The Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) is a nonprofit agency assisting individuals with special needs and other barriers, to live and work successfully in their communities. MCFI affiliates include New Health Services, the School for Early Development & Achievement and TLS Behavioral Health. We are proud of a continuum of services that provides over 50 programs – for children through seniors – designed to meet the unique needs of people served.
The Special Education Teacher will manage instructional programs for students with special needs. The Special Education Teacher will consult regularly with classroom teachers and students to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program. The Special Education Teacher will participate in all steps of the IEP, 504, and Student Support Team process. He/she will work closely with other teachers and agency professionals to ensure that the school’s special education program is successful and operating in compliance with federal and state regulations.
This is a full-time, exempt, first shift role. This position is scheduled to begin on August 1, 2014.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage and provide instructional guidance, virtual teaching and general strategies for a caseload of students (with and without special needs).
Develop, write and help implement IEP, 504, BIP plans.
Evaluate tests and assessments, complete report cards and conduct parent conferences.
Communicate regularly with parents/teachers of pupils with special needs to insure that their IEP goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion.
Consult with teachers and coordinate the implementation of specially designed instruction as defined in the IEP regarding students with specific needs and potential learning issues.
Schedule, organize and conduct IEP related meetings as needed.
Participate in the school’s Student Support Team; help teachers develop and implement program modifications and strategies for all students.
Assist, as needed, with the organization and proper implementation of all paperwork, documentation and procedures for the IEP process.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the school’s special education software.
Assist with administering state testing and coordinate the special adaptations that are required based on the IEP.
Other duties as assigned.
Must have a degree in Special Education
Must have a valid Special Education Teacher credential in Wisconsin
Experience in policy (IDEA) and/or administration with Special Education
Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products)
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Client focused approach
High degree of flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
Team player track record