Job Title: Exceptional Student Education Teacher Consultant - High Schools
Location: Various Locations
Salary: DFT Salary Schedule
Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Lead Administrator/Designee
Bargaining Unit: DFT
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Telecommuting Eligibility: Not eligible for telecommuting
In accordance with the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.
The Teacher Consultant for High Schools supports teaching staff by providing instructional services and classroom management techniques at various high school sites throughout the Detroit Public Schools Community District. The teacher consultant will provide stakeholders with a wide array of resources, guidance, and professional development as it relates to the needs of high school students with exceptionalities, while conducting ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the school year.
- Minimum of a master’s degree in Education or field related to special education
- Valid Michigan teaching certificate with a minimum of one special education endorsement.
- MDE approval as a teacher consultant or possess the credentials required to receive state approval
- A minimum of five (5) years of successful certified teaching experience; three (3) of which must be in a special education at the high school level
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Proficient with basic computer skills and web-based systems
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as outlined in FERPA and HIPPA
- Models and supports the mission, vision, core values and priorities of DPSCD.
- Assists in the preparation of transition assessments and planning.
- Builds and maintains positive, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with all stakeholders including, but not limited to instructional staff, students, parents and families, district representatives and other agencies within the community.
- Collaborates and coordinate with High School/Post Secondary program staff and ESE staff in building positive learning environments that address environmental and instructional needs for students with exceptionalities.
- Initiates and maintains consistent contact with each student’s High School program teacher and special education staff to ensure ongoing compliance, full implementation of the IEP, and the provision of FAPE.
- Serves as a liaison between ESE central office and each student attending high school.
- Ensures courses and programs of study align to the career pathway and individual goals of students with exceptionalities.
- Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of student specific plans and processes including but not limited to Individualized Education Programs, Transition Plans, Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans, and Manifestation Determination Reviews.
- Supports instructional responsibilities of staff through the provision of professional development offerings, consultations, and coaching/modeling of the development, implementation and evaluation of instructional strategies and materials.
- Analyzes student performance data within and across student populations, making recommendations for action steps at the teacher and departmental levels.
- Actively participates in professional learning communities, sharing available and relevant resources with colleagues and staff.
- Supports evaluation teams with initial and reevaluation processes.
- Participates in District, departmental, school level and parent meetings as required and deemed necessary.
- Assists teachers with curricular needs, the selection of student assessment and progress monitoring tools, and the collection of relevant student data.
- Supports student placement and progress in the least restrictive environment, attends student meetings as deemed necessary, including but not limited to IEP team meetings, Transition meetings, Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan meetings, Manifestation Determination Review meetings.
- Consults with classroom teachers, technology specialists, administrators, other school/central office staff, and families to assist students based on individual needs.
- Conducts formal and informal student achievement assessments, interpreting and reporting on assessment results as part of the evaluation process, to determine special education eligibility and/or the provision of appropriate programs and services.
- Locates and shares resources relevant to individual, group and family needs to support the provision of FAPE in the least restrictive environment.
- Remains available, upon request, to building and central office administrators regarding support for instructional personnel.
- Makes student referrals to other professional district staff, as appropriate.
- Supports initiatives to increase parental engagement.
- Completes and maintains all annual, periodic, and specifically requested reports, schedules and summaries, in a timely manner.
- Transports materials and equipment to and from site locations.
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee.
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.
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] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202.