Description

Are you passionate about shaping young minds and fostering a love for learning?  We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Special Education Teacher at:

 

Detroit Community Schools, Detroit, MI

State Street Academy, Bay City, MI

Charlton Heston Academy. St. Helen, MI

 

 

NATURE OF THE POSITION:  The Special Education Teacher’s purpose is to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of curriculum and instruction for content area program for the purpose of increasing students’ knowledge, understanding, and skills 

 

  1. Endorsement(s) for all subject area(s) being taught.
  2. Minimum 1 year of work experience with special needs children.

Job Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION: 

  • Plans and implements purposeful and appropriate lesson plans that provide for effective teacher strategies and maximizes time on task.
  • Creates a classroom environment conductive to learning by employing a variety of appropriate teaching strategies.
  • Encourages student enthusiasm for the learning process and the development of good study habits.
  • Utilizes research-based models, theories, and philosophies for teaching students with an array of disabilities within different placements.
  • Assessing students with disabilities for identification and teaching.
  • Using assistive technology devices to increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of students with impairments.
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating individual education programs (IEP).
  • Planning, organizing, scheduling, and conducting individual education program (IEP) team meetings, including parental and student participation.
  • Preparing students with disabilities for transitions consisting of preschool to elementary through post-secondary environments and employment. 
  • Develops, in accordance with the Academy guidelines, reasonable rules of classroom behavior and appropriate techniques that are consistently applied. 
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, co-workers, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Provides for the supervision of assigned student when circumstances require a brief absence from classroom.
  • Implementing accommodations and modifications for classroom, district, and statewide assessments.
  • Communicating, consulting, and collaborating with parents/guardians, other teachers, co-workers, administrators, and human services personnel. 
  • Provides progress and interim reports as required.
  • Uses effective oral and written communication and expression.  

 

  • QUALIFICATIONS: 
  1. Bachelor’s degree with major in a specific special education area.  Masters preferred.
  2. Valid Michigan Teacher Certification with the appropriate end