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Alternative Education Teacher

Date Posted: Aug 17, 2021

Job Description

Job Title

 

Position Title: Alternative Education Teacher

Department: Adult Education

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule 

Reports to: Executive Director of Adult Education

Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT)

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

In accordance with the Agreement between 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.

Position Summary:

SER Metro is a new partnership with the District that provides a comprehensive service delivery system in the areas of literacy, education, employment, community development and economic opportunities for student’s aged 16 – 21. Teachers at the SER Metro locations will work with the SER Metro program and administrator.  

The Teacher offers rigorous curriculum aligned with the State of Michigan Common Core guidelines while upholding the mission, vision and values of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. The Teacher collaborates with families and other staff members to ensure academic success of students. The Teacher evaluates and monitors students’ progress on a periodic basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited
  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate or Michigan Temporary Teaching Authorization (T2EA) with the appropriate endorsement.

 Essential Functions

  1. Cooperate with teachers, parents and community members.
  2. Enable field studies to improve classroom curriculum as per the needs of the students.
  3. Offer input and assist grade level, subject matter and engage leader led conferences/professional developments.
  4. Develop parent and family involvement in school life and curriculum.
  5. Synthesize with colleagues on school activities to ensure academic success.
  6. Discuss with parents on student progress and academic achievements.
  7. Instruct rules of conduct and ensure classroom, campus, and uniform discipline policies.
  8. Counsel students during academic and adjustment problems by taking corrective measures to enhance student learning abilities.
  9. Handle attendance, progress reports and grade records.
  10. Plan study programs to meet students’ needs, interests and abilities.
  11. Provide creative assessments and evaluate students’ progress on a periodic basis.
  12. Instruct students on proper use of equipment, materials, and textbooks.
  13. Maintain inventory of instructional materials, aids and equipment.
  14. Maintain accurate complete student records and prepare reports.
  15. Follows the Distance Learning platform and computer lab policies while adhering to all DPSCD regulations.
  16. Maintains the computer lab, while teaching and monitoring classes using a variety of instructional strategies and materials.
  17. Assists with identifying platform problems, program usage issues, and works with tech support staff to resolve.
  18. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum standards and establishes clear objectives which reflect these standards for all lessons, units, and projects.
  19. Works cooperatively and in concert with other colleagues, especially the co-teacher in the classroom, to advance a seamless, responsive and effective education environment for students.
  20. Follows procedures for safe storing and integrity of all public and confidential school records.
  21. Displays the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents and school personnel.
  22. Attends required meetings and trainings as required by SER Learning Academy and DPSCD.
  23. 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 opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance. 

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