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The primary responsibility of the teacher is to ensure the health, safety and well-being of each student. The teacher is accountable for the development, implementation and monitoring of all aspects of classroom programming. MAJOR FUNCTIONS/ACCOUNTABILITIES: • Adhere to all mandated reporter and OIG guidelines at all times. • Develop weekly lesson plans in alignment with student IEP goals. • Perform and submit formal assessments at least 10 days prior to each student’s annual review, but not earlier than 30-days prior. • Develop, in collaboration with team members, appropriate IEP goals based on assessment results 10 days prior to annual review. • Update and provide data-based quarterly progress reports and IEP benchmarks. • Note in lesson plans, references of informal assessment of specific students that triggered plan. • Arrange for and perform activities, materials, and prompting hierarchies that relate to the IEP goals. • Mentor and train classroom and 1:1 assistants to anticipate those activities that they can perform, which support the lesson plan. • Provide monthly suggestions to the School Administrator/Program Coordinator on areas of training that would enhance the skills of teachers and aides. • Conduct weekly meetings with paraprofessional staff members and submit documentation to administration. • Interact with the School Administrator/Program Coordinator and clinical staff regarding clinical recommendations. • Observe performance of classroom staff sufficient to perform an evaluation and assist administration with annual performance evaluation. • Notify School Administrator/Program Coordinator of the onset of unacceptable performance of classroom staff. • Communicate daily to parents via notebook or phone regarding the on-going performance of students. • Maintain and update all required components to student main files. • Participate in at least 2 outside trainings per school year directly related to serving students with special needs, particularly those diagnosed with autism. • Participate in all scheduled in-house trainings throughout the school year. • Participate in student IEP/MDC meetings throughout the school year. • Participate in medical case review meetings for students throughout the school year. • Conduct at least 2 observations in other classrooms and provide administration with documentation of each observation throughout the school year.


Education/Certification: • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Illinois State Type 10 teaching certificate or LBS1 (limited or unlimited) or; • Bachelor’s Degree and an Illinois State teaching certificate in an area of regular education, and a Special Education endorsement, letter of approval or a short term emergency letter of approval. Experience Required: • Completion of required clinical hours for teaching degree/certificate. • Experience working with special needs population necessary. Skills/Abilities: • Ability to perform all functions necessary to obtain certification in agency required crisis prevention and intervention training, and CPR. • Ability to multi-task in a high stress environment • Ability to interact with diverse personalities

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Please send resume to jobs@eastersealschicago.org

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