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Requisition Number 18-1028
Post Date 7/28/2020
Title Teacher - Special Ed
City Melvindale
State MI
Description Highly Qualified Special Education Teacher, Academy for Business and Technology Middle/High
19625 Wood St.
Melvindale MI 48122
Teachers are able to create momentum with new, creative ideas; you don’t need to be afraid to take risks as long as it benefits the students -- we will always find the resources that you need. We think “outside the box” and accept all candidates who want to do the same. We have significant partnerships with Barnes & Noble and Michigan Works, as part of our drive to expose students to as many positive resources, events, experiences, venues and people as possible. Seeking candidates who can reinforce and enhance the school’s focus on business and technology. Must be committed and dedicated to the students and have a true desire to be here; must be willing to go the extra mile for our students … not here just biding time. All staff have an opportunity to place a positive, permanent stamp on students’ lives. It is expected that the entire staff give nothing less than their best every day!
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 • Michigan teacher certification; if not endorsed in special education, must be eligible for temporary or full approval as special education teacher.
• Experience: none required; successful special education teaching experience preferred.
• Other skills: skilled 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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