Mercer Elementary School (learn more)

Mercer County Special Services School District

Trenton, New Jersey (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3721322
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: November 23, 2021
  • Starting Date: January 20, 2022

Job Description


The position shall require a valid New Jersey Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification and/or valid New Jersey Teacher of the Handicapped certification and/or other such appropriate certificate as required by the State of New Jersey Board of Examiners. Appointment shall be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the superintendent. This position requires the medical and physical capacity to perform the major responsibilities.



Appointment shall be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the superintendent. Tenure shall be granted in accordance with state mandates.



The salary for this position shall be consistent with the terms and conditions of employment as set forth in the contract between the Board of Education and the Mercer County Special Services Education and Therapeutic Association.



The teacher shall report to the building principal or other administrators as designated by the superintendent. His/her performance shall be evaluated in a manner consistent with policies and procedures of the board of Education, as described in policy 4115.1.



The teacher is the educational specialist who transmits the mandates, intentions and efforts of state officials, the Board of Education and the administrative and supportive staff of the school district for the provision of a thorough and efficient education for pupils into practical reality.



In order to fulfill his/her professional responsibilities, the teacher shall:


 1.       Instructional Organization


       a.      Provide instruction on an individual, small group and whole group basis as appropriate based upon the student’s IEP’s and in consultation, when necessary, with administrators, teachers and professional staff.


       b.      Provide student instruction in literacy, mathematical, and communication skills as needed.


2.         Teaching Presentation


       a.       Promote the educational growth of pupils, commensurate with pupil ability, as described in  individualized educational plans.


       b.       Examine, select and use materials and techniques appropriate to pupil needs, pupil ability, educational objectives and the curriculum, consistent with individualized educational plans.


       c.        Plan and implement learning experiences compatible with the curriculum of the school district and the individualized educational plan of the pupil.


       d.        Direct the activities of classroom assistants.


3.          Evaluation


      a.          Provide frequent evaluations to determine pupils' mastery of objectives.


      b.          Maintain records of student progress.


4.          Behavior Management


      a.          Promote the worth and dignity of pupils and strive for their educational success.


      b.          Establish positive pupil-teacher relationships.


      c.          Share responsibility for maintaining appropriate pupil behavior.


      d.          Assist students in dealing with their emotional and social problems through individual and group methods.


      e.          Establish and maintain standards of behavior necessary for learning and the well­ being of the pupil and others, in accordance with school law, state regulations and the policies of the Board of Education.


5.          Staff and Parent Interaction


     a.           Maintain appropriate liaison and communication with parents.


     b.           Maintain cooperative relationships with other members of the instructional, support and administrative staffs.


     c.           Work effectively with other staff members in planning and evaluating the educational program.


6.          Professionalism


     a.          Exhibit respect and support for and adherence to goals, objectives, policies and procedures approved by the Board of Education.


     b.         Share in the upholding and enforcing of school rules, administrative regulations and the policies of the Board of Education.


     c.         Participate in staff development programs and staff meetings commensurate with the policies of the Board of Education and contractual obligations.


    d.          Perform additional duties to those specified at the request of the superintendent or his/her designee.



This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to Mercer County Special Services School District’s (MCSSSD) success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s goals.



External and internal applicants, as well as employees who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential functions listed on this job description either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. MCSSSD shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law, in the event such a determination becomes necessary.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer


    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Heather Pyle
    • 1020 Old Trenton Rd., FL2
    • Hamilton, New Jersey 08690

    The content you submit, offer, contribute, attach, post, or display (each a “Submission”) will viewed by other users of the service who may or may not be accurately representing who they are or who they represent. Do not include any sensitive data in your submissions. Any submission or any use or reliance on any content or materials posted via the service or obtained by you through the use of the service is at your own risk. “Sensitive data” for purposes of this section means social security or other government-issued identification numbers, medical or health information, account security information, individual financial account information, credit/debit/gift or other payment card information, account passwords, individual credit and income information or any other sensitive personal data as defined under applicable laws.