant principal for assignments and evaluations.

  • Responsibilities: Ability to work well with teachers and students. Familiarity with school and classroom routines and duties is helpful. An understanding of child development and the ability to work with children of varying abilities are essential skills.
  • At his/her school, and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the instructional assistant’s duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

    1. Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully certified teachers
    2. Assists in all regular instructional programs for students, as assigned:
      • Conducts modified teacher-planned lessons with small groups of children and/or individuals under the supervision of a teacher
      • Performs daily classroom routines and duties as directed
      • Supports and implements discipline philosophy of the building and individual classrooms.
      • Meets regularly with the teacher to discuss students’ progress and plans for necessary modifications
      • Works as necessary with students outside of the regular classroom setting under the direct supervision of the teacher
    3. Participates in in-service training programs and/or workshops as assigned

    4. Supervises students in instructional and non-instructional activities as assigned, to include, but not limited to:

      • Arrival and dismissal duties
      • Lunchroom and recess duties
      • Field trips
      • Classroom coverage for teachers attending meetings
      • Classroom housekeeping
      • Reading to students
      • Classroom directions, skill-building practice activities, behavior and work habits, and in related activities
      • Maintaining homework notebooks
      • Personal health and safety protocols.
      • Performs other duties as assigned
    Qualifications: Associate’s Degree. Two or more years’ experience working with children. Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) will be required and ABA training may be required.

    Instructional Assistant – Special Education

    Title: Instructional Assistant – Special Education

    Reports to: Classroom teacher, Principal

    Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule C

    Essential Functions: The instructional assistant is responsible to the general and/or special educators with whom he or she work for daily consultation and direction as immediate supervisor, and, through those teachers, to the building principal and /or assistant principal for assignments and evaluations.

    Responsibilities:Ability to work well with teachers and students. Familiarity with school and classroom routines and duties is helpful. An understanding of child development and the ability to work with children of varying abilities are essential skills. Ability to develop skills to work with students with social/emotional or behavioral disabilities; including verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention. Ability to develop skills to work with students with intellectual and physical disabilities - including toileting and hygiene.

    At his/her school, and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the instructional assistant’s duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

    1. Maintains the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students as is expected of fully certified teachers
    2. Assists in all regular and special needs instructional programs for students, as assigned:
      • Conducts modified teacher-planned lessons with small groups of children and/or individuals under the supervision of a general or special educator
      • Performs daily classroom routines and duties as directed
      • Supports and implements discipline philosophy of the building and individual classrooms.
      • Meets regularly with the general and/or special educator to discuss students’ progress and plans for necessary modifications
      • Works as necessary with students outside of the regular classroom setting under the direct supervision of the teacher
    3. Participates in in-service training programs and/or workshops as assigned

    4. Supervises students in instructional and non-instructional activities as assigned, to include, but not limited to:

      • Arrival and dismissal duties
      • Lunchroom and recess duties
      • Field trips
      • Classroom coverage for teachers attending meetings
      • Classroom housekeeping
      • Reading to students
      • Classroom directions, skill-building practice activities, behavior and work habits, and in related activities
      • Maintaining homework notebooks
      • Personal health and safety protocols, which may include diaper changing
      • Performs other duties as assigned
    Qualifications: Associate’s Degree. Two or more years’ experience working with children. Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) will be required and ABA training may be required.

    Instructional Support Team (IST) Coordinator

    Title: Instructional Support Team (IST) Coordinator

    Reports to: Building Principal, Director of Curriculum

    Classification: Stipend Position

    Essential Functions: The primary responsibility is to provide a means for staff to develop strategies and access resources to better face the unique instructional and curricular needs of diverse learners as well as involving parents in the efforts to educate their children. The coordinator and the IST process shall decrease inappropriate referrals to Special Education thus strengthening the assessment-intervention link.

    Responsibilities:

    • Maintain a positive, collegial, and supportive attitude and independent work ethic for self management of schedule along with the ability to remain flexible to a variety of rotating daily responsibilities.
    • Present a professional appearance and demeanor.
    • Display outstanding communication and collaboration skills and the ability to effectively interface with a variety of educational staff from administration to teachers to assistants as well as family members.
    • Ability to make decisions in absence of a supervisor/administrator and confer with them on a regular basis updating them on the status of IST cases.
    • Ability to multi-task, schedule, facilitate and complete both short and long term responsibilities in a timely manner.
    • Manage all paperwork and communications including, but not limited to: staff referrals, meeting schedules/invitations, meeting notes, IST summary, follow-up meeting notice and follow-up meeting minutes.
    • Maintain a case load of multiple student referrals. Assign a case manager according to student needs. Participate in multiple meetings a year.
    • Maintain confidentiality and attention to case load while monitoring progress of implementation of plans and strategies.

    Qualifications: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Licensure

    Relevant experience and understanding of the IST process.

    Literacy Facilitator, K-4

    Title: Literacy Facilitator, K-4

    Reports to: Superintendent of Schools, Director of Curriculum, Building Principal

    Classification: Extra-curricular Stipend Position

    Essential Functions: The primary responsibility is to increase teacher capacity in the English language arts content skill, knowledge, and pedagogy. Must be able to demonstrate exemplary classroom practices, and be willing to share ideas to enhance the pedagogy of ELA. Take a leadership role in analyzing data to inform instruction at the school level.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide building support to teachers in the area of ELA, specifically as it relates to implementing the existing program. Assist with the integration of existing ELA program at assigned school through the Response to Intervention Model.
    • Assist in building community support for ELA instruction through the planning and implementation of two Family Literacy Nights throughout the year.
    • Maintain communication with stakeholders relative to issues surrounding ELA instruction.
    • Participate in the monthly district ELA meetings at the elementary level.
    • Assist with building initiatives designed to support ELA instruction and to impart the message that all children can success in ELA.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to improve instruction using research based approaches.
    • Demonstrate and share knowledge of effective classroom assessment practices through professional learning communities.
    • Present demonstration lessons to classes and staff when needed.
    • Assist with professional development training for teachers

    Qualifications:

    • Appropriate DESE Certification
    • Specialized Reading/Literacy Certification beneficial but not required

    Additional Duties:

    • Analyze class, grade level and subject area data in school’s literacy program and report findings for the purpose of informed decision making.
    Attend regularly scheduled meetings per building need.

    Math Facilitator, K-4

    Title: Math Facilitator, K-4

    Reports to: Superintendent of Schools, Director of Curriculum

    Classification: Extra-curricular Stipend Position

    Essential Functions: The primary responsibility is to increase teacher capacity in the math content skill, knowledge, and pedagogy. Muse be able to demonstrate exemplary classroom practices, and be willing to share ideas to enhance the pedagogy of mathematics. Take a leadership role in analyzing data to inform instruction at the school level.

    Qualifications: DESE Certification in Mathematics

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide building support to teachers in the area of mathematics, specifically as it relates to implementing the existing program. Assist with the integration of existing math program at assigned school through the Response to Intervention Model.
    • Assist in building community support for mathematics instruction through the planning and implementation of two Family Math Nights throughout the year.
    • Maintain communication with stakeholders relative to issues surrounding mathematics instruction.
    • Participate in the monthly district math meetings at the elementary level.
    • Assist with building initiatives designed to support mathematics instruction and to impart the message that all children can success in math.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to improve instruction using research based approaches.
    • Demonstrate and share knowledge of effective classroom assessment practices through professional learning communities.
    • Present demonstration lessons to classes and staff when needed.

    Additional Duties:

    • Development of MFAS testing
    • Administration of oral MFAS testing
    • Analyze data gathered from the MFAS testing and develop interventions
    • Provide bimonthly math challenges for each grade level
    Attend regularly scheduled meetings per building need.

    Network Computer Technician

    Title: Network Computer Technician

    Reports to: Technology Director, Finance Director, Superintendent of Schools

    Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule A

    Essential Functions: Report directly to the technology director. Serve as the primary resource to staff experiencing problems with devices connected to the district’s electronic network. Maintain computers and peripheral equipment throughout the district, software installations and maintain the help desk system.

    Responsibilities:

    Serve as the primary resource to staff experiencing problems with devices connected to the District’s electronic network. Maintain the technology departments help desk system.

  • Write and edit software instructions and documentation as necessary.
  • Maintain inventory of network computer hardware and software.
  • Recommend purchases of hardware, software, services and supplies necessary for the smooth operation of the network.
  • Establish and maintain student information system, email and domain user accounts.
  • Provide technical assistance to staff and students.
  • Maintain the technology department’s help desk system.
  • Install and update software.
  • Configure, install and maintain computers, printers, peripherals and other devices.
  • Configure, install and maintain network hardware.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Technology Director.
  • Qualifications

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze, diagnose and repair routine to complex software and hardware problems.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to perform accurate and detailed work.
  • Ability to establish positive public relations with computer users and vendors.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student/staff records and other sensitive material.
  • Excellent writing skills. Ability to clearly articulate complex information to computer users.
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Exercise independence, judgment, and problem-solving skills.
  • Organized, self-motivated, responsible and dependable.
  • Detailed knowledge of wired and wireless networks, switches and routers.
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office Suite.
  • Current driver’s license
  • Duties require A+ Certification, technical school certificate or equivalent. Minimum of two years’ experience maintaining and troubleshooting PCs and peripherals.
  • Nurse Coordinator

    Title: Nurse Coordinator

    Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

    Classification: Stipend Position

    Essential Functions: The school district’s Nurse Coordinator is responsible for the management, implementation and oversight of a coordinated school health program, which is consistent with guidelines from the Commonwealth’s regulations governing school health and those that regulate nursing practice. As a direct care provider, advocate, and supervisor, the Nurse Coordinator collaborates with the School Physician in assessing, planning, and implementing the school health program and protocols.

    Responsibilities:

    The critical elements of this role are the support of optimal student health care and the supervision of the professional school nurses who provide it.

    Duties include:

    1. The school nurse coordinator provides leadership for the total district-wide health service program. She or he develops a needs assessment, plans and implements programs, and ensures that standards are consistent among all school buildings.

    2. The school nurse coordinator has a critical role in supporting school nurses in their increasingly challenging practice. She or he is charged with supervising and monitoring the school nurses. The school nurse coordinator also engages in research and evaluation of school health services for continuing improvement of school health programs and school nursing practices

    3. The school nurse coordinator serves to support the ongoing professional development of the nursing staff.

    4 The school nurse coordinator is a community liaison, addressing health issues of children and adolescents.

    5. The school nurse coordinator serves as the pivotal contact person for all major public health initiatives within the schools, such as screening, asthma surveillance, and new vaccine information. The school nurse coordinator participates in all local emergency and pandemic planning efforts.

    6. The school nurse coordinator is a key advocate for the health of all school-age children. Whereas school nurses understand the health needs of children in their individual buildings, the school nurse coordinator has the advantage of a broader perspective. The school nurse coordinator participates in school decisions that may affect health, and advocates at the community level on issues relating to child health.

    Physical Therapist

    Title: Physical Therapist

    Reports To: Administrator of Special Needs

    Essential Functions: Provide consultation to general and special education teachers, as well as guidance staff when needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree with appropriate DESE licensure
    • APTA credentials and Master’s Degree preferred
    • Three years’ experience as a PT in special education/related field
    • Strong organizational, clinical and interpersonal skills

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide oral and written input relative to the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities who qualify for speech-language services.
    • Participate in pre-referral screening processes and building-based teams (BBT) as needed.
    • Conduct appropriate assessments for initial and re-evaluations and provide written report, including a synthesis of results and recommendations.
    • Provide individual and group sessions according to IEPs, with a focus on integrated therapies and modeling within the inclusion classroom.
    • Provide ongoing consultation and clinical supervision, along with scheduling, to PTAs if applicable.
    • Communicate appropriately with building principals/Team Chairperson to troubleshoot scheduling/servicing of students receiving therapies.
    • Maintain responsibility for adhering to timelines during special education processes, including timeliness of evaluation reports and review forms; and work closely with staff and parents to communicate such.
    • Accurately complete quarterly progress reports and IEPs within designated time frames.
    • Maintain therapy logs as instructed by the Administrator of Special Needs and according to department policies.
    • Provide consultation among regular education teachers, special educators and paraprofessionals relative to students’ PT needs.
    • Encourage and maintain effective communication and positive school/home cooperation.
    • Construct, modify and maintain adaptive equipment in order to maximize educational benefit for students receiving PT services, and oversee integrity of equipment and related supplies.
    • Participate in meetings with administration, education/related service staff and/or parents.
    • Maintain working knowledge of special education laws and regulations.
    • Participate in preschool and kindergarten screenings to assess functional skills.
    • Provide, and/or participate in, professional development activities as deemed necessary and appropriate.
    • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior at all times and follow the policies and procedures as outlined by the school committee and district administration.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Principal - Elementary

    Title: Elementary Principal

    Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

    Classification: Administrator

    Essential Functions: The principal shall be the educational leader and manager of the school and shall supervise the operation and management of the school and school property, subject to the supervision and direction of the superintendent. The principal shall perform faithfully to the best of his/her ability the duties of a public school. The principal hereby agrees to perform his/her duties in accordance with the policies of the district, provided that except as required by law no amendment to such policies subsequent to signing of this contract shall impair the district's contractual obligations hereunder.

    Qualifications: Master’s Degree, appropriate licensure, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

    Responsibilities: At his/her assigned school and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Principal duties shall include:

    A. Administer curriculum and instruction of the students enrolled in his/her school.

    B. Recruit and appoint the following:

    • Teaching Staff and Paraprofessionals
    • Other Professional Staff
    • All Non-Professional Staff
    • Other resource and service personnel while functioning in the assigned school.

    C. Supervise and oversee, in accordance with their right of due process, all of the above staff while they are employed full time at the assigned school in the following areas:

    1. Discipline

    2. Assignment

    3. Promotion

    4. Evaluation

    5. Suspension

    6. Demotion

    7. Termination

    D. Supervise the operation and management of all school facilities and property.

    E. Manage, operate and evaluate educational programs and services.

    F. Provide for the implementation and observance, by the school's staff and students, of all school committee policies and regulations.

    G. Inform the superintendent on a continuing basis concerning the school's activities and problems and wherever appropriate, make recommendations for their improvement or solution.

    H. Serve as liaison between superintendent and staff and assist the superintendent in the adoption and implementation of a Professional Development Plan for all teachers and other professional staff.

    I. Supervise and evaluate the work of all non-teaching employees including custodians, cafeteria personnel and general office workers.

    J. Communicate with and inform the general community on the development, the needs, and the accomplishments of the school.

    K. Organize informational meetings with parents, e.g., open house, parent conferences, orientation, etc.

    L. Utilize community resources that will assist in developing an effective educational program.

    M.Administer and oversee the attendance, conduct, health and safety of all students in accordance with their rights of due process.

    N.The principal effectively implements the elements contained within the District Curriculum Accommodation Plan (DCAP) to ensure proper instruction of diverse learners in the general education program.

    O.The principal shall consult with the administrator of special education to determine student eligibility for special education, accommodations and intervention strategies or appropriate services for linguistic minority students.

    P.The principal with coordination of the administrator of special education coordinates the delivery and supervision of special education services within the building.

    Q.Subject to the direction of the superintendent, purchase textbooks and other school supplies for use in the assigned school.

    R.Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in school.

    S.Develop a School Improvement Plan, in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993.

    Other duties as may be necessary to the safe and efficient operation of the school as assigned by the superintendent.

    Principal - High School

    Title: High School Principal

    Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

    Classification: Administrator

    Essential Functions: The Principal shall be the educational leader and manager of the school and shall supervise the operation and management of the school and school property, subject to the supervision and direction of the Superintendent. The Principal shall perform faithfully to the best of his/her ability the duties of a public school. The Principal hereby agrees to perform his/her duties in accordance with the policies of the District, provided that except as required by law no amendment to such policies subsequent to signing of this contract shall impair the District's contractual obligations hereunder.

    Qualifications: Master’s degree, appropriate licensure from the Massachusetts Dept. of Education.

    Responsibilities: At his/her assigned school and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the principal’s duties shall include:

    A. Administer curriculum and instruction of the students enrolled in his/her school.

    B. Recruit and appoint the following:

    • Assistant Principals
    • Teaching Staff and Paraprofessionals
    • Other Professional Staff
    • All Non-Professional Staff
    • Other resource and service personnel while functioning in the assigned school.

    C. Supervise and oversee, in accordance with their right of due process, all of the above staff while they are employed full time at the assigned school in the following areas:

    1. Discipline

    2. Assignment

    3. Promotion

    4. Evaluation

    5. Suspension

    6. Demotion

    7. Termination

    D. Supervise the operation and management of all school facilities and property.

    E. Manage, operate and evaluate educational programs and services.

    F. Provide for the implementation and observance, by the school's staff and students, of all school committee policies and regulations.

    G. Inform the superintendent on a continuing basis concerning the school's activities and problems and wherever appropriate, make recommendations for their improvement or solution.

    H. Serve as liaison between superintendent and staff and assist the superintendent in the adoption and implementation of a professional development plan for all teachers and other professional staff.

    I. Supervise and evaluate the work of all non-teaching employees including custodians, cafeteria personnel and general office workers.

    J. Communicate with and inform the general community on the development, the needs, and the accomplishments of the school.

    K. Organize informational meetings with parents, e.g., open house, parent conferences, orientation, etc.

    L. Utilize community resources that will assist in developing an effective educational program.

    M.Administer and oversee the attendance, conduct, health and safety of all students in accordance with their rights of due process.

    N.The principal effectively implements the elements contained within the District Curriculum Accommodation Plan (DCAP) to ensure proper instruction of diverse learners in the general education program.

    O.The principal shall consult with the administrator of special education to determine student eligibility for special education, accommodations and intervention strategies or appropriate services for linguistic minority students.

    P.The principal with coordination of the administrator of special education coordinates the delivery and supervision of special education services within the building.

    Q.Subject to the direction of the superintendent, purchase textbooks and other school supplies for use in the assigned school.

    R.Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in school.

    S.Develop a School Improvement Plan, in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993.

    Other duties as may be necessary to the safe and efficient operation of the school as assigned by the superintendent.

    Principal - Middle School

    Title: Middle School Principal

    Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

    Classification: Administrator

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves as Administrator and Educational Leader of the Middle School.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Massachusetts licensure a Middle School Principal
    • Successful middle school experience with administrative experience preferred
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and community
    • Strong instructional background and a commitment to high academic standards
    • Skill to function in a shared decision making environment
    • Able to apply technology to the improvement of instruction and learning
    • Able to face controversy and confrontation openly.

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    A. Administer curriculum and instruction of the students enrolled in his/her school.

    B. Recruit and appoint the following:

    • Teaching Staff and Paraprofessionals
    • Other Professional Staff
    • All Non-Professional Staff
    • Other resource and service personnel, while functioning in the assigned school.

    C. Supervise and oversee, in accordance with their right of due process, all of the above staff while they are employed full time at the assigned school in the following areas:

    1. Discipline

    2. Assignment

    3. Promotion

    4. Evaluation

    5. Suspension

    6. Demotion

    7. Termination

    D. Supervise the operation and management of all school facilities and property.

    E. Manage, operate and evaluate educational programs and services.

    F. Provide for the implementation and observance, by the school's staff and students, of all School Committee policies and regulations.

    G. Inform the Superintendent on a continuing basis concerning the school's activities and problems and wherever appropriate, make recommendations for their improvement or solution.

    H. Serve as liaison between Superintendent and staff and assist the Superintendent in the adoption and implementation of a Professional Development Plan for all teachers and other Professional Staff.

    I. Supervise and evaluate the work of all non-teaching employees including custodians, cafeteria personnel and general office workers.

    J. Communicate with and inform the general community on the development, the needs, and the accomplishments of the school.

    K. Organize informational meetings with parents, e.g., open house, parent conferences, orientation, etc.

    L. Utilize community resources that will assist in developing an effective educational program.

    M. Administer and oversee the attendance, conduct, health and safety of all students in accordance with their rights of due process.

    N. The Principal effectively implements the elements contained within the District Curriculum Accommodation Plan (DCAP) to ensure proper instruction of diverse learners in the general education program.

    O. The Principal shall consult with the Administrator of Special Education to determine student eligibility for special education, accommodations and intervention strategies or appropriate services for linguistic minority students.

    P. The Principal with coordination of the Administrator of Special Education coordinates the delivery and supervision of special education services within the building.

    Q. Subject to the direction of the Superintendent, purchase textbooks and other school supplies for use in the assigned school.

    R. Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in school.

    S. Develop a School Improvement Plan, in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993.

    T. Is knowledgeable of and passionate for young adolescent development, middle level education, and middle school mission, needs and achievement of early adolescents.

    U. Faces controversy and confrontation openly.

    Other duties as may be necessary to the safe and efficient operation of the school as assigned by the Superintendent.

    School Nurse

    Title: School Nurse

    Reports to: School Principal

    Nurse Coordinator

    Classification: Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Responsibilities:

    General duties include but are not limited to health assessment, medical treatment and health counseling of students; medication administration; development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of individualized medication administration care plans and individualized health care plans; collaboration with other health care providers and school personnel regarding the health of students; providing emergency care to any individual in the case of injury or sudden illness; performing and/or overseeing all Massachusetts Department of Public Health mandated health screenings or activities; maintaining comprehensive school health records including computer; prevention and control of communicable diseases within the schools; staffing immunization clinics and other public health related duties.

    Essential Functions:

  • Maintain health files for each student with up-to-date, cumulative medical health records and vaccination records
  • Ensure medication orders on record for all prescription medications
  • Ensure parent consents on record for all prescription and over the counter medications
  • Maintain log of administration all prescription and over the counter medicines
  • Maintain health cabinets with all necessary medical supplies including safe handling, storage, and disposal of prescription medications and hazardous wastes
  • Communicate with students’ doctors and health care providers regarding students.
  • Develop action plans for students with special health needs, and include in section 504 plans or Individual Education Programs (IEP) as applicable.
  • Document nursing assessments, interventions, and evaluations in a daily school log.
  • The school nurse will train unlicensed school personnel to administer emergency epinephrine via auto injection.
  • Collaborates with the Massachusetts Immunization and Epidemiology Programs to ensure infection control in the schools and promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases through immunization compliance, early detection, surveillance and reporting of contagious diseases.
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of student's health and medical information per State and Federal Laws

  • Minimum requirements:

    • Current R.N. license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
    • Department of Education Licensure as a School Nurse or certifiable.
    • Two years experience in school health, family practice, community health or pediatrics.
    • BSN from an accredited School of Nursing, as well as CPR and AED certified.

    School Physician

    Title: School Physician

    Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

    Classification: Independent Contractor

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The role of School Physician is a position authorized under

    MGL: Ch.71,Sec.53.

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The school physician functions as part of a health team addressing the health issues of the students in the school district. The school physician will work most closely with the school district’s Nurse Supervisor, who is responsible for the daily management of the school health program.

    The school physician role involves: direct service, clinical consultation and practical consultation.

    Direct Service

    The school physician:

  • provides physical examinations (grade 3, grade 7 and grade 10), annually prior to participation in competitive sports, for students who lack a primary care provider; or choose to avail themselves of the school physician services.
  • assumes the role of sports team physician or assumes the responsibility for identifying a physician for coverage of school-sponsored sports events, subject to the approval of the Superintendent.
  • Clinical Consultation

    As the role changes and the health needs of the students and staff become more complex, the school physician:

  • consults on a regular basis with the school nurses; and
  • consults with school administrators and other school personnel, as needed.
  • Examples of issues where school physician consultation may be useful include but are not limited to:

  • students with special health care needs;
  • students with individualized educational plans (IEP); individual health care plans (IHCP), and Section 504 plans as needed;
  • immunizations or implementation of state mandated immunization regulations;
  • infection and outbreak control (e.g., pertussis, meningitis, pediculosis);
  • vision, hearing and postural screening;
  • staff health, wellness and disability issues;
  • mental health issues;
  • classroom management of the child with physical or emotional issues);
  • school environmental issues as they arise;
  • school sports medicine program.

  • Practical Consultation

    The school health program offers many opportunities to promote the health of large populations of children. To do this effectively, the District must have effective evidence-based practices and procedures. In the school physician’s practical consultation role, he/she collaborates with the District’s school nurse supervisor, and provides consultation on practices pertaining to the health and safety of school students and staff.

    These consultations may include but are not limited to:

  • crisis intervention (depression, suicide and violence);
  • emergency and disaster planning and preparedness (collaborating with local emergency medical services);
  • substance use/abuse, including tobacco;
  • infection control and universal precautions;
  • attendance, including exclusion for illness;
  • medication administration, including nonprescription medications;
  • management of children with chronic illnesses.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (M.G.L. c.71, s.53b); and
  • knowledgeable about the health needs of children and adolescents.
  • Additional Preferred Qualifications

    The school physician/medical consultant should, in addition, be board certified or board eligible in pediatrics or family practice.

    Reference:

    □ Massachusetts General Laws (MGL):

    Chapter 71 Section 53, Chapter 71 Section 54, Chapter 71 Section 54A, Chapter 71 Section 54B, Chapter 71 Section 55A, Chapter 71 Section 56, Chapter 71 Section 57.

    □ Adapted from template for Massachusetts School Physician/Medical Consultant Role: source, the Massachusetts School Physician Committee, collaborating with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health School Health Division.

    School Psychologist

    Title: School Psychologist

    Reports to: Building Principal

    Classification: Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Essential Functions: The school psychologist is trained to provide health and psycho-educational services to children, staff and the school community. The school psychologist is trained to deal with a wide range of problems that confront children, parents, teachers, and administrators. The school psychologist is committed to the development of the full potential of each child, which requires an understanding of:

    • Health Issues
    • Academic Difficulties
    • Behavioral Problems
    • Social Skills
    • Family Stresses
    • School System Concerns
    • Community Pressures

    Qualifications:

    Master’s degree or higher. National Certification requires 60 semester credits (90 quarter credits) beyond the baccalaureate degree. In addition, at least one full year (1200 hours) of supervised internship / practicum experience is also required. In total, school psychologists need three years of graduate study and successful scores on a national examination to attain national certification. Many school psychologists further their level of expertise by obtaining the doctoral degree or licensure as an educational psychologist or psychologist.

    Responsibilities:

    Program Management

    The School Psychologist manages time effectively and provides services and/or follow-up on interventions in a timely manner:

    Demonstrates effective time management of administrative duties, program implementation, and direct consultation services with students, families, and staff.

    Uses time to best advantage, manages scheduling effectively, and follows tasks to completion.

    Prepares required reports and assessment results in a timely manner.

    Maintains and adheres to daily/weekly/quarterly/yearly schedule of counseling services and programs.

    Documents counseling appointments, referrals, incidents, interventions, and results.

    Counseling
    The school psychologist uses training and experience in a variety of counseling techniques which are appropriate for the age and background of students and the needs of the particular school system. The school psychologist:

    • provides group or individual counseling in response to specific adjustment issues such as divorce, grief, and substance abuse.
    • conducts focus groups on the importance of establishing healthy thinking and living habits to help prevent problems, such as those associated with substance abuse, eating disorders and sexual conduct.
    • engages in group or individual counseling with "at risk" students.
    • provides social skills training to students for the purpose of establishing healthy thinking and living.

    Assessment / Evaluation
    The school psychologist examines the cognitive, social/emotional, environmental, and cultural factors affecting a child's learning progress through a wide variety of techniques. The school psychologist integrates relevant information from individual assessments of the child, the child's educational, social, and medical history, family information, and an understanding of the context of the classroom where the child is expected to learn. The school psychologist brings to this task a strong background in diverse learning styles and factors that could facilitate and impede the learning process. The school psychologist:

    • engages in assessment activities with individual children to gain a understanding of their intellectual, academic, and emotional functioning at a particular point in time.
    • develops an understanding of a child's functioning within a classroom setting by means of observation and teacher reports.
    • meets with parents, teachers, and administrators to integrate school and home information, to formulate recommendations for appropriate program decisions, and to help all involved understand how the child can learn best.
    • helps the child understand and cope with information about his/her learning style and any changes in his/her educational program.

    Collaboration

    • The School Psychologist consults with students, families, and school staff to assist in meeting needs of students:
    • Serves as a resource for families regarding counseling/psychological issues for students.
    • Provides assistance to teacher/teams in planning educational strategies for students.
    • Serves on school-based committees and attends meetings/conferences when required/requested.
      • Instructional Support Team Chair
      • 504 Program Coordinator
      • CBM Data Team
    • Establishes/maintains collaborative relationships with other service providers to facilitate program/service integration.
    • Provides information and support to teachers about the inclusion in the regular classroom of students with specific disabilities such as Tourette's Syndrome and ADHD.

    Crisis Intervention
    The school psychologist supports students and school staff members cope with a wide range of crises that may occur in the course of a school day, week, or year. The school psychologist:

    • guides the process of coping with major school-wide crises such as the death or serious illness of a teacher or fellow student.
    • provides support and guidance during community-wide disasters.
    • helps to resolve conflicts between students in a peaceful manner.
    • facilitates the students' ability to solve problems by helping students develop personal responsibility for conflict resolution.

    Draws on all his/her skills to:

    • reassure shocked and frightened students and staff,
    • listen to and facilitating individuals' expressions of grief,
    • convey accurate information to reduce the agitation produced by harmful rumors, and
    • mobilize additional community personnel to provide therapeutic interventions when necessary.
    • provide support and coping strategies to students in personal crises (e.g. a parent's serious illness or death).
    As an integral member of the school community, the school psychologist maintains a daily, reassuring presence in the school environment during times of crisis.

    School Secretary

    Title: School Secretary*

    Reports to: Principal / Principal Assistant

    Classification: Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule A

    *This job description also applies to school year secretaries, Support Staff Wage and Benefit Schedule B

    Essential Functions: To assist and maintain student records, general administrative assistance and bookkeeping support. Duties performed are designated to relieve administrators of office and routine responsibilities by organizing and participating in the school office administrative operation.

    Responsibilities:

  • processes attendance/payroll for the building staff
  • distributes mail
  • answers calls and responds appropriately to inquiries and request
  • handles emergencies concerning employees and/or students
  • performs a wide variety of clerical and secretarial work, including typing, computer entry, proofreading, filing, checking and recording information
  • dispenses pertinent information and direction to students, parents, staff and visitors
  • establishes, maintains and insures proper use of confidential files, which may include student, personnel and payroll records
  • composes independently or in accordance with general instruction, correspondence on a wide range of subjects requiring a knowledge of procedures and policies of the school, district and assigned area
  • exercises diplomacy in answering questions and resolves situations involving students, parents, public, district personnel through knowledge of school policies and general district rules and regulations
  • maintains and retrieves financial records, such as school budget, student activity accounts or other school accounts, if requested
  • coordinates preschool screening mailings and distributes based on census, if required
  • prepares purchase orders, facilities usage forms, and various operational forms
  • Ability to:

  • perform a variety of secretarial work involving use of accuracy and speed
  • maintain confidentiality and ethical behavior
  • maintain a professional demeanor at all times
  • understand and carry out oral and written instruction, set up and maintain filing systems
  • record details of school financial transactions in appropriate journals and subsidiary ledgers from such sources as requisitions, payroll records, accounts payable, etc.
  • complete any general administrative support duty as required by administrators
  • trace errors and record adjustments to correct charges or credits
  • communicate professionally via, telephone, email and onsite visits
  • prepare and maintain various reports and correspondence using Microsoft programs

  • Knowledge of:

  • correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • office methods, procedures and equipment, including receptionist and telephone techniques
  • computer information systems
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

    Title: Speech-Language Pathologist

    Reports to: Special Education Director, Principal

    Classification: Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Essential functions: The speech-language pathologist provides evaluation, consultation and treatment in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, and voice. The speech-language pathologist participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team designed to conduct student assessments, develop Intervention Plans and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). He/she assists in special education team decisions for instructional and/or support programs.

    Qualifications: The speech-language pathologist must have an M.A. degree in Speech Pathology, Communication Disorders or related field and hold the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certificate endorsement as a speech-language pathologist.

    Responsibilities: In accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws and applicable regulations, the speech-language pathologist’s duties shall include:

    1. Conduct screening procedures to identify children who may have communication deficits.

    2. Conduct assessments to determine student eligibility for speech and/or language services.

    3. Provide assistance to local Instructional Support Team, development of Intervention Plans, acting as a case manager on an intervention plans and monitoring student progress on IEP’s.

    4. Develop and implement Individualized Education Plans for students, providing direct speech-language pathology services for students.

    5. Consults in the planning and development of IEP’s, and is a contributing participant in Team meetings.

    6. Maintain a current knowledge of speech-language practices and related areas of special education.

    7. Disseminate appropriate information regarding speech-language services to parents, teachers, and others.

    8. Maintain confidentiality of all student information.

    9. Comply with State and Federal rules and regulations and district policies and procedures.

    10. Maintain data required for use in LEA, state and federal reporting.

    11. Assume such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the special education director.


    Teacher - Elementary School

    Title: Elementary School Teacher

    Reports to: Principal

    Classification: Collective Bargaining Unit

    Essential Functions: Ability to plan and effectively deliver instruction in alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework; while providing a suitable learning environment, supervision and motivation of assigned pupils.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher, appropriate licensure from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and creativity, as well as sound professional ethics are necessary.

    Responsibilities: At his/her assigned school(s), and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the teacher’s duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

    1.Plan effective lessons aligned with elementary level Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

    2.Motivate pupils’ interest and maintain a classroom environment conducive to instruction in the general education curriculum, and the promotion of student learning and achievement.

    3.Properly supervise pupils to insure health and safety as well as positive interaction among peers.

    4.Work cooperatively with teaching colleagues to plan, develop curriculum, and be a contributing member of a professional learning community.

    5.Contribute to the proper inventory, care, maintenance, storage, of instructional materials and equipment, along with other staff members.

    6.Attend and actively participate in grade level and full faculty meetings.

    7.Maintain ongoing communication with parents relative to pupil progress including preparation of interim progress reports, quarterly grades for report cards, participation in parent teacher conference days, communication logs and other written telephone/personal conferences as necessary.

    8.Spend appropriate time outside of regular school hours to prepare classes, assess student work, and perform ancillary duties.

    9.Actively engage in ongoing professional development activity, and to maintain state certification (recertification), including an Individual Professional Development Plan approved by the principal.

    10. Fulfills the teaching role in alignment with The Principles of Effective Teaching (Regulatory Authority: 603 CMR 35.00: M.G.L. c.69, §1B; c.71, §38) .

    Teacher - High School

    Title: High School Teacher

    Reports to: Principal

    Classification: Collective Bargaining Unit

    Essential Functions: Ability to plan and effectively deliver instruction in alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework; while providing a suitable learning environment, supervision and motivation of assigned pupils.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher, appropriate licensure from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and creativity, as well as sound professional ethics are necessary.

    Responsibilities: At his/her assigned school(s), and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the teacher’s duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

    1.Plan effective lessons aligned with appropriate level Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

    2.Motivate pupils’ interest and maintain a classroom environment conducive to instruction in the general education curriculum, and the promotion of student learning and achievement.

    3.Properly supervise pupils to insure health and safety as well as positive interaction among peers.

    4.Work cooperatively with teaching colleagues to plan, develop curriculum, and be a contributing member of a professional learning community.

    5.Contribute to the proper inventory, care, maintenance, storage, of instructional materials and equipment, along with other staff members.

    6.Attend and actively participate in department level and full faculty meetings.

    7.Maintain ongoing communication with parents relative to pupil progress including preparation of interim progress reports, quarterly grades for report cards, participation in parent teacher conference days, communication logs and other written telephone/personal conferences as necessary.

    8.Spend appropriate time outside of regular school hours to prepare classes, assess student work, and perform ancillary duties.

    9.Actively engage in ongoing professional development activity, at least to the minimum required for progress on the local salary scale as described in the collective bargaining agreement, and to maintain state certification (recertification), including an Individual Professional Development Plan approved by the principal.

    10. Fulfills the teaching role in alignment with The Principles of Effective Teaching (Regulatory Authority: 603 CMR 35.00: M.G.L. c.69, §1B; c.71, §38).

    Teacher - Middle School

    Title: Middle School Teacher

    Reports to: Principal

    Classification: Collective Bargaining Unit

    Essential Functions: Ability to plan and effectively deliver instruction in alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework; while providing a suitable learning environment, supervision and motivation of assigned pupils.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher, appropriate licensure from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and creativity, as well as sound professional ethics are necessary.

    Responsibilities: At his/her assigned school(s), and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the teacher’s duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

    1.Plan effective lessons aligned with appropriate level Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

    2.Motivate pupils’ interest and maintain a classroom environment conducive to instruction in the general education curriculum, and the promotion of student learning and achievement.

    3.Properly supervise pupils to insure health and safety as well as positive interaction among peers.

    4.Work cooperatively with teaching colleagues to plan, develop curriculum, and be a contributing member of a professional learning community.

    5.Contribute to the proper inventory, care, maintenance, storage, of instructional materials and equipment, along with other staff members.

    6.Attend and actively participate in team level and full faculty meetings.

    7.Maintain ongoing communication with parents relative to pupil progress including preparation of interim progress reports, quarterly grades for report cards, participation in parent teacher conference days, communication logs and other written telephone/personal conferences as necessary.

    8.Spend appropriate time outside of regular school hours to prepare classes, assess student work, and perform ancillary duties.

    9.Actively engage in ongoing professional development activity, at least to the minimum required for progress on the local salary scale as described in the collective bargaining agreement, and to maintain state certification (recertification), including an Individual Professional Development Plan approved by the principal.

    10. Fulfills the teaching role in alignment with The Principles of Effective Teaching (Regulatory Authority: 603 CMR 35.00: M.G.L. c.69, §1B; c.71, §38) .

    Teacher - Title One

    Title: Title I Teacher

    Reports to: Title I Director, Principal

    Classification: Full time, 183-day school year. Title One Contract

    Essential Functions: To provide reading and math instruction in a small group setting according to Title I guidelines and in alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework; while providing a suitable learning environment, supervision, and motivation of assigned pupils.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher, appropriate licensure from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and creativity, as well as sound professional ethics are necessary. Highly-Qualified Teacher designation is required.

    Responsibilities: At his/her assigned school(s), and in accordance with the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws, the teacher’s duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

    1.Plan effective lessons aligned with elementary level Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

    2.Motivate pupils’ interest and maintain a classroom environment conducive to instruction in the general education curriculum, and student learning and achievement.

    3.Properly supervise pupils to insure health and safety as well as positive interaction among peers.

    4.Work cooperatively with teaching colleagues to plan, develop curriculum, and be a contributing member of a professional learning community.

    5.Contribute to the proper inventory, care, maintenance, storage, of instructional materials and equipment, along with other staff members.

    6.Attend and actively participate in grade level and full faculty meetings.

    7.Maintain ongoing communication with parents relative to pupil progress including preparation of interim progress reports, quarterly grades for report cards, participation in parent teacher conference days, communication logs and other written or telephone/personal conferences as necessary.

    8.Spend appropriate time outside of regular school hours to prepare classes, assess student work, and perform ancillary duties.

    Actively engage in ongoing professional development activity, at least to the minimum required for progress on the local salary scale as described in the collective bargaining agreement, and to maintain state certification (recertification), including an Individual Professional Development Plan approved by the principal.

    Team Chairperson

    Position: Team Chairperson

    Reports To: Administrator of Special Needs and Building Principal

    Classification: Collective Bargaining Unit

    Qualifications:

    • Masters Degree
    • DESE licensure (special education, administration, guidance)
    • Three years experience in special education or related field
    • Strong organizational, communication and management skills
    • Administrative experience preferred

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Effectively facilitate, and conduct team meetings for annual reviews, initial/re-evaluations, and other special education-related meetings.
    • Oversee, and assist in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities.
    • Participate in pre-referral screening processes and instructional support teams (IST)
    • Coordinate special education services among teachers and service- providers.
    • Communicate appropriately with building principals to troubleshoot scheduling/servicing of students receiving special education.
    • Maintain responsibility for adhering to timelines during special education processes, including timeliness of evaluation reports and review forms; and work closely with staff and parents to communicate such.
    • Coordinate completion of progress reports and IEPs and review teacher/provider input for accuracy and appropriateness.
    • Facilitate collaboration among regular education teachers and special educators and paraprofessionals.
    • Work closely with special services director and building administrators to address critical student/family/school issues.
    • Assist in MCAS administration relative to accommodations of students with IEPs, as well as those participating in an alternate assessment.
    • Attend out-of-district team meetings when necessary and/or determined by the Director of Special Education Services.
    • Maintain working knowledge of special education laws and regulations.
    • Assist in the monitoring and compliance of state and federal regulations and participates in DESE monitoring reviews as assigned.
    • Provide, and/or participate in, professional development activities as deemed necessary and appropriate.
    • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior at all times and follow the policies and procedures as outlined by the school committee and district administration.
    • Maintain documentation in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Title One Director

    Title: Title I Director, .4 FTE

    Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

    Classification: Dudley-Charlton Regional School Committee Stipend Position

    SCOPE: The Supervision of Title One instructional services in Language Arts and Math.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Certification and experience as a School Administrator preferred.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Title One Director will be responsible for all instructional planning in relation to Title One students; is responsible for the direct delivery of instruction to Title One students; and works with other teachers in a cooperative way. The responsibility for record maintenance and progress reports will be part of the teacher’s role. The director will work in cooperation with the building principal in facilitating the scheduling of instructional time slots for students. The director will also conduct appropriate assessment and testing as required by the project evaluator, and will maintain communication with regular teaching staff members. The director is expected to be an active participant in building level Parent Advisory Council activities.

    DUTIES:

    1.Develop the Title One project, budget, mandatory information, program narrative.

    2.Develop Title One Staff agendas for meetings as needed.

    3.Develop agendas and chair a minimum of two parent meetings in each community (Dudley and Charlton in the spring and in the fall).

    4.Attend Massachusetts Department of Education workshops for Title One throughout the year.

    5.Monitor all Massachusetts Department of Education regulations as they pertain to Title One.

    6.Ensure Title One records are kept properly.

    7.Maintain responsibility for the daily operation of the Title One program.

    8.Ensure that all building principals are informed of current changes in the Massachusetts Department of Education Title One regulations.

    9.Keep the Superintendent of Schools abreast of changes that occur on the federal, state and local level relative to Title One.

    Keep the Finance Director aware of any financial changes in the Title One program.
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