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Requisition Number 18-0214
Post Date 7/28/2020
Title Teacher - Special Ed
City Detroit
State MI
Description Special Education Teacher, Cesar Chavez Academy Middle School
6782 Goldsmith St.
Detroit MI 48209
CCA Middle School serves students in grades 6-8 on a multi-building campus in southwest Detroit. The school offers a safe, clean, positive, secure environment for learning with multiple sources of support including academic interventionists, paraprofessionals, several 'specials' classes, sports, clubs, inclusive special education, Positive Behavior Support and Response to Intervention initiatives, El/ESL support, updated technology, and more. A new Media Center is under construction at the middle school! Teachers candidates must be willing to learn and have a mindset that students come first. Must be willing to grow because -- CCAMS is the place to be -- we will get you what you need to grow!. Our focus is on achievement-educating the whole child.

A major portion of the special education teacher’s time should be spent in the regular education classroom.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following and are specific areas of support in the regular classroom. Other duties may be assigned.

· Provide direct services to special education students that are supportive of the general education teacher.
· Provide consultation and assistance to general education teachers for planning, making adaptations and accommodations for special education students.
· Team teach with general education teachers who have special education students that require direct special education teacher instruction in the following instructional areas: language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
· Assist general education teacher in providing supervision to volunteers and teacher aides who assist teachers in making curriculum modifications, adapting assignments and providing individualized support to special education students.
· Assist teachers and the school social worker in developing and implementing behavior intervention plans for students on his/her caseload.
· Consult with general education teachers in assigning grades and developing evaluative measures for students on his/her caseload.

The following are essential duties and responsibilities which require time outside the classroom. Other duties may be assigned.

· Participate in child study teams and assist with the evaluation of educational needs and intervention strategies for students suspected of being handicapped.
· Schedule and conduct IEPT meetings.
· Identify student deficits and strengths and write individual students goals, objectives, transition plans and education plans (IEP).
· Work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Evaluation Team (MET) for students referred for special education services.
· Assist teachers with curriculum and classroom activity adaptations and modifications.
· Serve as liaison to parents of special education students and encourage their participation in the program of services.
Requirements · Bachelor’s degree; teacher certification with special education endorsement(s) - OR - master’s degree and other qualifications to enable application for temporary or full approval as special education teacher.
· Experience: none required; successful special education teaching experience preferred.
· Skilled in interviewing, individual and group treatment techniques.
. Ability to formulate eligibility recommendations for special education students.
. Demonstrated initiative and understanding in working with students, parents/guardians, teachers and staff.
. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written communications.
. Ability to make decisions in accordance with board policies and established procedures.

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