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ESY - STRIVE Teacher (Summer 2024)
This position is for the STRIVE program for students aged 18-22 only.


REPORTS TO: Position reports to the ESY Site Coordinator, who works in close collaboration with the Director of Extended School Year and Expanded Learning in the Office of Special Education & Director of Transition. For questions about this position, please email esy-hiring@bostonpublicschools.org.


The instructional hours for students are typically 5 hours per day, typically 5 days per week, for 5-10 weeks from June 23 to September 1, 2023 with the length of day and programs depending on the STRIVE program:
• STRIVE Opportunities at Wentworth: June 22 to September 4 (11 weeks)
• STRIVE Opportunities at Madison, Bolling Building, etc.: July 8 to August 16 (6 weeks)
• STRIVE Exploration at Madison: July 8 to August 9 (5 weeks)

The Teacher is expected to:
• Work all days of the program as well as PD days.
• STRIVE Opportunities at Wentworth: June 21 to September 2 - 11 weeks for 7 hour days
• STRIVE Opportunities at Madison, Bolling Building, etc. : July 8 to August 16 - 6 weeks for 6 hour days
• STRIVE Exploration at Madison: July 8 to August 9 - 5 weeks for 6 hour days
• Attend Professional Development (PD) that will take place on June 26 and June 27, 2024 .
• Independently plan lessons to prepare students in work based learning opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teachers in this program provide students with rigorous instruction that demonstrates the BPS core competencies for effective teaching listed below. Due to the short duration of ESY and the critical need to boost student learning during this time, it is particularly important that teachers in ESY:
• Provide direct individual, small group and/or large group instruction to address students' IEP goals/objectives. Instruction will focus on transition skills.
• Prepare cognitively-demanding lessons, assignments and enrichment activities (requires some planning work outside of regular program hours).
• Differentiate instruction.
• Establish a productive learning environment and culture in which all students are respected.
• Collaborate with STRIVE CCFs to improve instructional practices and support student work site behavior.
• Supervise students at work sites and ensure technical skill-building.
• Supervise safe arrival and dismissal of all students assigned to their classroom.
• Identify program equipment and materials needed and care for program materials and resources.
• Provide and document safety training on all equipment and tools used by students in the program.
• Supervise breakfast and lunch, field trips, and other activities.
• Consult with related service providers to address students' needs.
• Maintain timely student attendance and progress records.
• Provide students, families, site coordinators and program staff with relevant and timely data, including monitoring and reporting students progress to prevent regression as outlined in the program. Administer assessments including Work-Based Learning Plans at the beginning and end of the program.
• Participate in all scheduled professional development.
• Engage as a partner in planning and problem solving.
• Perform other related duties as requested by the ESY Site Coordinator or Director of Operations & Service Implementation.

CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess:
• Accountability for Student Achievement
• Set ambitious learning goals for all students, create cognitively demanding tasks, and model the belief that all students can master challenging material through effective effort.
• Assess student understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and take ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks.
• Display passion and optimism about students, content, and the teaching profession.
• Communicating Content Knowledge
• Demonstrate mastery of and enthusiasm for the content area and the pedagogy it requires.
• Demonstrate understanding for how subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards.
• Convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards.
• Equitable & Effective Instruction
• Scaffold and differentiate instruction so that all students do complex thinking and rigorous academic work.
• Use instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation.
• Build a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community.
• Cultural Proficiency
• Actively create and maintain an environment in which students' diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected.
• Parent/Family Engagement
• Engage with families and build collaborative, respectful relationships in service of student learning.
• Professional Reflection & Collaboration
• Regularly reflect on practice, seek and respond to feedback, and demonstrate self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development.
• Participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community.

• Bachelor's degree.
• Massachusetts Educator Licensure in Vocational Education and/or Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education, and/or Special Education Administrator.
• Experience teaching students with one or more of the following disabilities:
Autism, Intellectual Impairment, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Specific Learning Disability, and/or Emotional Impairment.
• Current Safety-Care certification.
• Demonstrated ability to meet the Core Competencies of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.
• Current authorization to work in the United States. Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

• Current teacher in the Boston Public Schools.
• Previous experience in teaching transition skills.
• For STRIVE Opportunities:
• Experience teaching: Culinary Arts, Custodial, Facilities, Bicycle Mechanics, Automotive Detailing, Horticulture
• For STRIVE Exploration:
• Experience teaching: Culinary Arts, Auto Detailing, Facilities, Business Technology, Visual Design, Woodworking, Marketing
• BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Somali.
• STRIVE also values candidates who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) or candidates who are experienced in using facilities maintenance equipment at university campuses.

• STRIVE Opportunities at Madison and Bolling Building : Hourly rate of $56.81. Anticipated total of 203 hours, including 180 hours on-site during the summer program, and up to 23 hours including Progress Reports (guidelines)and set up activities, professional development, and additional duties such as Work-Based Learning Plans as well as closing responsibilities.
• STRIVE Opportunities at Wentworth: Hourly rate of $56.81. Anticipated total of 385 hours, this includes hours on-site during the summer program, Progress Reports (guidelines), set up activities, professional development, and additional duties such as Work-Based Learning Plans as well as closing responsibilities.
• STRIVE Exploration at Madison: Hourly rate of $56.81. Anticipated total of 173 hours, including 150 hours on-site during the summer program, and up to 23 hours Progress Reports (guidelines) and set up activities, professional development, and additional duties such as Work-Based Learning Plans as well as closing responsibilities.
• Payroll will be processed on a biweekly basis after receipt of completed timesheets in accordance with BPS summer payroll schedule.
• In addition to the Employment Terms linked here, the individual who is hired consents to electronic sign-in procedures on site, including the capture of a sign-in photo that is retained by BPS exclusively for audit and sign-in verification.
• All employees must read and agree to the BPS 2023 Summer Program Terms of Employment
• Job offers are conditional and based on sufficient enrollment/attendance


The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work
Boston MA United States


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