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Special Education Teacher-Middle School (SY2020-2021) *Earn a 6k Bonus

Perspectives Charter Schools Chicago, IL

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life_insurance
Job Description

Description

  • Masters content area and is able to teach students in a clear and effective manner to drive academic achievement
  • Makes meticulous plans for lessons that address higher-order thinking skills, and uses formative assessment to constantly adjust plans based on student needs
  • Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of students with varying academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Demonstrates effective classroom management skills and builds a classroom culture based on the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life
  • Actively participates in professional development and works collaboratively with instructional leaders to improve instructional practices
  • Builds meaningful and professional relationships with students and families
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the principal or other school leadership

Qualifications

  • Must hold active Illinois Teaching License and be Highly Qualified in relevant subject areas according to the Illinois State Board of Education
  • Evidence of success working in an urban school environment strongly preferred
  • Exhibits a strong commitment to the ethos of Perspectives Charter Schools by thriving to live by the 26 principles of A Disciplined Life®
  • Holds a deep belief that all students in Chicago deserve an education where social emotional learning and high academic expectations are delivered with excellence
  • Strong classroom management skills with the ability to inspire and motivate students
  • A commitment to life-long learning with the desire to take advantage of professional development and coaching to constantly improve
  • Mastery of content knowledge and the ability to communicate clearly to students
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, and responsiveness
  • Has strong relationship building and communication skills
  • Ability to read and write proficiently using the English language
  • Ability to interact and speak effectively in interpersonal situations and before groups of people

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Majority of work will be performed in a general office/school environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. Also requires participation and attendance at organization sponsored events and meetings. Physical demands include the ability to lift and/or push and pull 15 to 20lbs for a short period of time, walk up and down stairs several times a day, reach, bend, and constantly walk, stand, talk and hear.

BENEFITS SUMMARY:

  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off including holidays
  • Company 403B plan available
  • Company contribution towards the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund if eligible
  • Paid life insurance
  • Paid short and long term disability.
  • ISBE-approved professional development provider

Perspectives Charter Schools works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, income, marital status, or any other dimension of diversity. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.

Company Description
Perspectives believes that all students are the collective responsibility of the whole. Our Learning Behavior Specialists are crucial in preparing our diverse learners for success in academics and in life. Learning Behavior Specialists ensure an equitable education by teaching our students the skills they need to have meaningful post-secondary outcomes. Through high quality instruction, data analysis, collaboration, communication, and individualized education plans that support students of all ability levels, our Learning Behavior Specialists are proud of the work they do, the people they are, and the difference they make.

What You Can Expect from Perspectives: A Disciplined Life Culture. Our staff genuinely believes in our 26 principles of A Disciplined Life. Our curriculum and culture combine academic rigor, social-emotional skills, and experiential learning to ensure that our students are successful in and outside of the classroom. We focus on building strong, meaningful relationships with every student and family. Everyone works with the shared mission of getting students ready for a successful life. In addition, at Perspectives, we recognize the additional paperwork associated with managing IEPs and offer a competitive stipend for this component of the work.

Perspectives Charter Schools

Why Work Here?
Teach at Perspectives, where we live A Disciplined Life®.

Perspectives believes that all students are the collective responsibility of the whole. Our Learning Behavior Specialists are crucial in preparing our diverse learners for success in academics and in life. Learning Behavior Specialists ensure an equitable education by teaching our students the skills they need to have meaningful post-secondary outcomes. Through high quality instruction, data analysis, collaboration, communication, and individualized education plans that support students of all ability levels, our Learning Behavior Specialists are proud of the work they do, the people they are, and the difference they make. What You Can Expect from Perspectives: A Disciplined Life Culture. Our staff genuinely believes in our 26 principles of A Disciplined Life. Our curriculum and culture combine academic rigor, social-emotional skills, and experiential learning to ensure that our students are successful in and outside of the classroom. We focus on building strong, meaningful relationships with every student and family. Everyone works with the shared mission of getting students ready for a successful life. In addition, at Perspectives, we recognize the additional paperwork associated with managing IEPs and offer a competitive stipend for this component of the work.

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