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Are you looking for an opportunity to work with our middle school learners to overcome their learning challenges? Do you enjoy planning and delivering lessons that your students will enjoy and learn something at the same time? 

Then, our Special Education Resource teacher position may be for you!

Parker Junior High is seeking a positive, energetic individual to join their staff as a Special Education Resource teacher starting in August 2022! In this position, you will implement the instructional and behavioral components of the individual education program for individual students and establish good relationships with parents and with other staff members.  Additionally, you will work collectively with the paraprofessionals assigned to the classroom and/or students.

To be successful in this position, one would create a classroom environment conducive to young learners, work together with a team to individualize student instruction when needed, prepare and deliver effective instruction, accommodate each student to meet him/her at his/her level, work with all the grade level team, and be flexible and adaptable to change. Additionally, a successful candidate is able to work with and analyze data to support students and has patience and kindness to work with our students that need additional levels of support.

Parker Junior High houses approximately 900 students in grades 6-8. We are firm believers in the whole child and have implemented Capturing Kids' Hearts to ensure a safe, positive, and productive working environment for all learners. You would be joining a team of special educators, having 1 other Instructional teacher, several Resources teachers, social workers, speech pathologist, and case manager!


To be qualified for the position, you will need a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Education.  Must have taught Special Education Instructional – Grades 6-8 in the last ten (10) years or have taken coursework, seminars or workshops relevant to Special Education Instructional – Grades 6-8 education in the last two (2) years. Additionally, a valid Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with a Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS 1)  for the grade level(s) endorsement is required. If you have an out-of-state certification, we will help you with obtaining an Illinois license!


Competitive salary, 10 sick days, 3 emergency leave days, multiple health and dental benefit options w/ generous contributions from the Board of Education.

Tuition reimbursement available

Abundant internal professional development and learning opportunities

To learn more about what D161 has to offer, check out our HR page!

Additional Notes

FLSA STATUS: Salary/Exempt

Flossmoor School District 161 shall provide equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of their race; color; creed; religion; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; age; ancestry; marital status; arrest record; military status; order of protection status; unfavorable military discharge; citizenship status provided the individual is authorized to work in the United States; use of lawful products while not at work; being a victim of domestic or sexual violence; genetic information; physical or mental handicap or disability, if otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; credit history, unless a satisfactory credit history is an established bona fide occupational requirement of a particular position; or other legally protected categories. No one will be penalized solely for his or her status as a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for purposes of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, 410 ILCS 130/.

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