Provides direct educational services in accordance with
applicable contractual and regulatory requirements and
Duties and Responsibilities
Implement 30 hours per week of content based ESL/bilingual
instruction in accordance with established curriculum.
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various
Establish clear objective for all lessons, units and projects
and communicate those objectives to students, as well as teacher
Maintain communication with all parties involved in student
care, to ensure adjustment to program expectations.
Complete education assessments and weekly progress reports in
accordance with contractor.
Create and prepare educational materials and classrooms for
Create and maintain the schools yearly academic schedule and
Participate in treatment planning meeting with each youth as
needed or requested.
Maintain adequate awareness of youth’s activities to ensure the
safety of the youth, other residents, staff and the home are
Report safety hazards and needed repairs with home and grounds
to designated Team Leader, Case Manager or Supervisor
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
Bachelor Degree in education or related field.
Valid Michigan teacher certification, preferred.
One year teaching experience with grades K-12
Experience working with residential youth preferred.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability and willingness to display compassion and sensitivity to
Ability and willingness to relate and educate youth who are in a
residential placement. Ability to deal with a variety of
circumstances; ability to recognize problem and respond and/or take
Ability to work creatively and effectively in team setting as
well as independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to effectively communicate with others on an
Ability to understand the cultural and socioeconomic
characteristics of the youth served.
Ability to guide youth in understanding and applying basic life
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Ability to use basic math skills.
Ability to read, speak and legibly write English language with
proper use of punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Bi-lingual in Spanish (or the Major language of the youth in
Ability to maintain confidentiality of youth information.
Ability to maneuver up and down staircases.
Valid unrestricted driver’s license with good driving record.
Reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting
persons served; proof of current registration and automobile
Additional Work Requirements
Local travel may be required.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to move freely about; near visual acuity; finger and
hand dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
Must be physically able to teach and adapt to a variety of
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