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Special Education /Elementary Teacher

Chicago, IL, USA
Full-time

The primary responsibility of the teacher is to ensure the health, safety and well-being of each student.  The teacher is accountable for the development, implementation and monitoring of all aspects of classroom programming.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Adhere to all mandated reporter and OIG guidelines at all times.
  • Develop weekly lesson plans in alignment with student IEP goals.
  • Perform and submit formal assessments at least 10 days prior to each student’s annual review, but not earlier than 30-days prior.
  • Develop, in collaboration with team members, appropriate IEP goals based on assessment results 10 days prior to annual review.
  • Update and provide data-based quarterly progress reports and IEP benchmarks.
  • Note in lesson plans, references of informal assessment of specific students that triggered plan.
  • Arrange for and perform activities, materials, and prompting hierarchies that relate to the IEP goals.
  • Mentor and train classroom and 1:1 assistants to anticipate those activities that they can perform, which support the lesson plan.
  • Provide monthly suggestions to the School Administrator/Program Coordinator on areas of training that would enhance the skills of teachers and aides.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with paraprofessional staff members and submit documentation to administration.
  • Interact with the School Administrator/Program Coordinator and clinical staff regarding clinical recommendations.
  • Observe performance of classroom staff sufficient to perform an evaluation and assist administration with annual performance evaluation.
  • Notify School Administrator/Program Coordinator of the onset of unacceptable performance of classroom staff.
  • Communicate daily to parents via notebook or phone regarding the on-going performance of students.
  • Maintain and update all required components to student main files.
  • Participate in at least 2 outside trainings per school year directly related to serving students with special needs, particularly those diagnosed with autism.
  • Participate in all scheduled in-house trainings throughout the school year.
  • Participate in student IEP/MDC meetings throughout the school year.
  • Participate in medical case review meetings for students throughout the school year.
  • Conduct at least 2 observations in other classrooms and provide administration with documentation of each observation throughout the school year.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Illinois State Type 10 teaching certificate or LBS1 (limited or unlimited) or;
Bachelor’s Degree and an Illinois State teaching certificate in an area of regular education, and a Special Education endorsement, letter of approval or a short term emergency letter of approval
Skills/Experience: 
  • Completion of required clinical hours for teaching degree/certificate.
  • Experience working with special needs population necessary.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to perform all functions necessary to obtain certification in Professional Crisis Management training (PCM) and CPR
  • Ability to multi-task in a high stress environment
  • Ability to interact with diverse personalities 

Organization Info

Easterseals

Overview
Headquarters: 
Chicago, IL, United States
Founded: 
1942
About Us
Mission: 

For nearly 100 years Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disabilities. Now, as America faces a broad range of new issues, we make a major, positive, life-changing difference in the lives of people and families facing today's disabilities. The work we do every day is redefining disabilities for the 21st century.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 15 2019
Active Until: 
Dec 15 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Easterseals
industry: 
Nonprofit