Special Education Teacher (2022-23SY)

Distinctive Schools - Detroit, Michigan - Full time

Position Title: Special Education Teacher (2022-23SY)

F.T.E: 1.0

Location: 1460 East Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48207

Reports To: School Principal

Start Date: August 2022

Salary: Starting at $55,000 with more being offered based on years of experience, education, and certifications.

The Mission of Distinctive Schools, an educational practice leader committed to social justice and the elevation of access and achievement in historically marginalized communities, is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, a confident self-advocate, and a creative problem-solver by setting high expectations and nurturing a positive culture that honors diversity, collaboration, and optimism.

Position Description:

A Distinctive Schools Special Education Teacher has the awesome responsibility of providing support to students with diverse learning needs. This person will:

  • Serve as primary instructor for students with identified learning needs in both resource and inclusive settings
  • Develop lessons that address students academic, interpersonal, social and emotional needs
  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s Individualized Educational Program (IEP)
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.
  • Make collaboration a priority with general education teachers and school leadership
  • Communicate regularly with families regarding instructional programming and student progress
  • Has a mindset of using restorative justice approach with discipline
  • Monitor progress to ensure all students are demonstrating high rates of growth
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse social-emotional, cultural, economic and ability backgrounds
  • Work closely with team members and parents to best meet the needs to students

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Michigan Special Education Teacher Certification

Why Join the Distinctive Schools Team:

  • 25+ Paid holidays & 10 days PTO annually (in addition to summer break for educators/campus positions)
  • 12 weeks family paid leave
  • Comprehensive Healthcare (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • 403b match
    • Fully match up to 3%
    • 50% match up to 5%
  • Professional development including tuition reimbursement
  • Gym and wellness discounts
  • We are a collaborative team of professionals supporting each other to instill a love of learning in our students
  • We empower students, families and staff to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way
  • We make an impact in our communities by serving some of the most historically marginalized in the city
  • We offer a great benefits package for full time employees (Medical; Dental; Vision; PTO; 403b match, discounted gym membership, tuition reimbursement options, referral bonus)

Distinctive Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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Role

Special Education Teacher

Experience Level

Mid Level

Distinctive Schools

Distinctive Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving kids from traditionally underserved backgrounds. The team includes passionate educators and determined leaders who innovate and collaboratively lead a public education transformation.
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