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Early Childhood Teacher - Birth to Three

Date Posted: Nov 29, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Teacher of Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to 3) 

Location: Early Intervention Diagnostic Center 

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule 

Reports to: ESE Lead Administrator/ Supervisor of Early Intervention 

Bargaining Unit: DFT 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the following vacancy is announced: 

Position Summary: 

The ESE Teacher of Early Childhood (Birth to 3) will manage an Early On caseload. They will follow up on referral requests to determine eligibility for Early On and/or Michigan Mandatory Special Education (MMSE). Duties include conducting monitoring and maintaining compliance by completing timely evaluations, timely completion of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) and related documentation, providing timely services by way of in-home intervention services and coordinate services for eligible infants and toddlers and their families.   

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools or an equivalent agency.    
  • Must possess a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate or Michigan Temporary Teaching Authorization (T2EA), with an endorsement in Special Education and Early Childhood (ZA or ZS). 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Manage a caseload of Early On and Michigan Mandatory Special Education eligible students.  
  2. Direct coaching with parents to provide meaningful feedback to support whole child development through daily routines. 
  3. Submit thorough and concise written reports in a timely manner in preparation for an IFSP. 
  4. Support families by connecting them to other services in the community based upon need. 
  5. Work to identify children, ages 0-3, who may be eligible for Early On and/or MMSE. 
  6. Provide/coordinate all services listed on the IFSP within 30 calendar days of parental consent in the child’s natural environment (home or community). 
  7. Participate in co-visits with other staff to learn from and/or support staff and family’s needs. 
  8. Complete timely IFSP transition conference and meeting to determine eligibility for Part B services. 
  9. Inform parents of family rights and procedural safeguards. 
  10. Develop and maintain accurate and up to date paperwork (IFSP, Childhood Outcomes Summary, attendance, etc.) 
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire. 

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. 

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. 

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status,  military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected]

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