Education Supervisor

Location: Redford, MI

Department: Education Support Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

As the leader of the Education team, the Education Supervisor acts as an advocate for the children in the agency’s Residential and Independent Living programs by representing the organization in meeting with external schools and advocating for special needs of the youth we serve. The Education Supervisor also responsible for the on-site schooling, teachers, tutors and the functions and instruction provided in the on-campus school.

MCHS offers a wealth of benefits for our employees including: generous paid holidays & time off, full benefits (100% of premiums covered by the employer; no cost to you), a wonderful 80 acre campus, tuition reimbursement, pension plan, and a dedication to growth & promotion from within. 


The Educational Support Services Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the Education Support Services program meets agency expectations and goals; acts as an advocate for education by working with other program managers, supervisors, and staff to address the educational needs of the children in the Residential Village program and providing direct instruction to them; manages and directs program operations; directs, supervises and evaluates program staff; with the direction of the agency’s executive team, plans, implements and evaluates education programs.


To be successful, the Education Support Services Supervisor must be able to do the following always:

  • Act as an education advocate for the children in the Residential Village program by working with program managers, supervisors and staff to identify barriers that impede educational progress; promote effective solutions to obtain educational services; act as an intermediary for the children and the Redford Union School system and implement initiatives that foster partnerships between the agency and the school district.
  • Establish and maintain program systems, records and reports; assess needs and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures for continual improvement of program services; monitor educational programing and services, such as Summer Bridges, Scantron On-line Education Performance Series Assessments and On-line programing, to ensure academic oversight and maintain a structured academic program for the children in the program.
  • Supervise assigned staff and volunteers to ensure that they are functioning within the requirements of their job duties; provide guidance, training, assistance, and support to staff when needed, including planning staffing, performance management, professional development, adjusting workloads as necessary, and addressing and resolving complaints to create a climate of teamwork and motivation; perform the duties of the program staff as needed.
  • Provide educational instruction to the children in the Residential Village program; serve as lead teacher during the Summer Bridges program; provide teaching support to staff as needed.
  • Operate according to the program’s Operations Manual and function within agency policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.


Education and Experience:    

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field and a teaching certification required; and
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the field of education, including hands on experience working with special needs or developmentally disable children.
  • Experience working with serious emotional disorder (SED) at-risk youth males between the ages of 7 – 17 preferred.

The Knowledge of:

  • Computer and software applications (Windows, MS Office, Internet applications, Parent Connect, etc.) necessary to perform the duties of the position.
  • State high school and grade school content expectations (HSCE and GLCE)
  • Methods for providing differentiated instruction to at-risk children.
  • Student assessment strategies.
  • The behavior patterns of youth and methods of interacting with and redirecting children.

The Skills and Ability to:

  • Demonstrate leadership.
  • Effectively tutor serious emotional disorder (SED) at-risk children.
  • Design, plan, and implement lesson plans for individuals and small groups of children.
  • Evaluate and document children’s response to tutoring and progress towards goals.
  • Utilize established assessment systems and educational programs (Reading A-Z, Read About, etc.)
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Relate to youth and gain their respect and confidence.
  • Manage time and multiple priorities, meet deadlines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
  • Handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation.
  • Attend and conduct agency training and maintain necessary certifications and licenses.

A current resume and cover letter must be included as part of your online application.

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