Elementary Special Education Resource Room Teacher/Behavior Specialist

Wayne Resa Detroit , MI 48222

Posted 3 months ago

DAYS AND HOURS: According to the GEA Master Agreement

CURRENT WAGE: According to GEA Master Agreement

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

EVALUATION: Annual Evaluation by Principal


  • Special Education Endorsement full approval by the State Board of Education in one or more areas of Special Education for Emotional Impaired, Specific Learning Disability, Autism, or Cognitively Impaired preferred.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to listen and to give directions and instructions

  • Strong background and experience working with students with behavioral challenges

  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.


  • Outstanding communication skills - verbal and written

  • A strong commitment to educating students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment, as demonstrated by experience with co-teaching or other collaborative delivery models

  • Demonstrate ability to implement research-based instructional strategies for math, reading and writing to address academic needs of students with various disabilities (eg. ASD, LD, EI, CI)

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in a variety of flexible positive behavior support intervention strategies

  • Have specific training and/or experience in the area of behavior management, crisis prevention and intervention, conducting functional behavior assessments and writing individual behavior plans.

  • Proficiency integrating technology into instruction as a tool for student learning

  • Knowledge and ability to implement data collection techniques for monitoring student growth

  • Understanding of universal supports, accommodations and modifications to general education curriculum

  • Understanding of pertinent learning intervention practices, such as Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

  • Demonstrate ability to independently and accurately implement the requirements of IDEA and Michigan's Special Education Rules on behalf of caseload students

  • Training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention preferred


  • Develop, evaluate, coordinate, conduct, and implement REED, MET and IEPs for caseload students with a variety of disabilities

  • Maintain classroom lesson plans and student records for attendance, performance and progress with clear objectives

  • Assist in maintaining a safe and supportive educational environment

  • Provide instruction that is supportive of general education curriculum, whether in a pullout model or a co-teaching setting for students to achieve their academic goals

  • Collaborate and communicate with general education teachers, other special education team members, administrators and parents to meet the needs of students for a safe and organized educational environment to optimize student learning

  • Assist staff in assessing, developing and maintaining individual behavioral/education plans

  • Collaborate with staff to enhance understanding of all aspects of the student's development and its impact on learning

  • Provide assistance to students to allow their continued participation in their learning environment, especially in terms of social skills and functional activities.

  • Active participant in staff meetings, committees, professional development, school and district wide events as required for the position

  • Exhibit a positive demeanor and support a positive work environment.

  • Integrate technology effectively in a variety of forms on a daily basis as appropriate

  • Maintain consistent attendance and report to work on time as expected

  • Complete assigned tasks, reports, and other requirements on time

  • Other duties as assigned by administration


  • Ability to sit up to for extended periods of time in a work day, and to sit/stand several times in short periods of time.


  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

  • This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned

  • This job description is subject to change at any time.

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