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Exceptional Student Education Teacher for Postsecondary Essential Skills Transition Program

Date Posted: May 16, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Exceptional Student Education Teacher for Postsecondary Essential Skills Transition Program 

Location: Golightly Career Technical Center 

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule 

Reports to: Exceptional Student Education Lead Administrator or Designee 

Bargaining Unit: Detroit Federation of Teachers 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

*DPSCD will begin offering a reoccurring $15,000 retention/recruitment certification bonus to existing and new educators in these areas for the 2021-2022 school year. Teachers who teach in one of the assignments below and hold the active endorsement for that assignment will be eligible: 

**Cognitive Impairment (SA)

**Visual Impairment (SK) 

**Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SL) 

**Physical or Other Health Impairment (SC)  

**Learning Disabilities (SM) 

**Emotional Impairment (SE)

**Physical Education for Students with Disabilities (SP) 

**Autism Spectrum Disorder (SV) 

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. 

Position Summary: 

The Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Teacher for Cognitively Impaired (CI) Postsecondary Transition Program offers rigorous curriculum supporting meaningful access to high quality career pathways and training, with an end goal of successful placement in a career area of interest. The ESE CI Postsecondary Program Teacher also aligns curriculum offerings and transition outcomes based on the unique needs of each student’s vocational plan to prepare  students to be successful upon program completion. This position also entails close collaboration with families and other staff members to ensure academic success of students. Student progress is monitored and evaluated as required.  

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. 
  • Successful candidates who possess degrees beyond a bachelor’s degree will be eligible for the appropriate salary differential.  
  • Must possess a valid Michigan Teaching Certificate or Michigan Temporary Teaching Authorization (T2EA), with a Cognitive Impairment (SA) endorsement. 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Collaborate with teachers, students, parents and community members on transition outcomes for each student.
  1. Monitor and maintain documentation related to individual student progress on IEP transition outcomes, goals, and objectives.
  1. Remain current on best practice as it pertains to classroom curriculum for this population of students. 
  1. Offer input and align appropriate transition plans, subject matter, and student led conferences to promote student success. 
  1. Develop parent and family involvement in school life and curriculum. 
  1. Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with all stakeholders for the purpose of defining and implementing services addressing the unique transition needs of each eligible student.
  1. Provide ongoing student progress data to students, parents, and relevant stakeholders.
  1. Develop lesson plans and implement instruction that address the unique vocational needs of Essential Skills postsecondary transition students, including social and work skills protocols.
  1. Maintain positive behavior practices to meet the social-emotional needs of students. 
  1. Maintain accurate student records including attendance, progress reports and grades. 
  1. Individualize student transition programs to meet each students’ vocational needs, interests and abilities.
  1. Conduct student worksite visitations to determine ongoing instructional needs within the classroom setting. 
  1. Attend staff meetings and complete all required professional development activities as required.
  1. Maintain working knowledge of special education compliance. 
  1. Complete all mandated compliance activities in a timely manner (timely IEPs, quarterly progress reports, etc.).
  1. Maintain a high level of confidentiality as it pertains to student information and records. 
  1. Contribute to team planning and program monitoring and evaluation to ensure a high standard of quality programming. 
  1. Maintain daily electronic instructional service logs as required by Exceptional Student Education. 
  1. Maintain inventory of instructional materials, aids, and equipment. 
  1. Uphold the mission, vision and values of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. 
  1. Fulfill other duties as assigned. 

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 ofHuman 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 

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