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Special Education Teacher

Chicago, Illinois

Job Category: Therapeutic Day School

Posted on October 27, 2017


JCFS is currently seeking a Special Education Teacher to work with individuals and small groups of children (K - 12) with emotional and behavior disorders in a therapeutic special education classroom. The Therapeutic Day School is located in West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.

Are you someone who?

  • Has a strong desire to work with students who have not been able to achieve success in the public/private educational system?
  • Is flexible and able to shift gears quickly based on situations or changing priorities?
  • Is independent with sound professional judgment and the ability to establish and maintain boundaries?
  • Demonstrates the ability to remain calm in high-stress situations while maintaining an understanding and supportive demeanor?
  • Has efficient and effective time management skills?

What will you do?

Special Education Teaching

  • Develops and implements individualized curriculum and therapeutic programming in accordance with each student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Collaborates with team members to develop and execute an IEP-driven, multidisciplinary program for each student.
  • Completes a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, weekly lesson plans, weekly grade reports, IEP reports, surveys and assessments.

Student Safety

  • Must provide constant supervision to ensure the safety of students at all times.
  • Effectively manage and intervene in disruptive student behavior, both verbal and physical.

Program Support

  • Maintains records and writes agency required behavioral reports in timely manner.
  • Communicates with all members of the interdisciplinary team to achieve a social and educational benefit for the student.

What have you done?

  • Completed a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from an accredited college or university.
  • Obtained ISBE certification as a Special Education Teacher; LBS1/Type 10 certification
  • Experience working with special needs students is strongly preferred.

What are you able to do?

Successfully complete the physical and testing requirements for the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training (Agency provided).

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Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS) is committed to serving the needs of the diverse Chicago metropolitan area. Accredited by COA. Charter member of CWLA. Licensed by DCFS.

JCFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. JCFS provides a reasonable accommodation to those who need assistance in completing this application.

What does JCFS offer?

JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness incentives, Paid sick, CPS school schedule plus additional Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Care.


Summer Grider
Recruiter, JCFS/JVS Chicago

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