Secondary Resource Room Teacher
QualificationsEducation: Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education; Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsements/highly certified credentials
Experience: Previous teaching experience preferred
Skills: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to evaluate students, plan and implement individual developmental plans; and perform duties that are associated with being a case manager.
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.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Builds trust and confidence in students
Administers standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine students' strengths and areas of need
Observes and evaluates students' performance, behavior, social development, physical health, and reviews information from all relevant sources
Confers with parents, administrators, psychologist, speech therapists, social workers, and/or other professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development
Prepares goals and objectives, following curriculum guidelines and/or requirements of the state and school
Provides assistive learning devices and supportive technology to assist student needs
Provides grade reports to parents/guardians
Meets with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress
Maintains accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on students on caseload as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations including completion of Medicaid reports in a timely manner
Employs special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory
Teaches personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy
Prepares students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks
Monitors teachers and teacher assistants to ensure that they adhere to inclusive special education program requirements
Helps in modifying curriculum with classroom teachers based on individual student needs
Prepares, administers, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress
Meets with parents and guardians to provide guidance in using community resources, and to teach skills for dealing with students' impairments
Uses computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to aide in learning
Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
Participates in special education meetings
Maintains high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of student information
Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies
Maintain a safe and nurturing environment
Other duties as assigned
The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the District.
Teachers should have the ability to perform each of the following:
- Speaking: The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Written Expression: The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Written Comprehension: The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications as related to field of discipline.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
- Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the teacher to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the teacher may frequently be required to stand, speak, listen, walk and sit.
- Additionally, the teacher may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.
- The teacher is responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of other people.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include performing tasks that require close vision such as reading handwritten or typed material, and the ability to refocus the eyes.
- The position requires the teacher to meet multiple demands from several people, and interact with the public and other staff.
- The noise level in the work environment may differ from quiet to loud.
- Teaching duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.