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Special Education Teacher ASD

Position: Special Education Teacher – Autism Classroom

Buildings: Alaiedon Elementary / Mason Public Schools / In-Person 

Reports to: Special Education Director 

About Mason Public Schools:
Located in the heart of Michigan, minutes from the State Capitol and Michigan State University, Mason Public Schools serves more than 3,200 students across six school buildings.  A team of 500 talented educators and support staff serve our schools, exhibiting a high level of commitment to our students.  Mason Public Schools is proudly supported by our community through the Mason Public Schools Foundation and the approval of a bond to improve classrooms, safety, transportation, technology, facility infrastructure, and furniture and equipment.

Your journey starts here: Every Student. Every Day.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI): Through authentic learning opportunities, Mason Public Schools is committed to an inclusive environment. Our students, staff, and  community respectfully acknowledge and value the diverse cultures,  lifestyles, experiences, perspectives, and identities of each other.

Qualifications Required: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Michigan Teaching Certificate – Special Education K-12 
  • Special Education Certification Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Qualifications Desired: 

  • Encourage the independence, socialization, and quality of life for students with ASD 
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills with Pre K-12 to design/implement/ track individual programs for students with ASD using data based decision making and empirically supported strategies and interventions 
  • Participate in and facilitate team meeting using research-based problem solving models when addressing student academic and behavioral concerns 
  • Cooperate and assist with team problem solving in emergency situations 
  • Aid with the preparation of data collections materials and contribute with analysis and interpretations of information and data to present results orally and/or in written reports.  
  • Take part in Individualized Educational Plan Ream (IEPT) meetings to assist in ongoing review of strategies for students when appropriate. 
  • Participate in assessments and collaborate with Multi- disciplinary teams members as needed. 
  • Prepared and conduct educational trainings for staff, parents, and community agencies.  
  • Facilitate meetings and training for coaches in efforts to collaborate, network, and disseminate information on effective practices related to Autism Spectrum Disorders. 
  • Participate in the preparation of putting universal supports in place for local building and students with ASD 
  • Provide and assist with after school parent groups and training while serving as a parent liaison 
  • Engaged in consultation work with outside agencies 
  • Integration of technology into the curriculum 
  • Proficient with data collection and analysis 
  • Responsible for all IEP paperwork 
  • Experience with Medicaid billing 
  • Experience analyzing behavior and developing behavior plans 
  • Possesses a caring, creative, energetic personality 
  • Experience with START philosophy and modules  
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention Training 

Job Description: 

  • Self-confident and assertive  
  • Able to relate to and engage families, students, and local staff 
  • Ability to uphold an instructional leadership position in providing programming resources to students with ASD and other school personal when appropriate  
  • Well informed in assessing evidence- based practices for students with ASD 
  • Promote leadership skills in facilitation student staffing using meeting mechanics 
  • Through understanding of current issues, trends, instructional and behavioral methods for students with ASD. 
  • Organized, confident, and self-directed 
  • Ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary educational teams to develop Individual Education Programs to satisfied student needs. 
  • Participate in the planning, coordination, and succession of training for RESD and local district personnel, parents, and students.  
  • Provide training, modeling, and feedback for paraprofessionals and teachers.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and written. 
  • Complete Medicaid billing 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment 

  • This position requires long periods of standing, sitting, and walking.  
  • The position requires occasional lifting of supplies and movement of classroom furnishings during the course of the school day. 
  • The position requires occasional restraint of students utilizing the CPI methods. 
  • Work takes place both indoors and outdoors, with some travel to other schools or field trip locations. 

Work Year & Salary: Per MDMEA Agreement 

Work Schedule: Position begins 2023-2024 School Year 
Benefits:  Medical, dental, vision, life, long- term disability, school retirement, and paid time off per the bargaining unit contract

Deadline: April 19, 2024