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Exceptional Student Education Teacher Consultant - Career Technical Education

Date Posted: May 20, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Exceptional Student Education Teacher Consultant – Career Technical Education 

Location: Randolph Career and Technical Center, Golightly Career and Technical Center, Breithaupt Career and Technical Center

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule

Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Lead Administrator/Designee 

Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers 

Benefits Eligible: Yes

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. 

Position Summary: 

The Teacher Consultant for Career Technical Education supports teaching staff by providing instructional services and classroom management techniques at various career technical centers 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 students with exceptionalities attending career technical centers, 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 high school special education setting, or five (5) years successful employment in a related service support position

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills 

  • Proficient with basic computer skills and web-based systems 

Essential Functions:

  1. Model and support mission, vision, core values and priorities of DPSCD. 

  1. Collaborate and coordinate with Career Technical Education program staff and ESE staff in building positive learning environments that address environmental and instructional needs for students with exceptionalities. 

  1. Initiate and maintain consistent contact with each student’s Career Technical Education program teacher and special education staff to ensure ongoing compliance. 

  1. Serve as a liaison between the career technical center and each student’s attending high school. 

  1. Ensure career technical courses and programs of study align to the career pathway and individual goals of students with exceptionalities. 

  1. Build and maintain 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.

  1. Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of student specific plans and processes including but not limited to Individualized Education Plans, Transition Plans, Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans, and Manifestation Determination Reviews. 

  1. Support 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.

  1. Analyze student performance data within and across student populations, making recommendations for action steps at the teacher and departmental levels. 

  1. Actively participate in professional learning communities, sharing available and relevant resources with colleagues and staff. 

  1. Support evaluation teams with initial and reevaluation processes.

  1. Participate in district, departmental, school level and parent meetings as required and deemed necessary. 

  1. Assist teachers with curricular needs, the selection of student assessment and progress monitoring tools, and the collection of relevant student data. 

  1. To support student placement and progress in the least restrictive environment, attend 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. 

  1. Consult with classroom teachers, technology specialists, administrators, other school/central office staff, and families to assist students based on individual needs. 

  1. Conduct 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. 

  1. Maintain strict confidentiality as outlined in FERPA and HIPPA. 

  1. Locate and share resources relevant to individual, group and family needs to support the provision of FAPE in the least restrictive environment.  

  1. Be available, upon request, to building and central office administrators regarding support for instructional personnel.¿ 

  1. Make student referrals to other professional district staff, as appropriate. 

  1. Support initiatives to increase parental engagement.

  1. Complete and maintain all annual, periodic, and specifically requested reports,¿schedules and summaries, in a timely manner. 

  1. Transport materials and equipment to and from site locations. 

  1. Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor or designee.

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.

All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.

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


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