Special Education TC/Resource Room Teacher
Position Title: Special Education Teacher
Resource Room Teacher
Location: Tomlinson Middle School
Reports To: Building Principal and Director of Special Services
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate.
- Endorsement in Special Education – SA, SE, SM, or SV.
- Teacher Consultant Approval, preferred.
- SST (Student Study Team) Experience.
- Must meet or exceed requirements specified with NCA Standards for Accreditation and No Child Left Behind.
- Demonstrates considerable knowledge of special education rules, guidelines and procedures.
- Demonstrates professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with all students, parents and school Personnel.
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrates strong organizational and management skills.
- Demonstrates strong consultation skills for supporting special education skills in inclusive settings.
- Demonstrates expertise in collaborative teaching to support special education students in inclusive settings.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Provide specialized, group and individualized educational instruction to Special Education students in general education through co-teaching, and in resource programs for direct instruction in areas of disability by the student’s IEPs.
- Understand and ability and facilitate SST process.
- Locate, select, modify/accommodate and present individually tailored instructional materials for each student, and communicate the student’s learning needs to each of his/her teachers.
- Manage student behaviors and maximize student engagement/achievement.
- Provide consultative support to the general education teachers through routinely scheduled consultation related to the progress of identified students in the resource room and general education classes.
- Facilitate open, continuous communication with general education staff, administrators and parents.
- Develop, coordinate and conduct REEDs, METs, IEPs, FBA/BIPs, MDRs and Transition Plans.
- Administer and translate comprehensive achievement testing for annual and three-year reevaluations with a variety of assessments including, but not limited to: WRAT, Woodcock-Johnson III.
- Maintain accurate and complete records, according to district policies/procedures and IDEA law.
- Develop and implement Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans.
- Attend all Special Education and building staff meetings and professional development.
- Adhere to policies of the Westwood Community Board of Education.
- Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Special Education Director or Building Principal.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students
- Ability and patience to work interactively with students
- Skill in organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to deliver teaching instruction in accordance with improved curriculum and standards
- Excellent skills in verbal and written communication
- Ability to understand the individual needs of each student
- Ability to effectively use Google Suite and the student information system – MiStar
- Ability to take accurate and timely attendance
- Ability to update grades no later than 2 days after an assignment has been given to students
- Ability to check and respond to email at least 3 times a day - before school, during prep, and after school
Salary to be according to the current contract with Wayne County MEA/NEA
Terms of Employment:
Ten-month school year
How to Apply
Apply online at: https://www.westwoodschools.net/apps/pages/ and click the “Job Opportunities” tab.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions:
- The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds in supplies, which requires bending, stooping and lifting.
- The employee must be able to use a variety of instructional materials in the classroom.
- The employee must use hands and arms to manipulate objects.
- The employee must use keyboards, tools and other controls.
- The employee must sit and stand for long periods of time.
- The employee must have normal visional and hearing with or without aid.
- The employee must be able to move about assigned location unaided during the day.
Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:
- The noise level in the work environment will vary and can range from soft to loud. Often the noise level in the work environment will be moderate to loud.
- The employee is required to interact with students, staff, parents/guardians and occasionally with the public.
- At times, the employee may be directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.
The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation and transgender identity) disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.