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Middle School Special Education Teacher

Company: Kalamazoo County Area Schools
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Openings as of 5/14/2021

  • MOCI Middle School Special Education Teacher JobID: 6810
  • Position Type:
    High School Teaching/ Special Education

  • Date Posted:
    5/14/2021

  • Location:
    KRESA/WoodsEdge Learning Center

  • Closing Date:
    06/21/2021

    District:
      Kalamazoo RESA -

    This position qualifies for a signing bonus up to $3000

    Division:

    Special Education

    Position Type:

    Full-time, 11-Month

    Responsibilities:

    Teach basic academic and daily living skills to students with cognitive impairments in schools and community settings by performing the following duties.

    Plan curriculum and prepare lessons and other instructional materials according to ability levels of students
    Confer with parents, administrators, psychologists, social workers, and others to develop individual educational programs for students who are at different learning ability levels, including mild, moderate and sever cognitive impairments. This may include completing functional assessments of behavior and the development of support plans
    Instruct students in academic subjects, utilizing various teaching techniques
    Schedule, participate in and /or conduct Multidisciplinary Educational Teams (MET), Individual Educational Planning Team (IEPT) meetings to determine appropriate placement of students within education system
    Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent living and economic self-sufficiency such as hygiene, safety, communication skills, pre-vocational skills, appropriate behavior and food preparation
    Observe, evaluate and prepare reports on progress of students
    Meet with parents to provide support and guidance in using community resources
    Identify professional development programs and attend regularly to update expertise
    Administer and interpret results of ability and achievement tests
    Devise special teaching tools, techniques, and equipment
    Regular and consistent attendance
    Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

    Bachelors degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university; Michigan Teaching Certificate with endorsement/ approval in Mental Impairment (CI)/Cognitive Impairment

    Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one's own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions.

    Apply online at www.kresa.org/jobs

    Kalamazoo RESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.

    Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals.

    Notice of Non-discrimination : It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category be allowed during any program, activity, service or in employment. The following positions at Kalamazoo RESA have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy: Assistant Superintendents- Tom Zahrt & Mindy Miller. Contact information: 269-250-9200, 1819 E. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49002.

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