December 2010 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department Education

  • Calls to Participate

  • Update From The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Special Education Resources

  • Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, and Events

  •  Get Wired! Websites and Listservs

  • Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

  • Acknowledgements

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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

Special Ed. Teacher - Strong curriculum background
Hillside, Illinois

Description
Hillside Academy East Campus
, a member of The Menta Group [www.thementagroup.org] is an alternative safe school for high school students who are at-risk of suspension or expulsion with special education service needs. The school's curriculum and credit earning system is aligned with its partnering district/Chicago Public Schools thus allowing for seamless transitions from and to the students' home schools. Hillside Academy East Campus, [HAEC], was established to positively impact the academic and social-emotional competencies of students referred to the program, and offer a variety of school-to-work options for special education students. The school's modern facilities, talented administration/staff encourage young people to learn in an ideal academic setting for adolescents who are preparing to become both literate and self-sufficient. High School Teacher needed for 7-12 grade program having no more than ten students per classroom with teacher assistant.

Requirements
Type LBS1/Special Education State of Illinois certified at the middle/high school level.
Comprehensive training, experience, and mentoring in curriculum area.
Ability to teach a self-contained classroom within all basic instructional areas.
Ability to work a regular school day and the ability to work with youth with emotional / behavioral / academic difficulties.
Employment is contingent upon a background check, employment physical and drug screen.
Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This position offers access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Apply online at: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply
Email to: lynne.nicolas@menta.com
Fax: 773-638-6235
Mail to: 3049 W Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 773-533-9605
Website: www.thementagroup.org/

EOE

Contact
Email Address:
  lynne.nicolas@menta.com
Phone: 773-533-9605  Fax:  773-638-6235

Apply Here: http://www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

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Special Education Teacher
Tolleson, Arizona

Description
Southwest Academy (SWA),
located in Tolleson, Arizona, a member of the Menta Group, is a Special Education Services school with a kindergarten through 12th grade therapeutic educational services program for At-Risk and Behavior-Emotional-Developmentally disabled children living in and around Tolleson, Arizona. Small class size, intensive clinical services, and a competently trained staff of educators combine to make this a positive and dynamic place to learn. All children have a right to quality education services, to attend a program that maintains a no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, and social-emotional learning under a continuum of learning and behavioral supports. Classroom teaching positions are open in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

Requirements
Arizona State Teaching Certificate in Special Education.
Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having behavior problems.
Employment contingent upon a background check, approved driving record, and an employment physical.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must be at least 23 years of age.
Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply
This position offers access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Apply on-line at:
www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

E-mail: dawn.massani@menta.com
Fax: 602-248-2937; Attention: Dawn Massani www.thementagroup.org EOE

Contact
Dawn Massani
Email Address:  dawn.massani@menta.com
Fax:  602-248-2937
Apply Here: http://www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

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Special Education Teacher
Hillside, Illinois

Description
Hillside Academy West Campus (HAWC) ,
an affiliate of The Menta Group® (www.thementagroup.org), is a Special Education school with a kindergarten through 12th grade therapeutic educational services program for Behavior, Emotional, and Developmentally disabled children living in the Chicago, Illinois Metro Area. The school's curriculum and credit earning system is aligned with its partnering districts allowing for seamless transitions from and to the students' home schools.

Hillside Academy West Campus was established to positively impact the academic and social-emotional competencies of students referred to the program. Believing that all children have a right to quality educational services, SES programs maintain a no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, an integrated focus on academic and social-emotional learning, and a continuum of learning and behavioral supports. Small class size, intensive clinical services, and a competently trained staff of educators combine to make this program a positive and dynamic place to learn. The emphasis is placed on teamwork and creativity to provide this positive environment for our students to excel.

Requirements
Type LBS1 Special Education certified at the high school level
Ability to teach a self-contained classroom within all basic instructional areas
Ability to work a regular school day and the ability to work with youth with emotional/behavioral/academic difficulties
Employment is contingent upon a background check, employment physical and drug screen
Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply

Benefits: This position offers access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Apply online at: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

E-mail resume to: janet.cook@menta.com
Fax: 708-449-0474
Mail to:
Janet Cook, Principal
HILLSIDE ACADEMY
(An affiliate of Special Education Services) 4100 Warren Avenue Hillside, Illinois 60126
Phone: 708-449-1310  EOE

Contact
Janet Cook
Email Address:  janet.cook@menta.com
Phone:  708-449-1310  Fax:  708-449-0474

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Special Education Teacher
Casa Grande, Arizona

Description
The Casa Grande campus of Southwest Education Center (SWEC) is a special education school for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Casa Grande area who are challenged by social-emotional, learning, and behavioral difficulties. The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship.

Life Skills programming at SWEC-Casa Grande is designed for students with significant cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. The curriculum is taught both in school and out in the community. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills.

Requirements
Arizona State Teaching Certificate in Special Education
Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having behavior problems
Employment contingent upon a background check, approved driving record, and an employment physical
Must have a valid driver's license
Must be at least 23 years of age
Bi-lingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Apply at: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

E-mail: jason.szoltysik@menta.com

SWEC-CASA GRANDE
520 Camino Mercado
Suite #6
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Phone: (520) 421-2389  Fax: (520) 421-2996
EOE

Contact
Jason Szoltysik
Phone:  (520) 421-2389 Fax:  (520) 421-2996
Email Address:  jason.szoltysik@menta.com

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Consultant/Senior Consultant
Tallahassee, FL

Description
A national consulting firm is searching for a PK-12 educational professional who has administrative experience at the school, central office, and/or state level in the area of special education.

Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years experience working in a school district and/or state department of education.
Skilled in PK-12 education research, evaluation and/or administration of statewide education programs.
Prefer experience in school district NCLB, special education and state and federal programs or other related operations’ areas.
A proven record of success in their field(s) of expertise.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Willingness to travel (must be able to be onsite for projects 5-7 days consecutively).
Excellent communication skills.  This includes writing of technical reports and proposals, presenting results to diverse audiences, and supervising project staff.

Benefits
The following benefit programs are available to eligible employees:

  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Child Care Benefits
  • Credit Cards
  • Credit Union Membership/Financial Institution Affiliation
  • Educational Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Health Program
  • Family Leave Health Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Leave
  • Membership Dues
  • Military Leave
  • Parking
  • Personal Leave
  • Sick Leave Benefits
  • Vacation Benefits.

Contact
Send cover letter (with salary requirements), resume, and references to mgtjobs@mgtamer.com.  AA/EOE.

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Elementary Special Education Teacher
Chicago, Illinois

Description
Teach elementary English, mathematics, science and social studies.  Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development. Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by law and school policies.

Requirements
Candidates must be certified by the Illinois State Board of Education to teach special education in grades K-8.

Benefits
Qualified candidates will be offered a competitive salary, pension benefits and are eligible to participate in the employer's health, dental, life and disability benefit plans.

Contact
For immediate consideration, please forward a cover letter and resumes to jobs@bsics.org


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