Lead Teacher
May Institute

Job Order #: 19874817

Chicopee, MA 01020

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 11/1/2023

EXPIRES 12/1/2023

Job Description

Lead Teacher

Chicopee, MA, USA Req #17493

May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Western MA has opening at our Chicopee campus for  Lead Teacher to work in a classroom setting providing educational services to children and adolescents with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Come be part of our dynamic team! We value small class sizes usually consisting of six students with a 1:1 student to staff ratio. As the classroom's special education teacher, you will have the opportunity to teach alongside a well-trained team while having access to support and resources to develop your professional growth.

We provide full-day, year-round educational and vocational services for children and adolescents from preschool to age 22, using proven methods of treatment and teaching based on the latest clinical and applied research.

For six decades, May Institute has set the national standard for providing comprehensive, research-based services to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and mental illness.

May Institute blends science with service to help make progress possible for thousands of children, adults, and families each year.

Join us in our mission to promote independence, choice, dignity and respect for those we serve.


Provide coordination and leadership to classroom students and staff
Deliver student individualized and group instruction and other educational objectives
Train staff on implementing student programming

Help design individualized curriculum and write IEPs

Collect and evaluate data

Write and review student progress reports

Implement comprehensive behavior support plans

Provide case management and home consultation

Deliver individualized and group instruction and other educational objectives

Prepare and complete MCAS and MCAS Alternative portfolios


Master's degree preferred
Massachusetts certification in moderate or severe special education preferred
Applicants currently enrolled in a teacher special education licensure program working towards moderate or severe special education licensure will be considered
Experience in ABA and working with students with Autism and other developmental disabilities required
Management experience preferred
Strong organizational and communication skills

Availability to work year-round Monday through Friday

Valid Driver's License

May Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer of qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  May Institute also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of the protected categories.

How To Apply

Apply Online: www.mayinstitute.org/careers


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