Teacher of Students with Moderate Cognitive Impairments (MoCI) in Center-based Program (elementary age students)

Wexford Missaukee   Cadillac, MI   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 15, 2023


November 9, 2023


TITLE Teacher of Students with Moderate Cognitive Impairments (MoCI) in Center-based Program (elementary age students)




GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION  The individual selected for this position will be responsible for instructional services for elementary-age students with disabilities requiring center-based programming.



  1. Teach and safely care for students with moderate cognitive impairments in a center- based, self-contained classroom setting.
  2. Plan and prepare lessons specific to the IEP following the Unique Learning Systems (ULS) or curriculum assigned by the Supervisor using appropriate assessments.
  3. Provide and supervise the instruction and activities of those students assigned, while working cooperatively with classroom Paraprofessionals, other ISD, and building classroom and itinerant staff members.
  4. Ability to lift and position students as directed by PT/OT staff, if necessary.
  5. Communicate clearly and regularly with parents on student activities and progress.
  6. Keep appropriate records and correctly follow required district building procedures.
  7. Be familiar and appropriately use a variety of adaptive technology and augmentative communication devices.
  8. Be willing to learn and implement appropriate administration of MI-ACCESS alternate state assessment and report results.
  9. Coordinate and facilitate IEP meetings and other related meetings in a timely manner.
  10. Complete all forms and reports in a timely manner consistent with ISD policies and procedures. This includes but is not limited to IEP case management duties, accident/illness/injury reports, etc.
  11. Keep up to date in areas related to the profession.
  12. Implement best practice strategies to differentiate instruction.
  13. Follow best practices and processes to develop and implement positive behavior support plans.
  14. Collaboratively develop and implement student health plans and protocols with the school nurse and other school staff members.
  15. Coordinate paraprofessional schedules and daily activities.
  16. Provide positive interactions with students, parents, WMISD staff members, LEA staff members, and community agencies.
  1. Demonstrate positive team-oriented attitudes and behaviors and present a positive image of WMISD.
  2. Follow all WMISD Board Policies, Superintendent directives, and Special

       Education Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent directives.




  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Full or temporary Michigan Department of Education certification approval in Special Education: Cognitive (Mental) Impairments or be willing to enroll in a program to add this endorsement to current special education teacher certification. If you don’t have a CI Endorsement but are willing to enroll in a program to add this endorsement, there may be alternate paths to certification and funding sources available to accomplish this.
  3. Able to independently lift 50 pounds.
  4. Good oral and written communication skills.
  5. Experience working with adult students with special needs is preferred.
  6. Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug test.
  7. Must provide their own transportation to and from work daily.
  8. Valid Michigan state driver’s license or state I.D.
  9. Ability to pass criminal history background check and drug screen


WAGES AND BENEFITS  According to the WMISD Professional Federation Association contract


HOURS TO BE WORKED  7.5 hours daily


CALENDAR  Professional staff school year


WMISD may offer the following incentives to the successful candidate:

  1. Three insurance package options, including one that is free to cover the employee and the entire family
  2. Tuition reimbursement towards credentials & continuing education related to the scope of work


APPLICATION PROCEDURE  Qualified applicants must submit:

  • Application (online by going to the WMISD Website https://wmisd.org/job-postings/)
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of college or university transcripts
  • Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with the candidate’s work experience and abilities




Please email application materials in one PDF to:

Trina Scott, Human Resources Assistant

Email: humanresources@wmisd.org


For questions specific to this position, please contact:

Kaitlynd Michell, Special Education Supervisor

Email: kmichell@wmisd.org

Cell: 231-876-2282


APPLICATION DEADLINE  November 27, 2023, at 3:00 pm, or until filled

Wexford Missaukee

9907 East 13th Street
Cadillac , MI