Date Posted: Jan 7, 2022
Position Title: ESE Teacher Consultant Cognitive Impairment/Physical/Other Health Impairment
Salary: DFT Salary Schedule
Reports to: P/OHI Supervisor
Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers
Benefits Eligible: Yes
In accordance with the Agreement between Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced.
Teacher Consultants for students with Cognitive Impairments maintain caseloads and provide support services to school staff to assist students with a Cognitive Impairment in DPSCD general education settings, charter, private, parochial, and head starts. Teacher Consultants coordinate, facilitate, and participate in Review of Existing Evaluation Data/Evaluation Plans (REED), Eligibility Recommendations, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings. In addition, Teacher Consultants monitor students’ health conditions as it relates to academics and attendance; participate in School Based Special Education Team meetings ; provide professional development training to teachers serving in CI self-contained classrooms in conjunction with Wayne RESA.
Possess a valid Michigan Teacher’s Certificate with full approval in Physical/Other Health Impairments or Cognitive Impairment.
A master’s degree and approval or ability to be approved as a Teacher Consultant.
Minimum of three (3) years of satisfactory teaching experience; not less than two (2) years of teaching students with Physical/Other Health Impairments and/or Cognitive Impairments
Provide appropriate support services to school staff serving students with Physical/Other Health Impairments.¿
Ability to implement or apply the use of assistive technology.
Coordinate, facilitate, and participate in the implementation of REEDs, Eligibility Recommendations, and Individualized Education Program plans for students.¿
Collaborate and consult with school staff to determine modifications and accommodations in the school setting to support students.
Consult with classroom teachers, technology specialists, administrators, physical/occupational therapists, school health personnel/outreach nurses, and other school staff to assist students based on assessed needs.¿
Establish and maintain open, cooperative, and mutually supportive relationships with instructional staff, students, parents, district representatives and other agencies within the community.¿
Obtain updated physician evaluations.
Schedule time efficiently for assessments, instruction, planning, preparation of materials, travel,¿and conferences¿with relevant schools¿and other key individuals.¿
Transport materials and equipment to and from site locations.
Maintain timely documentation.
Support the mission, goals, and objectives of DPSCD.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication¿skills.
Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined by FERPA AND HIPAA.
Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the POHI 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 at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202.