Covenant House Academy Detroit

The Covenant House Academies provide high school dropouts and at-risk youth in our communities with new opportunities to earn a high school diploma, improve their life skills, and the academic foundation to continue on to higher education or post-secondary skills training.  Aided with a compassionate and caring staff, the schools prevent poverty, underachievement and homelessness while offering hope, encouragement and a better chance for future success.

Jun 14, 2019
Position:                        High School Science Teacher                                   Reports to:                   Principal     General Description:  Delivers teacher-led instruction in a blended learning environment for at-risk and homeless youth.                         Primary Responsibilities (abbreviated listing): Demonstrates effective strategies and techniques that actively engage students in the learning process. Uses student data to inform instruction, guides and monitors students’ management of their time, monitors learner progress with available tools and develops an intervention plan for unsuccessful learners. Uses computers and other technology provided to assist students. Differentiates instruction based on students’ learning styles and needs and assists students in assimilating information to gain understanding and knowledge.   Essential Skills and Abilities Ability to adapt and adjust instruction to create multiple paths to meet learning objectives Knowledge of accepted and effective techniques for working with at-risk youth with diverse family dynamics An aptitude and working knowledge of computer courseware and hardware   Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree Certification in one or more of the following areas: DX (preferred) DA, DC, DE, DH, DI, DP Satisfactory completion of criminal history check   TO APPLY: SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST ALONG WITH CURRENT RESUME BY FAX OR EMAIL TO:  TALESHA HAWKINS, (FAX (313) 558-9023, EMAIL thawkins@chayvs.org ). NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019. Youth Vision Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. YVS will not discriminate against any otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disabilities, or other legally protected status.
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May 31, 2019
Position:         Director of Special Education (Temporary Position) Time Frame: August – September 2019     Reports to:     Superintendent   General Description:  The Director of Special Education assists the Superintendent with staffing, budgeting, data collection and reporting, staff development, and program implementation and evaluation for identified special education programs; coordinates special education compliance; and serves as the districts’ liaison in all matters concerning special education.             Primary Responsibilities: Understands, accepts, and abides by the Covenant House Academy philosophy and mission statement in all his/her school activities. Establish and communicate a division-wide philosophy of least restrictive environment for serving special needs students. Keep informed of legal requirements governing Special Education and assure that staff and programs are in total compliance with the law. Evaluate and recommend for continuation of employment and promotion of all personnel serving in the Special Education area. Assume responsibility for compiling, maintaining and filing all reports, records other documents legally required or administratively useful. Supervise the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and evaluating of all assigned Special Education personnel. Monitor the development and implementation of all aspects of the special education program process. Assume responsibility for Child Find activities including the coordination of all schools’ referral activities. Collaborate with school-based administrators and central office administrators regarding the discipline of students with disabilities. Facilitate and/or participate in all matters of dispute resolution with the Michigan Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights pertaining to students with disabilities; manage mediation and due process procedures. Coordinate the implementation of federal and state grant applications and manage appropriate IDEA grants. Maintain accurate database and files of former and current students served in special education. Conduct ongoing needs assessments, collect and analyze data, use pertinent data to refine and improve operational functions and services; Plan, implement and facilitate professional development/in-services for school staff assigned the responsibility of delivering and overseeing the special education services/process in their buildings. Work with Child Study Committees in developing, implementing, and evaluating proper child study procedures. Serve as the districts’ liaison in all matters concerning special education. Perform related work as required by the Superintendent.     Essential Skills and Abilities:   Ability to work collaboratively with principals to implement and monitor special education programs. Ability to interpret and remain current on all federal, state, and local mandates for special education and Section 504 services and to ensure that the school districts are in compliance. Exceptional public relations/interpersonal skills to respond to parents and advocacy groups and to serve as the school districts lead representative/contact person of programs for special needs students.   Qualifications:   Master's Degree in Special Education. State of Michigan approval as a Special Education Director Continuing Education Credit Requirement, under current Michigan law, hours or 18 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) Successful experience as a classroom teacher and administrator; local school district experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills Satisfactory completion of criminal history check   This job description is a summary of the responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualifications associated with this position.  It is not an exhaustive list and may be changed at any time at the discretion of the executive management of Youth Vision Solutions.   TO APPLY: SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST ALONG WITH CURRENT RESUME BY FAX OR EMAIL TO:  TALESHA HAWKINS, (FAX (313) 558-9023, EMAIL thawkins@chayvs.org ). NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 OR UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED. Youth Vision Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. YVS will not discriminate against any otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disabilities, or other legally protected status.
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May 23, 2019
Position:          Special Education Resource Room Teacher Reports to:      Director of Special Education and Principal   General Description:   Under the direction of the school principal, the special education teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.   Primary Responsibilities Understands, accepts and abides by the Covenant House Academies philosophy and mission statement in all his/her school activities. Write lessons plans to accommodate IEP curriculum. Assists with the implementation of the IEP for each student served. Prepares, adapts, and delivers instructional material. Develops suitable curricula and effective teaching methods based on assessment of students’ needs. Supervises students in classrooms, school buildings and social-curricular activities. Selects appropriate texts, learning aids, materials, and supplies. Provides formal and informal assessment of students’ academic status and learning styles. Works with students and teachers to identify, teach, and implement accommodations for student who are eligible for services in the general education and special education settings. Schedules IEPC meetings as required. Maintains accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on student activities, as required by laws, school policies, and administrative regulations. Participates in the Child Study Team (CST). Continuously maintain current training and updates pertaining to administrative guidelines and compliance. Maintains confidentiality concerning all student information and any professional matters. Follows all Federal and State laws pertaining to IDEA, MARSE, FERPA, etc. Utilizes resources to understand special education law, timelines etc.         Essential Skills and Abilities Ability to understand the awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of homeless and at-risk youth that Covenant House Academies serves Ability to communicate assessment results, in written and oral forms, to parents and professionals Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate behavior plans for use in general and special education settings Ability to prioritize tasks, allocate time, and maintain schedule flexibility   Qualifications BA or BS Degree or higher Current certification as a Special Education Teacher   TO APPLY: SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST ALONG WITH CURRENT RESUME BY FAX OR EMAIL TO:  TALESHA HAWKINS, (FAX (313) 558-9023, EMAIL thawkins@chayvs.org ). NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019 OR UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED. Youth Vision Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. YVS will not discriminate against any otherwise qualified employee or applicant for employment with respect to hire, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disabilities, or other legally protected status.
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