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    Teacher of the Cognitively Impaired

    Attica, MI 48412
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    Lapeer County ISD is seeking a Teacher of the Cognitively Impaired to join our Education and Technology Center in Attica, MI!

    Benefits and Additional Information:

    • Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.(6.75 hours/day for 187 days)
    • Paid-Leave Days
      • Sick Days: 10
      • Personal Business Days: 2
    • Insurances
      • Health, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, and Life or $150 cash option in lieu of Health + other insurances



    Required Qualifications:

    • Education
      • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in a specific Special Education area or have earned credit in course work equivalent to that required for a major (MARSE Rule 340.1782)
    • Certifications
      • Valid Michigan teacher’s certificate (MARSE Rule 340.1782)
      • RSA (Cognitive Impairment) endorsement

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Work History
      • Minimum two (2) years previous experience in a comparable capacity
      • Previous experience working with adult and at-risk students
    • Knowledge
      • State Assessment Systems, including MI-Access
      • Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE), Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), and experience and knowledge of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
    • Proficient in use of:
      • Standard office equipment
      • Microsoft Office products
      • Adobe products
      • Google applications
    • Skills:
      • Written and verbal communication skills
      • Organizational skills
      • Interpersonal skills
    • Abilities:
      • Work with a team of professionals to design, implement, and monitor programs/plans for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
      • Prioritize and multi-task
      • Take initiative
      • Maintain student confidentiality at all times
      • Adhere to timelines and meet deadlines
      • Work independently, as well as part of a team
      • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports
      • Remain composed in stressful and difficult situations
      • Establish and maintain a good rapport and positive relationships with all individuals encountered during the performance of work duties and responsibilities
    • Character:
      • Have a strong work ethic
      • Possess a positive attitude
      • Be trustworthy
      • Maintain personal and professional integrity
      • Conduct themselves in a professional, respectful, and civil manner at all times
      • Positively represent the ISD and its local districts
      • Remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment.
    • Physical Requirements:
      • Be able to bend, lift, and transfer students as necessary
      • Have the physical stamina necessary to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities


    • Work with a team of professionals, which may include a physical therapist, speech and language pathologist, and occupational therapist, to design, implement, and monitor programs/plans in the classroom setting
    • Design, implement and monitor all program-related, student-learning activities
    • Design and implement a program for community-based learning
    • Establish a classroom structure that is appropriate for students with moderate to severe disabilities to facilitate a safe learning environment
    • Implement program curriculum utilizing high-quality instruction and best practices in classroom and community settings to help students develop skills, knowledge, and work habits
    • Establish instructional, behavioral, and transitional objectives for students through the IEP process; and assess, monitor progress, document, update, and revise these objectives as necessary
    • Maintain attendance records, lesson plans, progress reports, and daily anecdotal and behavioral logs on students
    • Coordinate and conduct METs and IEPTs for students
    • Provide oversight and direction to Special Education Instructional Aides
    • Communicate and consult with parents/guardians, staff from community business partners, and staff from community service agencies as needed
    • Report for work on-time as scheduled
    • Perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with board policies and administrative guidelines
    • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Lapeer County Intermediate School District and The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, marital or family status, genetic information, height, weight, military status, ancestry, or any other statutorily protected category (collectively “Protected Classes”) in its programs, activities, or employment. The following individuals have been designated by the Board of Education as the District’s Compliance Officers to handle inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination, prohibition against discrimination based on disability, and anti-harassment policies: Michelle Proulx, Director of Special Education (student-related) or Ann M. Schwieman, Director of Administrative Services and Personnel (staff-related); Address (for mailing purposes only): Lapeer County ISD Administration Building, 1996 W. Oregon St., Lapeer, MI 48446; Phone (to speak to or schedule an appointment with a Compliance Officer)

    Company Description

    The mission of the Lapeer County Intermediate School District is to promote, initiate, and implement educational and support services for its constituent local districts; engage in cooperative programs with other entities; and plan, implement, and carry-out programs that promote the educational, career, and service needs of the LCISD service area.
    Posting ID: 563062506Posted: 2020-08-09