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Special Education Teacher - Primary (K-2)

Niles Township District for Special Education
Morton Grove, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Salary: Min. $52,510/yr.

Niles Township District for Special Education (NTDSE)

Vacancy for the 2022-2023 School Year


 Special Education Teacher 

(Primary K-2)


Reports To:          Niles Township District for Special Education (NTDSE)  Administrator


Goal: Improve student outcomes by maximizing student learning and achievement


Qualifications: Professional Educator’s License endorsed for Learning Behavior Specialist


Responsibilities: 


Vision of Learning:

  • Works collaboratively in assessment and educational program planning with members of a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge and research in the field/area of specialty.
  • Facilitates development of thinking, learning and communication strategies.
  • Works collaboratively with outside agencies and personnel, when appropriate, to assist with meeting student needs.


Learning Context and Differentiated Instruction

  • Develops and implements the curriculum to meet the needs of the student’s individualized education plan and aligned with state standards. Knowledge in ABA practices encouraged. 
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of disabilities, and demonstrates an ability to effectively address the needs of children based on evidence-based practice.
  • Displays ability to use classroom technology effectively and utilize software to collect and analyze student data.
  • Designs instruction that is integrated, challenging, authentic and engages the learner.
  • Provides instruction that supports learners in all areas of development including social, educational, physical, emotional, and communication.
  • Integrates student goals and objectives into all areas of instruction.
  • Organizes time, environment, materials and equipment to facilitate learning.


Assessment

  • Conduct informal and formal assessments of student progress in learning and behavior.
  • Involves students in assessment process.
  • Interprets assessment in an equitable and culturally fair manner.


Staff Roles

  • Communicates effectively in writing including composing reports for IEP meetings or home/school correspondence.
  • Completes required documentation/IEP case management responsibilities and record keeping in specified time and manner for all students on the teacher’s caseload.
  • Responsible for supervising classroom paraprofessionals, including providing direction, assistance, and professional guidance to support their development.
  • Responsible for the supervision and safety of all students in the classroom.
  • Demonstrates continual assessment of personal and program effectiveness.
  • Maintains and documents on-going communication with families.
  • Assists with in-servicing district personnel on the needs of students in the program/classroom.
  • Participates in transition planning when appropriate
  • Sets an example for students to follow.
  • Teaches and supports students with daily living skills such as feeding by mouth, tube feeding, changing, toileting and personal hygiene. 
  • Lifts and transports students, as needed.  No weight restrictions. 
  • Assists students during crisis situations utilizing appropriate Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) techniques and strategies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of first aid and health-related emergency procedures.
  • Participates in professional growth activities.
  • Demonstrates professionalism.
  • Follows policies and procedures established by the NTDSE and The IL School Code.


Communication Skills

  • Communicates in an effective, collaborative and positive manner with students, colleagues, and families.
  • Acts as an integral member of the educational team. 
  • Maintains confidentiality in matters related to this position.
  • Relates in a helpful, positive and efficient manner with peers, supervisors and all those in contact with NTDSE.
  • Serves as a positive ambassador for NTDSE.


Terms of Employment:

School year calendar with the option to work Extended School Year (ESY).


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Per the Niles Township Federation of Special Education Educators and Support Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Application Procedure:

Apply online at www.ntdse.org


Location: 

Niles Township District for Special Education

8701 N. Menard Ave.

Morton Grove, IL 60053

Niles Township District for Special Education

Address

Morton Grove, IL
60053 USA

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