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Teacher SY 2024-2025 Southeast MA/All content areas considered

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We are a progressive and innovative non-profit organization dedicated to providing personalized and engaging education to youth placed in DYS programs across Massachusetts. We are seeking teachers in the following locations: Taunton and Brockton MA

Our programs have small student populations of up to 15 students, with an average class size of 5 students. Instruction is provided by a small, but mighty, group of General Education, Special Education, Art, Physical Education, Horticulture, Vocational, Literacy and ELL teachers.

We are especially interested in Massachusetts licensed teachers who have experience with students placed at-risk, however we also welcome candidates seeking to change their careers, or return to teaching again, who are waiver-eligible teachers and willing to obtain a teacher certification.

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

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

We offer:
  • Membership in the Massachusetts Teacher Retirement System (MTRS)
  • Eligibility for Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Small class sizes (approximately 5 or fewer per class)
  • Behavioral staff support in the classroom
  • Robust Professional Development by seasoned professionals
  • Flexibility in the curriculum
  • In-house and subsidized support for Initial licensure and licensure advancement
  • Traditional school calendar with option for summer employment
  • Competitive salaries and exceptional benefits
If you are interested in joining us for this purposeful work, please apply to us.


Department: Department of Youth Services Education Initiative

Title: Teacher

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Teaching Coordinator

Supervisor: Regional and/or Assistant Regional Education Coordinator

Salary: Union Scale

Essential Functions:
  • Plan and deliver in-person effective, high quality, culturally responsive, and explicit instruction to youth placed under the care of DYS
  • Productively engage in all professional development and training and implement knowledge, skills, and methods promoted
  • Implement instructional and assessment strategies, curriculum, and all other identified instructional materials, curriculum guides, and related resources promoted by CES and/or DYS as directed
  • Support the development and implementation of multiple pathways for learning, including, as appropriate, High School equivalency preparation (HiSET/GED), diploma, post-secondary coursework, career readiness, and vocational development.
  • Use students' education background and related information to plan, co-plan, teach, and co-teach (as appropriate), including IEP goals and objectives, 504 plans, EYF education and career goals, learning style information, education assessment packet, etc.
  • Demonstrate the soft skills necessary for student success, including establishing high but achievable expectations, encouraging a love for learning, listening to others, being flexible and capable of adjusting to novel situations, showing empathy, being culturally responsive, embedding and encouraging higher order thinking along with teaching foundation skills, having a positive regard for students and promoting a growth mindset
  • Utilize effective classroom management skills and strategies (clear norms, rules, and procedures; proactive classroom management; effective instruction) to create a classroom climate that maximizes learning and promotes a positive mood and tone
  • Administer state mandated tests (MCAS, MAP, etc.) within the educational setting and ensure the level of security and confidentiality required
  • Administer various assessments, surveys, and evaluations to students as indicated by their supervisor and maintain accurate and complete student records, including grades, attendance, AGR, etc. (Aspen, JJEMS, other) as directed by CES and/or DYS and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Provide a personalized and culturally responsive approach to education, including utilization of such strategies and methods as blended learning, G-Suite, student-teacher conferences, "advisories," portfolio development, education and career planning, student voice, etc.
  • Curate student learning experiences using G-Suite/Google Classroom and/or other online resources (Edgenuity) as directed by the supervisor
  • Develop and maintain mini-unit plans and associated lesson plans in assigned core content area(s) and have available for review at all times, including plans for substitutes to follow as may be necessary
  • Participate in up to three (3) parent/teacher conference evening open houses and engage parents/guardians in supporting youth success as directed
  • Maintain an effective, creative, and balanced learning environment that meets the needs of all students.
  • Provide educational leadership in the absence of the program based Teaching Coordinator, as indicated by regional supervisor or designee.
  • Collaborate with site team in scheduling, integration of curriculum, and behavioral procedures
  • Maintain effective/positive relationships with CES, DYS, provider agencies, and all other colleagues and supervisors
  • Substitute in classrooms as needed in coordination with the Regional Education Coordinator and/or Assistant Regional Education Coordinator.
  • Participate in all staff development indicated by supervisor
  • In conjunction with the Regional and/or Assistant Regional Education Coordinator and instructional coach, develop and meet professional growth plan goals, including continued licensure
  • Maintain inventory of all classroom equipment and curriculum materials
  • Monitor appropriate computer use using tools provided for doing so (e.g. NetRef) and conduct security audits of student history as directed
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of host agency and CES
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assume any additional responsibilities as directed by the Executive Director or designee
Required Qualifications :
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University
  • Current Massachusetts secondary level teacher licensure (8-12; 5-12) in one or more of the following core content areas aligned to teaching assignment: e.g. Math, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Reading.
  • Additional grade levels (5-8) in the corresponding subject area is allowable for a duration of up to two years while the employee secures upper grade level certification
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle or method for attending trainings or other meetings as required at locations throughout the state
  • Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement for core content teachers pursuant to ESE regulations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree from an accredited College or University
  • Successful teaching experience with adolescents placed at-risk.
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to demanding job duties with a positive mindset.
  • Must be able to enter, exit, and move through and between classrooms and program locations throughout the day. At some locations this will mean moving between floors.
  • Must be able to communicate and converse effectively in real time with youth and adults from multiple backgrounds and cultures.
  • Must maintain situational awareness, including awareness of student activity and communication in fast-paced secure residential treatment settings.
  • Requires the ability to effectively handle job stress in the performance of duties.
  • Ability to curate teaching and learning through Google Classroom, Meet, and/or Zoom as well as other blended learning tools and software technologies
Work Conditions:
  • Ability to handle interruptions and maintain productivity.
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities.
  • Skilled in working both independently and collaboratively.
  • May be subject to locked settings where the threat of verbal abuse and physical violence exists. Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
  • Employees expected to follow CES Workplace Safety Standards and DYS Workplace Safety Standards and required COVID-19 prevention and mitigation protocols. Expectations require wearing a mask, using gloves when cleaning, attention to social distancing guidelines, and complying with hygiene standards.
Terms of Employment:
  • 185/187 days per contract Monday through Friday - CES/DYS School calendar.
  • Monday through Friday - CES/DYS School calendar.
  • 8 hours per day with benefits according to CES Personnel Policies with limited evening hours
  • Teachers are part of a bargaining unit represented by SEIU 509.
  • Position is eligible for employer subsidized health, dental, life and LTD insurances, as well as other benefits described in the CES employee handbook.
CES is an equal opportunity employer and is particularly interested in candidates from a diverse range of cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates whose backgrounds are well-suited to understanding and addressing the needs of the diverse student population we serve.


We are a non-profit educational service agency, committed to reaching and educating learners of all ages, and experienced in working with educators to help students learn and succeed.

Students are at the heart of our work.

We are a community of innovative and effective professionals dedicated to improving education. We know that everyone is a learner from the day they are born, and we know how to create classrooms and other environments in which every learner can flourish. We know how to reach, inspire, support and educate children, youth and adults, and we help others to do the same.

Founded in 1974, we are governed by representatives from our member school districts in Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We partner with students, families, schools and districts, educators; and communities across Massachusetts and in the region to create and improve educational opportunities both in and out of the classroom and ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

CES directs major initiatives in Early Childhood, Special Education, After School Programs, Professional Development, Educator Licensure, Technology in Education, Social Justice in Education, English Learner Education, and the education of vulnerable youth.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and foster educational excellence and opportunity for all learners through collaboration, and leadership. 

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