Moderate Cognitive Impairment (MoCI) Program Teacher
Closes: 06/01/2012 3pm
Voyager El. School, Howell
Position Title: Moderate Cognitive Impairment (MoCI) Program Teacher
Reports To: LESA Director of Special Education Programs
SUMMARY: The Moderate Cognitive Impairment Program Teacher is assigned a maximum of thirty pupils and from one to three teacher assistants.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide instruction directed at developing skills in the following instructional areas:
activities of daily living;
leisure education/recreation skills;
language and communication skills;
pre-vocational and vocational skills;
fine and gross motor.
Incorporate a variety of assistive technology to plan and deliver specialized instruction to students (e.g. Smart<SUP>® </SUP>Technology, iPad, etc.)
Develop the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student on caseload as necessary.
Schedule and conduct IEPs as necessary.
Serve as case coordinator for students on caseload.
Assess student development in each of the curricular areas.
Systematically evaluate student progress and provide reports of student achievement of objectives.
Refer, secure and coordinate ancillary student services as indicated by the IEP team.
Plan and conduct parent-teacher conferences as scheduled.
Responsible for on-the-job training, assignment of duties, supervision, and evaluation of teacher assistants assigned to the teacher.
Complete evaluation reports of teacher assistant in manner designated.
Keep required records in a manner that is accurate, timely, and compliant.
Assure that medical needs of students are met according to agency policy and procedures, i.e., administering, medication, tube feeding, catheterization.
Work cooperatively with community agencies as needed to support students.
Collaborate with team members regarding student needs including care and behavior plans.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervise students. Evaluate teacher assistant(s).
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree; valid teaching certificate with approval in special education for the cognitively impaired. Must be Highly Qualified.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Michigan teaching certificate with an endorsement in special education. Teacher of Cognitively Impaired eligibility required.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, parent, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is will occasionally sit and walk and sometimes stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as typed material. Hearing abilities used while performing this job are hearing conversation in a quiet or noisy environment. The employee will frequently interact with the public and other staff and occasionally work extended hours.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderately loud. Work is performed indoors. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work out put of students.
Terms: Benefits available
Salary: Per Teacher Contract
Apply: On-line application: livingstonesa.org
The Livingston Educational Service Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, or disability in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be directed to the Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Department.