Special Education Teacher (Moderate Support Program)

Special Education Teacher (Moderate Support Program)

Date Posted: 3/2/2021 Closing Date for Outside Candidates: 7/30/2021
Starting Date: August, 2021 Closing Date for Internal Candidates: 3/9/2021
    (Internal Candidates will be considered before outside candidates)  
Salary Range: Please contact the HR Department for wage information 231.924.8853.    
Reports To: Supervisor of Center-Based Programs  
Terms: school year position with benefits per NCEA Master Agreement    
  • Valid Michigan teaching certificate.
  • Teaching certificate endorsement(s) for the area of special education assigned.
  • Able to work as a member of a team and contribute to the agency vision and goals.
  • Positive leadership skills.
  • Must complete and pass required criminal history check.
  • CPR certification required.
  • CDL license may be required if transporting students to community-based instruction sites is assigned on a regular basis.

Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Essential duties shall include, but are not limited to:


  • Implement data-based virtual or in-person instructional activities for addressing academic, social/emotional, and transition goals consistent with the student’s individualized education plan.
  • Complete annual individual educational plan for students in a timely, thorough and accurate manner.
  • Complete special education progress reports in a timely manner that reflects valid student data.
  • Complete timely submission of claims to Medicaid for eligible students on caseload.
  • Teach students based on curricular objectives focused on academic, social and post-secondary transition.
  • Instruct students throughout the school day by incorporating small, large, and individual groupings.
  • Keep apprised of new materials and methods of instruction and recommend needed resources and materials for instruction.
  • Provide a safe and positive classroom environment that effectively supports instructional and social emotional learning activities that addresses the needs of each student.
  • Support the collection of data for functional behavior assessments and implement student behavior plans with fidelity to support behavior needs.
  • Experience, or knowledge, with students on the autism spectrum and willingness to learn new strategies through statewide autism professional development opportunities.
  • Plan community-based outings in an organized and timely manner.
  • Create work-based placements for students on the NC RESA campus.
  • Create work-based opportunities within the greater Newaygo County community based on student ability.
  • Initiate and maintain regular contact with parents regarding program activities, incidents, student progress, and available resources.
  • Complete required reports, forms, and records in a timely, thorough and accurate manner.
  • Participate in staff meetings and organizational in-service learning.
  • Provide a positive working environment which includes, clear communication, expectations and activities for the special education aides assigned to the program.
  • Assist in the evaluation process of the special education aides assigned to the program.
  • Predictable/reliable attendance.
  • Act as a resource, if needed, to employees, students and the public visiting the NC RESA.
  • Possess knowledge of NC RESA’s organization, mission, and philosophy.
  • Perform other duties deemed appropriate by the Supervisor of Center-Based Program.
Apply To:

Internal candidates - Please contact Human Resources for information on how to apply for this position.

Outside candidates - Please click on the following link to apply:


  If you have questions, please contact the NC RESA Human Resources Department at 231.924.8853.