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Special Education Teacher at Global Heights Academy

Company: Global Educational Excellence
Location: Dearborn Heights
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

About Us: GEE Academies are welcoming environments that are focused on student achievement and building community. Our faculty receive excellent support through our mentor program and weekly professional development sessions.

Position: Special Education Teacher at (insert academy name) / Location: (insert location)

FLSA Status: Exempt / Employment Type: Full Time / Reports To: Academy Principal

Minimum Experience: Entry Level

Benefits: health, dental, vision, supplemental insurance, merit pay bonus and 401k retirement plan.


Provide effective instruction for pupils who have a variety of disabilities as well as manage the materials and resources used for educating them. Educator is responsible for managing student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.

Education & Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Meet applicable State certification and licensure requirements, including any requirements for certification obtained through alternative routes to certification requirements as defined by the Michigan State Board of Education. Except as otherwise provided by law, the Academy shall use certificated teachers according to state board rule.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check required


    • 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 Keeping

      • Keeps 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 & Counseling

        • Teaches 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.


          • When 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.

            Physical Requirements:

            Employee must be capable of performing physical demands of the job, including but not limited to lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, and standing for long periods of time. Work environment has a raised noise level.

            This job post is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work performed by those assigned to this position. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Administration reserves the right to amend or change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Keywords: Global Educational Excellence, Dearborn Heights , Special Education Teacher at Global Heights Academy, Education / Teaching , Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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