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Vision of Learning:
• Develops a long range plan, with high expectations, based on instructional/thematic/therapeutic sequence
• Works collaboratively in assessment and educational program planning with members of a trans-disciplinary team
• Demonstrates knowledge and research in field/area of specialty
• Involves learner in setting goals, choosing tasks and evaluating progress
• Facilitates development of thinking, learning and communication strategies
• Views flexibility and demonstrates a willingness to grow
• Communicates in an effective, collaborative and positive manner with colleagues, students and families
• Works collaboratively with outside agencies and personnel, when appropriate, to assist with meeting student needs

Learning Context and Differentiated Instruction
• Demonstrates an understanding of multiple content areas
• Implements on-going assessment, therapeutic and instructional, in a classroom based, integrated approach across the curriculum
• Personalizes instruction to support individual needs, strengths and interests
• Employs a variety of techniques, methods and materials to meet individual student needs
• Designs instruction that is integrated, challenging, authentic and engages the learner
• Provides instruction that supports learners in all areas of development including social, educational, physical, emotional and communication
• Integrates student goals and objectives into all areas of instruction
• Organizes time, environment, materials and equipment to facilitate learning

• Conducts on-going authentic assessment
• Involves students in the assessment process
• Interprets assessment in an equitable and culturally fair manner
• Demonstrates knowledge of the screening/referral/evaluation process
• Selects and utilizes assessment methods that have meaning for the learner

Staff Roles
• Obtains and applies knowledge and strategies from the various disciplines which make up the trans-disciplinary team
• Demonstrates continual assessment of personal and program effectiveness
• Maintains and documents on-going communication with families
• Assumes responsibility for designing systems of support for students and families (e.g. parent meetings/workshops, home training, etc.)
• Assists with in-servicing district personnel on the needs of students in the program/classroom
• Participates in transition planning, when appropriate
• Executes management tasks required to conduct meetings, completes paperwork, manages student files, maintains classroom inventory and supervises paraprofessional staff
• Sets an example for students to follow
• Demonstrates knowledge of first aid and health related/emergency procedures
• Participates in professional growth activities
• Demonstrates professionalism
• Follows policies and procedures established by the Cooperative

• Follows policies and procedures of Southwest Cooperative
• Demonstrates flexibility and is adaptable to change
• Uses judgment appropriately

• Conducts self in appropriate and ethical manner
• Treats others with respect and dignity
• Demonstrates continual assessment of personal effectiveness and responds professionally to feedback
• Participates in professional growth activities
• Actively participates in the evaluation process
• Maintains a clean work area
• Dresses appropriately

Communication Skills
• Performs as an integral member of the educational team
• Maintains confidentiality in matters related to this position
• Relates in a helpful, positive and efficient manner with peers, supervisors, and all those in contact with SWCCCASE

• Able to lift, push, or pull at least 50 lbs.
• Assist with bus duties, regardless of weather conditions
• Accompany students into the pool during swim instruction
• Participate in physical management techniques
• Maneuver a wheelchair
• Accompany students in a van or school bus for community outings and field trips


Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or specialized area; current Illinois License in area of service; LBS1 required, official transcripts, three professional references (including one from most recent immediate supervisor), declination of/request for hepatitis; Valid driver’s license and certification in CPR preferred.


Length of employment, salary and benefits determined by the Board of Directors of SWCCCASE

How to Apply

Apply online on our employment page at: www.swcccase.org

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page


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