Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:36 PM
Reports to: Academy Principal Summary: Special Education Teachers work with children and youth who have a variety of disabilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Works with children with mild to moderate disabilities, using the general education curriculum, or modifying it, to meet the child's individual needs.Assists in the development of IEPs for each special education student.Coordinates the work of teachers, Paraprofessionals and related contracted personnel, such as therapists and Social Worker, to meet the individualized needs of the students within inclusive special education programs.Participates in Child Study Team meetings. Record KeepingKeeps attendance and progress records as required by the MDE.Attends and participates in IEP/504 meetings.Reviews the IEP with the student's parents, school administrators and the student's general education teacher.Works closely with parents to inform them of their child's progress and suggests techniques to promote learning at home. Discipline & CounselingTeaches and enforces Academy rules of conduct and behavior.Maintains order in classroom.Maintains classroom in a neat and clean manner.Counsels students when emotional or academic problems arise. OtherWhen students need special accommodations in order to take a test, ensures that appropriate ones are provided.Designs and teaches appropriate curricula; assigns work geared toward each student's needs and abilities; grades papers and homework assignments.Assists general educators in the adaption of curriculum materials and teaching techniques to meet the needs of students with disabilities.Attends staff meetings and other Academy-related events and activities.Participates in in-service training as assigned. Attends conferences and seminars and presents information to staff.Performs other duties as may be assigned. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactory criminal background check required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with a degree in special education. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION: . Shall possess a valid State of Michigan Teaching Certificate with the appropriate endorsement(s) for all subject area(s) being taught. . Must have evidence of meeting highly qualified requirements, as defined by No Child Left Behind. Global Educational Excellence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GEE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. GEE expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GEE's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Company Description: Global Educational Excellence (GEE), an education management organization, was founded in 1998. GEE is dedicated to offering exceptional schools of choice to the communities it serves. Our academic model aims to prepare students for college and career readiness. We at GEE believe that by training students to become global thinkers we will be creating A citizens of the world young people who are responsible, active participants in their local, state and national communities, as well as in the broader international community. The vision for GEE is to create challenging learning environments that encourage high expectations for success. By hiring the highest quality staff and developing appropriate instruction and pedagogy, GEE allows individual students to embrace their differences and accommodate different learning styles. GEE promotes a safe, disciplined, caring, and supportive environment. Each student's self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships between students and staff. We strive to engage parents, teachers, and community members because each group is actively involved on our students' learning process. GEE promotes mastery of the 21st century skills: literacy, integration of technology, problem solving, and inquiry thinking. Our philosophy is anchored in our strong belief that learning must be student-centered within an active learning environment that promotes the development of the whole person. GEE views education as a journey. Through cognitive, experiential and emotional engagement, children's social, cultural and moral development can be fostered and nurtured. In addition, the GEE mission focuses on what it considers to be essential character traits for the development of the whole child: respectful, responsible, tolerant, collaborative, creative, curious, empathetic and ethical. It is the goal of GEE to graduate students with the skills and character traits needed to be successful in college, work and life. We invite you to experience the GEE difference!
• Location: Detroit
• Post ID: 30490223 detroit