Alternative Learning Center Teacher

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Alternative Learning Teacher provides services to students who are experiencing obstacles to their academic success in the regular school setting by offering an alternative curriculum that is academically challenging and meaningful, in an environment that addresses the students' individual academic and social/emotional needs.


  1. Bachelor’s degree, with teaching license preferred.
  2. Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgement and honor confidentiality.
  3. Ability to make home visits with parents or guardians.
  4. Excellent organization, interpersonal, communication and coaching skills.
  5. Interact easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
  6. Experience with and understanding of Native American culture, values, traditions and needs.
  7. Experience, familiarity and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Nay Ah Shing Schools.
  8. Current certification in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) or willing to be certified.
  9. Licensed in CPR and First Aid.
    ● Must have a current valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Insurance policy.
    ● Compliance with Mille Lacs Band drug and alcohol policy.
    ● Compliance with federal background check.
    ● A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
    (a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
  1. a crime against a child;
  2. an act of physical or sexual abuse;
  3. neglect;
  4. a felony;
  5. the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
    (b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and
    is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate


  1. Facilitate the intake/referral process for the ALC, cooperate with the referring entity, staff, or administrator.
  2. Coordinate and supervise the independent study program.
  3. Recruit and enroll students to the ALC program.
  4. Plans, organizes and implements a variety of learning experiences to meet stated curriculum objectives, individual student needs and interests, and prepares students to graduate and achieve success after graduation.
  5. Knows and understands grade level curriculum content and assists when necessary in design or revision of that curriculum.
  6. Knows, understands and uses technology, as appropriate and required by position.
  7. Provides interdisciplinary individual, group, community, and larger world experiences for students.
  8. Prepare daily lesson plans, plan strategies, and activities to meet the needs of all students, implement student Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) as appropriate.
  9. Create individualized graduation plans for each student that includes academics, social/emotional skills, attendance, life skills, self-advocacy, and planning for success after graduation. Supports student transition into college, technical school, career and military preparations.
  10. Administers or facilitates aptitude and vocational questionnaires to assist students with career plans.
  11. Participate in problem solving team meetings with students, staff, parents/guardians, and outside resources to develop strategies to eliminate barriers to student success.
  12. Create a healthy, safe, welcoming, collaborative learning environment that supports students’ growth and development utilizing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Restorative Practices (RP), and Responsive Classroom concepts.
  13. Demonstrate the ability to maintain an effective classroom management system, provide for special behavioral needs of individual students, create and implement Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP’s) and document/report all significant behavior.
  14. Collaborate with general education and special education teachers, service providers, content specialists, administrators, school resource staff, Mille Lacs Band resources, and family/guardians to create and maintain a transdisciplinary approach to meeting the individual needs of each student.
  15. Monitor students, as assigned, in non-academic situations (e.g. assemblies, meals, loading/unloading busses, safety drills, hallways, pipe & dish, cultural activities, field trips, and other assigned areas).
  16. Maintain accurate and complete student records and data, prepare and submit required reports.
  17. Provide direction and guidance to instructional assistants through the discussion of established procedures, development of a daily schedule, and coordinated implementation of program goals and objectives.
  18. Seek opportunities to improve skills and grow professionally; attend all meetings and in-services.
  19. Responsible for imputing and monitoring grades, attendance, behavior, and communications with families in the student information system (NASIS).
  20. Develop and maintain a regular open communication system with parent(s)/Guardian(s).
  21. Completes on-going student assessments and data collection, and presents at parent conferences.
  22. Encourage parent involvement in student programming.
  23. Conduct parent/guardian meetings and individual parent conferences with all families following the school calendar.
  24. Participate in planning and attending parent activity nights.
  25. Maintains and improves professional competence by participating in faculty meetings, team meetings as a member and facilitator, in-service training, staff committees and other appropriate professional activities.
  26. Utilize the resources of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the school district, the county and region to constantly improve the quality of instruction, provide resources to students and families, and prepare students to graduate and plan for life after graduation.

● The work is typically performed in an office setting with only normal physical demands necessary to accomplish the work.
● The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions in an office setting, meeting room or commercial carrier.
● Nature of work is such that the incumbent experiences regular periods of moderate stress levels. Primary sources of stress deal with children and staff issues, workload and deadlines.
● Minimal threat of personal danger or risk due to behaviors of children.
● Scheduled school year typically day time hours (usually 8am -4pm) with some need to attend meetings, training and school events after hours and to maintain workload requirements as a salaried employee.
● Local travel is required; travel outside the state is very limited but may be required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492