• Carlisle Public Schools - Job Opportunities

      

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    Director of Food Services

    Location: Carlisle Public School, MA

    Position Type: Full-time (School Year)

    About Us:  Carlisle is a small, high performing public school dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment for students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

    Job Description:  We are seeking an energetic and experienced Director of Food Services to oversee our school's dining program, which serves breakfast and lunch each day. The Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of the food service program and ensuring that nutritious and delicious meals are provided to our students in compliance with federal and state regulations. The ideal candidate will be passionate about promoting healthy eating habits, fostering a positive dining experience, and enhancing the overall well-being of our school community.

    Responsibilities:

    • Menu Planning and Nutritional Oversight:
      • Develop and implement a diverse menu that meets federal nutritional guidelines and aligns with the dietary needs of students.
      • Regularly review and update menus to incorporate seasonal ingredients, cultural diversity, and student preferences.
    • Kitchen Management:
      • Supervise kitchen staff to ensure efficient and healthy food preparation.
      • Oversee inventory management, procurement, and budgeting to maintain cost-effective operations while adhering to quality standards.
      • Implement food safety protocols and sanitation procedures to uphold health and safety regulations.
    • Community Engagement:
      • Foster positive relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff to understand all dietary needs, preferences, and feedback.
      • Collaborate with teachers and administrators to integrate nutritious food options that support the school’s vision and promote healthy lifestyle choices.
      • Participate in community events, workshops, and initiatives to raise awareness about nutrition and wellness.
    • Compliance and Reporting:
      • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations governing school food programs, including reimbursement and documentation.
      • Prepare and submit reports, certifications, and audits as required by MA Department of Education and federal agencies and funding sources.
      • Stay informed about industry trends, legislative changes, and best practices in school food service management.
    • Continuous Improvement:
      • Monitor meal participation rates, student satisfaction, and nutritional outcomes to identify areas for improvement and innovation.
      • Implement strategies to reduce food waste, promote sustainability, and optimize resource utilization.
      • Conduct regular evaluations and performance reviews to assess the effectiveness of food service operations and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

    Qualifications:

    • An Associate  or  Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Culinary Arts, Food Service Management, or a related field is preferred
    • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification or equivalent required.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in food service management, preferably in a school or institutional setting.
    • Strong understanding of nutrition principles, dietary guidelines, and meal-planning techniques.
    • Proficiency in kitchen operations, menu development, and budget management.
    • Excellent communication, management, and interpersonal skills.
    • Physical demands may include continuous lifting, standing, manual dexterity, walking, handling, bending, pushing, pulling, and constant visual assessment. With an occasional need for climbing and squatting. Must be able to lift/move up to 50 lbs without restriction.

    How to Join Our Team:

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how their skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and explaining why they are interested in Carlisle Public School.

    Salary Range: $60,000-70,000 depending upon experience. Carlisle offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. Professional development opportunities to enhance skills and advance career goals are also available.

     If interested, please apply through School Spring -  Director of Food Services


    OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

    Join our dynamic team at Carlisle Public Schools, where we are dedicated to providing exceptional educational experiences for students.  We are currently seeking a skilled Occupational Therapist to join us in nurturing the growth and development of our students in our elementary program. This is a 0.8 position with benefits commencing on August 26, 2024.

    Responsibilities: As an Occupational Therapist with Carlisle Public Schools, you will:

    • Demonstrate expertise in developmental expectations related to gross motor, fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, handwriting, daily living, and sensory processing skills.
    • Conduct screenings and formal assessments to evaluate student abilities and identify skill deficits impacting daily functioning and overall development.
    • Develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) and treatment plans for students.
    • Provide skilled occupational therapy activities in both individual and small group settings within pull-out and inclusive environments.
    • Collaborate with fellow occupational therapists and school administration to offer consultations to faculty and families.
    • Document student progress and write data-driven reports to address established objectives.
    • Work collaboratively within multidisciplinary educational teams.
    • Attend district and school-wide meetings, training sessions, workshops, and ongoing professional development opportunities.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a team, establishing effective relationships with students, staff, families, and administrators.
    • Uphold ethical standards and protect student confidentiality while exercising sound judgment, integrity, and fairness.
    • Be physically capable of operating therapy equipment and lifting up to 30 lbs.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director of Student Support Services, Principal, or Superintendent of Schools.

    Qualifications: To qualify for this position, you must possess the following:

    • Graduation from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program.
    • Certification by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy.
    • Licensure in Massachusetts as a Certified Occupational Therapist.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Authorization to work in the United States.
    • Prior experience in a public school setting is preferred.
    • Experience with FloorTime is desirable.

     If interested, please apply through School Spring - Occupational Therapist


    CUSTODIAN

    The Carlisle Public School is seeking a year-round full-time custodian. Carlisle School District serves approximately 600 students and is conveniently located 6 miles from Billerica. This is an hourly position that offers health insurance and benefits. Must be flexible to work some weekend shifts with additional pay incentives.

    We are currently seeking a reliable, responsible custodians to help maintain and care for our facilities. The ideal candidate would be a person who is careful and thorough in his/her work with great care and an eye for detail. If you are reliable, focused, committed to building upkeep, and have great physical stamina, we want to hear from you.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    •Keeps building and premises, including sidewalks and driveways, neat and clean at all times;
    •Shovels, plows, and/or sands snow/ice on walks, driveways, and elsewhere, as directed;
    •Maintains a healthy, safe, and secure building;
    •Sweeps/vacuums halls and dusts furniture and horizontal surfaces;
    •Swabs, mops, and disinfects toilet floors daily, and cleans all sanitary fixtures, sinks, and drinking fountains daily;
    •Keeps the grounds and offices free of rubbish;
    •Lifts, carries, or moves furniture, supplies, or equipment within the building as required;
    •Performs other tasks as determined by the Facility Director.

     If interested, please apply through School Spring - Custodian


    Elementary Paraprofessional (Aide)

    Carlisle Public Schools is seeking a paraprofessional to work collaboratively with classroom staff to support elementary students who have IEPs and are integrated within our general education classrooms starting in May 2024.

    Qualifications:

    • Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred 
    • Prior experience working with students with disabilities preferred 
    • Training or coursework in special education preferred
    • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Director of Student Support Services may find appropriate and acceptable.

    Reports to:  Director of Student Support Services

    Job Goal:  To work closely with students with disabilities in an effort to provide them with the academic, emotional, and social support needed for effective progress while assisting the special and general education faculty in implementing IEP goals. 

    Performance Responsibilities:  

    (Under the direction and supervision of licensed educators who design instruction.)

    • Provide academic support and direct instruction to students in 1-1 and small group and classroom settings to meet IEP goals/objectives. 
    • Assist teachers with the implementation of appropriate curriculum, lessons, alternate assessments, and modifications for children with special needs.
    • Provide supervision of the classrooms during times in which the general educator is required to be elsewhere in the building.
    • Attend planning meetings, in-service workshops/training, team meetings, and parent-teacher conferences when requested by the Program Administrator.
    • Monitor and facilitate student participation in general education classroom activities and peer interactions.
    • Consult with teachers, special educators, and therapists around designated students on a regular basis to discuss student progress and to support and carry over classroom and therapy goals and strategies.
    • Maintain knowledge and understanding of current IEPs of assigned student/s and collect data as requested.
    • Supervise students with disabilities outside of regular class times, including but not limited to the transition from and to transportation, lunch, recess, field trips, assemblies, emergency drills, and hallway passing.
    • Given training by a Registered Nurse and/or training videos, the teaching assistant will use an EpiPen.
    • Provide all classroom students with helpful support while fostering and facilitating increasing independence.
    • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism expected of the teaching staff.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Student Support Services.

    Evaluation:  Performance evaluation is conducted annually by the Director of Student Support Services, with input from the classroom General and special Educator(s).

     If interested, please apply through School Spring - Elementary Paraprofessional


    Carlisle ESY Opportunity for SLP

    Carlisle Public Schools provides summer programming from July 8, 2024 through August 9, 2024 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM.  We are seeking a certified SLP to provide speech-language services to students with Individual Education Programs in grades PK through 5. 

    Speech and Language Pathologists collaborate with our Summer School Special Educators to implement enriching activities for developing articulation and language skills. Successful candidates will be familiar with evidence-based practices for meeting the individual needs of speech-language disabled students and collecting child-specific data.

    Qualifications:

    • Licensed by the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure – Speech Language Pathologist (Required)
    • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology (Required)
    • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    If interested, please apply through School Spring - ESY Speech and Language Pathologist


     

    Paraprofessional - Middle School
     
    Carlisle Public Schools seeks a paraprofessional to collaborate with faculty to provide academic and emotional support for middle school students fully integrated within grade-level classes.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    •Associate or Bachelor’s degree required
    •Prior experience working with students with disabilities required
    •Training or coursework in special education preferred

    REPORTS TO:  Director of Student Support Services

    JOB GOAL:  Work collaboratively with special educators, therapists, and classroom teachers to modify curriculum, support academic skills, and create an environment that promotes emotional well-being and educational enrichment.

    PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:  
    (Under the direction and supervision of licensed educators who design instruction.)
    •Provide academic support and direct instruction to students individually and in small groups to meet IEP goals/objectives.
    •Take students on breaks to diffuse anxieties or misunderstandings
    •Attend planning meetings, in-service workshops/training, team meetings, and parent-teacher conferences when requested by the Program Administrator.
    •Adapt curriculum materials to meet individual student needs and IEP goals/objectives.
    •Maintain knowledge and understanding of current IEPs of assigned students and collect data as requested.
    •Maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism expected of the teaching staff.
    •Perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Student Support Services.

    If interested, please apply through School Spring - Middle School Paraprofessional


    Daily Substitute Teachers

    Carlisle Public Schools seeks daily substitute teachers for elementary and middle school.  If interested, please contact Elementary Principal Dennet Sidell at dsidell@carlisle.k12.ma.us.