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Middle School/High School Teacher (Residential Program)

Company: Lutheran Social Services
Location: Wittenberg
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.


Lutheran Social Services of WI & Upper MI is currently seeking a English/Social Studies Teacher for grades 6-12 to provide onsite education to the residents at Homme Youth and Family Programs in Wittenberg, WI. Visions is a full accredited education program for adolescent male youth residing in the residential program. Our staff develop and implement individual education plans for each troubled-youth student to meet his educational needs.
Our Visions educators assure individual attention for each student with an adult-to-student ratio of 1:5. Visions Junior/Senior High School operates with this philosophy: "With the right structure and with guidance, every child can enjoy academic achievement." Visions school also offers day-school services to males, ages 10 to 18.
This is a full-time, benefit eligible opportunity with a traditional teaching schedule and the option to also pick up summer school if desired.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Instructs students' in a classroom setting, in small groups, and on individual basis in academic and nonacademic subjects.
  • Monitors the progress and performance of students in class activities while adjusting educational programming to meet individual needs.
  • Prepares detailed lesson plans.
  • Maintains order and discipline within the school setting and facility.
  • Participates in staff meetings providing insights into the activities in the classroom and the student's reactions to that environment.
  • Directs the work of non-professional teaching staff assigned to the school.
  • Prepares detailed and complex reports concerning students' progress in academic and social skill areas.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working and public relationships.
  • Acts as liaison with local public school officials assisting students in their return to public schools.
  • Participates as a member of a quality team and interacts with primary, external, and internal customers of the agency in such a way that the customer experiences increasing quality.
  • Performs other duties as required.


    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

      • By being employed with LSS, which is a non-profit agency, you can be eligible for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
      • Loans are eligible to be forgiven after 10 years of on-time and consistent payments through the income-based re-payment plan.

      • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
      • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
      • Subsidized Dorm-Style Staff Housing Onsite
      • Mileage reimbursement
      • Paid Time Off
      • 10 Paid Holidays
      • Ability to Contribute to 403B
      • LSS makes annual raises a priority for employees
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Service Awards and Recognition

        QUALIFICATIONSTo 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. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

        • A Bachelor's degree in education is required with an emphasis in special education preferred.
        • Professional work experience as a teacher; experience dealing with children with special educational or social needs is preferred.
        • Knowledge of modern principles and practices used in teaching students.
        • Knowledge of social behaviors encountered in residential facilities.
        • Knowledge of the educational delivery system and the resources available to assist the education of students.
        • Working knowledge of social work principles, techniques, and practices.
        • Ability to deal with difficult students, including safety techniques and practices.
        • Ability to plan a detailed course of study for students tailored to meet special educational and social needs.
        • Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.
        • Ability to serve as a positive role model.


          • Must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.
          • Certification or eligibility to receive certification and/or licenser, as a teacher from the appropriate authority is required.

            LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to communicate both in verbal and written format, effectively and efficiently in job.Must possess the ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret data to complete all required intervention and goal process documentation by established timeframes; must be able to write progress reports and clearly communicate to referring agencies the effectiveness of services; must be able to accurately, legibly, objectively and consistently document the services provided; must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees, managers, directors and executive leadership.REASONING ABILITYEmployee must possess the ability to creatively solve problems appropriately using past experience, reading, writing, and math skills; have the ability to use patience, self-control and flexibility when required; have the ability to accept and follow through with direction; and possess the ability to recognize boundaries. The employee must be a team member who can suggest and implement strategies to enhance services.COMPUTER SKILLS/TECHNOLOGY:Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.Able to use technology that is necessary to perform job responsibilities; use available technology effectively (voicemail, computer, printer, photocopier, scanner, fax and telephone, and various types of audio visual equipment)PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the worker is regularly required to occasionally bend, stoop, crouch, kneel, and crawl. 30% of time spent standing, 40% of time spent walking and 30% of time spent sitting.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The employee must respond appropriately in times of crisis that may include verbal and physical aggression from the clients served. The employee must recognize and take appropriate action if signs of abuse or neglect are present. The employee must understand and be able to evaluate the potential need for non-emergency medical attention as well as potential medical and/or behavioral emergency. The employee of this position works in a community-like atmosphere and will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions during work hours. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 10% for training. Some overnight travel may be required.

            LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

            EducationBachelor Degree of Education (preferred)
            Licenses & CertificationsDriver's License (required)Teacher License (required)

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Lutheran Social Services, Green Bay , Middle School/High School Teacher (Residential Program), Education / Teaching , Wittenberg, Wisconsin

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