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Requisition Number 18-0099
Post Date 7/28/2020
Title Teacher - Special Ed
City Detroit
State MI
Description Special Education Teacher, Cesar Chavez Academy East
4130 Maxwell St.
Detroit MI 48214
CCA East serves students in grades K-5 on the east side of Detroit. We follow an innovative year-round schedule/"balanced calendar" to better serve the needs of students and families and to help minimize academic loss over the summer. A high level of support is provided for students with special needs, with a Multi-Tiered System of Support focusing on the whole child, including social work and counseling services, Positive Behavior Support, Response to Intervention, and an inclusive approach to special education. Teachers benefit from extensive professional development, coaching, modeling, small class sizes, and a diverse staff. We need teachers who are willing to learn, open to new ideas and self-reflection, flexible, confident, and able to work well with a small team of peers.

SUMMARY
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 . Education: Bachelor’s degree and teacher certification with endorsement(s) in appropriate special education areas. 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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