NASET News Alert

Special Education Teacher

October 07, 2018

Chicago, IL


Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year.

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.


  • 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
  • Complete the physical and testing requirements for the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training (employer provided)


  • Experience working with special needs students is strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • 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
  • Must provide constant supervision to ensure the safety of students at all times
  • 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 


 JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, Agency holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, and Life Insurance.


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