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Under the direction of the Building Principal and Director of Student Services, the Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities; Evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; follows State mandated due process procedures and functions as IEP case manager to assigned students. 

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:  

  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP.  
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques.  
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.  
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.  
  • Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with child study team members and others in developing instructional goals and strategies.  
  • Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each student's IEP.  
  • Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources including i-pads.  
  • Serves as primary contact for the parent.  
  • Conducts special education evaluations and reevaluations.  Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of educational assistants as directed.  
  • Complies with School Board policies and all state/federal rules and regulations. 
  • Completes all district and state reporting requirements. 
  • Understand characteristics of individuals with disabilities across the age range, including levels of severity, multiple disabilities and their influence on development, behavior, and learning.
  • Plans effective instructional strategies for adapting or modifying the general curriculum to meet the needs of individual students.
  • Utilizes specialized materials, equipment, and/or assistive technology to meet a student's individual students.

Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:  

  • Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities.  
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures.  
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers (i.e., social services, public health, medical providers etc.) regarding the needs of students.  
  • Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adaptations, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior modification plans and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities.  
  • Implements classroom and individual behavioral management plans and actively participates in functional behavioral assessments and behavioral intervention plans for students.
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned.


Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:  Minimum B.A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution in the appropriate special education area.  

  • Current Illinois teaching license in required content area.  
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of special education and specialty areas.  
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching of students with disabilities.  
  • Thorough knowledge of school rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior. 
  •  Ability to deliver and articulate oral presentations and written reports.  Ability to effectively analyze needs and problems objectively.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, students, parents, staff, administration and the general public.  
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.  
  • Knowledge of relevant technology including the use of technology such as i-pads to individualize instruction.  
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of school district and state.  
  • Knowledge and skills in working with children with disabilities and behavior and emotional disabilities.  
  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis. 

Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift, move and/or support up to 50 pounds (and/or up to adult size body weight with two-to-three person lift). Position can require some degree of physical interaction with students who have difficulty controlling physical behavior.


Regionally competitive based on education and experience.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and qualifications to:
Mr. Scott Fisher, Superintendent
850 Hayes Ave
South Beloit, IL 61080

or email to Carly Neblock at cneblock@sb320.org.

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