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Special Education Teacher (FLEX-MI)

Job Details

Flex Pontiac - Pontiac, MI
Regular Full-Time
Any
Certificated

Description

FLEX HIGH SCHOOL PONTIAC

Full-Time, Monday - Friday

Competitive compensation starting from $50,000 per year. 

The Flex High Advantage

Our personalized learning model is what makes Flex High School unique. Our students are at the center of our mission, which means that staff is unified and priorities are set to reach the best outcome for all students. Some the other advantages we offer are:

  • Our student-counselor ratio is 1:250, which is far below many traditional schools.
  • We offer free tutors for students and labs that supplement their instruction and reduce academic discouragement.
  • With the support of Lifelong Learning, an educational services organization, staff receives all the tools/resources needed to do their job without any personal financial investment.
  • We provide ongoing professional learning, continuing education (subsidized), career advancement opportunities for staff throughout the school year.
  • Our staff has a close relationship with and is supported by their area supervisor/leadership. We empower them to succeed.
  • We operate year-round with generous holiday, vacation and seasonal breaks.

 

HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT:

Teach in a personalized instructional environment, work with students and/or parents to determine and evaluate the students academic plan, manage and provide services according to the students Individual Education Plan (IEP).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: This list is illustrative only and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of tasks performed by this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Plan, organize and implement daily lessons in accordance with the approved curriculum
  • Conduct pre and post-testing using standardized tests for each student
  • As a part of a team, write and implement goals as outlined in each student's IEP
  • Responsible to manage a students behavior
  • Demonstrate competency in all subject areas
  • Participate in the identification of students with possible disabilities post intervention phase
  • Provide direct student instruction
  • Provide academic assessments
  • Schedule and chair IEP meetings including 30 day review IEP meetings for all students
  • Meet special education timeline requirements as specified by education code
  • Collaborate with general education teachers
  • Work with Special Education Program Specialists and school support staff to support student instruction
  • Participate in authorized school district trainings, school events, and meetings
  • Maintain documentation of communications with students, families, and other services providers
  • Maintain documentation of daily activities
  • Complete reports and forms as required
  • Travel to other school sites to render Special Education teaching services
  • Administrative duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned or changed from time to time

 

Qualifications

 

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ETC:

  • Knowledge of Special Education Program guidelines
  • Excellent reading and writing Skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to meet required Program deadlines
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Ability to work in a team environment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Special Education
  • English Language and Autism Authorizations
  • Prior experience working with exceptional learners strongly recommended
  • Eligibility to obtain a teaching permit or teaching internship
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, in addition to a variety of educational software programs
  • General Office skills

TRAVEL: Ability to travel in performance of job duties is required

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Mental Demands: high workflow management, high project coordination
  • Finger Dexterity: using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together
  • Talking: especially where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Average Hearing: able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information
  • Average Visual Abilities: ordinary acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or operate machinery
  • Physical Strength: sedentary work. Sitting most of the time, and occasionally exerts up to 10 lbs. of force (almost all office jobs)
  • Frequent multi-tasking, changing of task priorities, repetitious exacting work required
  • Working in a noisy, distracting environment with frequent deadline pressures