Special Education Teacher
Hope Institute Learning Academy
Hope Learning Academy is seeking an experienced full-time Special Education Teacher to educate students with low-incidence disabilities. Apply if you are driven to work closely with the general education and special education school team to teach students according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and help students develop to their full academic potential while systematically increasing their social and independent functioning skills.
Here are a few perks of working as a Teacher at Hope:
- There is no residency requirement for this position.
- Previous experience up to 20 years applies to salary schedule
- Tuition reimbursement is provided
STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE:
The classroom teacher ensures that the events of the school day and the staff interaction with the students are geared to promote the physical, social, behavioral, academic, and emotional development of the students of Hope Learning Academy. The teacher shall develop assessment based IEP goals/objectives and education routines that provide a functional age appropriate curriculum for the students. The teacher shall prepare lesson plans based upon the student’s IEP goals and objectives and shall provide both educational instruction to students and guidance/direction to Paraprofessionals on the provision of educational instruction to students.
• Prepares assessments and present levels of performance for IEP meetings and participates in development of appropriate IEP goals for youth.
• Develops and implements educational activities and programs in accordance with IEP goals.
• Ensures that educational activates and programs are functional and age appropriate to promote achievement of each student’s IEP goals.
• Trains and supervises classroom paraprofessionals.
• Plans daily and weekly schedules for each youth.
• Completes required ISBE documentation accurately and promptly, such as alternate assessments and progress reports.
• Maintain current classroom information book, student program books, lesson plans, student’s files, and emergency packets and posts class schedules.
• Ensures Paraprofessionals complete data entry on appropriate forms for program goals, behavioral health, and nursing in a timely manner (IEP goals, ABC sheets, interval records, frequency counts, etc.).
• Collects and analyzes IEP goal data of youth and evaluates need to change Youth’s IEP goals.
• Follows proper channels of communication.
• Collaborates with team members in interdisciplinary team meetings, interdepartmental meetings, and special staffing for students.
• Determines and uses appropriate materials, devices and equipment necessary for educational activities and programs.
• Uses classroom management skills that foster a positive and professional manner.
• Maintains regular communication with parents or guardians regarding youth’s educational progress, program and activities.
Must hold a valid Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist-1 teaching certificate
Successful background clearance, physical, and drug/alcohol screening and the ability to meet all licensing standards of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Child and Family Services
Minimum of 3 years experience as a special education classroom teacher
Previous supervisory experience
Good interpersonal skills