Recipient of the 2018 Top Workplaces Award, Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #1 is all about students. CESAs were started over 50 years ago to partner with local school districts to provide high-quality educational and therapy services for students. Wisconsin is divided into 12 CESAs, with CESA #1 comprising six counties in southeastern Wisconsin. CESA #1 is home to 30,000 educators and more than 300,000 students.
We are a critical partner to schools, providing reliable, just-in-time support. We offer over 100 kinds of services, including consultation, workshops, and staffing for districts. We are proud of our strong history supporting schools and students.
Teach students in grades K-3 who have severe emotional behavioral disabilities. Following the guidelines established by an IEP, adapt teaching techniques and methods of instruction to meet individual student needs through positive behavioral intervention and support (PBIS). Instruct students in academic subjects, social interaction, and daily living skills. Daily management and modification of student behavior required. Instruction includes both thematic group activities as well as individualized instruction. Curriculum development, modification, and expansion also required.
Turning Point, a self-contained program, is not located in a traditional school building. Student to staff ratio is 4:1. Students do remain enrolled in their own district with the goal returning to that district.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Valid DPI license in Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (#830) or Cross Categorical Special Education (#801) with EBD experience, or the ability to obtain one
- Desire to work in a self-contained, alternative program
- Strong listening skills
- Ability to build relationships
- Proven experience managing and modifying student behavior
- Disposition for teamwork and collaborative thinking
Why Do You Do What You Do? – This is a question we ask ourselves all the time. Here are just a few of the reasons why our employees work for CESA #1.
IMPACT: You’ll work on a team that builds the capacity of learners to grow, educators to teach, leaders to lead, and schools and districts to improve, all for the benefit of children.
BALANCE: You’ll experience work/life balance from an employer that really cares. For instance, our staff engage in a robust wellness program, which has won national awards from both the American Heart Association and Humana.
GROWTH: You’ll continue your journey as a life-long learner through our comprehensive onboarding program, access to expert colleagues, and high-quality professional development.
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