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Special Education Teacher (UCAN Academy North & South Locations)

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

Under the direction of the Principal, the Teacher works with a group of students, employing specific training skills to conduct special educational activities.

Duties Include:

Developing Individual Education Programs
• Develops and implements curriculum to meet physical, emotional and creative needs of students in an environment where they feel safe, valued and respected.
• Plans specific educational and developmental activities and a schedule of activities within program outline - appropriate to the age level of the assigned students.
• Diagnose educational needs using Kaufman method.
• Develops IEP based on the student’s unique situation
• Develops IEP that identifies both short and long-term learning and behavioral goals.
• Creates classroom lesson plans in accordance with students’ IEPs.

Instructional Effectiveness
• Uses educational/therapeutic materials and methods, and plans for their appropriate use to promote the social, intellectual, emotional and physical growth of the assigned students.
• Establishes learning objectives and uses pre-planning and classroom teaching to accomplish those objectives.
• Involves all students by utilizing a variety of educational methods to meet students’ individual learning styles.
• Explains directions and models desired student performance.
• Monitors student progress and adjusts instruction based on that progress.
• Establishes closure by summarizing content and fits into context what has been taught.
• Selects, maintains and inventories educational supplies, and controls utilization of equipment and materials.

Promotes Orderly Behavior
• Promotes orderly behavior throughout the school and clearly defines expected student behavior by encouraging positive behavior and controlling negative behavior.
• Uses appropriate therapeutic methods to promote the social and emotional growth of the students.
• Remains calm at all times and uses appropriate language with students and coworkers.
• Maintains orderly behavior during class, class transitions and meal breaks.
• Is able to contain children using Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.
• Utilizes Crisis Intervention staff appropriately

Building Relationships and Networks
• Maintains relations with casework/social work staff and supports and encourages students to achieve a strengthening of the total agency relationship.
• Establishes rapport with students and parents.
• Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with coworkers and all agency personnel.
• Actively listens to others and their points of view.
• Maintains regular contact with parents by making a minimum of one phone call per month to each parent.
• Keeps parents regularly informed about their child’s progress and areas for improvement.
• Builds to strengthen the relationship between the school and parents.

Documentation
• Prepares a documented lesson plan and emergency lesson plan for each school day.
• Keeps appropriate individual records, attendance records, and student assessments as designated.
• Produces an IEP annual report for each student in a timely manner and in a format consistent with school requirements.
• Maintains a current and up-to-date parent log and in a format consistent with school requirements.
• Completes student report cards in a timely manner and in a format consistent with school requirements.
• Observes functioning of students and keeps appropriate individual records, attendance records, and student assessments as designated; prepares, distributes and grades examinations.

Outside Staffings
• Attends and participates in outside staffings to meet the educational needs of the students.
• Completes required paperwork for all stafffings.
• Arrives at staffings prepared and on time.
• Works cooperatively with the other members of the educational team.
• Stays focused and on task in order to complete goals.

Company Description
UCAN is one of Chicago's oldest, yet most innovative, social service organizations that helps build strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education and empowerment.

UCAN

Why Work Here?

Youth who have suffered trauma can become our future leaders.

UCAN is one of Chicago's oldest, yet most innovative, social service organizations that helps build strong youth and families through compassionate healing, education and empowerment.

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North and South Schools
Chicago, IL
USA

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