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Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency Special Education Teacher - EI in Portage, Michigan

This position qualifies for a signing bonus up to $3,000Division: Special Education Position Type: Full-time, 10-Month Responsibilities:•Teaches academic and social emotional competencies/skills to students with emotional impairments in schools and community settings while using culturally responsive and restorative practices.Plans curricula and prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students, considering such factors as physical, emotional and educational levels•Confers with parents, administrators, psychologists, social workers, and others to develop individual educational programs for students who are at different learning ability levels•Instructs students in academic subjects, social interactions and life skills utilizing various teaching techniques•Schedules, participates in, and/or conducts MET, IEPT meetings•Teaches socially acceptable behavior employing techniques such as behavior modification, positive reinforcement, etc•Maintains both classroom and behavior management•Assists students with basic computer skills and in the resolution of computer problems•Actively listens and responds to student issues/concerns•Observes students for signs of disruptive behavior such as violence, verbal outbursts and episodes of destructiveness•Observes, evaluates, and prepares reports on progress of students•Meets with parents to provide support and guidance in using community resources•Identifies professional development programs and attends regularly to update expertise•Administers and interprets results of ability and achievement tests•Regular and consistent attendance•Other duties asassignedMust have knowledge of and comply with the policies and procedures contained in the Kalamazoo RESA handbook.Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university Certificates, License, Registration: Michigan Teaching Certificate, endorsement/approval in Emotional Impairment. Embraces and supports KRESA philosophies related to diversity, inclusiveness and anti-racism. Ability to interact effectively with individuals from a wide range of cultures. Ability to discuss cultural differences with colleagues and clients. Ability to assess one’s own strengths and limitations or challenges and integrate this understanding into interpersonal interactions. Preferred Skills: Preference given to candidate who has a secondary certification in math, science, or other 6-12 content areas. Also would consider a General Education candidate certified in 6-12 content area that would be willing to earn their EI credential. Apply online at www.kresa.org/jobs Kalamazoo RESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals. Notice of Non-discrimination: It is the policy of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency that no discriminating practices based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or sexual identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, mari