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General Education Teacher - Middle School

Company: Methodist Children's Home Society
Location: Redford
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:


The General Education Teacher creates a student-centered education program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction to children who have experienced trauma.  The General Education teacher is responsible for collaborating with other teacher(s) and the other departments to develop and implement supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports so that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible.


  • Performs general office and administrative duties for the department; prepares the classroom before classes and clean up after.
  • Collaborates with group treatment team to create a student-centered learning environment; provides regular feedback on student progress to the administrative team.
  • Serves as a liaison and point of contact between students in the on-grounds classroom and their teachers from their community schools to receive classroom assignments and communicate student needs.
  • Assists agency staff with monitoring and documenting the behavior and academic success of children to ensure they stay focused and on task.
  • Plans and facilitates social-emotional activities to promote a trauma-informed academic environment.
  • Recommends, develops, plans and implements individualized and group educational programs and lesson plans based on assessment data and childs needs.
  • Create and track educational goals for students to track academic progress. 
  • Maintains a positive classroom environment through effective conflict resolution, collaboration, positive reinforcement, and educational leadership modeling; provides assistance with controlling disruptive behavior using approved methods of de-escalation and crisis intervention.
  • Maintain accurate records on each student including grades, progress reports, attendance, behavior records and lesson plans. 
  • Participates in ongoing professional development activities, field trips, and/or other activities as deemed appropriate by the Principal.


Education and Experience:             

  • Bachelors degree in Education, with a State of Michigan Teachers Certification required.  
  • Certification to teach in Michigan is required.
  • Professional experience working with serious emotional disorder (SED) at-risk populations. 

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Computer and software applications (Windows, MS Office, Internet applications, Parent Connect, etc.) necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • State high school and grade school content expectations (HSCE and GLCE).
  • Methods for providing differentiated instruction to at-risk children.
  • Student assessment strategies.
  • The behavior patterns of youth and methods of interacting with and redirecting children.
  • Experience/knowledge of Individual Education Plans and State of Michigan rules regarding implementation in a classroom setting.
  • Skills and Abilities Needed:
  • Effectively provide instruction for children with behavioral and emotional issues.
  • Design, plan, and implement lesson plans for individuals and small groups of children.
  • Evaluate and document childrens response progress towards goals.
  • Utilize established assessment systems and educational programs (Reading A-Z, Read About, etc.).
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Relate to youth and gain their respect and confidence.
  • Manage time and multiple priorities, meet deadlines.
  • Appropriately handle physical and emotional behavior of the youths that may involve adversarial or hostile situations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Attend and conduct agency training and maintain necessary certifications and licenses.


The work environment described here is representative of that which an employee will typically encounter during a normal shift.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work involves rotating between workstations where children are studying and requires walking or standing for extended periods of time in a school or office setting.

Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V

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