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Special Education TeacherSeptember 21, 2022
Special Education Teacher
Hope Learning Academy in Chicago is seeking a full-time Special Education Teacher to educate students with low-incidence disabilities. The Special Education Teacher will work closely with the general education and special education school team to teach students according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and help students develop to their full academic potential while systematically increasing their social and independent functioning skills.
Sp. Ed. Teacher Duties:
Prepare assessments and present levels of performance for IEP meetings and participate in development of appropriate IEP goals for students. Develop and implement educational activities and programs in accordance with IEP goals.
Ensure educational activities and programs are functional and age-appropriate to promote achievement of each student’s IEP goals. Plan daily and weekly schedules for each student.
Complete required ISBE documentation.
Train and supervise classroom paraprofessionals.
Determine and use appropriate materials, devices, and equipment necessary for educational activities and programs.
Use classroom management skills that foster a positive and professional manner.
Must hold valid Illinois Learning Behavior Specialist-1 (LBS 1) teaching certificate.
Ability to meet all licensing standards of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Child and Family Services.
Successful background clearance, physical, and drug/alcohol screening.
3+ years experience as a Special Education Classroom Teacher.
Previous supervisory experience.
Good interpersonal skills.
Who We Are:
Hope is a clinical, educational, and therapeutic provider for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Located on Chicago’s Near West Side, The Hope Learning Academy Chicago is a unique partnership between Hope and Chicago Public Schools. Opened in September 2009, this K-5 elementary school is a place where children receive an individualized education suited to their specific needs and where diverse learners with a variety of learning styles all are given the skills to succeed. Our mission is to create a learning environment where students can achieve optimally, regardless of socioeconomic background, learning style, or disability.